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    Apparently Ghyslain Raza is a spokesperson against bullying now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oso View Post
    in retrospect: that Star Wars kid was just so ahead of the times...
    Right? He coulda been killin it runnin a Jedi Academy
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    lol...but not really...the disclaimer on youtube that radio sputnik is a russian channel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_(news_agency)
    "George never did wake up. And, even all that talking didn't make death any easier...at least not for us. Maybe, in the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought is a nice one...even if it's just about the taste of a nice cold beer."

    "If you find the right balance between desperation and fear you can make people believe anything"

    "Is enlightenment even possible? Or, did I drive by it like a missed exit?"

    It's simpler than you think.

    I could be completely wrong"

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    Maro公式cm「マーロがあるじゃん(クール)」篇 15秒

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    Ninja Warrior and Ninja the blogger mess up ninja newsfeed searches.

    I'm bummed that no one I know tried out.


    Ninja actors strike a pose at the Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura cultural park in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, in April 2017.  | KYODO
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    Many foreign hopefuls apply to join Aichi Prefecture-based ninja troupe
    JIJI
    JUN 15, 2019

    NAGOYA - Several applicants living overseas have applied to join a group of ninja in Aichi Prefecture.

    Of the 20 applicants for a position that became available in the team this year, 15 were foreigners, indicating the deep-rooted popularity of ninja amid an increase in the number of visitors to Japan.

    The group, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hattori Hanzo Ninja Corps, which debuted in 2015, promotes the charm of Aichi through its activities mainly at Nagoya Castle and through performances held at the weekend.

    The ninja corps started to draw attention after a foreign news agency reported in 2016 that an administrative body was recruiting a ninja, according to Sankosha Co., an advertising agency based in Nagoya.

    It is commissioned by the prefecture to promote the team.

    Applications came from about 200 people living overseas, including in the United States, Russia, Italy, Tunisia and Macedonia, according to Sankosha.

    Requirements for the position included a passion to be a ninja and experiences in performance and sports as well as Japanese language skills.

    A man from the United States won the highly competitive race and played an active role as the team’s first foreign ninja for a year.

    Foreigners accounted for 70 to 80 percent of the total applicants for a position in the ninja team from the next year onward.

    This year, John Patrick Jandernoa, a 26-year-old man from Michigan, won the position and joined the team as its second ninja from abroad.

    Jandernoa, who started learning dance when he was in junior high school, acted in musicals and other performances until last year.

    A ninja admirer from childhood, he came to Japan after graduating from a university. He was waiting for a position in the ninja corps to open up while he studied Japanese.

    On Thursday, Jandernoa debuted at an event held at Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture.

    Dressed in a black ninja costume, he presented a series of acrobatic moves such as a somersault with four Japanese team members.

    Jandernoa expressed his eagerness to perform ninja techniques across Japan.
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    ttt 4 2019! (slightly OT)

    Ninja history student gets top marks after handing in 'blank' piece of paper... once her teacher realises her essay is written in invisible ink
    Eimi Haga had been interested in ninjas and their history since childhood
    Professor promised high marks for 'creativity' on writing assignment
    First-year student used special paper and ink made from soybean for writing
    She nonetheless wrote instructions in regular ink on how to read the assignment
    By MAILONLINE REPORTER
    PUBLISHED: 04:15 EDT, 10 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:08 EDT, 10 October 2019

    Any student who turns in a blank piece of paper for a writing assignment might expect to fail - unless they were using ninja stealth.

    Eimi Haga, in her first year of studying ninja history at Japan’s Mie University, did just that when she was asked to write about a visit to the Ninja Museum of Igaryu.

    She wrote her essay using 'aburidashi' - the ninja technique that uses ink made from soybean which does not immediately show up on paper.

    Ninjas were covert agents and assassins in medieval Japan, known for their unorthodox war techniques.


    First-year Japanese student Eimi Hagas holding her writing assignment, which she wrote in invisible ink, for a class on the history of ninjas. Her professor had promised higher marks for creativity when writing the assignment in exchange

    Making the ink meant that Ms. Haga needed to soak soybeans overnight and then crush them, according to the BBC.

    Next came mixing the soybean extract with water, needing another two hours to reach the right concentration - before writing her essay with a fine brush on 'washi' (thin Japanese paper).

    Ms Haga learned the technique as a chills, when she also became interested in ninjas after watching an animated TV show about them.

    The words became invisible when the ink dried, but Ms. Haga also left a note in normal ink that instructed her professor to 'heat the paper' - to ensure he didn't put the essay in the bin.

    Professor Yuji Yamada, a leading researcher of ninja history, said that the words appeared when her professor heated the paper over his gas stove.

    Yamada also did not hesitate to give Ms. Haga full marks for the report.

    As for the essay itself, Ms Haga said it had more style than substance. But she is now thinking of other ways to write essays, using ninja techniques.

    Mie University set up the International Ninja Research Center in 2017 to learn about the secrets of feudal Japan’s secret agents and mercenaries.


    The assignment in its original form, plus handwritten instructions in regular ink on how to read it.

    The university then offered a course to study ninja and their skills in 2018, Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun stated.

    The institute of higher learning is in Iga in Mie Prefecture and Koka in Shiga Prefecture - each of which are famous for their ninja clans.

    The university then started to offer a course to study ninja and their skills in 2018, Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun stated.
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    go pro ninja

    Japanese ninja group wants to hire new member, must have strong aura and mental fortitude
    Casey Baseel 13 hours ago



    Yes, you could quit your current job and become a professional ninja instead.

    When you wake up in the morning, do you leap out of bed, eager to throw yourself into the exciting challenges of a full day of work? Or do you secretly calculate how much longer you can sleep, putting off arrival at your workplace for as long as possible?

    If you’re in the latter group, there’s a chance you’re in the wrong profession, and maybe you’d be happier doing something else for a living, like, for example, being a professional ninja.

    Granted, the number of employers in the ninja services industry has been dramatically compared to Japan’s feudal era, which was essentially a Shinobi economy version of the Silicon Valley tech bubble of the late ‘90s. But just like Japan still has katana makers, it still has ninja, and one shadow warrior unit is looking to hire a new member.

    A big advantage of the modern ninja workplace is that employees are no longer required to put their lives on the line sneaking behind enemy lines, and you don’t even have to assassinate any evil magistrates either. Instead, the Iga Ninga Group Ashura gives regular performances of ninja weaponry, martial arts, and other shinobi techniques at the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum in Mie Prefecture, one of the traditional centers of ninja power and culture. The team also gives travelling performances both within Japan and abroad, and has even appeared at a parliamentary meeting of the Japanese Diet.

    ▼ Just another day at work for Ashura


    In June, the Igaryu Ninja Museum posted on its website that Ashura is seeking a new ninja, but six months later, it’s yet to find a suitable applicant. In a recent interview with radio broadcaster Nippon Hoso, Hanzo Ukita, leader of Ashura, explained the qualities his ninja force is looking for. “There are many traditions the ninja must be aware of and continue, so they will need to be willing to learn both our history and our techniques. Most importantly, they must show fortitude in all things. If they’re just interested in being a mere actor, we can’t offer them a position.” Ukita also explained that due to Ashura’s international activities, the ideal candidate will also possess a powerful non-verbal sense of presence. “When we go overseas, we might not speak the local language, so the ninja must give off an aura that can reach the audience.”

    Ukita’s interview comes roughly a year and a half after the city of Iga denied it was recruiting ninja, but his comments confirm that Ashura is indeed looking to welcome a new shinobi, and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum website directs applicants to submit their resume/audition requests online here.

    Sources: IT Media/Nippon Hoso, Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
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    i'm 3 whiskeys in, but i did lol at this.

    ftr, your ninja garb is itchy.

    like, you need to partner with these guys for some better, non-itchy, ninja garb.

    https://shop.lululemon.com/p/men-sho...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    you know, for those long nights waiting for the right time to strike
    Last edited by Oso; 12-13-2019 at 07:30 PM. Reason: moar funny & grammar
    "George never did wake up. And, even all that talking didn't make death any easier...at least not for us. Maybe, in the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought is a nice one...even if it's just about the taste of a nice cold beer."

    "If you find the right balance between desperation and fear you can make people believe anything"

    "Is enlightenment even possible? Or, did I drive by it like a missed exit?"

    It's simpler than you think.

    I could be completely wrong"

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    It's all about the whiskey, Oso

    You scared me there. I thought that if Lululemon started slingin ninja wear, we'd be done. I mean really. Where do you pack your shuriken in those bib shorts?

    Cheers old friend!
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    Ninja New York

    This is slightly OT for Kung Fu Restaurants & Bars. I'm beginning to think we need a separate thread just for Ninja restaurants.

    Experience feudal Japan at this ninja-themed restaurant in New York
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    JUSTIN CHAN
    Dec 16th 2019 12:33PM

    Restaurants often attempt to outshine one another by pushing culinary boundaries, but few try to provide a transformative dining experience. Ninja New York, however, is an exception to the rule.

    Located in New York City's affluent Tribeca neighborhood, Ninja New York gives its customers exactly what its name suggests — a Japanese-influenced atmosphere thanks to rooms and corridors designed to echo a ninja village from the "feudal days," according to the restaurant's website.

    Ninja New York's rooms, which are accessible by a private elevator, are laid out in a maze, with contraptions hidden in various places. To add to the ambience, the waitstaff is also dressed as — you guessed it — ninjas.

    Decor aside, the restaurant also offers an eclectic assortment of dishes, from a lobster miso bisque to its signature prime NY strip steak. And the food isn't too bad either, according to several Yelp reviews.

    "This place is a lot of fun and great for birthday events for any age," one person wrote. "Lots of showmanship, surprises, jokes, fire and table magic show at the end. Steak was excellent. One of the dishes in their multi course menu was a little too salty, but not bad overall. We had a lot of fun."

    "The food was surprisingly good, but is more Japanese-American rather than traditional Japanese, as the majority of Japanese restaurants are in the States," another person posted. "Most Japanese restaurants here just tend to cater to the American tastebuds, which is different than what you find in Japan."
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    Genichi Mitsuhashi


    Genichi Mitsuhashi said he took the practical aspect of being a ninja to heart. Photo: Courtesy of Genichi Mitsuhashi/AFP
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    Japanese university awards first-ever ninja studies degree
    June 28 06:27 am JST
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    Japan has its first ninja studies graduate after Genichi Mitsuhashi spent two years honing his martial arts skills and absorbing the finer traditions of the feudal martial arts agents.

    The 45-year-old completed the master's course at Mie University in central Japan, the region considered the home of the ninja.

    In addition to researching historical documents, Mitsuhashi told AFP he took the practical aspect of being a ninja to heart.

    "I read that ninjas worked as farmers in the morning and trained in martial arts in the afternoon," he said.

    So Mitsuhashi grew vegetables and worked on his martial arts techniques, in addition to copious ninja study in the classroom.

    "With this combination, I thought I could learn about the real ninja," he said.

    Better known as black-clad assassins famous for secrecy and stealth, ninjas also had "comprehensive survival skills," he added.

    Mitsuhashi, who has also learned kung fu and a Japanese martial art known as Shorinji Kempo, teaches ninja skills at his own dojo and runs a local inn while pursuing his PhD.

    The Mie University set up the world's first research centre devoted to the ninja in 2017 and opened a graduate course a year later.

    It is located in Iga -- 350 kilometers southwest of Tokyo -- a mountain-shrouded city once home to many ninja.

    Yuji Yamada, a professor of Japanese history at the university in charge of the ninja center, was surprised at Mitsuhashi's devotion to the task.

    "We provide historical classes and courses on ninja skills. But I didn't expect him to engage to this extent" like a real living ninja, Yamada said.

    To enrol, students have to take an exam on Japanese history and a reading test on historical ninja documents.

    "About three students enrol every year. I think there's demand," the professor said. "We get many inquiries from overseas but I have to say one thing: This is a course to learn about the ninja, not to become one."
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    Happy World Emoji Day!

    Yay! Ninjas!

    Apple Previews New Emoji Coming in 2020 Like Ninja, Piñata, Bubble Tea, Dodo, Tamale and More
    Thursday July 16, 2020 2:21 pm PDT by Juli Clover
    Tomorrow marks World Emoji Day, and in celebration of the event, Apple has shared a preview of upcoming 2020 emojis that will be added to iPhones, iPads, and Macs with Emojipedia.



    Emojis coming in 2020 are part of the Emoji 13 update, which includes the following emoji options:

    Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face
    People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil, Man with Veil, Woman Feeding Baby, Person Feeding Baby, Man Feeding Baby, Mx. Claus, People Hugging
    Body Parts - Pinched fingers, Anatomical Heart, Lungs
    Animals - Black Cat, Bison, Mammoth, Beaver, Polar Bear, Dodo, Seal, Beetle, Cockroach, Fly, Worm
    Food - Blueberries, Olive, Bell Pepper, Flatbread, Fondue, Bubble Tea
    Household - Potted Plant, Teapot, Piñata, Magic Wand, Nesting Dolls, Sewing Needle, Mirror, Window, Plunger, Mouse Trap, Bucket, Toothbrush
    Miscellaneous - Feather, Rock, Wood, Hut, Pickup Truck, Roller Skate, Knot, Coin, Boomerang, Screwdriver, Carpentry Saw, Hook, Ladder, Elevator, Headstone, Placard, Transgender Symbol, Transgender Flag
    Clothing - Thong Sandal, Military Helmet
    Musical Instruments - Accordion, Long Drum
    The update also features 55 gender and skin-tone variants, along with new gender-inclusive emojis that can be used as an alternative to gendered versions, such as person with veil and person with tuxedo rather than the current woman/man options.

    Apple shared design previews of several of the new emoji with Emojipedia, which can be seen in the image above and in more detail on the Emojipedia website.

    Apple will adopt the new Unicode 13 emoji characters at some point in 2020, likely in a fall update to iOS 14. Apple last year introduced Unicode 12 emojis in the iOS 13.2 update that was released in October.

    After the Emoji 13 update, there will, unfortunately, be a delay with Emoji 14 that will prevent new emojis from being introduced in 2021. Emoji 14 will be released six months late, which means it likely won't be able to be added to smartphones until 2022
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    Shadow Vision

    Man with ninja-style outfit, weapons seen walking streets of North Little Rock
    by Scott Carroll, KATV StaffMonday, October 26th 2020
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    A man with ninja-style clothing and weapons walking in North Little Rock. Police said the man has been roaming the city for a few months and has a superhero-esque name for himself. Police said he does it for fun and is not a threat. (Photo courtesy of Dean Taylor)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) - A man equipped with ninja-style clothing and weapons has been seen walking the streets of downtown North Little Rock.

    The man was recently spotted walking along Broadway and Main streets, a busy area with numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. He was dressed in black and wearing a mask, gloves and arm gauntlets with two swords strapped to his back and a three-pronged melee weapon called a "sai" strapped to his leg.

    North Little Rock police spokesman officer Joseph Green said that despite the man's attention-grabbing appearance, there's no need to be concerned.

    "He does it for fun," Green said. "And people get a kick out of it, seeing him on the side of the road."

    Green said the man even has a superhero-esque name for himself — "Shadow Vision." Green described him as friendly and talkative. He said the man happily poses for photos with onlookers. He's been roaming North Little Rock for a couple months.

    "He's no harm whatsoever ... we all know him now," Green said.

    Green said he did not know the man's real identity. He said that police have received no complaints about the man.
    Open carry covers ninja weapons in North Little Rock.
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    Ninjamas

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