verb (used with object), ja·panned, ja·pan·ning.
Origin of japan
Definition for japan (2 of 3)
Definition for japan (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for japan
In Japan, one woman said she liked the experience of marrying herself as an exercise in pampering.
It happened on Glee and in Sex and The City, and now in Japan women can marry themselves.
When the U.S. went to war with Japan, American movies disappeared.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What started as a confectionary is now the oldest know restaurant in Japan.
Further, unlike leagues in Japan, South Korea or Mexico, there are no foreign players.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?|Ben Jacobs|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The present prominence of this characteristic in Japan is still further to be accounted for by her actual recent history.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
Then the fact that the Christians at last rebelled gives color to the idea already formed that Christianity is disloyal to Japan.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
To begin with, it is true that in Japan we had the classification of the people into four, viz.A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Like most other things, the tea-shrub is said to have been imported into Japan from China.The Empire of the East|H. B. Montgomery
Extensive triangle chains, suitable for latitude-degree measurements, have also been effected in Japan and Australia.
British Dictionary definitions for japan (1 of 2)
verb -pans, -panning or -panned
British Dictionary definitions for japan (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for japan
1570s, via Portuguese Japao, Dutch Japan, acquired in Malacca from Malay Japang, from Chinese jih pun "sunrise" (equivalent of Japanese Nippon), from jih "sun" + pun "origin." Earliest form in Europe was Marco Polo's Chipangu. Cultural contact led to japaning "coat with lacquer or varnish" (1680s), japonaiserie (1896, from French), etc.
Culture definitions for japan
Island nation in the northwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of east Asia, separated by the Sea of Japan from Russian Siberia, China, and Korea. The Japanese archipelago includes four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku) as well as many smaller islands. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo.