Did samurai fight in WW2?

The heritage of the Samurai, the Bushido code, played a major role in how Japan conducted operations in WW2. The first effect was the 'no surrender' policy. The Japanese soldier fought to the death, almost to a man.
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Were katanas used in WW2?

Yes, During World War II The Japanese Carried Swords, but Not Actually "Samurai" Swords.
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Did samurai fight in wars?

The samurai had no armies to fight, but they remained the ruling class of Japan. Many went on to become administrative bureaucrats. Bushido, the code by which samurai once guided their lives, became formalized, much like knightly chivalry in Europe when the medieval warrior class became obsolete.
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Did any Japanese fight for America in WW2?

An estimated 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the military during and immediately after World War II, about 18,000 in the 442nd and 6,000 as part of the MIS. Approximately eight hundred Japanese Americans were killed in action during World War II.
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Were there Ninjas in WW2?

Actually, Yes they were... Although they played a fractional role, Ninja were active in both World Wars. There are several 'odd' accounts of US servicemen being attacked and 'taken away' at night on many of the islands where they were stranded and where fighting took place.
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Are there any samurai clans left?

However, samurai clans still exist to this day, and there are about 5 of them in Japan. One of which is the Imperial Clan, the ruling family of Japan, and is headed by Emperor Naruhito since his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne in 2019.
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Did samurai ever fight ninjas?

The ninja and the samurai usually collaborated. They did not fight against each other. However, on certain occasions, they fought against each other. Most of the time the samurai won.
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What did U.S. soldiers call Japanese soldiers?

In WWII, American soldiers commonly called Germans and Japanese as krauts and Japs.
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Did Asians fight in WWII?

When the United States entered World War II, about 29,000 persons of Chinese ancestry were living in Hawaii and another 78,000 on the mainland. By war's end, over 13,000 were serving in all branches of the Army Ground Forces and Army Air Forces.
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What unit saw the most combat in ww2?

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American unit, is remembered today for its brave actions in World War II. Despite the odds, the 442nd's actions distinguished them as the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of the US military.
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What ended the samurai?

The samurai would dominate Japanese government and society until the Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to the abolition of the feudal system. Despite being deprived of their traditional privileges, many of the samurai would enter the elite ranks of politics and industry in modern Japan.
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What do they call a female samurai?

Onna-musha (女武者) is a term referring to female warriors in pre-modern Japan. These women fought in battle alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.
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Were there any white samurai?

Anjin Miura or William Anjin was the first and possibly only white man to ever be knighted a Samurai.
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Do Japanese soldiers still carry katana?

The Japanese army did not arm its soldiers with katanas, and before the Meiji Restoration there was a sword ban on people outside the samurai class. The swords used by the Japanese Army were called Guntō and until the 1930s, a European style sabre was carried as a symbol of rank by officers.
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What happened to samurai swords after ww2?

Around 5,000 swords were confiscated and kept at a United States military facility in Akabane, Tokyo. They are now known as Akabane-to (Akabane swords). Many of these swords confiscated inside Japan made their way into the hands of allied personnel and out of country.
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Are katanas illegal?

Modern produced katanas are illegal. Not at all. To quote from the site you linked, Samurai and other curved swords are legal, AS LONG AS they have been handmade using traditional production methods.
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How many Chinese died in ww2?

Chinese suffering during the war is not in dispute. Some 14 million Chinese died and up to 100 million became refugees during the eight years of the conflict with Japan from 1937 to 1945.
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Did Japanese Americans serve in ww1?

Over 800 Immigrant Japanese and Nisei Served in US Army during World War I. Road to Gain Citizenship was Long and Arduous. The greatest majority of the 838 ethnic Japanese men who served in “Japanese Company”, or Company D of the Hawaii National Guard, was immigrant Japanese.
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Did any Chinese fight in the Civil War?

Even though there were only about 200 Chinese-Americans living in the eastern United States at the time, 58 of them fought in the Civil War. Because of their previous experiences at sea, many of them served in the U.S. Navy. Only one Chinese-American soldier was actually born on American soil.
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Did Japanese soldiers cannibalism?

JAPANESE troops practised cannibalism on enemy soldiers and civilians in the last war, sometimes cutting flesh from living captives, according to documents discovered by a Japanese academic in Australia.
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What did German soldiers think of Americans in ww2?

At least initially, Germans regarded British and American soldiers (especially Americans) as somewhat amateurish, although their opinion of American, British, and Empire troops grew as the war progressed. German certainly saw shortcomings in the ways the Allied used infantry.
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Did Marines take gold teeth?

Most of all, some American servicemen collected gold teeth. One Marine boasted of collecting 17 teeth, the last from a Japanese soldier who was still moving his hands. Another Marine slit a wounded Japanese's cheeks open and carved out his teeth with a knife while the victim thrashed on the ground.
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Who would win samurai or Viking?

In terms of individual swordsmanship, the Samurai had elite skills. However, during their heyday, the Vikings, as a fighting force, vanquished Medieval Europe's finest armies and settled many of their people on foreign soil. By the slimmest of margins, the edge goes to the Vikings over the Samurai.
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Who is stronger samurai or Spartan?

Samurai is the first matchup of the Back for Blood special of the TV Show Deadliest Warrior. It pitted the two ancient warriors from Season 1; Spartan and Samurai. After running 1000 battles. The Spartan came out victorious.
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Who was the deadliest samurai?

Born in 1490, Tsukahara Bokuden is one of the most prominent figures in samurai history. Over the course of 19 duels and 37 battles, Bokuden went completely undefeated, garnering a reputation as the most deadly samurai during the Warring States Period.
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