Comment: African is taken to mean
 typically, blunt-nosed, full-facial 
  featured, given to wiry hair. How did 
  Japan get African Samurai Buddhist 
     Protectors? Emperor Asoka of India 
       (304 BC – 232 BC) sent his Buddhist 
        monks to Japan. His was India 
         during its African phenotype 
            phase. The widely used word 
          in Japan, “Asoka” nterestingly 
           also means “monk.” Perhaps 
  some Buddhist Samurai trace 
back to monks sent by Asoka?, art history, Paul Marc Washington,

Martial arts: Part I, Part II.