Japan Busido Code
Japanese society was based upon Bushido, the way of the warrior and it dictated the way of life. Bushido Code was a moral code that principals had developed among the Samurai Warrior class. This code was based on national tradition influenced by Zen and Confucianism. Unchanging ideals included martial spirit, military skills, and fearless facing of the enemy in battle.
The Bushido Samurai placed much emphasis on duty honor, loyalty and self-sacrifice. (4)
Cleary, Thomas, The Japanese Art of War: Understanding the culture of Strategy, Sambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, MA. Audiocassette