Which English words originate in Japanese?

A surprisingly large number, though concentrated in particular word categories. Here are some examples:

Arts: 

bonsai, anime, origami, karaoke, haiku, manga, karate, judo, aikido, jujutsu

Business/Politics: 

tycoon, Shogun, mikado

Weather: 

typhoon, tsunami

Religion

Zen, Shinto

Clothing: kimono

Food: sushi, satsuma, miso, tempura, saki

Oxford English Dictionary editor, John Simpson, explains how Japanese words entered English in three distinct phases. 


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