A leader in cybernetic and genetic augmentation, it is little surprise that most nations have adopted the Nipponese scale for grading the abilities of augmented human operatives.
The tradition of Sabanto-Meido arose in Nippon/Japan after the widescale adoption of robotics and automation. It is a cultural movement to embrace traditional values and to counter the subculture movement of the Ko girls.
Also known as a pillow droid
Likely the most common class of parapsychic powers, somantic powers are also the least flashy and visible.
The Pacific Rim coalition is one of the New Earth Governments of the Cosmic Era
A cultural phenomenon born from the warrior poet ideal of the Samurai adopted into the mainstream of society
This is an editted version of an article I did many years ago covering the basic information about sake.
Hierarchy of the Shinto religion.
A summary of the various ranks found within the geisha community.
Expanded ninja ranks as used by myself.
These little beetles have heads at both ends of their bodies. This allows them to feed on leaves at twice the rate of their normal cousins, causing great damage to crops. They look like ladybugs more than actual beetles, but have no wings. They have a funny way of moving if one stops to watch them, as both heads seem to vie for picking the direction at any given time. Their favorite nourishment is sugar cane. After feasting on these for some time, they develop short bursts of frenetic energy, and can be seen racing back and forth without purpose, which looks quite comical to onlookers. They are otherwise normal bugs. Of course the pc's might not know that.