Japan questions This is a list of recently added questions about Japan. Play Japan quiz and see all the questions. What does the Japanese word "tsunami" mean?Harbour wave. A tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions have the potential to generate a tsunami. The word originated in Japan, and is a combination of two words: tsu (which means "harbor") and nami (which means "wave").Created by: Ninjaivery hard 33% sea wavesea wave6high waterhigh water29water wallwater wall43harbour waveharbour wave39names riddles » What is that national musical instrument of Japan called?Koto. The Koto is about 180 centimetres in length, and made from kiri wood. It has 13 strings that are usually strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. To play the instrument, the strings are plucked using three finger picks (thumb, index finger, and middle finger). There is also a 17-string variant.Created by: Ninjaihard 44% shamisenshamisen37kotokoto82hichirikihichiriki47tsuzumitsuzumi17musical instruments riddles » Which of the following electronics companies is not headquartered in Japan?Samsung Electronics is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship company of the Samsung Group, with assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries. It is the world's largest information technology company and chipmaker by revenue.Created by: Ninjaihard 55% Toshiba CorporationToshiba Corporation7Renesas ElectronicsRenesas Electronics106Samsung ElectronicsSamsung Electronics181Panasonic CorporationPanasonic Corporation35Korea riddles » A traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops are called what?Geta are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, but (in Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 32% obiobi218toriitorii251getageta352washiwashi260shoes riddles » Which work of Japanese literature is sometimes referred to as the world’s first novel?Tale of Genji. The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari), written by Murasaki Shikibu in the 11th century, is a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers during the Heian period. It was written in archaic language and a poetic and confusing style that make it unreadable to the average Japanese without dedicated study. It was not until the early 20th century that Genji was translated into modern Japanese, by the poet Akiko Yosano.Created by: Ninjaihard 47% Sand and PebblesSand and Pebbles26Tale of GenjiTale of Genji120The Narrow Road to the InteriorThe Narrow Road to the Interior69The Space BetweenThe Space Between37literature riddles » What are Japanese folding screens called?Byōbu are Japanese folding screens made from several joined panels, bearing decorative painting and calligraphy, used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces. The term figuratively means "protection from wind", which suggests that the original purpose of byōbu was blocking drafts. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 28% kagurakagura18byōbubyōbu33kakemonokakemono41fusumafusuma24folklore riddles » A popular Japanese rice balls formed into triangular or cylindrical shapes are called...Onigiri. Traditionally, an onigiri is made from white rice and filled with pickled ume, salted salmon, katsuobushi, kombu, tarako, or any other salty or sour ingredient as a natural preservative. Most Japanese convenience stores stock their onigiri with various fillings and flavors. There are even specialized shops which only sell onigiri to take out.Created by: Ninjaihard 58% yunomiyunomi186onigirionigiri1869donburidonburi398sashimisashimi737food riddles » When did the attack on Pearl Harbor take place?December 7, 1941. The surprise attack came as a profound shock to the American people, and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. Because the attack happened without a declaration of war and without explicit warning, it was later judged in the Tokyo Trials to be a war crime.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 64% March 14, 1942March 14, 194256December 7, 1941December 7, 1941349December 7, 1943December 7, 194388March 14, 1941March 14, 194147World War II riddles » What is the traditional Japanese custom of matchmaking called?Omiai. The initiative for the omiai introductions often comes from the parents who may feel that their son or daughter is of a marriageable age, but has shown little or no sign of seeking a partner on their own. Other times, the individual may ask friends or acquaintances to introduce potential mates. Estimates shows that around 6% of marriages in Japan are arranged via omiai.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 25% omiaiomiai170kekkonkekkon193nanpananpa160nakōdonakōdo141Asia riddles » What was the Doolittle Raid, carried out during the WW II?The first air strike operation in Japan. The Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942 was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on the island of Honshu. It served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and provided an important boost to American morale.Created by: Ninjaihard 42% a famous prisoners of war rescue operatona famous prisoners of war rescue operaton398a failed kidnap attempt of Japanese Emperora failed kidnap attempt of Japanese Emperor246the sinking of Yamato battleshipthe sinking of Yamato battleship313the first air strike operation in Japanthe first air strike operation in Japan715history of the United States riddles » Play Japan quiz and see all the questions.