Rentarō Taki 滝 廉太郎 (1879 – 1903)
A pianist and composer
He wrote Kōjō no Tsuki 荒城の月
“The Moon over the Ruined Castle”
A song included in the songbook for Junior High School students
inspired by Oka Castle built in 1185 for Minamoto no Yoshitsune
In 1998 the asteroid 8957 was named after the song
Taliban (Pashto: طالبان, meaning “students”) - A Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organisation mainly located in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) which held power in this country from 1996 to 2001 and were overthrown after the September 11 attacks. Their goal is to enforce a strict interpretation of Sharia waging war for reaching it.