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.
A desolate region is almost entirely without normal vegetation. Local plants are able to unroot themselves and crawl along the ground in search of water and fertile soil. The inhabitants fence their crops in to keep them from wandering off and put heavy stone thresholds in the doorways of their huts to keep wayward plants out.
The plants sense by chemical cues, lacking sight or hearing, and tend to avoid herbivores or anything that smells of "dead plants". Characters with horses are likely to be unwelcome among the locals.