This page is about the country. For the location found in Turning Japanese of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, see Japanese village.

Japan is an island country in east Asia. Sly Cooper and the gang have traveled to Japan in only Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

Japan was the location that Rioichi Cooper lived and stole. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, he invented sushi and stole from thickly fortified castles.


Feudal era

Rioichi invented sushi in Japan by sacrificing his dying shark friend, who insisted on it. After the sushi became extremely popular, Rioichi opened a sushi house, which was a perfect cover for the crimes he committed.

In 1603 AD, Rioichi was framed, captured and imprisoned by El Jefe, a time traveling dictator, for the poisoning of the Shogun, and had his sushi house taken over. After Sly and the gang arrived with their time machine and rescued Rioichi from the Imperial Prison that he was in, they reclaimed the sushi house, before taking down El Jefe. Before they could defeat him, though, he stole Rioichi's cane and gave it to Cyrille Le Paradox.

The gang promised to find and return the cane, before time traveling to Cotton Mouth Bluff. Before long, Bentley and Murray returned to pick Rioichi up. After collecting his cane from Le Paradox's Blimp, Rioichi returned to Japan. Following the incident, Rioichi continued to refine his master ninja techniques, as well as his sushi. While his thefts were never detected, his sushi restaurant was recognized as the finest in Japan. He eventually left Japan to place his cane and valuables in the Cooper Vault on Kaine Island.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.