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Japan Will Use Ninjas to Boost Tourism


The government-backed Japan Ninja Council recently announced that it will be giving people an insight into the world of ninjas in hopes of adding to the country’s tourism industry. Set to open in 2018, the organization will be building a new museum in Tokyo. A Ninja Academy is also being developed to teach visitors all over the world the art of ninja. “The art of ninja is made up of various elements, such as combat, survival techniques and astronomy,” said Jinichi Kawakami, master of the Koga ninja school. The council even has products to promote the culture of the silent spies, including origami shaped like the star daggers ninjas use as weapons.

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