THE SAMURAIS: People clad in costumes of the famous “47 Samurai” march in Tokyo on Wednesday on the memorial day for the 47 retainers of Lord Ako who attacked Lord Kira in order to avenge the death of their master during the Edo era on 14 December, 1702. Lord Ako was shamed before the Shogun in Edo castle and committed Harakiri suicide. — AFP