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 diaspora, Japanese emigrants and their descendants around the world
- Foreign-born Japanese, naturalized citizens of Japan
- Japanese writing system, consisting of kanji and kana
- Japanese cuisine
Other articles related to "japanese, japan":
... was recorded by a United States survey ship in 1874, and first landed on by a Japanese national, Kiozaemon Saito in 1879 ... On June 30, 1886 a Japanese named Shinroku Mizutani led a group of 46 colonists from Haha-jima in the Ogasawara Islands to settle on Marcus Island ... The Empire of Japan officially annexed the island July 24, 1898, the previous United States claim from 1889 according to the Guano Islands Act not being officially acknowledged ...
... The kokyū (胡弓?) is a traditional Japanese string instrument, the only one played with a bow ... Although it was introduced to Japan from China along with the shamisen, its material, shape, and sound are unique to Japan ... In central Japan, the kokyū was formerly used as an integral part of the sankyoku ensemble, along with the koto and shamisen, but beginning in the 20th ...
... a strong supporter of the Tripartite Pact between Japan, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy ... After negotiations with Vichy France, Japan was given permission to place its troops in French Indochina in July 1941 ... government, the United States retaliated against Japan by imposing economic sanctions in August and a total embargo on oil and gasoline exports ...
... important east point in the trade network where Malay met Gujarati, Chinese, Japanese, Javanese, Bengali, Persian and Arabic traders, among others, described by Tomé Pires as of invaluable richness ... Francisco Zeimoto and other traders arrived in Japan for the first time ... where the locals were impressed by firearms, that would be immediately made by the Japanese on a large scale ...
... Japan Two engines (1.3 i-DSI and 1.5 VTEC) were offered, each with a number of trim lines ranging from the basic "Y" to the sporty "S" ... Unique to the Japanese market, the Fit is also available in 4WD ... Europe Like Japan, the European market also has two engines available ...
Famous quotes containing the words japan and/or japanese:
“Japan gets the most of ordinary people by organizing them to adapt and succeed. America, by getting out of their way so that they can adjust individually, allows them to succeed. It is not that Japan has no individualists and America no organizations, but the thrusts of the societies are different. Japan has distorted its economy and depressed its living standard in order to keep its job structure and social values as steady as possible. At the governments direction, the entire economy has tried to flex almost as one, in response to the ever-changing world. The country often seems like a family that becomes more tightly bound together when it must withstand war, emigration, or some other upheaval. Americas strength is the opposite: it opens its doors and brings the worlds disorder in. It tolerates social change that would tear most other countries apart. The openness encourages Americans to adapt as individuals rather than as a group.”
—James Fallows (b. 1949)
“A pragmatic race, the Japanese appear to have decided long ago that the only reason for drinking alcohol is to become intoxicated and therefore drink only when they wish to be drunk.
So I went out into the night and the neon and let the crowd pull me along, walking blind, willing myself to be just a segment of that mass organism, just one more drifting chip of consciousness under the geodesics.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)