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

Bertrand, John
March 2006
Military History;Mar2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p12
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.


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