JAPAN: Blood & Tears

After being dismissed from active duty by Lieutenant General Tetsuzan Nagata, one Lieutenant Colonel Saburo Aizawa, smouldering son of a Samurai and an expert fencing master, walked quietly into his superior's office, drew his Samurai blade, whanged Nagata over the head. As the General tried to escape, his junior ran him through from behind, laid the corpse on a table, slashed up its face.

Details of all this came vividly to light for the first time last week when a Tokyo court martial took up the famed case of Samurai Son Aizawa...

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