Security agents at Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Washington state confiscated a pair of ninja throwing knives from a passenger earlier this week.
The knives, also known as kunai, were discovered in the passenger’s carry-on bags, which should not contain certain sharp objects.
An Amazon user left everyone in stitches after sharing a story on how they bought a large number of sex toys as part of their “Naruto” cosplay. Disclaimer, the item is of NSFW content.
A Japanese man studying at Mie University has become the first person to ever receive a ninja studies degree.
Genichi Mitsuhashi, a 45-year-old student of Mie University in Tsu, Mie prefecture has completed a master’s course in ninja studies after two years of researching historical documents and taking a more hands-on approach in living life as a ninja, according to AFP via Japan Times.
A Japanese ninja history student received a high grade on her essay test for using invisible ink when their teacher instructed them to be creative.
Eimi Haga, a first-year student who took up ninja history class at Mie University in Japan, was asked to write an essay during her visit to the Ninja Museum of Igaryu, according to BBC.
Iga, located in Mie Prefecture, Japan, is reportedly having a lesser-known crisis compared to the demographic one that the country is currently facing – huge shortage of ninjas despite offering candidates a pretty hefty annual salary of $85,000 as maximum.
The small city, which believes to be the birthplace of the popular ninjas, receives about 30,000 tourists to see and experience the annual ninja festival held in Iga. But while this may be good news to some, the city is actually suffering from depopulation and young people are now moving away from rural countryside, Business Insider reported.
A Japanese security firm is eyeing to deploy modern ninjas as security officers for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
For over a year now, SCC Co. has found tremendous success in having its guards dressed as ninjas, according to Japan Times. The security firm is reportedly based in Koka, a city in Shiga Prefecture known as the birthplace of a prominent ninja school.
Crazy cat lovers know by heart that kitties aren’t just better companions than hoomans, but excellent photography subjects, too. This is precisely the reason why their photos are more popular than selfies, according to research.
Taking cat photos can be easy, especially when they’re still. One Japanese photographer, however, challenged himself to do the exact opposite: capture them in action, showcasing their ninjutsu skills.
An elderly man who turned out to be a notorious ninja thief was finally caught by local authorities in Osaka, Japan.
Police revealed that 74-year-old Mitsuaki Tanigawa was responsible for over 250 break-ins in a span of more than eight years.
Centuries-old temples in Japan have an ingenious way of keeping intruders from breaking in and stealing their prized treasures — floors that actually sing like birds.
Designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon with the most silent steps, the type of flooring system is called Nightingale floors, or uguisubari, which literally means “bush warbler bird guard watch” in Japan.
Wandering inside the house of Tatsumi Terado and his wife Hanae can be quite disorienting. Try getting around a home without proper stairs or interior walls and you’d probably have a hard time navigating from one room to another.
Unless of course, you’re a ninja or someone who doesn’t mind climbing ladders and jumping over gaps to reach your bed or enter the living room.
Japan is in need of ninja after a shortage in its warriors due to the large demand from foreign visitors.
Known and famous for their stealth moves, many would assume that Japan still flourish in ninja warriors, which is only unique to the Asian country. However, according to the Independent, said that there is a shortage of these martial arts experts because of a lack of candidates that would be perfect for this practice.
If for some reason you’re visiting a Japanese office this week, chances are you’ll find a bunch of ninja going through their day behind desks.
That’s because it’s National Ninja Day on February 22, but we say week just because some have already kicked off the celebration a few days earlier.