japan japan  /dʒə ˈpæn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
  2. (n) a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
  3. (n) lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  4. (n) lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
  5. (v) coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

News

  1. Japan to Resume Inflation Bond Sales in October With Guarantees

    Japan’s government plans to sell inflation-linked bonds in October, resuming issuance after a five-year hiatus and signaling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resolve to spur growth in consumer prices and the economy.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Japan Cabinet Endorses 'third Arrow' Of Abenomics

    Japan's Cabinet on Friday endorsed a long-term growth strategy that has been dubbed as the "third arrow" of economic reforms from the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to reports.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Japan Approves Growth Strategy

    Japan's cabinet rubber-stamped a set of measures on Friday to boost growth that so far have failed to impress markets.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

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Quotes

  1. In separate talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Kan said the alleged North Korean torpedo attack "is a threat to the peace and stability of the region, including Japan," said Japanese government spokesman Kazuo Kodama.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Naoto Kan Source: Times LIVE

  2. "Japan is one of my favorite places to visit in the world," Jackson told the crowd Thursday, reading from a statement. "I want to thank all of you for making me the biggest-selling artist in Japan."
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Michael Jackson Source: FOXNews

  3. McCain added, "We've been in Japan for 60 years, we've been in South Korea for 50 years or so. That'd be fine with me as long as Americans . . . as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, then it's fine with me."
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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