|1.||[ adjective ] (Japanese) of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language|
"the Japanese Emperoro" "Japanese cars"
|2.||[ noun ] a native or inhabitant of Japan|
|Related terms:||Asian Jap shogun geisha Ryukyuan Japan ninja samurai samurai|
|3.||[ noun ] (linguistics) the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese people|
|Related terms:||Altaic Ryukyuan mikado Japan|