Brave 10

Flashing, razor-sharp blades and the mystical martial art ninjitsu are the hallmarks of new anime action series Brave 10, which is full of valiant ninja warriors and evil ninja assassins.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Seven Samurai


13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Samurai by John Man Bantam Press HK$221

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan (anime)

Japanese 19th-century history gets an anime makeover in Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan. The story revolves around the adventures of Yukimura Chizuru and the Shinsengumi - a special police force of the period.

The anime has the fictional heroine Yukimura interacting with actual Japanese historical characters of the Kondo Faction of the Shinsengumi.

4 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

The Swordless Samurai

The Swordless Samurai

by Kitami Masao

St Martin's Griffin, HK$120

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Speaking: model for today

Paper 3

Part A In this part you will have five minutes after you have been given the question to prepare your ideas and jot down some notes to help you remember what you want to say. Be careful not to write down too much as then you will not seem to be reading out something you have prepared. This is not allowed. The discussion must be as natural as possible.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The Pure Land

The Pure Land

by Alan Spence

Canongate, HK$225

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Celebrating the courage of a hero

Jimmy Kotwall's war-time exploits are remembered

Jimmy Kotwall was a member of the underground in Hong Kong, sabotaging the Japanese war machine, work that cost him six months of torture and then execution on August 31, 1944.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

by William Scott Wilson

Kodansha $187

26 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Autumn Bridge

Autumn Bridge

By Takashi Matsuoka

Bantam $180

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Tony Goldwyn

Director: Edward Zwick

Category: IIB

15 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

More than company restructuring behind 'corporate samurai' suicides

In a country that enjoys the world's highest life expectancy, more than 80 people kill themselves every day, according to police figures.

The vast majority, 71 per cent, are males that can be loosely defined as salarymen.

However, the country's plunging economic fortunes are not the sole reason for the alarming statistic.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Collapse of Tokugawa Shogunate

The downfall of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 19th century Japan was brought about by both internal and external factors.

Under the Tokugawa rule, the government was a feudal military dictatorship called bakufu, with the shogun at the top. The emperor reigned but did not rule; he was only a symbol to be worshipped.

16 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Samurai spills

Seeing Samurai X (World, 9pm) for the first time, even if you are unaware of the phenomenon the programme has produced here and in Japan, is a remarkable experience.

19 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Samurai issues

CHINA Merchants is seeking to raise 30 billion yen (about HK$2.62 billion) through two separate Samurai issues.

The first issue was for 20 billion yen, offering a coupon of 2.9 per cent for the five-year issue. The second issue was for 10 billion yen and offered a 3.4 per cent coupon over the bond's seven-year life.

25 Jul 1995 - 12:00am