Samurai stories: Japan's elite warriors
All about the samurai soldiers of Japan
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The history of the samurai is inextricably linked with the history of Japan. Not only were they brave warriors, but they were also politicians. They ruled feudal Japan for centuries, and carried out some of the most magnificent battles in the world.
Known for their discipline, honor, and loyalty, samurai are now part of the mystical stories surrounding the feudal history of Japan. But who were they really? How did they become some of the world's most skilled fighters? Where did they go?
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