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Japan Vocabullary

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cultivation* prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening.
terrace* a level paved area or platform next to a building; a patio or veranda.
Feudalism* the dominant social system in medieval Europe
shogun* a hereditary commander-in-chief in feudal Japan.
samurai* a member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan
archipelago* a group of islands
isolation* the process or fact of isolating or being isolated
embargo* an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
expansion* the action of becoming larger or more
kamikaze* a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.
Tokyo* The capital of Japan
Yen the basic monetary unit of Japan
emperor* a sovereign ruler of great power and rank, esp. one ruling an empire
bay a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward
overcrowding* fill (accommodations or a space) beyond what is usual or comfortable
pollution he presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects
missionary a person sent on a religious mission
bushido the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai
Haiku* Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
origami the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.
Created by: MJRQT827



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