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Glocalization of Ninja Representation : Sokoto Ninja in Nollywood

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文教大学大学院言語文化研究科付属言語文化研究所
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Ninja is said to be the ancient warrior originated in Japan. Nowadays its transnational emerging has been seen globally, even in Sokoto, northern Nigeria where I have conducted field research for Nollywood kungfu film since 2001. In this article, I trace some transnational process of ninja representation outside Japan and consider ways to transform global image into a localized ninja/ninjoji of Sokoto.

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