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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.
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(ˈdʒæpəˌnaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to make Japanese
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policies and implementation, political participation, Japanization, and others (Chapter Nine).