It is now believed that there never really was any "kamikaze" at the time of the Mongol invasion.
At this pace, Japan will reach its next military era in about 130 years.
Perry's arrival triggered an ordeal in bureaucratic red tape.
Ten years after Perry's first arrival in Japan, the British had a sober awakening on dealing with the samurai.
Women in Japan never really were demure delicate flowers they were said to be.
Japan in the Edo period was exceedingly peaceful.
Fiction focuses on the pinch points of history.
In Edo era Japan, if you drew your sword with intent to kill, a samurai had to make the kill or commit suicide.
It is just as important to stay inside the box as it is to think outside.
The life of a samurai is no fun.