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Aug 4, 2012 08:33 AM

ramen ambassadors

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  1. So if you win the contest, you get to work for them for free, and they own the content you produce? Am I missing something here?

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    1. re: Robb S

      Yes, yes and no, in that order. But no different than the umpteen million other websites anywhere else in the world that somehow convince people to work and create for free, for the chance at 15 mins of fame. I certanily hope they are successful but this has all the trappings of the usual overly-complicated-and-not-completely-baked Japanese tourism scheme, like that 10000 free trips embarassment last year.

      They contacted me and I believe Brian MacD and Keizo S also. Even if I wanted to participate I couldn't as I am no longer a resident. But of course any of you locals reading this who are interested, have at it and enjoy.

      1. re: kamiosaki

        "Necessary transportation fees will be borne by the Ambassadors."

        Considering that one of the sponsors is an airline, this is especially egregious.

        1. re: Robb S

          Great points made by Robb. I also notice that they bear no responsibility for any physical (or mental?) misfortune that a ramen ambassador may experience in the course of carrying out duties. This program seems to be like those TV shows where foreigners are invited to entertain and perform on camera with no assurance of payment.