japanize

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Japan +‎ -ize

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japanize (third-person singular simple present japanizes, present participle japanizing, simple past and past participle japanized)

  1. (transitive) To nipponize.
    • 2003, Mark Schilling. "The ideal Xmas present?" The Japan Times. 2003 Dec. 3.
      His latest, Tokyo Godfathers, may sound like a gangster film, but rather it's Kon's attempt to Japanize a Western tradition that goes back to Charles Dickens and beyond: the heartwarming holiday story.

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