What is Japanese?

  • (noun): The language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese people.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Japanese

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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Some articles on Japanese:

Emperor Of Japan - Addressing and Naming
... There are two Japanese words equivalent to the English word "emperor" tennō (天皇, lit ... the title used for Chinese emperors), which is used primarily to describe non-Japanese emperors ... "the Imperial person") was also used in Old Japanese ...
Yoshitoshi
... 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 them ...
Japanese
... 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 ...
Anime Meta-series - Digimon Savers / Data Squad (Series Five)
... in Data Squad 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 ... that, the setting of the country was still in Japan and the characters were Japanese in the dub ...
1493 - Births
1545) October 14 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1541) Takeda Nobutora, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) Matsudaira Shigeyoshi, Japanese general (d ...

More definitions of "Japanese":

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Japan.
    Synonyms: Nipponese
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word japanese:

    In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are ... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    I will be all things to you. Father, mother, husband, counselor, Japanese bartender.
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields)

    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)