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rì běn
nippon / nihon
Japan Scroll

日本 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji name for the country of Japan.

日 means sun and 本 means origin. That is how Japan is known as the land of the rising sun (literally the place where the sun originates from).


See Also:  Asia

Emperor of Japan

tiān huáng
ten nou
Emperor of Japan Scroll

天皇 is the title for the Emperor of Japan.

This title is used in China, Korea, and Japan with referring specifically to the Emperor of Japan.




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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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huò
    huo4
huo
 wataru
    わたる
Emperor of Japan Scroll
to mix (ingredients) together; to blend; classifier for rinses of clothes; classifier for boilings of medicinal herbs
(1) (mathematics term) sum; (2) harmony; peace; (n,n-pref,adj-no) (3) Japan; Japanese-style; (noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) soft; fragile; weak; poorly built; insubstantial; (adj-nari) (archaism) tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful; calm (at sea); lull; (given name) Wataru
Harmony, peace; to blend, mix; with, unite with; respond, rhyme; to be soft

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 kokuki
    こくき
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(1) country; state; (2) region; (3) national government; central government; (4) home (i.e. hometown, home country); (5) (archaism) province (of Japan); (6) (archaism) land; earth; (given name) Kokuki


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guó
    guo2
kuo
 kuniyuki
    くにゆき
Emperor of Japan Scroll
country; nation; state; national; CL:個|个[ge4]
(out-dated kanji) (1) country; state; (2) region; (3) national government; central government; (4) home (i.e. hometown, home country); (5) (archaism) province (of Japan); (6) (archaism) land; earth; (personal name) Kuniyuki
A country, a nation; national; a country

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dào
    dao4
tao
 dou / do
    どう
Emperor of Japan Scroll
road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) circuit (administrative division)
(1) (abbreviation) (See 道・みち・1) road; path; street; route; (2) (See 道・みち・5) way; set of practices; rules for conducting oneself; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.

三国

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 sangoku
    さんごく
(1) three countries; (2) (hist) (See 魏・ぎ・1,蜀・しょく・2,呉・ご・3) Three Kingdoms (in China, 220 CE-280 CE); (3) (hist) (See 新羅・しらぎ,百済・くだら,高句麗・こうくり) Three Kingdoms (in Korea, 57 BCE-668 CE); (4) (archaism) Japan, China and India; Japan, Korea and China; the whole world; (p,s,f) Mikuni

天皇

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tiān huáng
    tian1 huang2
t`ien huang
    tien huang
 tennou / tenno
    てんのう
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Heavenly Sovereign, one of the three legendary sovereigns 三皇[san1 huang2]; emperor; emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan; (place-name) Tennou
Deva-king; the Tang monk 道悟 Daowu of the 天皇 Tianhuang monastery at 荊州 Jingzhou.

忍者

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rěn zhě
    ren3 zhe3
jen che
 ninja
    にんじゃ
Emperor of Japan Scroll
ninja
(hist) (See 忍術) ninja; person trained in ninjutsu and employed for covert purposes in feudal Japan

日本

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rì běn
    ri4 ben3
jih pen
 nihon(p); nippon
    にほん(P); にっぽん
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Japan
Japan; (surname) Yamatono
Japan. Buddhism was introduced there from Korea in the sixth century, and in the seventh from China.

日航

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rì háng
    ri4 hang2
jih hang
 nikkou / nikko
    にっこう
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Japan Airlines (JAL); abbr. for 日本航空[Ri4 ben3 Hang2 kong1]
(c) Japan Airlines (abbreviation); JAL

東京


东京

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dōng jīng
    dong1 jing1
tung ching
 toukyou(p); toukei(ok) / tokyo(p); toke(ok)
    とうきょう(P); とうけい(ok)
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Tokyo, capital of Japan; Tonkin (northern Vietnam during the French colonial period)
Tokyo; (place-name) Luoyang, China

琉球

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liú qiú
    liu2 qiu2
liu ch`iu
    liu chiu
 ryuukyuu / ryukyu
    りゅうきゅう
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Ryūkyū; refers to the Ryūkyū Islands 琉球群島|琉球群岛[Liu2 qiu2 Qun2 dao3] stretching from Japan to Taiwan; Liuchiu township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
(See 沖縄) Ryukyu; chain of southwestern Japanese islands comprising Okinawa Prefecture; (place-name) Ryūkyū

神風

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 kamikaze(p); shinpuu; kamukaze / kamikaze(p); shinpu; kamukaze
    かみかぜ(P); しんぷう; かむかぜ
Emperor of Japan Scroll
(1) divine wind (esp. a typhoon thought to have protected Japan from a Mongolian invasion in the 13th century); (2) (かみかぜ only) kamikaze; (surname) Jinpuu

富士山

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fù shì shān
    fu4 shi4 shan1
fu shih shan
 fujiyama
    ふじやま
Emperor of Japan Scroll
Mt. Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji; Mt. Fuji; Fujiyama; Fuji-san; (place-name, surname) Fujiyama

淨土宗


净土宗

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jìng tǔ zōng
    jing4 tu3 zong1
ching t`u tsung
    ching tu tsung
 Jōdo Shū
Pure Land Buddhism
The Pure-land sect, whose chief tenet is salvation by faith in Amitābha; it is the popular cult in China, also in Japan, where it is the Jōdo sect; it is also called 蓮宗(蓮花宗) the Lotus sect. Established by Hui-yuan 慧遠 of the Chin dynasty (317— 419), it claims P'u-hsien 普賢 Samantabhadra as founder. Its seven chief textbooks are 無量淸淨平等覺經; 大阿彌陀經; 無量壽經; 觀無量壽經; 阿彌陀經; 稱讚淨土佛攝受經; and 鼓音聲三陀羅尼經. The淨土眞宗 is the Jōdo-Shin, or Shin sect of Japan; Pure Land School

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xià
    xia4
hsia
 shimo
    しも
down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc); measure word to show the frequency of an action
(1) (ant: 上・かみ・1) lower reaches (of a river); (2) bottom; lower part; (3) lower half (of the body, esp. the privates); feces (faeces); urine; menses; (4) end; far from the imperial palace (i.e. far from Kyoto, esp. of western Japan); (can be adjective with の) (5) dirty (e.g. dirty jokes, etc.); (place-name, surname) Shimo
hīna, adhara. Below, lower, inferior, low; to descend, let down, put down; lesser

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yún
    yun2
yün
 den
    でん
to summon; to propagate; to transmit
(1) legend; tradition; (2) biography; life; (3) method; way; (4) horseback transportation and communication relay system used in ancient Japan; (surname) Fu

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    wo1
wo
 yamato
    やまと
dwarf; Japanese (derog.) (old)
(1) (mathematics term) sum; (2) harmony; peace; (n,n-pref,adj-no) (3) Japan; Japanese-style; (1) Yamato; ancient province corresponding to modern-day Nara Prefecture; (2) (ancient) Japan; (can act as adjective) (3) Japanese; (surname, given name) Yamato

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píng
    ping2
p`ing
    ping
 tsubo
    つぼ
a plain; ping, unit of area equal to approx. 3.3058 square meters (used in Japan and Taiwan)
(1) tsubo; traditional unit of land area, approx. 3.31 square meters; (2) tsubo; traditional unit of fabric or paper area, approx. 9.18 square centimeters; (3) tsubo; traditional unit of leather or tile area, approx. 918 square centimeters; (4) (See 立坪) cubic tsubo (approx. 6 cubic metres); (surname) Hei

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xìng
    xing4
hsing
 sei(p); shou(ok); sou(ok) / se(p); sho(ok); so(ok)
    せい(P); しょう(ok); そう(ok)
family name; surname; CL:個|个[ge4]; to be surnamed
(1) surname; family name; (2) (せい only) (See 姓・かばね・1) hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
family

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zōng
    zong1
tsung
 sou / so
    そう
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; clan; to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work); classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs
(1) (obscure) origin; source; (2) (obscure) virtuous ancestor; (given name) Motoi
Ancestors, ancestral; clan; class, category. kind; school, sect; siddhānta, summary, main doctrine, syllogism, proposition, conclusion, realization. Sects are of two kinds: (1) those founded on principles having historic continuity, as the twenty sects of the Hīnayāna, the thirteen sects of China, and the fourteen sects of Japan: (2) those arising from an individual interpretation of the general teaching of Buddhism, as the sub-sects founded by Yongming 永明 (d. 975), 法相宗, 法性宗, 破相宗, or those based on a peculiar interpretation of one of the recognized sects, as the Jōdo-shinshū 淨土眞宗 found by Shinran-shōnin. There are also divisions of five, six, and ten, which have reference to specific doctrinal differences. Cf. 宗派; a tenet

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    di4
ti
 mikado
    みかど
emperor
emperor (of Japan); mikado; (female given name) Mikado
Ruler, sovereign; translit. t; ruler

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róng
    rong2
jung
 munemori
    むねもり
generic term for weapons (old); army (matters); military affairs
Ebisu; god of fishing and commerce; (1) (archaism) peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu); (2) provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city); (3) brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan); (4) (derogatory term) foreigner; barbarian; (personal name) Munemori

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 kyuu / kyu
    きゅう
(prefix) (1) old; former; ex-; (2) the old; old things; old customs; (3) old times; bygone days; (n,pref) (4) (abbreviation) (See 旧暦) Japan's old (lunisolar) calendar

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 tsuga; toga; tsuga; toga
    つが; とが; ツガ; トガ
(kana only) southern Japanese hemlock (species of conifer native to Japan, Tsuga sieboldii); (surname) Togasaki

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qiú
    qiu2
ch`iu
    chiu
 mari
    まり
ball
(1) ball (for sport, games, etc.); (2) kemari; type of football played by courtiers in ancient Japan; (bot) (kana only) cone (e.g. pine, hemlock); (bot) (kana only) burr (e.g. chestnut); bur; cupule; case; (female given name) Mari

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    qi1
ch`i
    chi
 shitsu
    しつ
paint; lacquer; CL:道[dao4]; to paint (furniture, walls etc)
(numeric) (1) seven; (prefix) (2) hepta-; (1) lacquer; varnish; japan; (2) (kana only) lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum); (surname) Shitsu
Varnish, lacquer; varnish

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xiàn
    xian4
hsien
 kenji
    けんじ
Japanese variant of 縣|县; Japanese prefecture
(1) prefecture (of Japan); (2) county (of China); (1) territory (pre-Taika: under the Yamato court; Heian: under a provincial governor, etc.); (2) (archaism) countryside; (personal name) Kenji

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qìng
    qing4
ch`ing
    ching
 kei / ke
    けい
chime stones, ancient percussion instrument made of stone or jade pieces hung in a row and struck as a xylophone
sounding stone; qing; ancient Chinese chime shaped like a chevron (inverted 'v'), orig. of stone, today often metal, in Japan primarily used at Buddhist temples; (given name) Kei
A piece of flat stone or metal, used as a gong, or for musical percussion; stone chime

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    yu2

 u
    う
free reed wind instrument similar to the sheng 笙[sheng1], used in ancient China
(hist) yu; free reed wind instrument used in ancient China and Nara-period Japan

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yān
    yan1
yen
 suzu
    すず
black bamboo
(1) (archaism) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan); (2) shoots of this plant

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Japan日本nippon / nihon
nipon / nihon
rì běn / ri4 ben3 / ri ben / ribenjih pen / jihpen
Emperor of Japan天皇ten nou / tennou / ten notiān huáng
tian1 huang2
tian huang
tianhuang
t`ien huang
tienhuang
tien huang


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