• Kyodo


Collins English Dictionary has incorporated eight more Japanese words into its latest edition, published Monday.

The eight entries — “bento” (boxed lunch), “gaijin” (foreigner), “pachinko” (a type of pinball game), “ramen” (Chinese noodles), “reiki” (a form of spiritual therapy), “soba” (buckwheat noodles), “udon” (thick wheat flour noodles), and “wasabi” (Japanese horseradish) — have been added to the more than 100 Japanese words already featured in the dictionary.

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