Best Japan Quotes On Success In Life

These Japan quotes will inspire you. Japan is an island country in East Asia.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Japan quotes, Japan sayings, and Japan proverbs.

Famous Japan Quotes

  1. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan… We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan.” ~ Tadao Ando
  3. “Tokyo is huge. Something like 15 million people live there, and my estimate is that at any given moment, 14.7 million of them are lost.” ~ Dave Barry
  4. “The method (of learning Japanese) recommended by experts is to be born as a Japanese baby and raised by a Japanese family, in Japan. And even then it’s not easy.” ~ Dave Barry

  5. “I speak of the old Japan because out of the ashes of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan.” ~ Shigeru Yoshida
  6. “We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress.” ~ Shigeru Yoshida
  7. “Japan is quite weird because they wait for you to say something before they respond. You can literally hear a pin drop, they don’t make a sound until you say something to the crowd.” ~ Kelly Jones
  8. “Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture, and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.” ~ Natan Sharansky

  9. “Japan’s inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.” ~ Saxby Chambliss
  10. “The Japanese eat, sleep, and breathe golf; the only thing they don’t do is actually play it because to get on a course, you have to make a reservation roughly 137 years in advance, which means that by the time you actually get to the first tee you are deceased. Of course, in golf, this is not really a handicap.” ~ Dave Barry
  11. “My clothes are very popular in Japan.” ~ Vivienne Westwood
  12. “The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant.” ~ Brandi Chastain

  13. “In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.” ~ Michael Lewis , Japan quotes love
  14. “Japan is dealing us a dead hand. For two years we have watched the Japanese drag their feet and we can’t let them continue to slam the door in our faces.” ~ Craig L. Thomas
  15. “I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.” ~ Leslie Caron
  16. “I can’t tell you how important it was for us to be successful in japan.” ~ Trip Hawkins

  17. “Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan’s real position, and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese War became one of long duration” ~ Hideki Tojo
  18. “In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it’s gonna be so crazy!” ~ Glenn Danzig
  19. “My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernization since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.” ~ Kenzaburo Oe
  20. “I have read that, on the average, the Japanese are getting taller, but at the moment they seem to be about the same height as American junior-high-school students, only with fewer guns.” ~ Dave Barry

  21. “I got nominated for my second film as best young director in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan.” ~ Donnie Yen
  22. “The Japanese tend to be far more co-operative and docile and group-oriented. It would be easier to get the entire population of Tokyo to wear matching outfits than to get any two randomly selected Americans to agree on pizza toppings.” ~ Dave Barry
  23. “One night in Tokyo we watched two Japanese businessmen saying good-night to each other after what had clearly been a long night of drinking, a major participant sport in Japan. These men were totally snockered, having reached the stage of inebriation wherein every air molecule that struck caused them to wobble slightly, but they still managed to behave more formally than Americans do at funerals.” ~ Dave Barry
  24. “If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.” ~ Alan Perlis

  25. “The use of [the atomic bombs] at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons… The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.” ~ William D. Leahy
  26. “If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.” ~ Kim Dae-Jung
  27. “The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up.” ~ Ichiro Suzuki
  28. “I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan, and the international community.” ~ Chen Shui-bian

  29. “There are some ghost stories in Japan where – when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the Japanese toilet – a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath. It’s a very scary story.” ~ Shigeru Miyamoto
  30. “In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs.” ~ Beck
  31. “There’s an ancient saying in Japan, that life is like walking from one side of infinite darkness to another, on a bridge of dreams. They say that we’re all crossing the bridge of dreams together. That there’s nothing more than that. Just us, on the bridge of dreams.” ~ Matthew Tobin Anderson , Japan Quotes about life
  32. “The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.” ~ Henry A. Wallace

  33. “Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries; hence the President directed me to attend to or watch the state of affairs in China also.” ~ Townsend Harris
  34. “Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one.” ~ John C. Danforth
  35. “I had been conscious a feeling of depression and so I voiced to [Secretary Of War Stimson] my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at this very moment, seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of ‘face.'” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  36. “Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.” ~ Apolo Ohno , Japan quotes travel
  37. “Americans are somehow obsessed with her, and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.” ~ Utada Hikaru

  38. “The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  39. “But, I’ve made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood.” ~ Sydney Pollack
  40. “On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries, including every single European country along with Israel and Japan, do not offer birthright citizenship.” ~ Nathan Deal
  41. “Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries.” ~ Kenzaburo Oe
  42. “The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada, and Japan, combined.” ~ John Bruton

  43. “Japan has a low crime rate unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes.” ~ Dave Barry
  44. “They were ridiculous times. After I won my World Championship in 1976, I went to Japan.” ~ Barry Sheene
  45. “I really didn’t intend to be a musician when I left Japan.” ~ Ikue Mori
  46. “The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.” ~ Zach Wamp
  47. “Flying from the United States to Tokyo takes approximately as long as law school.” ~ Dave Barry

  48. “I love Mount Fuji and I think it is my love of the mountains in Japan that led me to seek other mountains around the world.” ~ Tamae Watanabe
  49. “Every once in a while I run the Olympic downhill in Japan in my head. I think of how the energy is going to flow and then I make it all work for myself.” ~ Picabo Street
  50. “I miss riding those fast trains in Japan… ’cause I’d never seen a train that fast in my life.” ~ Ike Turner
  51. “In Japan, artists and fans are rather far apart from each other.” ~ Tite Kubo
  52. “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan.” ~ Claire Cook

  53. “One of the things I discovered in Japan was from watching sumo wrestling. At the end you can never tell who has won the fight, and who has lost because they do not show their emotion because it could embarrass the loser. It is unbelievable. That is why I try to teach my team politeness. It is only here in England that everybody pokes their tongue out when they win.” ~ Arsene Wenger
  54. “In the cherry blossom’s shade, there’s no such thing as a stranger.” ~ Kobayashi Issa
  55. “Take Germany and Japan, both defeated in the Second World War. Germany has acknowledged its monstrous crimes to a certain extent, has paid reparations, and so on. Japan, in contrast, apologizes for nothing and has paid no reparations, with one exception: It pays reparations to the United States, but not to Asia.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  56. “My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me: the narrow residential spaces of Japan and the mental escapes from those spaces that took the forms of manga and anime.” ~ Takashi Murakami

  57. “Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.” ~ Uesugi Kenshin
  58. “I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.” ~ Hirohito
  59. “Art is all about doing what you shouldn’t.” ~ Nobuyoshi Araki
  60. “Japan should not intervene in other countries’ conflicts by using military power. And I don’t think Japan is capable of doing such things. For starters, I don’t believe our country has sufficient human resources to make that type of international contribution.” ~ Sadako Ogata
  61. “Being natural is the ultimate secret of our art.” ~ Toshitsugu Takamatsu

  62. “The neck is kind of what’s sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.” ~ Lucy Liu
  63. “It would be really nice to have a venue stop in Japan someday. Japan would be perfect for it.” ~ Travis Rice
  64. “One must learn if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness” ~ Miriam
  65. “Almost a century has passed since Japan first entered the world community by concluding a treaty of amity with the United States of America in 1854.” ~ Shigeru Yoshida

Japan is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

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