Does Ninja still exist?
Is Samurai alive today??
It may sound funny but this is some typical stereotype of Japan
which foreign people still believe.
In fact, 97–98% of people worldwide know what are Ninja and Samurai,
and surprisingly over 60% of them believe that they still exist in modern days in Japan.
When I meet foreigners, they often ask me some questions like..
-Do you eat Sushi everyday?
-Have you ever met Ninja?
Well, the answer is NO, but it’s not completely wrong to think that.
-Do Austrians listen to classical music everyday?
-All Indians are willing to be system engineers??
There are numbers of stereotypes for each nations, especially if it’s very specific and remarkable, that could become a big image of the country.
So what’s the best way to find the truth? I think that is seeing it by your own eyes.
In this article, I’d like to introduce two most significant things in Japan:
Ninja and Samurai, what they are today, and where and how you can experience to feel, meet and maybe become one of them in Japan.