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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Culture of Japan.
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Parent topics

  • Japan [r]: East Asian country of about 3,000 islands; one of the world's largest economies; population about 125,000,000. [e]



Popular culture


  • Japanese language [r]: (日本語 Nihongo), Japonic language spoken mostly in Japan; Japonic family's linguistic relationship to other tongues yet to be established, though Japanese may be related to Korean; written in a combination of Chinese-derived characters (漢字 kanji) and native hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ) scripts; about 125,000,000 native speakers worldwide. [e]
  • Ainu language [r]: Endangered language of the Ainu people, spoken in parts of northern Japan and the Russian Far East. [e]
  • Ryukyuan languages [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Japanese English [r]: English as used by native speakers of Japanese, either for communicating with non-Japanese speakers or commercial and entertainment purposes. Includes vocabulary and usages not found in the native English-speaking world. [e]


  • Shigin [r]: A form of Japanese poetry, which is usually chanted, either individually or within a group. [e]
  • Shichigon-zekku [r]: Japanese term for a poetry verse form consisting of four phrases each seven Chinese characters in length. [e]

Visual arts


  • Kimono [r]: Traditional Japanese garment, worn by both men and women, consisting of a long, ankle-length gown with full, flowing sleeves. [e]
  • Geta [r]: A kind of Japanese shoe with a flat wooden sole raised by one or more 'teeth'. [e]


  • Sushi [r]: (寿司, 鮓 or 鮨) any food made with vinegared rice in Japanese cuisine; may include raw or cooked vegetables, raw fish (刺身 sashimi) or other ingredients, and is typically served with soy sauce and wasabi (わさび or 山葵). [e]


  • Sumo [r]: Japanese form of heavyweight wrestling. [e]
  • Judo [r]: An unarmed combat sport of Japanese origin in which a contestant uses holds and leverage to unbalance their opponent. [e]
  • Karate [r]: From the Japanese word meaning "empty hand", a form of unarmed combat in which hands and feet are used to deliver and block blows. In competition, all blows must fall short. [e]
  • Aikido [r]: A Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. [e]
  • Kendo [r]: Add brief definition or description


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