Comitatus in relation to Bushido.

Bushido is a Japanese word that translates roughly to "way of the warrior."
Like the Comitatus it was a code of conduct for warriors with many similarities despite having been developed in a completely isolated part of the world.

There are seven virtues for Bushido: 
The need for both loyalty and courage were necessary for the preservation of honor, and to be a coward or to flee from battle was a disgrace worthy of death. A samurai could ask his or her lord to commit seppuku, ritual suicide, to redeem his or her name, but that was considered an honor and was at times not granted. Like the Comitatus, one would swear to his lord, and would fight to the death in order to serve his lord.

Like the poem, The Wanderer, there were samurai who became lordless, and were considered Ronin. Similarly to the poem, they would be untrusted because to have lost a lord was a disgrace.

Unlike the Comitatus, Bushido was more than a law for the samurai to live by, but rather an all encompassing way of life. The violence of the samurai would be countered with wisdom and patience.

The first mention of something similar to Bushido was in the 12th century, but it had existed for centuries before that, handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. It continued until the mid 19th century, when the government of Japan changed into a more modern one, and embraced western beliefs.

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