It seems that a Tokyo-based manufacturer of artificial teeth, Bitec Global Japan, uses a very interesting and unusual method for determining whether potential employees have the delicate assembly and painting skills required for their positions. What they do is have up to five applicants at a time assembling and painting a model of a Zaku II mecha from the mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam within a three hour time limit. Apparently this tests their ability to assemble complicated models and paint them accurately and attractively – which would be important for making good-looking artificial teeth. Maybe the Japanese will find other uses for other anime-related merchandise.22-09 Image

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