Ninja is known for its secrecy and high levels of skill. So, in the past, ninjas were masters of espionage, sabotage, assassination, and guerrilla warfare.
And also, they were hired as assassins for centuries.
But now, they’re an established part of Japan’s tourism and entertainment industries. And that reality makes Japan’s government build a ninja museum in central Japan.
For tributes of ninja, in 2017 one of the university in Japan ie Mie University established the International Ninja Research Center in Iga is dedicated to the history and practices of the ninja, became the first in the world.
As information, the Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum was located in Iga city in Mie Prefecture.
But, in the middle of the night on Thursday, thieves broke in and stole more than a million yen (USD9,470). From the investigation, the museum’s security cameras showed a car that pulling up to the building on the night of the robbery. Then, a man climbing out of the passenger seat.
Known that the heist had occurred just as visitors were beginning to return to the museum over the summer holidays.
After the robbery incident, the management of museum called the Japan’s police. And when the police arrived, they found the museum entrance had been forced open, and the safe which weighed about 150 kilograms (330 pounds) that containing the money was missing.
An official at the museum, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons said, “It was planned, they must have scoped us out and singled us out. It was a three-minute job.”
As information, the city of Iga is a place where the museum is located, is known as a center for ninja enthusiasts. And part of the museum’s appeal is that it’s tucked inside a forest.
And according to local legend, Iga is home to the famous Iga clan of ninjas.