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  • End Of The Shogunate
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    The term Shogun means general. Later, it refered to the leader of the Shogunate (Samurai's government). From 1192-1867, the Shogun ruled Japan. The Emperor reigned but did not rule. The Shoguns were a type of warlords that governed providences and states as a type of Japanese check and balance of the 16th century. The name of that form of government was called Shogunate. The Shogunates ruled as a military dictatorship for over a span of almost 700 years: they fought the Mongolians in 1281, fough...
  • Samurai In The Feudal Period
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    Almost one million people die in Japan every year. In other words, people die every 31 seconds. Some people die because of illness. Some people die because of car accident. Some people commit suicide. There are many kinds of death in this world. I believe most of those deaths are disconsolate and absurd. However, the honorable but unbelievable death existed in Japan in the middle ages. We call that hara-kiri. Hara-kiri is basically an act of killing your self by cutting open your stomach with a ...
  • Bushido The Way Of The Samurai
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    x x x "Bushido - The Way of the Samurai" For over 1,000 years Japan warrior class, the Samurai, were considered the finest of Japanese. Understanding the values and beliefs of the Bushido warriors living in a feudal society can be difficult. Their absolute belief in duty and honor seem mystical and even impossible to modern society. maybe is the mystery of the samurai that makes it so fascinating. The history of the Samurai is important to understand the history of Japan. For centuries the samur...
  • The Last Samurai Idea Of Honor
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    The idea of honor is different to many people. The dictionary defines honor as, That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specifically, in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthiness; in women, purity; chastity. [1913 Webster]. However in the film The Last Samurai, the idea of honor seems to differ between the different people in each culture. The Americans...
  • Japanese Culture The Samurai
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    Warrior Cultures: The Samurai Through the ages every culture has had their warriors. These warriors have defended and fought for their land, homes, countries, and deeply held beliefs (either political or spiritual). The samurai were self-proclaimed warriors. "The members achieve their reputations by fighting, even killing" (Bohannan 1992). Perhaps the most interesting warrior cultures in the world is that of the Japanese Samurai. Japan has a history that dates back thousands of years. Scientists...
  • Japan's Work Ethic
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    Yamamoto, TsunetomoBushido: The Way of the Samurai Garden City Park, NY 2002 After reading this book it is my belief that it is important for Westerners to understand the seemingly strange concepts of Bushido, not only as a guide to events of the past, but as a primer for understanding the Japanese business mentality of today. The first thought that comes to mind when Japanese work ethic is hard working, no breaks, complete commitment to ones job. There may be a reason why Japan was able to rebu...
  • Training Of The Samurai For Battle
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    The Japanese warrior, known as the samurai, has played a significant role in Japan's history and culture throughout the centuries. Their ancestors can be traced back to as far as can be remembered. Some stories have become mysterious legends handed down over the centuries. In this report you will learn who the samurai were, their origins as we know them, how they lived and fought and their evolution to today. It will be clear why the samurai stand out as one of the most famous group of warriors ...
  • Ancient Techniques And Jiu Jitsu
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    The Japanese have always been known throughout the world for their excellence in battle and warfare. Since Japan is such a small country they needed to use their situation to their advantage. For example, to get an edge over invading attackers they had to use there island as a defense fortifying defense. But that was the strategy of it. What everybody thinks about when they hear "Japanese warfare" is the Samurai. The samurai were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors. Their im...
  • Japanese And The West
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    Visit modern day Japan and it is easy to be attracted to the flashing lights, and futuristic-looking cities. But stroll through a traditional Japanese garden, with its tranquil atmosphere and closeness to nature, and one can walk into the past. It is easy to imagine kimono-clad men, their heads shaven bald except for a queue on the top of their heads, two swords hanging by their sides, shuffling around in wooden sandals. This is feudal Japan, where everyone and anyone live by bushido, the way of...
  • Japan And The Bushido Code
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    It is the Bushido Code and the militaristic beliefs of the ancient Japanese that shaped them as one of the most fierce and admirable civilizations in recorded history. Through their respect and honour for their enemy, the fearlessness of their warriors and their vast learning skills, beliefs and techniques, they were able to win numerous battles and succeed with not only physical skill but religious practice and derivation from Japan's main religious belief system Zen Buddhism. The Bushido Code ...

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