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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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Here visitors can enjoy a Japanized western cuisine for about 2000 yen.
As a parallel, the Japanese Yasumasa Morimura japanized and globalized kahloienne images by appropriating and parodying Kahlo' portraits.
Tamagotchi" is a portmanteau of the Japanese word for egg (tamago) and the Japanized version of the English "watch," but it also denotes a certain eggy cuteness.
Under the framework established by the government, Taiwan's painters had to become simultaneously Westernized and Japanized.
The language used by most of the characters, in both conversation and interior thought, is a kind of Japanized pidgin English (Christopher Palmer calls it "telegraphese" [123]) that often gives the impression that a character is speaking in aphorisms.
We hung around Ala Moana Shopping Center outside of Sears to chat up groups of pretty Japanese girls using a broken Japanese made up mostly of Japanized English words--"date-o" for date and "cute-o" for cute, for example--and a smattering of schoolyard Japanese, generally crude terms for body parts and body functions that always brought a giggle and the occasional invitation to lunch.
He discusses Japanized staatsmedizin as the prototype of colonial medicine in Taiwan, the chaotic beginning, revising staatsmedizin for the colony during the 1920s, and from prewar legacy to postwar legend during the 1930s and since.
Isabel Paterson's God and the Machine included a chapter on 'Our Japanized Educational System.
Later in the book, Haley shows how this eleven hundred-year-old history came alive in the recent past, first when the Japanized Chinese legal tradition blended with Western law in the Meiji period and then again in the postwar modern period.
And yet in terms of the particular globalization effects that Murakami dubs "super flatness," where a number of different cultural layers are merged into one and the rest of the world comes to resemble Japan more and more, these recent Japanese horror films and their American remakes together provide a vividly "super flat" global portrait: a simultaneously Japanized America and Americanized Japan that belongs to both nations but is not fully locatable in either.
The very process of his operation is intercultural, because a Jewish intellectual utilizes Japanized Chinese knowledge of meditative verse in exercising a successful war strategy proving that war is an art and its success depends on intercultural practices- temporal and spatial transformations that are presupposed in this process of cross-cultural adaptation and cultivation.
I have described similar dynamics in the demand for a Japanized theology during the wave of anti-Western nationalism in Japan in the 1890s in my book Buddhism and Christianity in Japan: From Conflict to Dialogue (Honolulu: Univ.