Japanese racoon dog, famous for having enormous testicles.
Traditional Japanese straw mat used as floor covering. A tatami measure approximately 180cm (6 feet) by 90cm (3 feet). Japanese often count a room's area in number of tatami instead of square metre or square feet. The kanji for tatami is then read "jo". A room containing 8 tatami is called 8畳 ("atchi-jo").
Camellia. One of the most common flowers in winter in Japan.
Japanese plum (or abricot). It looks like a big, green apricot and is used principally to make "umeshu" or "umeboshi"
Rabbit. One of the most loved animal in Japan. It is used as a mascot by NOVA, and many hostess bar have "bunny girls".
Concept of harmony and team-spirit. The kanji (和) can also be read as "Yamato", meaning "Japan". It is the 'Wa' used in Wa-pedia.
Flat cushion used for sitting on.
Language related terms
Term meaning "stupid" or "idiot".
Chan Suffix used after a person name to show familiarity.
Denka Suffix used after a person name, meaning "Your Highness".
Dono Suffix used after a person name to show respect (more formal than "san" and "sama").
Hiragana used to give the phonetic reading of kanji.