The Shussion-Chifuni are a pet project of Nippon and the ACPS
Also known as the SHT Division, it is a very small counter-intelligence and special forces task force attached to Nippon's premiere military contractor, To'a Heavy Industries.
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.
Swordbiters are parasites. They are long, thin and silver, and digest metal, somewhat like rust monsters, but smaller and more insidious. They resemble stick insects, but when they cling to metal they are very well camouflaged, and one can be biting your sword for a week before you notice it. They cannot be removed by hand, as they are very strong, but if the blade is inserted into fire they will leap off to escape the flames. Sometimes, old treasure hoards are infested with them, and the first glimpse you get of the "glittering" weapons is a pile of rusted swords encrusted with these thin silvery insects.