How did Japanese words enter the English language?
Oxford English Dictionary editor, John Simpson, explains how Japanese words entered English in three distinct historical phases.
Some commonly used English words of Japanese originBusiness/Politics: tycoon, Shogun, mikado
Weather: typhoon, tsunami
Religion: Zen, Shinto
Clothing: kimono, obi
Food: sushi, satsuma, miso, tempura, saki
Art/Culture/Design: bonsai, anime, origami, karaoke, haiku, manga, karate, judo, aikido, jujutsu, futon
|Origin: 布団 (futon)|
First known use: 1876
There is a more extensive list here, though this includes specialist words not commonly used by English speakers.
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