A great nation that was once a superpower in the world. After their defeat in WW2, they quickly became one of the world best economies, ranking second in the world; US being the first. Now the most highly technologically advanced society.
by unknown September 10, 2003
The race that all Asian tourists are assumed to be when they visit Europe.
Italian illegal iimmigrants to all passing Asians in Rome: "Konichiwa! Japanese? Yes?"
by Kvi November 21, 2007
1. An overrated race of Asia, in which now in modern days have anime which creates wannabes.

2.The most highly looked at race in Asia, by the outsiders. Which causes people to neglect other Asian countries such as Korea and China.

3. Have a lot of shared characteristics within their culture with Koreans and Chinese people.

4. These traditions are put into their anime, and the world automatically thinks that anything that seems modern, fancy, or cool is Japanese.

5. Have proved to the world that a country, which AT ONE POINT ate dogs (Some provinces of China, and some Korean cities... honestly.... these people were starving.... give these guys a break man) are WORSE than countries that at one point killed people in great numbers and raped the women of a country. (Look it up)

6. Anything that is made in Japan, and is believed by many to be reliable, advanced, and up to date.

7. A pretty good looking country which many wannabes wish to live at. Buildings are pretty much the same as Korean buildings. Temples at Japan are strikingly similar to Chinese and Korean temples. BUT more people know Japan for having those buildings.

8. Known for blaming their ancestors, and having wannabes blame their ancestors too.

9. Experienced the first atomic bomb directly. They say that there are other ways ending the war, with less casualties. (This is possible if you don't consider the Korean people and Chinese people which they would be constantly killing.)
(I'm half Korean half Chinese. When i say me i refer to these 2 races)
4. Guy: what kind of food do you Chinese people eat? (notice... s/he doesn't even care much about race... it's either you're Japanese, or someone else. All other Asians are just "Chinese"

Me: (I eat ramen, started in China. Look it up.) Ramen

Random Person: Isn't that Japanese?

Me: Ramen was started in China a while ago believe it or not, the way ramen is pronounced is very similar to its original Chinese form, la mian, so I myself call the dish Chinese.

Random Person: The Japanese people probably modernized it and made it better. They should be called different foods.

Me: The style in which it is made hasn't changed at all.

Random Person: (They still won't accept my answer) Come on man just tell me a food that you eat that is ORIGINALLY Chinese.

Me: (saying my food isn't Chinese is insulting enough, so i walk away now)

5. Girl: I hate you stupid (gooks/chinks) how could you guys eat dogs... why can't you guys be a more civilized race like the Japanese?? (Blah blah blah)

Me: *sigh*We don't do that anymore. Notice how this girl just randomly believes that we still eat dogs, yet she doesn't think that Japanese people still slaughter Chinese or Korean people.

Girl: I don't care, I can't believe your people even did that once at one time.

I myself have actually been in all the conversations which are shown above.
by Rambling Fool November 03, 2009
The most brutal race to ever have existed, more so than Germans or Soviets.
The Rape of Nanjing, where tens of thousands of people were needlessly slaughtered by the Japanese, thousands of women raped, disemboweled, burnt, butchered, beheaded..

And then they deny it.. ..fuckers..
by Chan March 31, 2005
A type of Asian. Their diet consits of rice and raw fish called sushi. Dolphins are an example. They are the one that makes everyday anime. Some of those anime are turned to hentai, which is basically cartoon porn. Many games come from thse people as well. Japanese of these have problems with fabricating history, mostly with the one having to do with World War 2.
Hanzo Hattori: What's your favorite sushi?
Ayumi Hamasaki: Dolphins.

Nobunaga Oda: Wanna watch anime with me?
Osaska: Depends, is it hentai?

MacArthur: Hey dude, remember Pearl Harbor?
Shinto: Oh yeah. the one where those Vietnamese people pretended to be us Japanese and attacked you that started World War 3?
by LagunaBolt May 18, 2007
Many people think that Japanese people are bad ass because of WWII. Killing lots of people and raping lots of women. Yes, that did happen. But what you didn't know is that the Japanese decided to conquer Asia because they had this slogan "Asia for the Asians." They wanted Asia to rise up and so the Japanese, being an Asian country, tried to challenge them Filipinos. They hired Korean soldiers. And these Korean soldiers were the ones responsible for all the killing and the raping. The Japanese only tend to strengthen the Asian countries by leading them on. By not being so weak because the westerners were looking down at us. So yes, somehow, the Koreans sabotaged the Japanese, since, you know, they look the same. While the Japanese were only trying to help Asian countries grow richer, just like them. If the Koreans didn't sabotage them, Japanese people wouldn't have this reputation today. If only people during WWII listened to them, some Asian countries would've never been like what they are now... poor. And look at the Japanese today, one of the leading and richest countries.
Person 1: The Japanese are actually good people. They are really polite. They are strict when it comes to manners. So you guys saying that Japanese are so cheap, just look at the Americans. No manners at all.

Person 2: Whoa.
by oscarsstolen May 29, 2010
annoying asian people who ALWAYS -- and i mean ALWAYS pose with the stupid peace signs in photos. Even when they're stuffing their mouths full with sushi.
Tourist: Hey, can I take a picture with you?
Japanese person: Sure! *peace sign*
by fgtjaissiisisisisisuerrgg4 March 20, 2009
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