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Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Age of the Samurai “: Netflix Introduces Japanese Documentary Warrior Based on Producer’s Guide to The Dictator Netflix launches Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a documentary drama about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan, which is described as a true Game of Thrones. The series is a co-production with the Smithsonian Institution in Canada, …

Higaonna Kanryo, the founder of Naha-te

After becoming a disciple of Master Ryu Ryuko, Higaonna Sensei helped his master at his trade during the day as a craftsman of bamboo. Training look place after dark starting with the practice of Sanchin. Then, lifting the Nigiri-game (heavy ceramic jars), by their rims, a student would practice Unsokuho (a pattern of stepping movements). …

Yamaoka Tesshu

Yamaoka Tesshu is a remarkable figure from the turbulent era that marked the beginning of modern Japan. He attained profound enlightenment at the age of forty-five and became aware of the hidden laws of martial arts with sword, zen, and calligraphy. Yamaoka Tesshu is an extremely versatile and prolific master: an incomparable sword fighter who …

The importance of plate tectonics in Japan

  The crust and upper mantle of Earth’s rigid outermost shell, known as the lithosphere, are fractured into seven or eight major tectonic plates, as well as numerous minor plates. During the early twentieth century, the first model outlining the pattern of our continents and their movement was produced. When the spreading of the ocean …

Wild Japan

When compared to the massive magnitude of the Eurasian continent to its west, the Japanese archipelago may appear to be a little and insignificant set of islands in the northwest Pacific. Islands, on the other hand, are always fascinating. The Japanese archipelago, which stretches 3,000 kilometers from northeast to southwest and includes more than 6,000 …

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi’s manga series “King of Games” was written and illustrated in Japan. Between September 1996 and March 2004, it was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shnen Jump magazine. The story revolves around a little child named Yugi Mutou who solves the Millennium Puzzle. Yugi wakes a gambling alter-ego or spirit within his body that …

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Takashi Miike directed Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, a 2011 Japanese drama film. Jeremy Thomas and Toshiaki Nakazawa, who previously worked with Miike on his 2010 film 13 Assassins, produced the picture. The film is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri, which was released in 1962. It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film …

Yukio Mishima – The Lost Samurai

Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is widely considered as one of Japan’s most prolific writers of the twentieth century, as well as the first postwar Japanese writer to attain international acclaim. Mishima’s contribution to Japanese literature was deep, as he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times and author of over forty novels, essays, …

Relations between Russia and Japan in terms of foreign policy

The sovereignty issue over the Kuril Islands, which has been unresolved for 66 years (as of 2012) since World War II’s end, has impeded Russia’s foreign policy. Because of their abundance of natural resources and strategic location, the islands are vital both economically and militarily. The Russo-Japanese War began on February 10, 1904, as a …

Tokyo Vice – The new HBO Max series for The Yakuza

Tokyo Vice chronicles the story of American journalist Jake Adelstein (Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort), who traveled to Tokyo in the 1990s and worked as a reporter for a local newspaper. Jake is the team’s first foreigner, which makes life difficult for him. He also aspires to be a crime reporter, which adds to the challenge. …