Top 342 Japanese Quotes

We have collected the best Japanese Quotes by famous authors including F. Sionil Jose, John McGahern, Dakota Fanning, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Charlotte Flair and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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The Japanese covet important symbols – their heroic past as enshrined in Yasukuni, the Imperial family which has never been sullied by scandal.

F. Sionil Jose
The way I see it is that all the ol’ guff about being Irish is a kind of nonsense. I mean, I couldn’t be anything else no matter what I tried to be. I couldn’t be Chinese or Japanese.

John McGahern
I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That’s how much I love Hello Kitty.

Dakota Fanning
The Japanese people treated me very well. They appreciated how I considered the martial arts, the jiu-jitsu and judo. There’s some good points and bad points to fight there. The distance was too far from where I used to live in Brazil. It was a 27-hour flight.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
My dad was able to wrestle so many great Japanese wrestlers.

Charlotte Flair
I’m very happy to be a foreigner in Japan, and I can’t think of a more wonderful place to live, but at the same time, I would never want to be Japanese, because they are subject to stresses that I am not.

Pico Iyer
One of the things I’ve discovered, thanks to the Japanese, is that you should enjoy yourself. In the old days, I used to think: ‘Oh, never be satisfied, never admit to being happy.’ But there’s no curse in being happy.

Jane Birkin
‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ is everything you’d expect it to be: beautiful, mesmerizing, tasteful, Japanese. It’s just not very hot.

Stephen Hunter
The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.

Stephen Gardiner
I do think that many Americans have a limited view of what constitutes Japanese cartooning based on what gets translated, so it’s great to see an increase in diversity.

Adrian Tomine
The northern Japanese ramen is characterised by its miso base. In the south, the ramen may steer more towards a seafood-based broth, while in Tokyo, virtually every style of ramen exists.

Rachel Khoo
I’m a first-generation American. My parents are from Nigeria. I had this weird last name that looked Japanese, and then people would see me and go, ‘Oh. You’re not Japanese.’

Rick Famuyiwa
I love the Japanese director Shohei Imamura. His masterpiece in 1979 called, the English title was ‘Vengeance is Mine.’

Bong Joon-ho
My personal fave is ‘The Japanese Wife’, because I think I achieved a lot of what I wanted to do. I wanted that Japanese minimalism in the film, which I managed to get somewhat.

Aparna Sen
The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.

Indonesian writers are so far behind in terms of global exposure compared with the Philippines and Japanese writers.

Andrea Hirata
I’m afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria.

Tadashi Yanai
It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.

Alain Ducasse
I went to a foreign country as a Japanese actor, not a Hollywood actor. This takes courage.

Ken Watanabe
Ip Man was an extraordinary man who lived during extraordinary times. He was born to a rich family when the country was still a monarchy and lived through various civil wars, revolutions, the Japanese invasion, and the establishment of the Republic.

Wong Kar-wai
The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.

Rand Paul
One thing I’ve never said in my whole life is, ‘Let’s have dinner at a Japanese restaurant.’

Alan King
The Berlin Wall fell because the East Germans saw the West had more. The Koreans don’t like the Japanese and try to prove to them that they are worth more in the industrial arena.

Stef Wertheimer
That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again.

Sessue Hayakawa
I think Japanese people like teamwork. Sometimes they don’t try to be No. 1 or different to other people. That can be good but sometimes it means you don’t get a dream or a strong goal.

Kei Nishikori
The use of torture on suspected terrorists after Sept. 11 has already earned a place in American history’s hall of shame, alongside the Alien and Sedition Acts, Japanese internment during World War II, and the excesses of the McCarthy era.

Jacob Weisberg
I’m always happy when I get a chance to go over to Japan just because I feel like, if I can have good matches with the Japanese and show them that at this point in my career I’m still willing to go out there and put it on the line, I feel like it’s a positive step in my career.

Christopher Daniels
Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world’s only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.

Steve Forbes
After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.

Harry Seidler
Growing up, I didn’t know about the Japanese internment camps until I saw a movie of the week as an adult. I remember going, ‘How come that wasn’t covered in history class?’ Moving to California, you run into people whose grandparents lost everything and their businesses and were put in these internment camps.

Adina Porter
I think that as a Chinese person, nobody will forget that in China’s history, there was a war against the Japanese.

Jiang Wen
I’m going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I’ve got Japanese.

Larry Ellison
I studied about the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War and about how the Constitution was written by men, many of whom were slave owners. So I suppose the travel ban strikes me as coming from an era I thought we’d left behind, but I guess we haven’t entirely left it behind.

Mohsin Hamid
Strong style is a philosophy for Japanese wrestling fans that was created by New Japan Pro Wrestling founder Antonio Inoki. He wanted you to show every motion and show real technique in the ring. It’s important to use real techniques from real life and real martial arts. The detail is important.

Shinsuke Nakamura
I think it is one of the common themes for many Japanese people to choose where to live: Tokyo or their hometown.

Makoto Shinkai
Unlike the Japanese internment, water-boarding was ordered and served up in secret. But it, too, was America’s policy, not just Dick Cheney’s. Congress was informed about what was happening and raised no objection. The public knew, too.

Jacob Weisberg
You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios.

Gordon Sinclair
I’m not one for conventional wisdom. I founded my label in 1998, but after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my Japanese backers pulled out, and I couldn’t afford to produce the line myself. I needed fresh ideas from someone who understood technology, since that was the direction the business was going.

Maria Cornejo
Learning Japanese was certainly a task, but my passion for the culture, as well as my will to communicate with fans and friends, always encouraged me to continue.

Kenny Omega
I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior.

Julie Delpy
I learnt martial arts from a Japanese teacher.

Bob Christo
I didn’t read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else.

Haruki Murakami
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you’ve walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there’s no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.

J. Carter Brown
For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa.

Henry Rollins
I couldn’t speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I’m regarded as one of their own in Japan.

Kazuo Ishiguro
The weekend brought good news for our friends in the cattle industry. At long last, Japan has taken the steps needed for American beef to make its way back into the Japanese market.

Randy Neugebauer
There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action.

John Henrik Clarke
We must wait for the official history of the Chinese Revolution to record in greater detail the invaluable work of our Japanese friends.

Sun Yat-sen
What I worry about is not just Nissan, but Japanese manufacturers losing motivation to maintain production in Japan. The high yen is definitely a headwind.

Carlos Ghosn
I’ve been working with Spanish, French, some more American, and Japanese directors. And then I realized I have to study English, and that’s why I moved to New York two years ago.

Rinko Kikuchi
I believe that a lot of what we put in our bodies really can harm us. It’s been proven that people who eat Mediterranean and Japanese diets live for a very long time.

Cote de Pablo
‘Your Name’ is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium. When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of – I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation.

Makoto Shinkai
I don’t have a huge breakfast, and I sometimes forget to have lunch, so I focus on dinner. I love Thai and Japanese food.

Saffron Aldridge
We must draw on the unique strengths of the Japanese economy, seek an open and cooperative approach with our international partners, and intelligently exploit the promise of new growth areas.

Yoshihiko Noda
I didn’t understand the American fascination with the Japanese schoolgirl. No, I don’t think I can, really.

Chiaki Kuriyama
My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father’s culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I’m not very familiar with Mississippi.

Fred Armisen
When I was like 22 years old, I wrote this bible for a Sunfire series. So, Sunfire is actually one of the members of the first X-Men team, and he’s a Japanese mutant who got his powers from a young age and grew up in an environment raised by his uncle to hate America.

Simu Liu
I have no sense of myself as a sex symbol at all. But the meaning of sex symbol might be a little different in Japan to elsewhere. The Japanese version seems to come with a stronger emphasis on a sort of grownup or mature male charm. And if that’s the case, then I guess I’m happy to hear it.

Ken Watanabe
The Japanese, despite the trade deficit and their ability to build fabulous automobiles, still think that a guy in a monster suit is all that is needed for a monster movie.

Stephen Hunter
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden – one of Tokyo’s oldest Japanese gardens, and one of the best spots for viewing the cherry blossoms.

Peter Marino
The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that’s different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they’re interested.

Utada Hikaru
London was the Olympics that I was most nervous about. From coming into the venue and stepping on to the mat, people were supporting with ‘Saori’ banners and waving the Japanese flag, so even though it was London, I felt much more like fighting at home that way, which was really inspiring.

Saori Yoshida
I am an admirer of haiku, and I’m a great admirer of Japanese literature in general.

Richard Flanagan
If you look at Japanese drama, I think there is definitely a treasure trove of it, but I just don’t think that people know about it. It’s got to be pitched and presented better.

Masi Oka
As a young artist in New York, I thought about postwar Japan – the consumer culture and the loose, deboned feeling prevalent in the character and animation culture. Mixing all those up in order to portray Japanese culture and society was my work.

Takashi Murakami
If we don’t do it, somebody else will. The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have the goal of going to the moon. Certainly we don’t want to wake up and see that they have a base there before we do.

Bart Gordon
My grandfather was doing business with a Japanese man. In exchange of good relationship the man taught my uncles the art of jiu jitsu. My father couldn’t do it because he was very weak, he couldn’t do one press-up, so he just sat back and watched, and memorised. What he did was add leverage into the moves.

Royce Gracie
The blurring of fantasy and reality is something that the Japanese herald in their life, in their day-to-day commercialism.

Lady Gaga
The greatest problem in Japanese politics over the last two decades is that we put off what needed to be done. We have to overcome that.

Yoshihiko Noda
I am glad the world opened their eyes to female Japanese stars. I think people for so long paid attention to Mexico, Canada, Australia and England and never Japan.

Laurel Van Ness
The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.

Lester Cole
Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others’ expectations can be avoided.

Tina Weymouth
Harry S. Truman had his moods. His birthplace is the only tourist attraction in America where you don’t see Japanese with cameras.

A. Whitney Brown
I wanted Kimi to be a Japanese record with a Japanese title. I wanted it to be for them. They appreciate things on a different level, and take their art very seriously – that’s special if you’re an artist.

Matthew Sweet
My dad is from Japanese descent, my mom is from Swedish descent and, through marriages and divorces, a pretty multicultural family – a lot of Spanish speakers in the family.

Cary Fukunaga
I guess anime helped me understand the Japanese culture a little better and makes me want to honor certain language nuances that don’t always translate to English.

Laura Bailey
I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They’re just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It’s kind of untouched, it’s not Americanized.

Toni Collette
If you’re afraid and don’t let yourself get to empty, you’ll never build your conditioning. I learned that from my Japanese trainer, Tokyo Joe, a long time ago.

Tyson Kidd
I think Japanese audiences are much more attentive than a London audience.

James Blake
It always amazes me that Japanese comics have, like, 200 pages. How do they do that? They’re fat books; it’s a whole different kind of comic that’s very close to their films. So I’m drawing from that history and bringing it here – bringing it to Katana.

Ann Nocenti
First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture.

Gustav Stickley
Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.

Simon Mainwaring
I’m a huge, huge lover of weaponry, of Japanese martial arts movies.

Ann Nocenti
I read mostly Irish, African, Japanese, South American, and African writers. You can count on Scandinavian literature for a certain kind of darkness, a modern mythic style.

Chris Abani
Japan is the only country I have visited that I want to go to again. I just feel the Japanese have such good taste and dedication to craftsmanship in everything they do. They also merge the traditional and modern aspects of their culture so well.

Ronny Chieng
I speak from a nerd’s perspective because I’ve been watching anime since I was a kid. I grew up on ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Star Blazers’ and ‘Battle of the Planets,’ and those were some of my first A) cartoons and B) introduction to Japanese couture before I even knew they were Japanese.

Yuri Lowenthal
Pandemic life has turned me into a freak for baths, and my process is involved enough to make it fun. I pour in some bubble bath, add a pouch of Japanese onsen powder, and place some candles around the bathroom for ambiance.

Bowen Yang
Writing generally, it may be said that in design, roof, and general aspect, Japanese Buddhist temples are all alike. The sacred architectural idea expresses itself in nearly the same form always.

Isabella Bird
We were worried at first that our music and message wouldn’t get across because we were singing in Japanese. But as we continued doing world tours, we realized and felt that music surpasses such things as language barriers, countries and race.

Yui Mizuno
So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress.

Jay Inslee
But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news. We’d not had a radio up to that time. I was born in 1934, so I was seven years of age.

Sam Donaldson
My mother lived in Holland, and during World War II was incarcerated in a Japanese camp for three years.

Jane Seymour
Being lampooned on ‘South Park’ is hardly something to complain about. They brought the issue of the dolphin and whale slaughter by the Japanese to a very large audience. I could not really care less how I was portrayed.

Paul Watson
But the annoying thing is designing the same thing for two different markets. Like clutches – Japanese girls have no use for clutches because they just go to the clubs right after work. They are so different from New York.

Tinsley Mortimer
The Malays, like the Japanese, have a most rigid epistolary etiquette and set forms for letter writing. Letters must consist of six parts and are so highly elaborate that the scribes who indite them are almost looked upon as litterateurs.

Isabella Bird
A lot of the characters I play on Japanese shows are actually acted in Japan by women. I don’t know what that says about me.

Yuri Lowenthal
Japanese people can feel some attachment in what they are making, whether it is a car or a TV or a computer.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
The Japanese are great at inventing complex systems of rules, and not so great at explaining those rules to foreign visitors.

Charles C. Mann
As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves.

Henry Rollins
If Japanese tea ‘stands,’ it acquires a coarse bitterness and an unwholesome astringency. Milk and sugar are not used.

Isabella Bird
Japanese people cut their energy use by 25 percent immediately after Fukushima. They showed there was huge opportunity there. And instead, the government simply wants to get those plants up and running again.

David Suzuki
Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall.

Joseph Jarman
Since the election of Shinzo Abe as the new Japanese prime minister, by reputation a fervent nationalist, relations between Japan and China have paradoxically improved a little.

Martin Jacques
It’s true that I pick up many ideas from different Japanese things.

Takashi Murakami
V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.

Doc Hastings
My grandmother lived under Japanese colonial rule until she was nine. Korea, still united and whole, was colonized in 1910. During this period of forced occupation, Japanese teachers taught Korean students how to view the world through their imperialist language, their history, their foreign tongue.

Crystal Hana Kim
All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind.

Eisaku Sato
When we were working on ‘River Ota’ in the ’90s, I learnt to read Japanese, which was how I discovered that it incorporates elements of Chinese calligraphy.

Robert Lepage
There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes ‘Raise the sail with your stronger hand’, meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.

Soichiro Honda
I’m fascinated by Japanese cuisine.

Eric Ripert
I’m for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai’i now and putting them in concentration camps.

Francis Biddle
I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.

Iain Banks
The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up.

Ichiro Suzuki
Way back in October 2007, I had urged thousands of Australians to vote for Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett’s Labor Party. Why? Because they promised to get tough on illegal Japanese whaling.

Paul Watson
There is no single ‘China model’ to running a mega-economy. Instead, it is a blend. From the Europeans and the Japanese, the Chinese have borrowed the concept of protecting essential industries.

David E. Sanger
My life was very Japanese.

Bryan Clay
I cherish our songs in both Japanese and English.

Suzuka Nakamoto
Good movies are my weakness. I have seen several international movies ranging from English to Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Roop Durgapal
Japanese tend to put sales and market share first. They make many products with the aim of raising sales. But then profits decline, and companies find themselves falling into debt… I changed the mindset at Canon by getting people to realize that profits come first.

Fujio Mitarai
Some friends of Israel believe that the Palestinians will never, in their hearts, accept a Jewish state in Palestine. Yet Germans and French, Chinese and Japanese, Mexicans and Americans have overcome their once insurmountable differences. Palestinians and Jews also have much to gain from peaceful coexistence.

Antony Blinken
Indian junk food is my sin, even though I pretend to like Japanese.

Sonam Kapoor
A movie of mine is going to be released in Japan next year. I play a waitress who’s a really regular girl in this movie. The English title isn’t decided yet, but in Japanese it’s I’ll Get on the A Train Sometime.

Chiaki Kuriyama
The Boxer Rebellion is a war that was fought on Chinese soil in the year 1900. The Europeans, the Japanese and their Chinese Christian allies were on one side. On the other were poor, starving, illiterate Chinese teenagers whom the Europeans referred to as the Boxers.

Gene Luen Yang
I’m a huge Nagisa Oshima fan. He was one of the most radical Japanese directors to come up in the ’60s.

Richard Linklater
Japanese players have good football qualities and Urawa Red Diamonds is one of the greatest Japanese teams.

Here’s the irony in what I do: When I go out to eat, I like classic French food. I like amazing Japanese food that has such a history that it goes back hundreds of years. And I also like really innovative food as well.

Grant Achatz
To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot.

Lane Kirkland
I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese.

Sessue Hayakawa
I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.

Henry L. Stimson
I love the ath-leisure look, but I’m also super inspired by anime, and I love Japanese culture so much.

Bishop Briggs
I always have dashi in my refrigerator – it’s the almighty Japanese ingredient.

Masaharu Morimoto
People like to say that East Asians in general, and Japanese in particular, are not very expressive: there’s that term ‘inscrutable.’ But often, Europeans just don’t get the Asian codes. Believe me, the message is being expressed OK.

David Mitchell
Even though China was a very closed country, they thought of themselves as the center of the world. It is an ethnic characteristic. After I went to Japan, I had a totally different view. The Japanese are always talking about what the Western world is doing. There is the anxious feeling of an outsider.

Cai Guo-Qiang
‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ is one of the most famous books of all Japanese literature, written by the great poet Basho in 1689.

Richard Flanagan
There’s an awful lot of corruption in Japanese business and politics, corruption of the sort that can make for great setting for a spy story.

Barry Eisler
As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit.

Robert Fortune
In high school, I actually thought I was going to have to learn Japanese to work in technology. My big feeling was I just missed it, I missed the whole thing. It had happened in the ’80s, and I got here too late. But then, I’m maybe the most optimistic person I know. I mean, I’m incredibly optimistic.

Marc Andreessen
I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made ‘Ringu,’ and I would like to take ‘The Wicker Man’ to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.

Nicolas Cage
The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.

Simon Hoggart
The recipe to an unhappy life in Japan is to want to be Japanese if you are not. Anyone who wants to penetrate the country is setting themselves up for tears and disappointment.

Pico Iyer
There was a Japantown in San Francisco, but after the internment camps that locked up all the Japanese, Japantown shrunk down to just a couple tourist blocks.

Ann Nocenti
Japan’s beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan’s land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what.

Shinzo Abe
I really like the look of old ’70s and ’80s Japanese comics, so I think that style is something I will continue to draw.

Bryan Lee O’Malley
The only reason I even learned Japanese was to figure out what my parents were getting me for Christmas.

Tamlyn Tomita
A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don’t have to buy the knife I have. You don’t have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen.

Masaharu Morimoto
I was raised by a single mother, and she felt the Japanese education system, albeit wonderful, keeps you in a certain range. You have to be better than this level but below this level.

Masi Oka
I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week.

Pierre Dukan
I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things.

Arsene Wenger
Our Japanese fans don’t speak English primary. They’ll translate a sentence before coming and say something like, ‘Thank you for coming to our country.’ It’s like, you’re welcome. Thanks for coming to our show!

Chrissy Costanza
As Trade Secretary I see the world is waiting. The Australians, the Americans, the Kiwis, the Japanese – they all want us to get Brexit done so that we can begin negotiations and forge new relationships that will open up new markets for British businesses, create jobs and attract new investment.

Liz Truss
The Japanese look most diminutive in European dress. Each garment is a misfit and exaggerates the miserable physique and the national defects of concave chests and bow legs. The lack of ‘complexion’ and of hair upon the face makes it nearly impossible to judge of the ages of men.

Isabella Bird
I’ve been missing Japanese literature so much of late.

Utada Hikaru
The day after I retire I will move back to Japan. That’s how much I love Japan. I feel more comfortable there, all my friends are there, my sponsors are mostly Japanese and I feel more fun in Japan.

Kei Nishikori
To an outsider, understanding an NFL playbook is like trying to read Japanese.

Matt Leinart
The American society around me looked at me and saw Japanese. Then, when I was 19, I went to Japan for the first time. And suddenly – what a shock – I realized I wasn’t Japanese; they saw me as American. It was an enormous relief. Now I just appreciate being exactly in the middle.

Ruth Ozeki
Tokyo in the late 1960s seemed to be like one of the futures that science fiction presents. Here was the proto- super-technology of the future, electronically, robotically, blahblahblah, intercut with traditional Japanese cultural patterns, Shinto patterns.

Ian Watson
Slavery was legal. Japanese interment was legal in this country. Segregation was legal.

Linda Sarsour
I really admire the great Japanese artists who could change their name three times in a lifetime. You could get rid of one and renew yourself.

Tony Harrison
Manga uses Japanese traditional structures in how to teach the student and to transmit a very direct message. You learn from the teacher by watching from behind his back. The whole teacher-master thing is part of Asian culture, I think.

Takashi Murakami
Japanese chefs believe our soul goes into our knives once we start using them. You wouldn’t put your soul in a dishwasher!

Masaharu Morimoto
I’m Japanese, but restaurants in my hometown served the most sanitized versions of California rolls. I grew up eating a lot of Japanese food at home that my parents or grandparents made.

Adrian Tomine
I started training with singing and dance lessons at the same time. Also, I was taking Japanese lessons too, when I was eleven or twelve. After school, I went to the recording studio.

I have a lot of Japanese fans, but in Korea they seem to go crazy for me. I don’t know what it is, but they seem to like my style.

Shu Qi
I think that American people really know how to pursue fun, they really know how to have a good time. Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans, so I’m jealous.

Nobuo Uematsu
Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.

Jack Adams
The removal of people of Japanese descent from their homes and their incarceration in camps were executed with the same sort of political calculus of fear and bigotry that Mr. Trump is using to redefine American immigration policy.

Michiko Kakutani
I would love to live in Japan again, but would need to really commit to learning the language before doing it. Both my parents speak Japanese fluently, so I suppose it would feel like a tradition.

Caroline Polachek
In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.

Stephen Gardiner
People talk about Japanese kids as being inward-looking. But my experience is that if you offer them an opportunity, they’ll take it.

John Roos
The Japanese scored an important victory at Pearl Harbor, but the attack pulled the United States into World War II, and four years later, Japan was in ruins, utterly defeated.

Peter Bergen
When I first went to Japan, I was wrestling under my real name. The Japanese people have a great amount of difficulty with the letters f, r and l. So three out of the six letters in my first name they couldn’t say. It was a bit of a mouthful for those guys.

Finn Balor
Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.

Stephen Gardiner
How many Americans, for example, are aware of the fact that U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs – 635,000 tons – and napalm – 32,557 tons – than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II?

Mehdi Hasan
I notice that teams are now more interested in Japanese players than when I first went to Europe.

Hidetoshi Nakata
When it comes to influences, we are influenced not just by Japanese and overseas metal acts, but J-pop acts too. One Japanese rock band we’re particularly fond of is Seikima-II. We were attracted by their brand of devil imagery and of course, their high-quality musicianship.

Suzuka Nakamoto
The film ‘The Cove’ made people aware of the Japanese slaughter of whales.

Paul Watson
I think that we have positive moments in our history and negative moments in our history. We incarcerated Japanese Americans in the state of Colorado, in Camp Amache. You could say that’s part of our heritage; I would say it’s a shameful part of our heritage and not something we should repeat.

Michael Bennet
Did you know that the word ‘tsunami,’ which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.

Junichiro Koizumi
Think of the sushi trend that started in the ’80s. It was as much about the Nintendo entertainment system in your living room as it was about the availability of good-quality raw fish. The Japanese food trend rose as the world of Japanese business and culture was becoming a bigger part of American life.

David Sax
I think the ‘Boxers’ book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the ‘Saints’ side, it was a lot trickier.

Gene Luen Yang
Just as the Japanese pioneered a new form of manufacturing – lean production and quite new standards of reliability – so Tata, too, is embracing new forms of manufacture in order to revolutionise the price to meet the consumer needs of a poor, developing country.

Martin Jacques
The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs.

Jerome Cady
The Japanese really like things very well planned out. I enjoy things as they come by.

Ken Hakuta
In the early 1940s, as a young teenager, I was utterly appalled by the racist and jingoist hysteria of the anti-Japanese propaganda. The Germans were evil, but treated with some respect: They were, after all, blond Aryan types, just like our imaginary self-image. Japanese were mere vermin, to be crushed like ants.

Noam Chomsky
In Japan, I am famous in certain special circles – mainly as someone who is trying to break down and enlighten the conventions of Japanese art.

Takashi Murakami
Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat.

Lexa Doig
I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind.

Terry Gou
In Japanese culture, there is a belief that God is everywhere – in mountains, trees, rocks, even in our sympathy for robots or Hello Kitty toys.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
In terms of the Japanese royal family, they were considered the direct descendants of a god. They are regarded as all-powerful and possessors of unimaginable wealth, and yet they are, more often than not, literally prisoners of tradition.

Kathryn Lasky
England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French.

Eva Green
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
In the Second World War, they’re talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army.

Rob Walton
I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.

John C. Danforth
To purposely concoct older characters of a sunny disposition would be as much of a solecism as deliberately fabricating arrhythmic blacks, spendthrift Jews, slacker Japanese and so on.

Will Self
There is an unspoken feminist layer to Katana. She’s an aggressive modern woman with traditional Japanese roots. She was in love with her sword because she believed it contained her husband.

Ann Nocenti
In the postwar period, Americans turned away from quality as the principal goal of manufacturing and made cost the principal goal. Japanese, restructuring their companies, made exactly the opposite decision.

Michael Crichton
The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.

Hideki Tojo
If we gutted NASA Earth Science, it wouldn’t be NOAA or some other agency that would take the lead. It would be the Chinese and the Europeans and the Japanese.

David Grinspoon
The Senkaku Islands are an integral part of Japanese territory based on international law as well as in the context of our history.

Shinzo Abe
Ramen is Japanese soul food, appealing to old and young, rich and poor.

Rachel Khoo
The joining of the Japanese with the French should make a new movement. I think it should be good for Paris.

Issey Miyake
I’m trying to talk to my kids in Japanese, because I’m not a pro English speaker. My wife speaks to them in English. That’s her first language. I don’t want my kids to feel the same as me when I was studying English. It was so frustrating.

Japanese Breakfast has recorded a beautiful, ethereal reimagining of ‘Head Over Heels.’

Curt Smith
Importing foreign labor has always been the American way, beginning with 4 million slaves from Africa. Later came the Jews and Poles, the Hungarians, Italians and Irish, the Chinese and Japanese – everything you learned in sixth grade social studies about the great American melting pot.

Jeanne Marie Laskas
I think the French and the Japanese are both obsessed by seasons, small producers, freshness.

Alain Ducasse
I never thought fashion was the job for me, because I’m Japanese. Clothes! That was a European, society thing.

Issey Miyake
The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It’s very bureaucratic.

Shuji Nakamura
As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone, I think it tastes good. It doesn’t matter if it’s Chinese, Japanese, anything.

Martin Yan
Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
When I was very young, even before I went to what you call elementary school, I used to read and watch Japanese comic books and anime all the time. These were the seeds of my future.

Shinichiro Watanabe
I remember my sisters, they loved a movie called ‘The Naked Island.’ And the flute was actually playing the main theme. A Japanese movie. A beautiful movie from 1961. I remember hearing this music with a flute many, many times a day at home.

Alexandre Desplat
One of my favorite Japanese foods is called natto. It’s fermented soybeans. I grew up in Japan eating natto. It’s definitely an acquired taste. It’s basically smelly.

Mazie Hirono
I believe in the fact that an audience has one heart. I can just tell you one thing: If I sing the ‘Adagio,’ and I pull it out with all the honesty I have – whether they’re Japanese, Italian, American or Belgian or French – they will react in the same way.

Lara Fabian
Bose did not die in 1945. It is wrong. It is a conspiracy of Nehru and the Japanese. Subhash Chandra Bose sought shelter in Russia and was granted asylum. Jawaharlal Nehru knew everything.

Subramanian Swamy
There is definitely a Japanese influence on my style. I spent several years back and forth training over there, training at the New Japan Dojo in Los Angeles and picking up various techniques from wherever I go.

Samoa Joe
My mom is from Venezuela, and my dad is German and Japanese, and we lived in Brazil when I was a kid for a couple of years, and then I grew up on Long Island. I think all the traveling and all the nationalities put that stuff in my head. I was just around it a lot.

Fred Armisen
I’m often asked where my nickname ‘Kun’ comes from. My parents says it was a Japanese cartoon I used to watch on television when I was very young, set in the Stone Age, where the main character was a boy called Kum Kum, the little caveman.

Sergio Aguero
For a date night with my girlfriend, we go to Zuma for Japanese.

DJ Khaled
Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West.

Dennis Banks
When I was trying to figure out how the government might go about creating the camps in ‘The Darkest Minds,’ I researched the Japanese internment camps here in the United States, specifically propaganda the government used, and how they capitalized on people’s fears.

Alexandra Bracken
Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.

Tadao Ando
Innovation and corporate governance are extremely important to improve the profitability of Japanese companies and encourage them to increase wages, capital spending, and dividends.

Shinzo Abe
I have always loved languages, I have studied basic French and Japanese too.

Shriya Pilgaonkar
What resonates culturally with me about Japanese style is that it is very covered up but very sensual.

L’Wren Scott
It’s a Japanese way of thinking, that I give value for my merchandise. So I don’t want to sell unnecessarily expensive dresses and make just 10 or 20 and then feel satisfied. I want to design for real women who can afford my dresses.

Tadashi Shoji
I’m constantly not on the right side of history. I sympathize with the soldiers in the enemy’s camp. For example in WWII, we know the Nazis and the Japanese were wrong. But I sympathize with the individual story of a soldier who was drafted into that.

Chloe Zhao
Another dynamic of this last year was our increased penetration into the Japanese market.

David Milne
I write entirely in English; Tagalog chauvinists chide me for this. I feel no guilt in doing so. But I am sad that I cannot write in my native Ilokano. History demanded this; if it isn’t English I am using now, I would most probably be writing in Spanish like Rizal, or even German or Japanese.

F. Sionil Jose
I am very happy that Japanese film can cross borders.

Hirokazu Kore-eda
How are we doing in the electronics field as opposed to, you know, we hear how advanced the Japanese are? Do you think we’re still pretty competitive? Oh, yes.

Jack Kilby
I believe it is important that we Japanese write a constitution for ourselves that would reflect the shape of the country we consider desirable in the 21st century.

Shinzo Abe
The Japanese bureaucracy is unique. It is also very powerful, although it is now the object of so much criticism. Many of Japan’s brightest made it a pillar of strength and continuity.

F. Sionil Jose
Japanese culture? I kind of love everything about it. I love the food. Everyone’s really nice. There’s just a lot about Japan that’s really cool.

Naomi Osaka
I enjoy eating Italian and Japanese cuisine, and abroad, I love Zuma, Nobu, and Cipriani.

Sidharth Malhotra
The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics.

Paul Watson
Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.

David Mitchell
If I have one thing perfect, it’s my eyebrows. And my feet. I love my feet. They’re like Japanese feet. The rest I would like to hide. Especially my freckles. I feel ridiculous.

Emmanuelle Beart
In Japan, after having lost World War II, the hierarchy that used to exist in the society, from the rich to the poor, has been flattened, especially by the winners, by Americans. As a Japanese artist debuting in America, I really had to bring that kind of theme into the work.

Takashi Murakami
I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.

Hugh Jackman
I remember the Silver Jubilee clearly because we had a fancy dress street party in Sheffield. I dressed up as a Japanese girl with a too-big red kimono – cultural appropriation hadn’t been invented in 1977. I was six.

Emily Maitlis
I recognize the fact that I don’t have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I’ve always felt half-Japanese at heart.

Scott Fujita
I seem to go through phases with collecting stuff: vintage Japanese men’s magazines, coconut monkey carvings, ’70s belt buckles.

Michael Bastian
I really like the idea of being utilitarian. My dream is to edit down my wardrobe and be very Japanese, where you have one rolling rack and it’s like your four T-shirts, your five dresses, your two pairs of jeans.

Erin Wasson
I feel responsible to make something original as a Japanese artist. There are lots of singers and guitarists, but I feel that on stage it’s meaningless to copy something someone has done before.

The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially.

Toshihiko Fukui
My dad is Japanese; he was an art director there. My mom is half-English, half-Argentinian. They met in Japan in the ’70s. Her parents were diplomats posted there.

Sonoya Mizuno
Of course, when it comes to Japanese role-playing games, in any role-playing game in Japan you’re supposed to collect a huge number of items, and magic, and you’ve got to actually combine different items together to make something really different.

Shigeru Miyamoto
I’m not very happy to be classified as another Japanese designer. There is no one characteristic that all Japanese designers have.

Rei Kawakubo
During the curfew, whoever went out, the people were watching you. Any Japanese home, there was some person figuring he’s a good American citizen by doing his duty, and they were watching every move each family were doin’. Or if they went out, they followed them to see where they were goin’.

Fred Korematsu
I respect Asuka for all she’s done in her career all over the globe and for what she’s done here in NXT in such a short amount of time, but this is my home. The pride she has in Japanese wrestling, I have in NXT.

The Japanese have different words for love. To them, it’s plain weird that we love spaghetti and love our children and love our lovers, all with the same word, when surely the thing being described as love is radically different in each case.

Samantha Harvey
I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.

Howard Baker
It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people.

Eisaku Sato
It wasn’t really my intention to make movies quickly – it’s more to do with the reality of the Japanese film industry. That’s been the only way for me to change my situation; to prove how little time you need to make a good film.

Takashi Miike
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

J. M. Roberts
My father was a Japanese prisoner of war, a survivor of the Thai-Burma Death Railway, built by a quarter of a million slave labourers in 1943. Between 100,000 and 200,000 died.

Richard Flanagan
Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so.

Ingrid Newkirk
I’m always going on about how I could just eat Japanese food and nothing else until the day I die.

Robert Sheehan
Maybe ’13 Assassins’ is the mortal agony and death rattle of a Japanese film industry that has abandoned its creative talent.

Takashi Miike
All of a sudden, there are great Japanese films, or great Italian films, or great Australian films. It’s usually because there are a number of people that cross-pollinated each other.

Francis Ford Coppola
The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.

David Rockefeller
When I read Katana’s run in ‘Birds of Prey,’ I was curious about her restraint. She didn’t laugh, didn’t loosen up, didn’t seem to have a light side. I thought, well, that demure nature is what we believe of women of Old Japan, so she seemed not like a modern Japanese but from an earlier time.

Ann Nocenti
Go to any Shinto temple in Japan and you’ll see it: a simple stand from which hang hundreds of wooden postcard-size plaques with a colorful image on one side and, on the other, densely scribbled Japanese characters in black felt-tip pen, pleas to the gods for help or succor.

Hanya Yanagihara
The English and Japanese are the most inventive dressers in the world, but French girls are the most beautiful. I am still always amazed by the style of French girls, and the only reason is that they dress according to themselves and not according to fashion. They know what suits them.

Lou Doillon
The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.

Kenzaburo Oe
In a traditional Japanese or Chinese garden, it’s not only about the building or temple but about the whole setup – the structure, the landscape, the light, the plants, the water. The whole experience that makes your life there so beautiful.

Ma Yansong
The big fun in ‘Battleship’ is that there are no current battleships in the Navy today. The battleships are about 1,000 feet long and they have huge guns. They were what you saw in WWII. The last battleship that was used was the Missouri, which is what the Japanese surrendered to.

Peter Berg
I also have some Chinese weapons, but I like the Japanese sword the best.

Kelly Hu
The detention of Japanese Americans during World War II would qualify as an example of majoritarian tyranny and misuse of executive prerogative, driven by fear and racial bias.

Michael Ignatieff
As the Japanese family gets more and more atomized, grandparents don’t live with the nuclear family, so parents of children can’t consult with their own parents about how to raise their children and rely on that to help raise them.

Hirokazu Kore-eda
It’s a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody’s arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.

Quentin Tarantino
The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.

Lafcadio Hearn
In Japanese, sushi does not mean raw fish. It means seasoned rice.

Guy Fieri
God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them, and let’s have peace.

Mickey Rooney
Japanese children have infinitely more developed bodies than those in the West. From the age of two, a child learns to sit in a perfectly balanced manner; between two and three, the child begins to bow regularly, which is a wonderful exercise for the body.

Peter Brook
I am often asked the question: ‘What is your favorite type of food?’ Although I always answer Japanese, the real response should be and is pierogi, the delectable Polish dumplings that my mother, Big Martha, made so well in many incarnations: potato, sweet cabbage, blueberry, peach, plum, and apricot.

Martha Stewart
I’m Japanese, of course, but spending so long in America has made me into a different kind of person.

Kei Nishikori
We are a country of artisans and a country of manufacturing. I think Japanese textile technology is the best in the world.

Tadashi Yanai
My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.

Mike Honda
I love Chinese food, like steamed dim sum, and I can have noodles morning, noon and night, hot or cold. I like food that’s very simple on the digestive system – I tend to keep it light. I love Japanese food too – sushi, sashimi and miso soup.

Shilpa Shetty
We were American citizens. We were incarcerated by our American government in American internment camps here in the United States. The term ‘Japanese internment camp’ is both grammatically and factually incorrect.

George Takei
When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.

Phil Collins
We’ve noticed that even though we sing in Japanese, our fans study Japanese and sing along with us, and that people who like J-pop and people who like metal both enjoy our music just the same.

Suzuka Nakamoto
Self-deception ultimately explains Japan’s plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest – and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.

Paul Samuelson
Karate is my main martial art; that is what I train in every day. It has always been in my life. Sumo is another Japanese martial art that I got into at an early age. It is something that has helped and added to my overall stance and is a good base. It is not something I necessarily use in all my fights, though.

Lyoto Machida
When I learned Japanese, they say that I sounded like a Chinese with diarrhea!

A lot of my stories are inspired by Japanese folklore or literature or movies: I’ve done stories based on Kabuki and Noh plays, and on Kurosawa’s ‘Yojimbo’ movies.

Stan Sakai
The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions.

Joseph Rotblat
I’m part Filipino, part Japanese, part Chinese, part Malaysian, and part Spanish, and all those people, they love their karaoke. So whenever my family got together, we’d all karaoke.

During the 2000s, Korean baseball slowly evolved, pivoting away from its Japanese roots. Former players say they grew more comfortable expressing themselves on the field, and the game’s focus shifted from contact to power.

Mina Kimes
At times, I do Tabata, a high-intensity Japanese training regimen, in which I must do 20 seconds of a specific body part with 10 seconds of rest. This must be done eight times within four minutes. Your heart rate shoots through the roof, but you burn a lot of fat.

Arjun Rampal
There’s a reason that there are oodles of young Aussies, Germans, Japanese, even Chinese backpackers traipsing around the world. They are unencumbered by debilitating student loans. No such luck for the American Theater Arts major with $120,000 in loans.

J. Maarten Troost
So, fortune cookies: invented by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately consumed by Americans. They are more American than anything else.

Jennifer Lee
I am inspired by both Japanese Samurai films, in particular the films of Kurosawa, and how they share the spirit of American Westerns, with the influences running in both directions, and including the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ and films of Sam Peckinpah.

Ann Nocenti
Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.

Natan Sharansky
Japanese is a very strange foreign language for European people.

Isamu Akasaki
I loved my time in Japan, and I am grateful to have had the chance to live in Japan and embrace the Japanese culture.

Freddie Ljungberg
My dad started to watch westerns at dollar cinemas in Seoul and felt like America was a miraculous place. His family had lost a lot of land during the Korean War and the Japanese occupation. That affected him a lot as a kid. He always felt like he needed to come to the U.S. and get land.

Lee Isaac Chung
After the Pearl Harbor attacks, around 120,000 Japanese Americans were jailed in internment camps. If an attack on U.S. soil were perpetrated by people who were not white and Christian, we can be pretty damn sure that racists would have a field day.

Naomi Klein
The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.

Herb Alpert
Japanese society doesn’t have a god – no absolute presence.

Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep.

Utada Hikaru
Japanese culture is something I’m heavily inspired by. I was actually stationed for a few years in Japan with the Navy and I fell in love with a lot of that culture, especially when it comes to fashion and art.

Bella Poarch
We must become Icelanders in soccer, Israelis in defending our land, Japanese in technology.

Volodymyr Zelensky
The Japanese style, they really do have concern for their neighbors kind of more than themselves.

Matt Sydal
Tokyo & Kyoto are two of my favorites. I like how Japanese cities live in harmony with their natural surroundings, with gardens and forests mixed into urban areas. The public transit is also fantastic and there are cat cafes everywhere.

Baiju Bhatt
I don’t choose to make low-budget films. But that is the reality of surviving in the Japanese film industry. However, the trade off is, since we’re working on small budgets, we have freedom. You can’t buy this freedom with money. With this freedom, I think there are an infinite number of possibilities.

Takashi Miike
I love good food and I love to eat in nice restaurants. I love Japanese food. I love Gordon Ramsay in London; he is pretty amazing.

Isla Fisher
Working in Hollywood, it’s clear the more money you have, the more technology you can get. So you can build a whole Japanese set. Only in Hollywood!

Zhang Ziyi
I grew up surrounded by both Haitian and Japanese culture.

Naomi Osaka
The fans, man, the fans have a little different way of thinking. They really applaud the spirit of fighters, and that put a huge influence on the type of energy I fought with, rather than if I won or lost. America’s a real win-or-lose culture, where with the Japanese, fighting with spirit is enough.

Eddie Alvarez
The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing.

Shinzo Abe
Right after I graduated high school, I joined a sushi restaurant to learn how to make Japanese food. And then spent seven years. Then that time – that’s enough. Then sushi restaurant – butchering fish and they make your body smell like fishy.

Masaharu Morimoto
When I am listening to Vivaldi or Japanese music or making spaghetti at 3 in the morning and realize that I don’t have the proper sauce for it, fame is of no use.

Saul Leiter
The Germans are clear about what they do – cars and machine tools; the Japanese are clear about what they do – electronics; the Chinese are clear about what they do – they’re the workshop of the world.

Evan Davis
It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe; but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found – indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.

Lafcadio Hearn
I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever’s sharp.

Wolfgang Puck
Seattle is the place where you can really find any kind of food, especially Japanese food.

DeAndre Yedlin
I’ve loved Japanese culture for a long, long time, from doing martial arts, to the block prints, to the music. It’s a country that I love, and a culture that I love.

Alexandre Desplat
When I started wrestling, I never wanted to go to WWE. It was the Japanese life for me.

CM Punk
Increasingly, corporate executives who don’t speak Japanese are coming into Japan. Unlike their predecessors, they expect their employees to be able to communicate in English.

Rebecca MacKinnon
Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end.

Leon Askin
When a population saves a lot, the funds are invested outside the country as well as inside. If the Japanese invest in the United States, it pushes their exchange rate down and makes their manufacturing more competitive.

Evan Davis
If you’re Japanese and you signed up for Pinterest in Japan, you see Japanese ideas, not American ideas that look Japanese – it’s a very big difference.

Evan Sharp
The picture is being promoted as Disney’s ‘Spirited Away,’ although seeing just 10 minutes of this English version of a hugely popular Japanese film will quickly disabuse any discerning viewer of the notion that it is a Disney creation.

Elvis Mitchell
The ’80s market was only a Japanese market. It was the Japanese outbidding each other for the most expensive works of art. When the Japanese economy went down the tubes, there was no one left to pay the prices that have been recorded for all of those works.

Arne Glimcher
My dad remembers being in school with my uncle, and the teacher would say outright to the class that the Japanese were second-class citizens and shouldn’t be trusted.

Mike Shinoda
When the Japanese occupied Korea in the early 20th century, they brought their passion for baseball with them, and the game swiftly surpassed basketball and soccer as the nation’s pre-eminent sport.

Mina Kimes
Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’

Takashi Murakami
The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.

Hideki Tojo
Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.

Curtis LeMay
Well, only Japanese may understand it, but I’m like a goat or something that likes high places.

Tamae Watanabe
When I first began working in Japan, I had to confront the Japanese people’s excessive worship for foreign goods and the fixed idea of what clothes ought to be. I wanted to change the rigid formula of clothing that the Japanese followed.

Issey Miyake
I love Indian food and Thai food; those are, like, my favorites. I also like Japanese and some Italian.

The simpler the food, the harder it is to prepare it well. You want to truly taste what it is you’re eating. So that goes back to the trend of fine ingredients. It’s very Japanese: Preparing good ingredients very simply, without distractions from the flavor of the ingredient itself.

Joel Robuchon
My father fought behind Japanese lines in the second world war and it traumatised him. Everybody who knew him from before said he was the life and soul of the party – fun to be with – but after the war he was different.

Chris de Burgh
I really enjoy listening to Japanese pop aka J-Pop and I also like listening to anime songs as well. Both of these types of music are unique to Japanese culture and listening to these types of music gets me going.

Moa Kikuchi
I love Shogun world. It’s so beautiful. The performances are beautiful. It’s like classic Japanese cinema, with a little ‘Westworld’ twist.

Luke Hemsworth
The ward designs were co-created by myself and Lauren K. Cannon. She read how they were described in ‘The Warded Man,’ and we had long discussions about what sources to draw from for the symbols, drawing inspiration from Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Sanskrit.

Peter V. Brett
I’ve had fans coming up to me and speaking Chinese or Japanese. It’s not a case of mistaken nationality. I just don’t think they realise that we don’t all speak the same language.

Park Ji-sung
Science is the most durable and nondivisive way of thinking about the human circumstance. It transcends cultural, national, and political boundaries. You don’t have American science versus Canadian science versus Japanese science.

Sam Harris
I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there’s this huge Japanese population over there.