TITLE

Techniques that made ninjas feared in 15th-century Japan still set the standard for covert ops

AUTHOR(S)
Bertrand, John
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Military History;Mar2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of Japanese ninja in warfare in Japan from the 15th through the 17th century. According to Japanese history, the first recorded appearance of ninja activity dates from the mid-10th century. A regular cottage industry for ninja's training grew up around Iga province. It also presents information on equipment used by ninjas including sword and shuriken. An overview of the Sekigahara battle which involved ninjas and held on October 21, 1600 under the leadership of Tokugawa Ieyasu is also presented. The ninjas were recognized for their contribution to history in the 21st century.
ACCESSION #
19667945

 

Related Articles

  • Tokugawa Ieyasu. Friday, Karl F. // Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p474 

    Tokugawa Ieyasu, a Japanese warlord institutionalized his power in inheritable form and founded a dynastic military government that endured for nearly three centuries. Ieyasu capped a military career that spanned six decades with a victory in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 that left him in...

  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Friday, Karl F. // Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p474 

    Toyotomi Hideyoshi is the most celebrated parvenu in Japanese history. The son of a peasant conquered the whole of his nation and dreamed of subjugating Ch&obreve;son Korea and Ming China as well. Hideyoshi began his career as a foot soldier or ashigaru in service to the warlord Oda Nobunaga,...

  • THE CLOSED WORLD OF EDO. Marrow, Robin // Japan (1-59084-200-6);1998, p18 

    Shoguns became very powerful about 250 years ago. During the battle of Sekighara in A.D. 1600, the most powerful warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu gained control over the country. He ruled from the castle town of Edo. He controlled his warlords by requiring them to spend time in Edo. The city eventually...

  • So We Hit Them in the Belly. McCain, John Sidney // Saturday Evening Post;7/14/1945, Vol. 218 Issue 2, p12 

    Provides an account of how the U.S. armed forces led a systematic fight against Japan in 1945. Fundamental principles of carrier tactics; Challenges faced as commander of the Carrier Task Force against Tokyo; Factor which set the 3rd Fleet on the long course to the South China Sea.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Thayer, William // Military Review;Jul/Aug2016, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p127 

    A letter to editor is presented in response to article "The Particular Circumstances of Time and Place: Why the Occupation of Japan Succeeded and the Occupation of Iraq Failed", which was published in May-June 2016 issue the magazine.

  • Forecasts: Nonfiction. Stuttaford, Genevieve; Simson, Maria // Publishers Weekly;6/23/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 25, p81 

    Reviews the book `Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military,' by Robert B. Edgerton.

  • When Japanese aggression and Western colonialism faded, the way was paved for civil rights... Bushkoff, Leonard // Christian Science Monitor;8/17/95, Vol. 87 Issue 184, p8 

    Analysis the dropping of Atomic Bombs on Japan to stop Japanese imperialism and hegemony in East Asia and world as a whole. Aggressive ambitions of Japan; Emergence of Nationalism; Violence for freedom; Martin Luther King and Gandhi's role.

  • The Seldom-Seen Enemy. Drea, Edward J. // Naval History;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p22 

    The article analyzes the mistakes made by Japan's military during World War II. The author discusses some of the issues leading to Japan's defeat including its lack of communication between naval and armed forces; its lack of understanding of U.S. military capabilities and strategies; and its...

  • Whispers of Warriors. Skelton, Congressman Ike // Naval War College Review;Summer2000, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p7 

    Stresses the importance of history to the military professional. Importance of a strong foundation in military history to the success of great military leaders; Guidance provided by military history in teaching tactics and strategies; Abundance of tactical lessons in military history; Learning...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics