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:

    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)

    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)

    The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)