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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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In any case, colonial authorities did make concerted efforts to Japanize Zhaijiao religious practice to the extent possible.
Based on such research, I wrote Hiroshima Notes, and simultaneously I conducted other research on Okinawa, which in the past had been independent from Japanese political power but then was forced to "Japanize" when Japan embarked on modernization.
Mochizuki believed in creating a world filled with the Emperor's benevolent love, but he told his students that he did not have any wish to Japanize the Filipinos.
The leaders tried to "Japanize" Christianity, making deliberate efforts to take Confucianism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and traditional Japanese culture seriously.
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