ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Japanese (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward Japanese people, policies, or culture
anti-Japanese prejudice

Examples of anti-Japanese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Immediately after the election, there were fears that Trump would stick to his anti-Japanese accusations from the campaign, especially given Abe’s meeting with the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the UN General Assembly in September 2016. Takako Hikotani, Foreign Affairs, 15 Aug. 2017 The decision set off a wave of violent anti-Japanese demonstrations across China. Allen Carlson, Foreign Affairs, 21 Feb. 2013 The anti-Japanese business rhetoric is reminiscent of the 1980s, when U.S.-Japan trade tensions threatened to undermine a critically important bilateral alliance during the Cold War. William Chou, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 Near the end of the war, a huge anti-Japanese rally was held on the Brawley high school football field. Janet Wilson, ProPublica, 9 Nov. 2023 In 2012, trade relations sank to a low point when Japan nationalized a group of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, fueling violent anti-Japanese protests across cities in China. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 29 Aug. 2023 The most recent outbursts fit with a two-decade pattern of the Chinese Communist Party picking moments to tap into deep streams of anti-Japanese sentiment as a way of bolstering popular support. Lillian Yang, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Kishida, too, has a weak political position at home, where mismanagement of domestic issues has hurt his popularity and where more conservative politicians are wary of anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea. Ben Dooley,, 17 Aug. 2023 But anti-Japanese grievance goes further than memories of war. Ian Buruma, Harper's Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Japanese was in 1860

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“Anti-Japanese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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