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Japan Country Quiz #2

Name these facts about the country of Japan.
Last updated: September 21, 2018
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City most famous for wagyu beef
Kobe
Largest city in Hokkaido that is
also a brand of beer
Sapporo
Term for WWII suicide bombers
Kamikaze
Lightly battered vegetables
or seafood
Tempura
Title of Akihito and Hirohito
Emperor
Title of Japan's military ruler,
1192-1867
Shogun
What Japanese people do instead
of shaking hands
Bow
Name for the Japanese legislature
National Diet
Most populous region of Japan,
and also the first Pokemon region
Kantō
Type of animal killed for "research"
Whales
Director of "Ponyo" and
"Spirited Away"
Hayao Miyazaki
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Highest rank in sumo wrestling
Yokozuna
What is represented by 円 or ¥
Japanese Yen
Business hotel with extremely
tiny rooms
Capsule Hotel
Southernmost prefecture
where karate was invented
Okinawa
How kaiten sushi is delivered
to your table
Conveyor Belt
 
 
Japanese to English translation
Arigatou
Thanks
Kanpai
Cheers!
Konnichiwa
Good afternoon
Sakura (hint: flower)
Cherry blossom
Karōshi
Death from
overwork
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level 73
May 8, 2014
Most populous region of Japan? No idea. First Pokémon region? Hell yeah I know that! Sorta makes me shake my head.
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level 66
May 30, 2014
Kanto region is where Tokyo is.
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level 66
May 31, 2014
How about Kokkai in place of National Diet?
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level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
OK
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level 55
Feb 16, 2015
you should accept Bakufu as well as Shogun. It's then Japanese word and the way I learned it in Japanese history.
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level 69
Sep 15, 2016
Bakufu refers to the Shogun's government or office or the shogun and all of his officials collectively, it is not the title of the ruler himself. The way the question is worded bakufu would not be correct.
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level 69
Sep 15, 2016
And I now realise if I'd read just one line further, others have made the exact same point.
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level 60
Oct 9, 2015
Good quiz, 100% here. Please add "tenpura" as an acceptable spelling because while tempura is the accepted romanization, the -n sound in Japanese is truly an "n" sound even though we translate it as an "m" sound.
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level 69
Sep 15, 2016
I second this.
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level 56
Jan 7, 2019
Thirded: The "m" is a more archaic way of romanizing ん. The commonly accepted one now is "n", then making "tempura" (てんぷら) into "tenpura"
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level 59
Dec 21, 2016
Belt should be accepted for conveyor belt. I doubt it would be a viable answer for any other question, and I guessed belt but not conveyor belt.
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level 75
Apr 19, 2018
I just put in conveyor, had a similar problem.
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level 70
Jun 7, 2017
When coming across "Whale Wars" on TV, I found myself wishing they would just nuke those whaling "research" vessels right out of the water. Let any survivors swim back home. Sorry, just a visceral reaction.
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level 68
Sep 13, 2018
Have a burger.
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level 81
Sep 10, 2018
I was sure there had to be some sort of error on the answer of the legislature, but live and learn and praise google before making a fool of myself.
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level 55
Jan 3, 2019
If only all Jetpunkers did the same as you!!
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level 71
Sep 10, 2018
Akihito is also known as Tennō
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level 73
Sep 21, 2018
It looks like Japanese to English translation, not English to Japanese.
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2018
fixed
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level 39
Oct 21, 2018
Tenno should be accepted, since this is the actual title, not emperor.
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level 57
Jan 3, 2019
I agree. Tenno is the proper title.
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level 76
Jan 3, 2019
Still pretty easy but I missed a couple.
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level 55
Jan 3, 2019
The fact they actually have a specific word for "death from overwork" seems to suggest that not all is well with the Japanese work/life balance......
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level 76
Jan 3, 2019
I wonder what the Korean word for "death from sitting in an internet cafe for 2 weeks straight playing StarCraft" is
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level 56
Jan 7, 2019
That's called "south korean parenting"
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level 67
Jan 3, 2019
Could you accept "shoebox hotel" for "capsule hotel"? I realize that "capsule" might be a direct translation, and perhaps it is also how they are they most often referred to in the west, but I have regularly heard them referred to as "shoebox hotels."
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level 54
Jan 7, 2019
I've never heard them referred to as "shoebox hotels" while living in Japan. It's always "capsule" over here.
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level 69
Jan 3, 2019
Strange. Wilhelm II. is called "Kaiser" in English although that term means precisely the same as emperor. On the other hand, Akihito is called an emperor although that's just a very rough approximation for "tenno" if I understand correctly.
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level 67
Jan 3, 2019
That's probably because Kaiser shares the root with the Latin Cesar, the Bulgarian Czar, the Russian Tsar, and other local titles widely known in the West. Meanwhile, Tenno is just an alien word with no identifiable connection.
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