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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nippon mean? 

NIPPON (noun)
  The noun NIPPON has 1 sense:

1. a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building

  Familiarity information: NIPPON used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NIPPON (noun)

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A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Nihon; Nippon; Japan

Instance hypernyms:

Asian country; Asian nation (nations occupying the Asian continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Nippon"):

Naha City (the chief city in the Ryukyu Islands)

Osaka (port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan)

Omiya (a city of east central Honshu; a suburb of Tokyo)

Nagoya (an industrial city in southern Honshu)

Nagano (a city in central Honshu northwest of Tokyo; site of a Buddhist shrine)

capital of Japan; Edo; Japanese capital; Tokio; Tokyo; Yeddo; Yedo (the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan)

Asahikawa (a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area)

Yokohama (port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan)

Ryukyu Islands (a chain of 55 islands in the western Pacific southwest of Japan (returned by United States to Japan in 1972))

Kyoto (a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan)

Sapporo (a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido)

Volcano Islands (a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean north of the Marianas)

Asama; Mount Asama (a volcano in central Honshu near Nagano; one of the largest volcanoes in Japan (8,340 feet))

Toyota (an industrial city of Japan in southern Honshu)

Toyonaki (a Japanese city in southern Honshu; main residential suburb of Osaka)

Toyohashi (a Japanese city in southern Honshu on the Pacific shore)

Nagasaki (a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb)

Fukuoka (a city in southern Japan on Kyushu)

Kitakyushu (a Japanese city on northern Kyushu)

Iwo Jima (the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan)

Kammon Strait Bridge (a suspension bridge between Kyushu and Honshu)

Fuji; Fuji-san; Fujinoyama; Fujiyama; Mount Fuji (an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages)

Meronyms (members of "Nippon"):

Japanese; Nipponese (a native or inhabitant of Japan)

Domain member region:

tempura (vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried)

shogi (a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces)

acupressure; G-Jo; shiatsu (treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body)

jiujitsu; jujitsu; jujutsu (a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength)

ninjitsu; ninjutsu (the traditional Japanese method of espionage; involves stealthy movements and the use of camouflage)

origami (the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds))

go; go game (a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters)

sumo (a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground)

hara-kiri; harakiri; harikari; suppuku (ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society)

karate (a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent)

kamikaze (a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash)

koto player (a musician who plays the koto)

sumo wrestler (a wrestler who participates in sumo (a Japanese form of wrestling))

yakuza (a Japanese gangster)

Esaki; Leo Esaki (physicist honored for advances in solid state electronics (born in Japan in 1925))

chanoyu; tea ceremony (an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea)

futon (mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised frame)

sushi (rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed)

Aum; Aum Shinrikyo; Supreme Truth (a terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity)

Chukaku-Ha (an ultra-leftist militant group founded in 1957 from the breakup of the Japanese Communist Party; includes a covert action wing)

Anti-Imperialist International Brigade; Japanese Red Army; JRA (a terrorist group organized in 1970 to overthrow the Japanese government and monarchy and to foment world revolution; is said to have close ties with Palestinian terrorists)

yakuza (organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises)

diet (a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan))

prefecture (the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire))

sashimi (very thinly sliced raw fish)

sukiyaki (thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce)

wasabi (the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish)

Ryukyuan (the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands)

Japanese (the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese)

Shingon (a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible)

shoji (a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper)

rice beer; sake; saki (Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot)

kamikaze (a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II)

Ozawa; Seiji Ozawa (United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935))

Holonyms ("Nippon" is a part of...):

Asia (the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations)

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