Japan questions This is a list of recently added questions about Japan. Play Japan quiz and see all the questions. Where is karate from?Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport of Japan riddles »very hard 23% JapanJapan1143ChinaChina515Ryukyu KingdomRyukyu Kingdom585TaiwanTaiwan211 This photo was taken in Japan. One of the billboards is in Japanese. In which language could be the other one?Okinawan. The six Ryukyuan languages are the indigenous languages of the Ryukyu Islands, the southernmost part of the Japanese archipelago (inlcuding Okinawa). They are not mutually intelligible with Japanese or even with each other. Today, these languages are becoming endangered, and a new mixed language, based on Japanese and Okinawan, has developed, known as "Okinawan Japanese".Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Japan riddles »hard 45% TokyanTokyan1046FujianFujian1228OkinawanOkinawan3250ShikokanShikokan1568 How many Kanji symbols are in official use in Japan?1945. The Kanji symbols are ancient and many are not used any more, though still valid. Therefore, Japanese Government specify the "General Use Permanent Kanji", comprising 1945 characters, or which 996 are designated as to be learned in elementary school. Any publications using Kanji outside of this list are legally required to print the interpretation alongside the obscure Kanji symbol for clarification.Created by: globalquiz.orgalphabets riddles »very hard 35% 242412930430431719451945714Over 10000Over 10000830 What was banned in Japan in 1946-1952?Kendo and karate. Kendo, along with other martial arts, was banned in Japan in 1946 by the occupying powers. This was part of "the removal and exclusion from public life of militaristic and ultra nationalistic persons" in response to the wartime militarisation of martial arts instruction in Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Japan riddles »hard 42% karaokekaraoke773kendo and karatekendo and karate2280whalingwhaling1856GodzillaGodzilla406 In which popular martial art there are no scored sparrings?Aikido is basically self defense system. Its techniques require that one of the practicioners plays a role of uke (attacker), while the other is tori (defender). The lack of competetive format is often criticized as the weakness of aikido, leading to weak attacks of uke and lack of realism in training.Created by: globalquiz.orgmartial arts riddles »hard 53% karatekarate535aikidoaikido2175judojudo537taekwondotaekwondo797 Which martial art involves the practices of defense against multiple attackers?Aikido. Freestyle (randori, literally "chaos") practice with multiple attackers is required for the higher level aikido ranks. The techniques should be chosen based on how they reposition the student relative to other attackers. For instance, an ura technique might be used to neutralise the current attacker while turning to face attackers approaching from behind.Created by: Sophie Lethermansport riddles »hard 51% karatekarate617aikidoaikido2209ju-jitsuju-jitsu683taekwondotaekwondo743 What does the word "kendo" literally mean?"way of the sword". The word consists of two kanji, "ken" meaning "sword" (the same is used in "shuriken", meaning "sword hidden in hand") and, easily recognizable, "do" meaning "way" (known from "judo", "aikido" or "bushido").Created by: Pritam Meiteiwords riddles »hard 59% "way of the sword""way of the sword"3091"battle spirit""battle spirit"622"be fast""be fast"469"thunderstrike""thunderstrike"1017 Which martial art is that?Kendo. As of September 2007, there were 1.48 million registered dan graded kendoka in Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orgFar East riddles »easy 71% kendokendo3343iaidoiaido423ju-jitsuju-jitsu411ninjitsuninjitsu497 What does the word "kamikaze" literally mean?"divine wind". The Kamikaze were two typhoons that defeated Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281. The latter fleet of possibly more than 1000 ships is said to have been the largest attempted naval invasion in history until the D-Day.Created by: karate kidlanguages riddles »average 62% "the chosen one""the chosen one"863"death""death"670"son of the Empreror""son of the Empreror"167"divine wind""divine wind"2838 What does the word "karate" literally mean?"empty hand". Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages riddles »hard 48% "way of the thunder""way of the thunder"609"gentle way""gentle way"568"empty hand""empty hand"2323"way of the master""way of the master"1292 Play Japan quiz and see all the questions.