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tr. & intr.v. Jap·a·nized, Jap·a·niz·ing, Jap·a·niz·es
To make or become Japanese in form, idiom, style, or character.

Jap′a·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈdʒæpəˌnaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to make Japanese
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Drawing on written evidence like government documents and personal records, she interprets each aspect of the military administration of Guam from the perspective of the navy's management of the South Sea Islands, examining non-militarization and how it related to Guam's occupation by Japan, efforts to bring about economic development, and the application of Japanization to Guam's Chamorros.
policies and implementation, political participation, Japanization, and others (Chapter Nine).
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In order to spare the susceptibility of reactionary elements, the Church engaged in the japanization of its structures and of its activities.
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