What is Japanese?

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Japan.
    Synonyms: Nipponese
    See also — Additional definitions below


Japanese refers to anything associated with Japan, an island country in East Asia. As a noun, it may specifically refer to:

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Anime Meta-series - Digimon Savers / Data Squad (Series Five)
... requires the human partner's DNA ("Digisoul" in the Japanese version) to activate, a strong empathy with their Digimon and a will to succeed ... This included giving the Japanese characters full Americanized names and American surnames as well as applying far more Americanization, cultural streamlining and ... the setting of the country was still in Japan and the characters were Japanese in the dub ...
... Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (30 April 1839 – 9 June 1892) (Japanese 月岡 芳年 also named Taiso Yoshitoshi 大蘇 芳年) was a Japanese artist ... recognized as the last great master of Ukiyo-e, a type of Japanese woodblock printing ... Like many Japanese, Yoshitoshi was interested in new things from the rest of the world, but over time he became increasingly concerned with the loss of many aspects of traditional Japanese culture, among ...
Emperor Of Japan - Addressing and Naming
... There are two Japanese words equivalent to the English word "emperor" tennō (天皇, lit ... emperors), which is used primarily to describe non-Japanese emperors ... "the Imperial person") was also used in Old Japanese ...
1493 - Births
1545) October 14 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1541) Takeda Nobutora, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) Matsudaira Shigeyoshi, Japanese general (d ...
... Japanese refers to anything associated with Japan, an island country in East Asia ... As a noun, it may specifically refer to Japanese language, spoken mainly in Japan Japanese people, the ethnic group that identifies with Japan through culture or ancestry Japanese ...

More definitions of "Japanese":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language.
    Example: "The Japanese Emperoro"; "Japanese cars"
    Synonyms: Nipponese
  • (noun): The language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese people.

Famous quotes containing the word japanese:

    The Japanese say, “If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.”
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney)

    No human being can tell what the Russians are going to do next, and I think the Japanese actions will depend much on what Russia decides to do both in Europe and the Far East—especially in Europe.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    I am a lantern—
    My head a moon
    Of Japanese paper, my gold beaten skin
    Infinitely delicate and infinitely expensive.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)