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"White Japanese" literally. Pertains to Caucasians (myself included) who find Japan's culture superior to the homeland's culture. Activities include assimilating ourselves to the traditions, language and customs of Japan as a surrogate to the fullest extent possible.
Konnichewa everybody! Wapanese for life!
by Piranha July 07, 2006
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A highly derogatory term similar to wigger that pertains to any person, usually Caucasian, who esteems Japanese culture. Many people hold backward views of these individuals; they immediately associate them with animé and hentai. This is not the case, however; it is instead an example of how intolerant people are.

Generally, people think 'Wapanese' are young males under the age of twenty. People tend to think that these individuals live with their parents until their thirties... which I believe is a disgusting generalization.

The 'Wapanese' (which is a contraction for White Japanese or Wanna Be Japanese) simply feel that Japanese culture is intriguing. Many do not, as the populace stereotype, discard their heritage arbitrarily. Is a person of British decent who wants to learn Japanese, knowing that it will take years or decades, Wapanese if they eat traditional British food and use conversational English in their daily lives? Would one label them 'Wapanese' if they also enjoy watching animé and listening to J-Pop for the simple reason they consider it appealing?

The term 'Wapanese' is a slur used by insecure people to describe other people in cultural limbo. It is an example of the blatant stupidity people carry in their heads. 'Wapanese' is simply a cultural preference, if you may. It is an example of the narrow-mindedness many people posses.
'Wapanese' is a disgusting stereotype, alike to the notion that all Caucasian people who listen to hip-hop are wiggers. Both are grossly politically incorrect.
by Exodus February 09, 2004
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-A fanboy since childhood

-anyone who wants to learn Japanese just for the sake that "It's Japanese, I love it"
by YOU = TEH WAPANESE October 06, 2003
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Americans, usually caucasian teenage females, who have an unhealthy obsession towards anime, manga, and/or the Japanese culture in general. Not to be confused with otaku.

The main differences between the Wapanese and the otaku are as follows:

WAPANESE: Only know a few Japanese words like "kawaii" and "desu" but somehow think that means they're fluent
OTAKU: Study the Japanese language (if they even involve themselves with the language at all) and actually know a few useful Japanese words and phrases. (e.g. "Where is the bathroom," "Help me," "Food.")

WAPANESE: Watch anime and read manga almost exclusively, only deviating from this trend about once a month, or maybe more if they have school books to read.
OTAKU: Watch anime and read manga moreso that an average person, but still read and watch American literature/TV.

WAPANESE: Insist that they are budding "mangaka"s, even though they usually have no artistic talent whatsoever.
OTAKU: Don't usually draw manga, but the ones who do, do so because they are artistic anyway.

WAPANESE: Answer to a Japanese or Japanese-sounding name that sounds nothing like their real name.
OTAKU: Answer to their real name.
Wapanese girl: KYAA! That neko keychain is soooo kawaii! I want one-desu! I'm going to give one to my manga character Makiko!
Otaku: ...okay, um, thanks, but -
Wapanese girl: *bows* Konnichiwa! I'm Hikaru!
Otaku: Is that really your name?
Wapanese girl: My parents call me Heather, but Hikaru's soooo much prettier, don't you think?!
Otaku: *backs away slowly*
by Watashi Wo Korosu Kudasai December 30, 2009
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Anyone of the people here who sat here and thought of a defination, while trying to defend the fact that just because they watch anime, doesn't mean they are an Otaku.
There are obviously a lot of Wapanese-folk postin' on here!
by J. L. B. February 07, 2005
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This means a person who wishes so badly to be japanese, but only watch's anime, think about being a harajuku girl/boy, and that japan is the best.
But, if you watch anime, are realated to someone japanese, learnt how to speak enough to be polite and talk in a convo, learnt the history, dress which ever jap style you like (remembering that harajuku is not everyday) and are proud of what you are, Then you are not a wapanese.
Person 1= is from one culture or 2, but not from japan, obssessed with japan, only knows crappy words from anime translations and eats jap food and think they are japanese are a wapanese.

Person 2= comes from one or 2 backgrounds and has one japanese person in the family or more, watches aniem, helps, know the history, speaks 5/10, draws, dresses japanese. Is not a wapanese.

Why? because person 2 is realted to someone jap. Trust me there are people like this.
by Fox :P May 25, 2007
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Through the years, ive come across a growing group of people called the wapanese aka wannabe Japanese.

Wapanese is a commonly termed used to describe a person white(commonly the female gender), black(commonly male gender), and rarely Hispanic, and Asians that arent Japanese.
They have great distinct liking towards anime, the nation, the people, food(usually sushi), novelty items and their language.
Though there most likely is more characteristics.

1. The typical wapanese will be a white young female or the not as common black male gender.

2. The white female gender wapanese commonly say phrases such as kawaii which means cute,(may or may not pronounce the phrases wrong) wish to live or visit japan,wants to be around the japanese all the time, believe that Japan is the greatest country ever,(this is shown through defense towards Japan if they are accused of being a wapanese, as comparing Japan to America using false accusations against America and praising Japan.

3.The black male gender wapanese though do not show the same characteristicts believe the japanese are cool and wish to visit/live there.

4. The female white gender may range from shy to extremely irrating apart from being wapanese.

5. I believe that all wapanese however have succumb to wapanese status through anime. It may be possible that anime have in fact given them false sets of reality of what Japan is really like and that it is in fact and a normal modern society not knowing of the wapanese actual existence and may in fact depending on who they are not like them.

6. Through my observation i believe that in fact anime is the root towards the wapanese, shown as an influence to them.
There may possibly be millions of wapanese out there as anime makes its way across america which will cause the wapanese.

7. Also commonly disliked by normal people due to their rant/behavior and depending on which gender they are may be outcast.

8. Will have an open discussion about anime japan and anything related to japan.

And while the wapanese come in many different shapes and forms the most important thing to remember is to keep these rules in mind.
That girl definitely was wapanese when she explained to the class what her japanese nickname meant.
by Coldtekken100 September 02, 2008
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