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Can you name the English words derived from Japanese?

Updated Mar 6, 2012

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DefinitionWordFurther etymology
Dish of vinegared rice topped with raw fish or other seafood
Fictional giant monster that first appeared in an eponymous 1954 film
Traditional long-sleeved Japanese robe, often ornately decorated
Wealthy business magnate
Mutant seedless mandarin orange native to Japan
A leader or chief, as in the military
Japanese pilot trained for suicide attacks during World War II
Traditional female Japanese entertainer trained in classical music, dance, etc.
Large ocean wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
White foodstuff produced by coagulating soybean milk
Logic puzzle that involves filling a 9x9 grid with the numbers 1-9 under certain rules
Throwing star or blade used especially in ninjutsu
Stylized Japanese comic books and graphic novels
Two-wheeled bicycle or runner-powered cart
Proprietary video cassette format released by Sony in the 1970s, later superseded by VHS
Exceptionally fast-growing climbing vine, now considered a pest weed in the West
Japanese art of paper folding
Japanese system of unarmed self-defense which focuses on striking sensitive areas with the fists and feet
Japanese bullet train
Musical entertainment involving singing along to popular songs
Member of a feudal Japanese warrior caste
School of Mahāyāna Buddhism particularly prevalent in Japan

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