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  WCAG Samurai
The WCAG Samurai was a group of developers, led by Joe Clark, that publishes corrections for, and extensions to, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
WCAG Samurai has been a year in the making and was introduced to the public in the article “To Hell with WCAG 2” published by A List Apart on 22 May 2006.
WCAG Samurai membership rolls will not be published, and membership was by invitation only.
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Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns; but their most famous weapon and their symbol was the sword.
Samurai were supposed to lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido ("the way of the warrior").
All samurai were forced to live in castle towns and received income from their lords in form of rice.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2127.html   (481 words)

  Samurai Menu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Samurai: Their name is known the world over as a symbol of bravery, unbreakable loyalty and inner harmony.
The Japan of the Samurai was dominated by three forces, religion, and the priesthood, feudalism, and the nobles that held power under it, and the force of the common people, the rice farmers.
In Samurai, the latest game from Reiner Knizia, successful author of games such as EUPHRAT and TIGRIS, these three forces are represented by 39 high-quality plexiglass figures of Rice-fields, Buddhas and helmets.
freespace.virgin.net /chris.lawson/rk/samurai/index.htm   (249 words)

  Samurai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga in Rome in 1615, Coll.
With the Meiji reforms in the late 19th century, the samurai class was abolished, and a western-style national army was established.
Bushido taught that a samurai's soul is in their katana and sometimes a samurai is pictured as entirely dependent on the katana for fighting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samurai   (7014 words)

 Japanese Samurai
Samurai is the word for a Japanese warrior class and for a member of this class.
Historians estimate the percentage that belonged to the samurai class at 8 percent of the overall population of Japan.
Major issues of disagreement were the far-reaching measures to abolish the old samurai privileges and the refusal to invade and occupy Korea as proposed by Saigo Takamori.
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 Samurai - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The samurai place a strong emphasis on honour, which is determined by how many battles a samurai can win, how good he is at chess and swordplay, how skilled he is in 1337, and how many White Castle hamburgers he can eat in one sitting.
Among the greatest of all samurai, eight remain supreme; Hello Kitty, Miyamoto Musashi, Toshiro Mifune, Kojiro Sasaki, Sauron the Lord of the Dance, Leeroy Jenkins, Your Mum, and perhaps the greatest of all, Jesus.
Ninjas and samurai have been at a war for millions of years, the only time in whitch the samurai have lived in peace was the Edo (pronounced E-do) period where their "grand master samurai shogun"(Akira Kurosawa) was ruler of japan.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Samurai   (548 words)

 Bushido: Samurai   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Samurai had extensive skills in the use of the bow and arrow and the sword.
The samurai's loyalty to the emperor and his overlord, or daimyo, was unsurpassed.
The samurai and their way of life was officially abolished in the early 1870s, but it was not forgotten.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/bushido/bsamurai.html   (451 words)

 Midnight Eye feature: Samurai Cinema 101
The primary setting of the samurai film is during the Tokugawa Shogunate period (1603 - 1868) [ 2 ], although there are a number of films that are set in the late Muromachi (1333 - 1573) and Azuchi-Momoyama (unification) (1573 - 1603) periods.
In these stories, the samurai is the weapon of choice, though, depending on the character of the lord and his dedication to his retainer, or vice-versa, the relationship could be dissolved if the situation demanded it.
The group samurai film, where no one samurai is singled out, but instead the group acts as 'one large samurai.' Then there is the revenge story, a genre staple, which most directly demonstrates the honorability of the samurai, by showing his dedication to his master or cause, oftentimes to the exclusion of his own life.
www.midnighteye.com /features/samurai_cinema_101.shtml   (2768 words)

 Samurai   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To become a Samurai, one had to be supported by one of these forces and have strong connections to the other two.
Samurai is still a great game which is easy to teach new players and gives veterans plenty to think about.
Samurai is played on a map of Japan which shows a capital, several cities and numerous villages.
www.gamenight.com /html/Games/samurai.htm   (587 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Samurai Work"
In this article, we'll examine the strict warrior code of the samurai, the honor system that shaped their lives, the weapons and armor they used, and the history of the samurai, from their murky origins in the 5th century, to the abolition of the samurai class in 1876.
The samurai's status as an elite class comes from the proliferation of powerful families that lived far from the capital, passing their land, and their prestige, from one generation to the next for hundreds of years.
It was during this period that the samurai took on other roles, escorting their lords back and forth from the capital, working as bureaucrats in the bakufu, and collecting tribute in the form of rice payments from the daimyo's vassals.
people.howstuffworks.com /samurai.htm/printable   (3335 words)

 Samurai Champloo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, the title may be translated as "Samurai Remix" or "Samurai Mashup," in keeping with the series's theme.
Samurai Champloo revolves around the journey of three individuals: The brash, lanky vagabond Mugen, the quiet and stoic ronin Jin, and the young, insistent Fuu.
In Episode 26, at the end of their final battles (at least in the show), Jin and Mugen, half-dead from their wounds, agree to settle their grudge once and for all, but instead strike their swords against each other in such a way that both blades are snapped in half.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samurai_champloo   (3056 words)

 samurai. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Samurai were the dominant group in Japan, and the masterless samurai, the ronin, were a serious social problem.
Under the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1867), the samurai were removed from direct control of the villages, moved into the domain castle towns, and given government stipends.
Dissatisfied samurai from the Choshu and Satsuma domains of W Japan were largely responsible for overthrowing the shogun in 1867.
www.bartleby.com /65/sa/samurai.html   (245 words)

 Samurai Warrior - Miniclip Games - Play Free Games
Choose one of these 3 ways to share Samurai Warrior by email
Click here to open your default mail program and send Samurai Warrior to your friends.
There are 4 different ways of posting Samurai Warrior to your blog or website.
www.miniclip.com /samurai.htm   (201 words)

 The Last Samurai (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
When he arrives in Japan, we learn that the first test of the Japanese army and its new weapons will be against a rebellious group of samurai who believe themselves to be in the service of the Emperor and Japan, but resist the Emperor's cabinet and the influence of western nations.
During the first attack on the Samurai, Allgren is captured by the Samurai and begins a spiritual, physical and philosophical journey which will bring him a level of self-respect his own culture could never supply.
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 Japan Glossary - Samurai   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The samurai's weapon of choice was yumi or a compound bow and it was unchanged for centuries until the introduction of gunpowder and rifle in the 16th century.
The last hurrah of original samurai was in 1867 when samurai from Choshu and Satsuma provinces defeated the shogunate forces in favor of the rule of the emperor.
Samurai became Shizoku (士族) who retained some of their salaries but the right to wear katana on the street was eventually abolished.
www.jref.com /glossary/samurai.shtml   (5435 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Reiner Knizia's Samurai
The object of Samurai is to exert enough control over the cities and villages of Japan, and the capital city, Edo, to gain favor from the three castes and thus rulership of the island.
This is a warrior tile, a religious tile, a worker tile, a samurai tile, or the move tile tile.
Samurai is a somewhat abstract, very tactical game that will ideally suit players looking for a thinking person's game without a lot of chrome.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/10/10430.phtml   (2452 words)

 OnWisconsin Live Dining: Samurai Japanese Restaurant
Samurai serves a variety of fresh sushi and sushi rolls, with sake to wash it down, of course.
In the décor department, Samurai looks like half a dozen other Japanese restaurants in which I've eaten in during the past two or three years: There are a few large steel-grill hibachi tables, a small sushi bar, a nondescript area for regular diners and a line of booths for diners who want a little privacy.
At Samurai, the egg-and-chicken topping had been cooked so hard that it was almost possible to lift it off the rice in one piece.
www.onwisconsin.com /dining/dining.asp?id=3647   (1087 words)

 Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Samurai | PBS
Samurai were expected to live according to Bushido ("The Way of the Warrior"), a strict ethical code influenced by Confucianism that stressed loyalty to one's master, respect for one's superior, ethical behavior in all aspects of life and complete self-discipline.
Samurai warriors took great care styling their hair, which they pulled back into a topknot called a "chomage." For battle, samurai warriors shaved the tops of their heads, which reduced the heat under their heavy helmets, and wore their hair straight on the sides.
A samurai going to town for pleasure would often hide his face with a hat (often one shaped like a basket) to avoid being recognized just in case he was disobeying any rules.
www.pbs.org /empires/japan/enteredo_8.html   (618 words)

 The Samurai Way @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like the knights, samurai (the word means "one who serves") formed a military elite, composed of clan leaders or warlords and the loyal soldiers who fought under them.
But as the samurai rose to power, the emperor was relegated to a figurehead, eclipsed by a military dictator called shogun, or commander in chief, a designation that signaled the new rule of the samurai.
Samurai wives took on the responsibilities of running the households during times of war, overseeing the crops, servants, and finances.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0312/feature5/index.html   (1272 words)

 Anime News Network - Samurai Champloo (TV)
The two contrasting samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their separate paths seem to cross anyways.
Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he stumbles upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu (A ditzy waitress, but don‘t think she doesn‘t have anything hidden up her sleeves).
This modernized hip-hop tale breaks the barriers of the common, historical, samurai anime.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2636   (368 words)

 Female Samurai?
The term “samurai” in the context of Japanese language is used primarily to refer to the “social position” - thus “social status” in a sociological term - that individuals occupied within a privileged social category called “buke” in the traditional Japanese society.
Likewise, to use the term “samurai” to refer to the entire social category/cast (as it is commonly done in the English speaking world), is *not* academically correct.
Also, “samurai kaikyu/kaiso” is used as a “non gender specific” term to refer to the entire social category of privileged individuals including both the male and female constituents.
www2.una.edu /Takeuchi/DrT_Jpn_Culture_files/Nihon_to_files/Female_samurai.htm   (1455 words)

 ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Main
Samurai are more adept at parrying with a weapon than a shield — especially the two-handed variety.
The Samurai is emboldened as he or she blocks an opponent's strikes, gaining hit points and stamina each time, while the Samurai's hit point regeneration rate is greatly increased for short amount of time.
Samurai automatically attacks another opponent with an impressive damage bonus (equal to Bushdio skill) if the attack against their primary opponent succeeds.
www.uo.com /uose_samurai.html   (447 words)

 Klear Games: Game Development for a mobile world.
Reiner Knizia's Samurai™ is a turn-based strategy game of balance and conquest, and an adaptation of the board game of the same name.
Set in pre-unification Japan, the objective of Samurai is to become sovereign by securing influence within three feudal castes through careful placement of your resources, while thwarting your opponents' efforts to do the same.
Samurai offers a strategic challenge in one of three game play modes: Single player against one or more computer opponents, hot-seat style multi-player on a single computer, and multi-player networked, pitting your skills against others across a local-area network or the Internet.
www.klear.com /new/games/samurai   (361 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: The Seven Samurai (xhtml)
One of the central truths of "The Seven Samurai" is that the samurai and the villagers who hire them are of different castes and must never mix.
Kikuchiyo, the high-spirited samurai played by Toshiro Mifune as a rambunctious showoff, was not born a samurai but has jumped caste to become one.
The samurai at the end have lost four of their seven, yet there are no complaints, because that is the samurai's lot.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20010819/REVIEWS08/401010356/1023   (1204 words)

 Seanbaby's Super Friends Page - Samurai
They and Samurai are showing off that they know how to make their own plane reservations.
Samurai never missed an opportunity to give his friends history lessons.
Any time Samurai did anything, no matter how crazy it was, thousands of samurais before him had already written an instruction manual about it.
www.seanbaby.com /superfriends/samurai.htm   (700 words)

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