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, 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

Famous quotes containing the word japanese:

    The Japanese are, to the highest degree, both aggressive and unaggressive, both militaristic and aesthetic, both insolent and polite, rigid and adaptable, submissive and resentful of being pushed around, loyal and treacherous, brave and timid, conservative and hospitable to new ways.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)

    The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs.
    Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter. Lewis Milestone. Yin Chu Ling, The Purple Heart (1944)

    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)