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Japan appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz. (44 letters)
  • A very big box sailed up then whizzed quickly from Japan. (46 letters)
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Japan appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Mary's words (in a pajama), "Japan is Drowsy Ram."
  • Senile felines snap a Jesus rat’s parody… do rap stars use Japan’s senile felines?
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Definition of the noun japan

What does japan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • japan: japans
  • Japan: -

  1. lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: lacquerware = a decorative work made of wood and covered with lacquer and often inlaid with ivory or precious metals
  2. lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: lacquer = a hard glossy coating

Alternative definition of the noun japan


  1. A hard black enamel varnish containing asphalt.
  2. Lacquer ware.

Definition of the verb japan

What does japan mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: japanned, japanning

  1. coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Claire colors the picture
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Claire colors the picture red
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Claire painted the wall into a splotchy mess

      Verbs of Coloring (with the same syntax): color, distemper, dye, enamel, glaze, lacquer, paint, repaint, shellac, stain, tint, varnish.

    • domain: handicraft
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: lacquer = coat with lacquer

Alternative definition of the verb japan


  1. [transitive] To varnish with japan.


  1. Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
    • also known as Nippon, Nihon, Япония, Nippon-koku, Nihon-koku, State of Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, Dai-Nippon, NTSC J, JAP, JPN
    • part of Asia, East Asia, Eurasia
    • touristic attractions:
  2. The Japan Pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Its location is between The American Adventure and Morocco pavilions.
  3. Japan a.k.a. Japan, Pennsylvania: Japan is a small village in eastern Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania located on Route 940. It is just west of the borough of Jeddo and these two names were designated by the Hazleton Coal Company, which used the Japanese port of Jeddo. It is drained by the Black Creek, a tributary of the Nescopeck Creek, westward into the Susquehanna River. It is split between the Hazleton zip codes of 18201 and 18202.

There are other places with in their name, like Tokyo Japan, Japan Trench, Empire of Japan, Core cities of Japan, Universal Studios Japan, American School in Japan, Japan Women's University, Japan Society of New York, Christian Academy in Japan, Japan Women's College of Physical Education.


Who is Japan?

Japan a.k.a. Misty Mason is an actor.


  1. Japan was an English new wave music group formed in 1974 in Catford, South London. The band achieved success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when they were often associated with the burgeoning New Romantic stylistic movement, though the band themselves denied any such connection.
    • members:
    • genres: New Wave, New Romanticism, Synthpop, Post-punk, Art rock, Glam rock, Electronic music
    • albums: "Adolescent Sex", "Obscure Alternatives", "Quiet Life", "Gentlemen Take Polaroids", "Assemblage", "Tin Drum", "Japan", "Oil on Canvas", "Exorcising Ghosts", "Souvenir From Japan", "In Vogue", "The Singles: Japan", "The Best of Japan", "The Very Best Of", "Tin Drum - Expanded", "Ghosts", "The Very Best of Japan", "Japan Is the Masterpiece, but New Too", "The Other Side of Japan", "Best Selection", "Life in Tokyo", "I Second That Emotion / All Tomorrow's Parties", "The Art of Parties", "The Collection", "Cantonese Boy", "The Masters", "Second That Emotion", "Nightporter", "All Tomorrows Parties", "European Son", "Visions of China", "I Second That Emotion"
  2. Japan a.k.a. Rain Tree Crow is the first and only album released by the English band Rain Tree Crow - a reunion project by the members of the new wave band Japan.

There are other groups with in their name, like X Japan, Re:Japan, Big Japan, Japan Air, EIZO Japan, Big in Japan, Made in Japan, Toshiba Japan, Alliance Japan, Jesus in Japan, Ninjaman Japan, Queen of Japan, Japan Air Transfer, The Portugal Japan, Bach Collegium Japan, New Japan Philharmonic, Adventurers Guild Japan, Fan Club Orchestra of Japan, Hamamatsu Symphony of Japan and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.


  1. "Japan": Japan is an album by the British band Japan, released in the United States in 1982 on the Epic Records label. It was the first U.S. release of the band's material recorded for Virgin Records in the U.K., and was a combination of most of Tin Drum with three tracks from Gentlemen Take Polaroids. Despite the group's popularity in Europe and Asia, and a cult following in the U.S., the album was not a chart success, and was released at a time when the band was beginning to break up.
  2. "Japan" is a musical single of The Creatures.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  3. "JAPAN" is a musical album of Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Japan" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Japan" is a musical album of Suicideyear.
    • released on
  6. "Japan" is a musical single of Be Bop Deluxe.
    • released in (39 years ago)
  7. "Japan" is a musical album of Magna Fall.
  8. "Japan" is a musical album of Uttara-Kuru.
  9. "Japan" is a composition.


  1. "Japan" is a book by Edwin O. Reischauer.
    • also known as "Japan: the story of a nation", "Japan; the story of a nation"
    • subjects: Asia, History, Japan, China, World history, World
  2. "Japan" is a book by Frank Gibney.
    • also known as "Japan: The Fragile Superpower"
    • subjects: Japan, International relations, Politics, History, Government, Asia, Cultural studies
  3. "Japan" is a book by Kubota Hiroji.
    • author: Hiroji Kubota
    • genre: Coffee table book
    • subjects: Japan, Photography
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. "Japan": Japón is a 2002 film by the Mexican director Carlos Reygadas. It was Reygadas' debut feature.
  2. "Japan" is a 2008 American independent film written and directed by Fabien Pruvot.


  1. Japan a.k.a. The Japan national football team represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association, the governing body for association football in Japan. Their head coach is Javier Aguirre.
    • also known as Japan Mens National Football Team, Japan Football Team, Japan Mens Football Team, Japan Men's National Football Team, Japan National Soccer Team, Japan Men's Football Team, Japan Mens National Soccer Team, Japan Men's National Soccer Team, Japan Soccer Team, Japan Mens Soccer Team, Japan Men's Soccer Team, Samurai Blue, Zaccheroni Japan, Zac Japan
  2. Japan is a Japanese manga written by Buronson and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. It was published in the Hakusensha magazine Young Animal in 1992 and licensed in English by Dark Horse Comics and released on August 24, 2005.
  3. Japan is a manga series by Eiji Ohtsuka with art by Mami Itoh.
  4. Japan is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Japan

Phrases starting with the word Japan:

  1. japan wax
  2. japan cedar
  3. japan clover
  4. japan tallow
  5. japan trench
  6. japan current
  7. japan allspice
  8. Japan Fileclam
  9. Japan Seahorse
  10. japan bittersweet
  11. Japan Standard Time
  12. Japan Socialist Party

Phrases ending with the word Japan:

  1. sea of japan
  2. bank of japan
  3. Made in Japan
  4. capital of japan

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Japan

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Google previewHybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems (2016)

11th International Conference, HAIS 2016, Seville, Spain, April 18-20, 2016, Proceedings by Francisco Martínez-Álvarez, Alicia Troncoso, Héctor Quintián, Emilio Corchado

For example, Table1 shows variable length n-gram of size between 1 and 3 for some exemplary corpus “Japan is an Asian country. Japan is a peaceful country”. In the Table, the first column indicates variable length n-grams, and the second ...

Google previewJapan Special Economic Zones Handbook - Strategtic Information and Regulations (2016)

by IBP, Inc.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands.

Google previewBridging Differences (2004)

Effective Intergroup Communication by William B. Gudykunst

Japan is a collectivistic culture where people conceptualize themselves as interdependent with one another. This leads to an emphasis on wa [harmony] in the ingroup, as well as an emphasis on enryo [reticence] and amae [dependence ] in ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in Asia-Pacific Economies (2002)

by Michael Zanko

Geography Physical Dimensions Japan is an island country situated on the eastern edge of the Asian continent, and is surrounded by the...

Google previewGlobal Security (2008)

Japan and Korea; Tenth Report of Session 2007-08; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee

Japan is the UK's largest trading partner outside the US and EU. It offers export and technology...

Japan is a major...

Google previewJapan's Built-in Lexicon of English-based Loanwords (2008)

by Frank E Daulton

Japan. Sometimes worlds are linked by words. English night, for example, is related to nuit (French), Nacht (German), nacht (Dutch), nicht (Scots), nat (Danish ), noc (Czech, Polish), noch (Russian), noc (Serbian), nox (Latin), nakti- (Sanskrit) , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Asia, Central Buddhism: Overview Buddhism: Inculturation Buddhism: Western Buddhist Schools/Traditions: China Buddhist Schools/Traditions: Japan Buddhist Schools/Traditions: Korea Buddhist Schools/Traditions: South Asia Buddhist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

Sanriku, Japan, earthquake March 2, 1933 Northeast Honshu, Japan, in the Prefecture of Iwate The offshore earthquake, though powerful, was barely felt on shore so no one was prepared for the tsunami that followed The northeast coast of ...

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Quotes about Japan

When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me. (Matthew Sweet)
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Scrabble value of J8A1P3A1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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