At the end of last month, Masaaki Hatsumi Soke was presented with an award from the imperial house Higashikuni. This house is special in that it is not controlled by the imperial family (from which he has also received and imperial award) and is separate from government control. This award was first given in 1963 and the winners of the award are chosen by elite scholars in Japan. Picture shared by the Bujinkan Sojobo Dojo: https://www.facebook.com/ninjutsubl/posts/1795145587207710?hc_location=ufi
Shane Sensei is a licensed Shidoshi in the Bujinkan and member of the Shidoshi-Kai. He has trained in the Bujinkan since 1998 and regularly travels to Japan for training.