Nippon + -o- + -phile
Nipponophile (plural Nipponophiles)
- One who loves Japan or Japanese culture.
1997, Errol C. Friedberg, Correcting the Blueprint of Life: An Historical Account of the Discovery of DNA Repair Mechanisms, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, →ISBN, page 114:
[…] Strauss had become something of a Nipponophile and had returned to Japan for a sabbatical in 1958.
2003, William Illsey Atkinson, Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small, Amacom, →ISBN, page 213:
CALL ME A NIPPONOPHILE—a secret admirer of Japan, a worshiper from afar.
2003 October, Charles Campion, The Rough Guide to London Restaurants: 2004, sixth edition, Penguin Putnam, →ISBN, page 29:
The place was actually set up by a Nipponophile Englishman, but the kitchen staff are all Japanese and its Far Eastern credentials bear scrutiny.
- Synonym: Japanophile
- Antonyms: Nipponophobe, Japanophobe
- An advocate of Japanese thought or culture.