Jan 15, 2014

Japanese 'ninja pickpocket' arrested in Rome metro

Police in Rome have arrested a 35-year-old Japanese man suspected of picking the pockets of numerous subway passengers, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported. The man, dubbed the “ninja of the metro,” was arrested Sunday while allegedly trying to steal a mobile phone from a ...

On the trail of ninja in Iga's shadowy past

May 12, 2013

On the trail of ninja in Iga's shadowy past

by Mandy Bartok

The bright-pink ninja-emblazoned train isn’t exactly the epitome of stealth as it cuts through the forested hills and rice paddies of Mie Prefecture. Neither are visitors’ pint-size offspring who race excitedly up the paths of Ueno Park in the city of Iga shrieking their ...