A love or over interest in everything Japanese. Some might consider Japanophilia an obsession, compulsion, and a crazy madness all in one.
Japanophile-"I really really like Japanese girls"
Person-"Yeah, me too, it's like virtual pornography, they're 23, but they look like they're 14! Don't you love little children?"
Japanophile-"Ewww man, pedophilia is fucking gross!"
Person-"And Japanophilia is any better"?

Japanophile2-"Henseiki! Toshigoro! Boushi!"
"Dude, wtf is that guy talking about?"
"Nah, don't worry about it, she thinks she can speak Japanese because she's already inflicted with Japanophilia, I hear it's a terrible condition"
"It must be, man, you live your life under the delusion that you're actually a different race!"
by FlappingChocoboModel July 3, 2008
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Japanophilia is the appreciation and love of Japanese culture, people and history. In Japanese, the term for Japanophile is "shinnichi" (親日), with "親" equivalent to the English prefix 'pro-' and "日", meaning "Japan" (as in the word for Japan "Nihon" (日本)). The term was first used as early as the 18th century, switching in scope over time.
japanophilia has escalated since the rise of anime.
by DarkKingPegasus February 6, 2021
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