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Someone completely obsessed with Japanese culture.
May also refer to someone who is whoring out the culture, aka, Gwen Stefani.
Can also verge on extremely annoying.
Girl 1: That person is sooooo being a Gwen Stefani

Man 1: I despise Japanophiles. I hope they all die. Along with the many other groups of people I want to die.
by Felix May 06, 2005
A Japanophile (or Nipponophile) is an individual with a love for or interest in all Japanese things. Some notable Japanophiles include Lafcadio Hearn and William Adams, the latter of which personally knew the illustrious Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.

What Japanophilia does not indicate however is the merit of one's character; a truth that conflicts with the popular perception of Japanophiles as necessarily being a vocal minority of socially, intellectually, and hygienically inept youngsters. The term is often applied dubiously to these troubled youths by people who do not appear to distinguish between Japanophilia and infatuation with Japanese animation and/or other related niche hobbies and interests.
Tom enjoys the odd anime; he isn't exactly a Japanophile.

Shelly studies Japanese anthropology. She loves onsen, nihonshu, and Hokuto no Ken among other things. Shelly could be considered a Japanophile.
by Japanofail. July 26, 2009
A person who has a high level of interest in Japanese culture, language, art, etc. This interest may have been sparked by the current anime fad, or it may have been sparked by something else entirely.

A person who is a Japanophile is not necessarily unwashed, overweight, only interested in things from Japan, etc. This describes someone who is mentally ill, not someone with an interest or hobby. Many people who are very interested in Japan are also interested in many other things. Being a Japanophile is no different than being very interested in any other thing, to include American culture, a specific television show, or a particular science such as biology.
I am very interested in Japan and other Asian cultures, and I have been since a child. Anime was a logical step following my interest. Therefore I could easily be considered a Japanophile. I am also very interested in biology, genetics, American comics, the French language, Celtic mythology, world history, martial arts (to include non-Asian forms such as fencing), ballet, and baking.
by argentnox April 14, 2008
Someone (almost exclusively male) who through over exposure to anime, awkward japanese porn, or soul destroying hentai, believes japanese women to be eternally cute huge breasted and eternally 14 year old looking creatures of perfection.
did you see todd trying to hit on that japanese exchange student with lines he learned from neon genesis? yeah, hes such a japanophile
by Johan Svenson May 19, 2005
One who lives off of pocky and ramen, refers to Japanese cartoons as anime, and spends more time per week trying to write a full sentence in Kanji then they do bathing.
Go to an anime convention, you'll see at least twenty of them with their hair dyed white answering to 'Inu-Yasha' while carrying large 'swords' made of cardboard and aluminum foil.
by Geek-o-man January 23, 2005
An enthusiast of Japanese exports, including the language, anime, manga, pop-culture, music, electronics, people, food, religion or culture.
"Everyone makes fun of me for being a Japanophile, because I like alot of things from Japan. However, I like lots of things from Europe, China, Canada and of course America as well, so I don't see why everyone has to be so racist about it..."
by Lance October 20, 2003
A sad individual obsessed with anything Japanese. They usually spend the day listening awful Japanese pop bands while masterbating to pictures of sailor moon. Overtime most Japanophiles recover from their obsession, and simply try to forget that part of their past.
The japanophile suddenly realizing how lame anime is, reacted in a way only a true japanophile would, by ritualisticly killing himself with a samurai sword.
by Guitarbob December 13, 2008