• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Japanese of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language "the Japanese Emperor","Japanese cars"
    • n Japanese the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
    • n Japanese a native or inhabitant of Japan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is "Salarymen."
    • Japanese A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
    • a Japanese Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.
    • Japanese The language of the people of Japan, called in the Japanese language nihongo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient times, any Japanese who tried to leave his homeland was put to death.
    • Japanese Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.
    • n Japanese singular and plural A native or natives of Japan, an island empire in the Pacific ocean, lying to the east of Corea, consisting of four large islands and from three to four thousand smaller ones. The Japanese style their own country Nihon (or Nippon) (see Japan, etymology), or Dai Nihon (or Nippon), ‘Great Nihon,’ and sometimes Yamato, from the name of the region in which the old capital was situated.
    • n Japanese The language of the inhabitants of Japan. It is an agglutinative language and often claimed, on doubtful grounds, to belong to the Ural-Altaic family, as related especially with Mongol and Manchu.
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    Massaru Ibuka
    “We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle -- even if he can afford more.”


In literature:

These young men and maidens became the ancestors of the Japanese race.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
No nation engaged could be said to be victorious except the Japanese.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
One night I went to a real Japanese hotel.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
He finds the Japanese on the spot using the old saying about territory consecrated by treasure spent and blood shed.
"China, Japan and the U.S.A." by John Dewey
The trouble is not with the Japanese mind but with the Japanese skin.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
It was our first touch of Japanese soil, and we were about to take our first ride in a Jinricksha.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Korea appears to have influenced Japanese architecture, just as it has Japanese art of various kinds.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Crab-apples, Chinese and Japanese, 88; Ringo, Kaido, Toringo, 93.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
They are hill tribes from the north, and in appearance not unlike the Japanese.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Beautiful colored lanterns were hung here and there, and little Japanese flags fluttered in every direction.
"The Fairy Nightcaps" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow

In poetry:

Warm winds in even climes
Push southward angry bees
As we, with tank and plane,
Wrest land and main
From yellow mimes,
The puny Japanese.
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
We got drunk together the night we met
At a Japanese Yiddish wake
And I slipped my hand deep down in her purse
And I pinched her current cake.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
How the calm of this beautiful night weighs on him!
Ah suddenly the wounded father
Curses this Japanese night,
As in its cloak Nagasaki sleeps...
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
All the while they were talking the new morality
Her eyes explored me.
And when I rose to go
Her fingers were like the tissue
Of a Japanese paper napkin.
"The Encounter" by Ezra Pound
It's a throwback to a weaker strain
That's washed by the Tropic tide.
And a mixture of Dago and Japanese
Latin and Jew and Portugese
Crops out thru a sun-tanned hide.
"Flotsam" by Pat O Cotter
Requiem masses and prayers without number
Plead for the souls of the Muscovite brave,
While of the Japanese, wrapt in death's slumber,
Tender memorials honor each grave.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A new generation of revisionists tries to put a happy face on the Japanese American relocation camps.
OurWeekly > los-angeles > japanese- consul-general -thanks-county-rescue-team.
Hitachiya in Torrance offers specialty Japanese cookware .
As waves of Japanese tsunami debris reach Northwest coast, who will pay for cleanup.
Japanese Flavor, in the Country Style.
Greeneville and a Japanese fishing boat.
Osteoglossum bicirrhosum had been living in a cramped aquarium at a Japanese restaurant in Queens.
In this Saturday, June 16, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service, rescuers search for four Japanese climbers on Alaska's Mount McKinley.
Chinese labour unrest is forcing Japanese bosses to change.
According to the article, some Japanese tourists find the reality of Paris so far removed from their expectations that it actually can cause psychosis.
A Japanese cast iron teapot is used to make tea.
"Memoirs of a Geisha" is everything you'd expect it to be: beautiful, mesmerizing, tasteful, Japanese.
Their tofu is not "that white lump you tried to eat in 1986": Hodo Soy Beanery CEO John Scharffenberger, left, and founder Minh Tsai make small batches of the soybean custard that the Japanese prize but Americans avoid for now.
Braces for wave of debris from Japanese tsunami.
A damaged Japanese space probe is limping back home with what scientists pray will be a little piece of an asteroid from deep space .

In science:

The new experiment (called Kamiokande) in the Japanese Alps also detected solar neutrinos.
How the sun shines
Fujiwara, On some oscil latory integral transformations in L2 (Rn ), Japanese J.
An extension of the method of characteristic to a system of Partial Differential Operators-- an application to the Weyl equation with external field by "Super Hamiltonian path-integral method"
Providence RI, translated from the 1993 Japanese by D.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
Kuroda, Spectral Theory II, Iwanami Shoten (1979), (in Japanese).
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
Revisions were made with the support of Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Pro ject No. P04301.
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