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1 definition by ramune nakayama

Also called Nihon.
Nippon/Nihon means Japan.
Nippon is the name of Japan called by Japanese people.

Kanji letter combination means origin of sun.

In my theory, the reading ways of kanji letters (=Chinese letters) in Japanese and Chinese are different.
Sound of "Japan" is transformed from Chinese way of reading when ancient time travelled long way from eastern Asia to Europe.

A guy from Nippon won a gold medal.
by ramune nakayama December 19, 2007