One who is terribly obssessed with Japan, and anything Japanese. He/she may even get sexual stimulation from anything remotely realtedd to Japan, or japanese culture.
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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
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Often bears similarities to a nerd a Japanophile is someone who

1. Thinks Japan is the greatest country/culture in the world.

2. Tries to learn the japanese language simply by watching animes and repeats lines of it later on to attempt at impressing someone, they usually get the word wrong as well

3. Has or would like to go out in cos play looking like a complete idiot dressed up as their favorite anime or RPG character

4. Thinks every female in Japan is "innocent" or "shy"

5. Is pale and overweight

6. Spends most of there time online typically playing RPGs such as Ragnarok or Final Fantasy

7. Rarely leaves the house

8. Spends a good 18 hours each week watching animes and if they recently bought a series will watch the lot in one go

9. Wants to go to Japan to live there forever and possibly marry an Asian woman, they seem to belive Japanese women are easy to pick up.

10. Spends a good length of time on foreign sites and downloads animes from the internet whether there in English or not.

11. Buys anime magazines to see what the latest "hot" anime is so they can go out and purchase it.

12. Has or would like to purchase swords from Japan to try and improve there already stupid image

13. Tries to hangout with other asians wheteher they are friends with them or not because "all asians are cool" they repeat this line often, and if they see an asian walking by them in the street they will either stare at them or talk about them for ages "Did you see that asian kid"
If six of the above apply to you then you're a Japanophile
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An alternative to Wapanese. This is simply a defintion for someone who appreciates things related to Japan. Similar to a xenophile.

It's also considored an insult to critisize people who refuse to read American comics, instead of just manga. Likewise with cartoons as opposed to anime.
"... She doesn't take an interest in anything I show her, unless it's Japanese."

Pyschiatrist: ".. So she's a Japanophile?"
by Anonymous December 11, 2004
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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 15, 2008
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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
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One who has a genuine appreciation for Japanese language, culture, history, food, etc. Not to be confused with "weeaboo." Japanophiles do not "try to act Japanese" or have an obsession with manga or some strange yen to be Japanese. They are simply interested in all things Japanese--not very much different from Francophiles.
Beatorisu speaks Japanese very well. She also enjoys origami. She's a Japanophile.
by zzussammen January 12, 2015
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