the newly created imperial japanese army used firearms intensively against more traditional samurai rebellious forces during the satsuma rebellion in 1877, with an average of 320,000 rounds of ammunition fired daily during the conflict. after the satsuma rebellion, japan relied extensively on the french chassepot.
this is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. this is a selected list of gairo, japanese words originating or based on foreign generally western terms, including wasei-eigo japanese pseudo-anglicisms .
this is a list of japanese inventions and discoveries.the japanese have made contributions across a number of scientific and technological domains. in particular, the country has played a crucial role in the digital revolution since the 20th century, with many modern revolutionary and widespread technologies in fields such as electronics and robotics introduced by japanese inventors and .
the japanese makes use of honorific suffixes when referring to others in a conversation. these suffixes are attached to the end of names, and are often gender-neutral. honorific suffixes also indicate the level of the speaker and referred individual's relationship and are often used alongside other components of japanese honorific speech, called keigo 敬語
a bokken 木剣, bok u , 'wood', and ken, 'sword' or a bokutō 木刀, as they are instead called in japan is a japanese wooden sword used for training. it is usually the size and shape of a katana, but is sometimes shaped like other swords, such as the wakizashi and tantō.some ornamental bokken are decorated with mother-of-pearl work and elaborate carvings.
japanese punctuation marks are usually full width that is, occupying an area that is the same as the surrounding characters . punctuation was not widely used in japanese writing until translations from european s became common in the 19th century. citation needed
the second sino-japanese war began on 7 july 1937 with the marco polo bridge incident in the republic of china. the war, by some seen as the start of world war ii, ended when the empire of japan surrendered to the allies in august 1945. by the end of july 1937, fighting had escalated into a full-scale war and both countries deployed their air forces, ground troops, and warships into combat. japanese heavy bombers also extensively bombed chinese factories, airfields and conducted the first major
words of japanese origin have entered many s. some words are simple transliterations of japanese words for concepts inherent to japanese culture, but some are actually words of chinese origin that were first exposed to english via japan.the words on this page are an incomplete list of words which are listed in major english dictionaries and whose etymologies include japanese.
kanji 漢字, pronounced are the adopted logographic chinese characters that are used in the japanese writing system. they are used alongside the japanese syllabic scripts hiragana and katakana.the japanese term kanji for the chinese characters literally means 'han characters'. it is written with the same characters as in traditional chinese to refer to the character writing system, hanzi .
traditional japanese musical instruments are musical instruments used in the traditional and folk music of japan. they comprise a range of string, wind, and percussion instruments. shamisen 三味線 — a banjo-like lute with three strings, the shamisen was brought to japan from china in the 16th century.
gori japanese fish ja - refers regionally to different fish, but often the goby type, some are high-end fish. salmon sake - shiojake or salted salmon are often very salty fillets, so lighter salted amajio types may be sought. aramaki-jake ja is salt-cured whole fish. hizu-namasu ja uses snout cartilage.
in spite of the change to driving on the right, most passenger cars in the country today are rhd, being second-hand vehicles imported from japan, thailand, and singapore.now, only left hand drive can be imported to myanmar and the reason behind is that right hand drive cars are unsuitable for myanmar's road traffic system . caribbean
yanase currently has 174 stores selling new cars in japan and 31 stores that sell used cars under direct management. there is a related company or subsidiary organization dealing with a particular brand of imported cars, some in rural areas. on may 25, 2015, the yanase car dealership network celebrated its 100 anniversary.
japanese kitchen knives are a type of a knife used for food preparation. these knives come in many different varieties and are often made using traditional japanese blacksmithing techniques. they can be made from stainless steel, or hagane, which is the same kind of steel used to make japanese swords.
firearms of japan were introduced in the 13th century by the chinese, but saw little use. portuguese firearms were introduced in 1543, and intense development followed, with strong local manufacture during the period of conflicts of the late 16th century.
the aesthetic of japanese gardens was introduced to the english-speaking world by josiah conder's landscape gardening in japan kelly & walsh, 1893 . it sparked the first japanese gardens in the west. a second edition was required in 1912. conder's principles have sometimes proved hard to follow:
the dakuten japanese: 濁点, japanese pronunciation: dakɯ̥teꜜɴ or dakɯ̥teɴ , lit. 'voicing mark' , colloquially ten-ten 点々, 'dots' , is a diacritic sign most often used in the japanese kana syllabaries to indicate that the consonant of a syllable should be pronounced voiced, for instance, on sounds that have undergone rendaku sequential voicing .
kabuto 兜, 冑 is a type of helmet first used by ancient japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal japan.. note that in the japanese , the word kabuto is an appellative, not a type description, and can refer to any combat helmet
in kenya, second-hand imported japanese vehicles must undergo a worthiness inspection conducted by the quality inspection services japan as per mandate from the kenya bureau of standards. the inspection aims to ensure that the vehicles are not more than eight years old, have genuine mileage and that the vehicles pass a safety and mechanical inspection as per the standards set by kebs.
housing in japan includes modern and traditional styles. two patterns of residences are predominant in contemporary japan: the single-family detached house and the multiple-unit building, either owned by an individual or corporation and rented as apartments to tenants, or owned by occupants.
the naginata なぎなた, 薙刀 is a pole weapon and one of several varieties of traditionally made japanese blades . naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal japan, as well as by ashigaru foot soldiers and sōhei warrior monks . the naginata is the iconic weapon of the onna-bugeisha, a type of warrior belonging to the japanese nobility.
japan has won the academy award for the best foreign film four times, more than any other asian country. japanese animated films and television series, known as anime, were largely influenced by japanese manga and have been extensively popular in the west. japan is a world-renowned powerhouse of animation. sports