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Shōgun (将軍, shōgun) listen is a military rank and historical title in Japan. The Japanese word for “general”, it is made up of two kanji words: sho, meaning “commander”, “general”, or “admiral”, and gun meaning troops or warriors. The modern rank is equivalent to a Generalissimo.

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‘Teriyaki’ (kanji: 照り焼き; hiragana: てりやき) is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled in a sweet soy sauce marinade (tare in Japanese). Teriyaki is served in most modern Japanese cuisines.

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The kimono (着物, kimono) is the national costume of Japan. Originally the word “kimono” literally meant thing to wear (ki wearing and mono thing) but now has come to denote a particular type of traditional full-length garment.

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The Emperor (天皇, tennō, literally “heavenly sovereign,”formerly often called the Mikado) of Japan is the country’s monarch. He is the head of the Japanese Imperial Family. Under Japan’s present constitution, the Emperor is the “symbol of the state and the unity of the people,” and is a ceremonial figurehead in a constitutional monarchy (see Politics of Japan). The Emperor of Japan is the last head of state entitled Emperor in the world.

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Kamikaze [kamikazɛ](Japanese: 神風; literally: “God-wind”, “spirit-wind” or “divinity-wind”; common translation: “divine wind”) is a word of Japanese origin, which in English usually refers to the suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan, against Allied shipping, in the closing stages of the Pacific campaigns of World War II, to destroy as many warships as possible.

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Tempura (てんぷら or 天麩羅, tenpura) is a classic Japanese dish of deep fried battered vegetables or seafood.

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Tofu, also tōfu (the Japanese Romaji spelling), doufu (the Chinese Pinyin spelling often used in Chinese recipes) or bean curd (the literal translation), is a food of Chinese origin, made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has very little flavor or smell on its own, so it can be used either in savory or sweet dishes, and is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

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A tsunami (pronounced /(t)suːˈnɑːmi/) is a series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced. Earthquakes, mass movements above or below water, some volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions, landslides, underwater earthquakes, large asteroid impacts and testing with nuclear weapons at sea all have the potential to generate a tsunami. The effects of a tsunami can be devastating due to the immense volumes of water and energy involved. Since meteorites are small, they will not generate a tsunami.

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Yakuza (ヤクザ or やくざ , Yakuza), also known as gokudō (極道, gokudō), are members of traditional organized crime groups in Japan, and also known as the “violence group”. Today, the Yakuza are one of the largest crime organizations in the world. In Japan, there are some 1,300,000 known members of Yakuza. In Japanese legal terminology, yakuza organizations are referred to as bōryokudan, literally “violence groups”, which Yakuza members consider an insult as it can be applied to any violent criminal.

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