Ninjas know a lot of things, but do they know business? Students at Japan’s Mie University are about to find out.
The university hired Jinicha Kawakami, the head of the 500-year-old Koga ninja clan, to teach how ninja techniques apply to business.
“I hope to compile research on ninja skills, which are the culmination of survival techniques, in a form that can be used in today’s society,” Kawakami said in a Japan Times article.
Ninjas were used as spies, saboteurs and assassins by Japanese warlords. But they also developed survival techniques. Those might prove useful in a rocky global economy.