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kaizen

kaizen  n.— «Kaizen is a Japanese term that means continuous improvement, taken from the words “kai,” meaning “change,” and “zen,” meaning “good.” The general translation is “change for...

Foblish

Foblish  n.— «Your english hasn’t gone downhill, you’ve just learned to speak some fabulous foblish!» —“[Janelle in Japan IV] End of JSP” by kw0n in Japan descend from grace Dec. 18, 2003. (source: Double...

v-film

v-film  n.— «Shimizu debuted in 2000 with two shot-on-video, released-to-video features (“V-films,” in Japanese parlance) called Ju-on (starring Kill Bill’s Chiaki Kuriyama) and Ju-on 2.» —“‘Grudge’ Match” by...

netsuzo

netsuzo  n.— «The practice of false reporting is so commonplace among the nonestablishment Japanese press that journalists have coined a term for it: netsuzo, or “the manufacturing of the news.”» —“‘A Public Betrayed’:...

Narita divorce

Narita divorce  n.— «So familiar is the very short marriage in Japan that the parting has earned a slang name: Narita divorce, after Japan’s main international airport.» —“Till baggage carousel do us part” by Deborah...

RDP

RDP  n.— «How about RDP? The term means, “Re-use Domestic Products,” the total sum of money spent on buying used goods. Most likely, the Japanese came up with the term, which cannot be found in dictionaries, for Japanese...