[ jap-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈdʒæp əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), Jap·a·nized, Jap·a·niz·ing.

to make Japanese or Japaneselike, as in design, culture, or usability; imbue with Japanese characteristics: working on a project to Japanize an American software program.
Also especially British,, Jap·a·nise.
Related formsJap·a·ni·za·tion, noun
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