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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Japanned Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling
    • japanned Covered with japan, or with something resembling it in effect.
    • japanned Appearing as if varnished with japan: as, the japanned peacock, Pav. nigripennis.
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  • Edward Rowland Sill
    Edward Rowland Sill
    “At the punch-bowl's brink, let the thirsty think, what they say in Japan: first the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man!”


In literature:

A long open whale-boat of Japan.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
We asked him if he had enjoyed his vacation in Japan.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
If I ever happen to have five whole dollars, why, I might go on to Japan!
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
A naval expedition next attacked Chapoo, China's port of trade with Japan.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
And this is true even of the great external enigma of Japan.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Japan is day by day a growing surprise to the world.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
I say nothing yet about Japan.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Japan is a land for poetry and song, a land to awaken the loftiest patriotism, a land to inspire and lead the world.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
England, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Japan and the United States, the great industrial nations, have become the great lending nations.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The far eastern trade absorbs the excess production of Japan.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
As we look due west from this spot, no land intervenes between us and the far-away shore of Japan.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
I know not if the author of the above lines had ever been to Japan.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
In China it is much more so than in Japan.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Three hundred and fifty years ago there were perhaps a million Christians in Japan.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
New York, Ohio, Kansas; more recently reported from Scotland and Japan.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
In time, if he still held his high office, he would lose the war for Japan by simply bleeding his country white.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
In Japan, the students are eager to learn English.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
One season he was sent with his nurse to reside in the cottage of a sea-captain, whose usual "run" had been to China and Japan.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
The seat of industry has been transferred to Japan, and morphia is now manufactured by the Japanese themselves.
"The Opium Monopoly" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
I suppose she can put five times as many men in the field as Japan can.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer

In poetry:

Japan unbars her long sealed gates
From islands far away;
Her sons are lifting up their eyes
To greet the coming day.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Look, here's a fan
From far Japan,
A sabre from Damasco:
There's shawls ye get
From far Thibet,
And cotton prints from Glasgow.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In far Japan this story old
Is carved in ivory, graved in brass,
For jealous Fame, who loves the bold,
Lets not the gracious memory pass.
"The Golden Lotus" by Oscar Fay Adams
But oh, what a pity--once more I must say--
That we could not have joined in a "Japanese day"!
Such greeting we give you to-night as we can;
Long life to our brothers and friends of Japan!
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The shrines of our pilgrims are not like your own,
Where white Fusiyama lifts proudly its cone,
(The snow-mantled mountain we see on the fan
That cools our hot cheeks with a breeze from Japan.)
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Now do you know of Avalon That sailors call Japan? She holds as rare a chivalry
As ever bled for man.
King Arthur sleeps at Nikko hill
Where Iyeyasu lies,
And there the broad Pendragon flag
In deathless splendor flies."
"The Jingo And The Minstrel" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Agreement to resume US-Japan beef trade.
Japan's Top Mobile Phone Company to Buy AT &T Wireless Stake.
'Ju-on': Amityville By Way of Japan.
Japan's Shinkansen system tops 186 mph.
A chocolate cake is presented to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan to celebrate his May 20 birthday, during the G8 Summit working dinner in Laurel Cabin at Camp David, Md.
Regime Tells Japan to Cancel Meeting.
My friend showed me this song, "We All Need Saving," that is benefiting Japan and the recovery from the earthquake and tsunami.
In Japan, there's a suspicion the recalls are about rolling back the carmaker 's market share.
How Japan views Toyota recall woes.
Japan has faced adversity before.
TOYOTA CITY, Japan — Facing labor shortages back in 1990 but ever wary of allowing in foreigners, Japan made an exception for Japanese-Brazilians.
", James Hunt, portfolio manager of Tocqueville's International Value Fund and a rare Japan bull, concedes: "One of the questions we are asked most often by investors is why we would invest in Japan .
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia--Japan and South Korea held their first ministerial talks since South Korean President Lee Myung-bak caused a furor in Japan a month ago with his visit to an island long.
Japan's tsunami funds were spent on whaling research an ad campaign for Japan's tallest building, among other unrelated projects.
The firm was the top equity underwriter in Japan last quarter after it arranged public offerings for seven companies including Japan Airlines, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

In science:

He is also grateful to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for its financial support.
Blow-Nash types of simple singularities
Pullirsch, Contribution to the Workshop on “Finite Density QCD” (Nara, Japan, July 2003) [arXiv:hep-lat/0402015]; G.
Random matrices beyond the Cartan classification
Tanaka, On non-degenerate real hypersurfaces, graded Lie algebras and Cartan connections, Japan J.
Canonical connections on paracontact manifolds
Spruck, editors, Minimal surfaces, geometric analysis and symplectic geometry, Advanced Studies in Pure Math. 34, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2002.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan.
The nanoscale phase separation in hole-doped manganites
The antennas, together with a third one from Japan, are located at the ALMA Test Facility (ATF), on the site of the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico, USA (Figures 1 and 2).
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Symp. on Advanced Intel ligent Systems, Tsukuba, Japan, October 2002.
Derivative of functions over lattices as a basis for the notion of interaction between attributes
The detector is located in the Kamioka mine, Japan.
Atmospheric neutrino and Long Baseline neutrino experiments
In Proceedings of the Second Japan-USSR Symposium on Probability Theory, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, pages 104–119.
Sampling of min-entropy relative to quantum knowledge
Koetter, “Network coding from a network flow perspective,” in International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2003), (Yokohama, Japan), June 2003. S.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
Takeuchi, Tangent coalgebras and hyperalgebras. I, Japan. J.
Prime path coalgebras
First of all, this can significantly reduce seismic noise and gravity gradient noise (see [15, 16] for a review on gravity gradient noise and for a comparison between the seismic noise at the underground and surface interferometers in Japan).
Triple Michelson Interferometer for a Third-Generation Gravitational Wave Detector
Based in part on data collected at Subaru Telescope, which is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
Japan, in cooperation with KEK, Japan, has opened up new possibilities for SOI pixel sensors with a pixel pitch, which is small enough to satisfy the requirements for the next generation of particle physics collider experiments, as well as for imaging.
A Sensor with Analog and Digital Pixels in 0.15 micron SOI Technology
Part of calculations were done using the GRAPE system at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CfCA) of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Trojan Stars in the Galactic Center