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Ancient seat of Japan's warrior culture

| Jan 17, 2017

Ancient seat of Japan's warrior culture

The origin of Japan’s ruling class extends into the mists of ancient history, far before the country was unified after a period of civil wars and well into the first millennium A.D. Warriors, called bushi, began as the armies of aristocratic factions centered around ...

'Lone Wolf and Cub': Japan's greatest samurai manga?

Oct 8, 2016

'Lone Wolf and Cub': Japan's greatest samurai manga?

First serialized in 1970, “Lone Wolf and Cub” is among the most iconic manga of all time, spawning TV shows and film adaptations. Its story has been referenced in an eclectic range of modern works from the music of Wu-Tang Clan to the comics ...

A firsthand account of vice and profit in Edo

Jul 5, 2014

A firsthand account of vice and profit in Edo

Riding the circular Yamanote Line on a Sunday in Tokyo, it is easy to daydream. Those who have found themselves at times wondering what the city might have been like in the past are likely to enjoy the aptly named “Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: ...