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:

    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)

    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)