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shuto

shuto  n.— «He also throws a pitch known in Japan as a “shuto” that essentially is a screwball—though he didn’t use it Wednesday.» —“Against Pirates, Matsuzaka Is ‘as Good as Advertised’” by Dave Sheinin in...

momic

momic  n.— «Book loving mobile phone addicts now have a reason to smile, as novels and even comic books are being made available for reading on cell phones. Already a big hit in Japan and China, momics (mobile comics) as they are called...

taspo

taspo  n.— «The Tobacco Institute of Japan and other organizations have announced plans to introduce ID cards for cigarette vending machines in 2008 in a bid to bar underage purchases. Under the system, ID cards embedded with integrated...

informationalization

informationalization  n.— «It is our conclusion that Japan has to change its goal from industrialization to informationalization….We propose that the final national goal be a new information society.» —Annual Review of...

mini-me

mini-me  n.— «He has four deputies—“mini-me’s” as he calls them: Michelle Bang in Singapore for Asia ex-Japan, Andy Fay for Australia, Tsukasa Sekizaki for Japan and Dan Smaller in Dubai for the Middle East.» —“How DeAM has sourced $5...

difong kong

difong kong  n.— «First National Bank Botswana has now decided to fund the buying of second hand cars from Japan and Singapore. A few months ago, it was taboo to expect any bank to even listen to a request for finance to buy these...

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