Date: December 28 2010 2:49 PM Title: Chapter 15
*Ilyusin Il-12: a Russian-made, twin-engine cargo plane, used by the PRC Air Force from the 1950-60's. It was similar to the more famous C-47, except for having three sets of retractable landing gear, rather than two.
Phrom Pong: the Japanese section of Bangkok, Thailand.
Tsamkong: formerly, the French colony of Fort Bayard. Now, the PRC seaport of Zhanjiang.
Date: June 04 2009 3:19 PM Title: Chapter 6
Nichiren (1222-1282): a Japanese monk who basically said that the Lotus Sutra school of Buddhism was right, and all the others were wrong.
Yamabushi: any reclusive mountain-dwelling monk of Japan. Ninjitsu is supposedly derived from the martial arts of these religious hermits.
Sarumawashi: literally, "monkey-trainer." Any street performer who puts on a show, using a trained snow macaque, for tourists and Japanese nine-to-fivers alike.
Date: June 03 2009 8:11 PM Title: Chapter 5
Great story so far, but it is kind of confusing and hard to read. I like the amount of thought you've put into it. :)
Author's Response: Well, it should be fairly obvious--in the first two chapters--that I was hinting at JFK actually having been killed by a ninja with the power to shrink his entire body, at will! But, that he wasn't the only world leader to have been assassinated by such means.