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- Language (general) : A type of communication system, commonly used in linguistics, computer science and other fields to refer to different systems, including 'natural language' in humans, programming languages run on computers, and so on. A wider definition of language - what counts as a language and what doesn't - is a difficult philosophical topic, deserving an article in its own right.
- Japonic languages : Add brief definition or description
- Culture of Japan : Set of traditions, pastimes, artistic expression, use of language, belief systems and so on that distinguishes Japan from other nations.
- Kanji : (漢字) Chinese-derived characters used to write some elements of the Japanese language.
- Kana : Two scripts used to write the Japanese language, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ); symbols represent moras, i.e. syllable-like units.
- Shingo : (新語) recently-coined popular new words in Japanese as recognised in an annual competition in Japan.
- Shichigon-zekku : Japanese term for a poetry verse form consisting of four phrases each seven Chinese characters in length.
- Shigin : A form of Japanese poetry, which is usually chanted, either individually or within a group.
- Chinese characters : (simplified Chinese 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字) are symbols used to write varieties of Chinese and - in modified form - other languages; world's oldest writing system in continuous use.
- Japanese English : 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.
- Japanese popular culture
- Manga : Japanese or Japanese-style comics.
- Chinese language : Collective term for varieties of the Sino-Tibetan language family spoken in China; linguistically several different languages, but in broad cultural terms often seen as a single form.
- Korean language : Add brief definition or description
- Pidgin Hawaiian : Extinct pidgin language spoken in Hawaii, which drew most of its vocabulary from Hawaiian; spoken mainly by immigrants to Hawaii, and died out in the early twentieth century.