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  • One Samurai
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    The Samurai: Warrior and Ruler of Ancient Japan Few countries have a warrior tradition as long and exciting as Japan. It is a tradition found in the Samurai, the loyal and self-sacrificing knight of ancient Japan. The Samurai is a valiant warrior who can both appreciate the beauty of nature in that of a rose blossom but will also kill or die for his master in an instant. This well-rounded warrior was the ruling class of Japan for almost seven hundred years. He fought for control of his country a...
  • 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 Sword Techniques
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    During the period of Japanese history known as Feudal Japan, there were many warring fiefs, or states, with different lords. Their objective was unifying Japan. and, it couldn't have been done without the help of samurais and ninjas. Samurais had masters and went by a code of conduct known as Bushido. The ninjas were just thieves and hired assassins. What else can be learned about these warriors Some questions that might pique a person's curiosity are many. How did they training What requirement...
  • 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...
  • Changes In The Samurai's Armor
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    A Brief Comparative Essay on European Knights and The Samurai Warriors The Knights of Medieval Europe and the Samurai of Feudal Japan were similar in some ways and very different in others. Two broad topics I will discuss in this paper are the comparatives in the weapons, armor and tactics; and perhaps most importantly, each warrior-class code of conduct and ethics. To successfully compare the two, you must first look at the time period both were both part of respectively. Some historians will a...

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