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Nippon (nĬp´ŏn, nĬpŏn´), name for Japan, derived from Dai Nippon, meaning Great Japan. The expression comes from the Chinese ideograph for the place where the sun comes from, or Land of the Rising Sun. The term Nipponism has come to imply an extreme Japanese nationalism.

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Nippon the Japanese name for Japan, literally ‘land where the sun rises or originates’.

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Nippon (origin of the sun): see MOTOORI NORINAGA.

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