April 24, 2012
KOFU--More than 1,000 people in samurai costumes marched through Kofu city and into the Guinness World Records on April 7 as part of the Shingen-ko Festival.
April 17, 2012
It's not every 82-year-old who can slice and dice a tossed apple with a samurai sword, charm a pack of giggling schoolgirls, and cap off each day with eight shots of whiskey.
April 10, 2012
KYOTO--When customers pass through the "noren" shop curtains at the front entrance of the bar Shi-Shin, they are greeted by the bearded owner dressed as a feudal samurai.
February 06, 2012
AMMAN -- Forced to play away from home due to escalating unrest, Syria stunned Asian heavyweight Japan 2-1 on Feb. 5 to boost its chances of qualifying for the London Olympics.
January 28, 2012
Shinsuke Yamane of comedy group Chanbara Trio tells his disciples to keep the waist low when they emulate a Japanese-style sword fighting performance known as "chanbara." That...
December 12, 2011
It's that time of year again for "Chushingura," a fictionalized telling of a classic tale of revenge that ranks among the most familiar of all stories in Japan. Even though we...
December 08, 2011
NAGOYA--Die-hard history buffs may scowl, and the samurai warlords may be rolling in their graves, but Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura seems to think opening Nagoya Castle to the ...
October 25, 2011
Featuring history-themed anime, videogames and movies, the sixth annual Uzumasa Sengoku Matsuri festival will take place Nov. 26-27 at Toei Kyoto Studio Park in the nation's...
October 14, 2011
Rock star Koji Kikkawa and actors Yosuke Eguchi and Teruyuki Kagawa joined the cast of a live-action adaptation of popular manga and anime series "Rurouni Kenshin," it was...
April 29, 2011
Many cities and towns sprang up around castles erected by samurai lords, but possibly no better surviving example of that lifestyle can be found than the city of Hagi in...
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