Japanize


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Jap·a·nize

 (jăp′ə-nīz′)
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.

japanize

(ˈdʒæpəˌnaɪz) or

japanise

vb (tr)
to make Japanese
Translations
japoniser
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there is a persistent desire not only to Japanize Asia but also to Asianize Japan, a desire both to see Japan as the embodiment of Asia and to construct Asia as a reflection of Japan's past--in short, to place Asian countries along a spatial continuum, but at the same time to deny them temporal coevalness" ("Globalizing the Regional" 302).
When foreigners come over here, we don't Japanize, Germanize or otherize for their benefit.