Article: Japan university awards first-ever ninja studies degree

“Japan has produced its first ninja studies graduate after Genichi Mitsuhashi spent two years honing his martial arts skills and absorbing the finer traditions of the feudal martial arts agents.

The 45-year-old completed the master’s course at Mie University in central Japan, the region considered the home of the ninja.”

With November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #4, one way to look at the process vs. end result argument is the value of the knowledge.

With this RLE, it could be argued that there is limited value in the “end result” – knowledge of “finer traditions of the feudal martial arts agents.” The process of studying may have more value.