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Proprietary video cassette format released by Sony in the 1970s, later superseded by VHS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

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