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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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I can think of no people more nationalistic than the Japanese, but they have Japanized many foreign terms.
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Under the framework established by the government, Taiwan's painters had to become simultaneously Westernized and Japanized. At the same time, they had to cultivate their individuality and explore the hidden nature of their self-identity.
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.