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konnichi-wa

hello

ohayo

good morning

sayonara

good-bye

domo

thank you

domo arigato

thank you very much

dozo

please

san

honorable

sheishin

group

koku

5 bushels of rice used as currency

koban

a gold coin equivalent of 3 koku

nippon

what the Japanese called their country

torii

a sign of welcome

shogi

sliding paper walls

kami

spirits loosely referred to as gods

masu

regular verb ending

Kana

a simpler form of Chinese script

seppuku

warrior suicide

ikebana

flower arranging

cha-no-yu

tea ceremony

shuriken

razor sharp throwing stars used by ninjas

ronin

samurai who had lost their masters and their land

cha

green tea

zen

meditation

koan

mental riddles that have no exact answer

chaya

tea house

tai-fun

great storm

kamikaze

divine wind

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