Japan–Culture (Ninjas)


Ninja, also known as shinobi, were highly trained covert agents in feudal Japan who carried out unorthodox and often shady secret missions for their clients, such as assassination, sabotage and espionage. The ninja operated in the shadows, using any means necessary to achieve their goals (an approach known as ninjutsu), while samurai, who operated in the same era, adhered to the strict bashido honor code. There are no accounts in history books of ninja being turtles, or vice versa.

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