DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
Drawing of the archetypical ninja, from a series of
sketches (Hokusai manga) by Hokusai. Woodblock
print on paper. Volume six, 1817.
A ninja (忍 者) or shinobi (忍 び) was a covert agent or
mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare.
The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage,
infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain
situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the
ninja with the…