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Japanese Crossword 23

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2. On April Fool’s Day, you can play practical jokes, which are sometimes hard to distinguish from _____ (lies)
3. Japan’s major railroad system, once nationalized and now privatized, is commonly called ___ using the initials of its English name
4. ____ (private detective) in Japanese
6. “Luck” in Japanese. If it’s good it’s called “ko___”. If bad, it’s “aku___”
8. San Francisco has lots of ____ (hills)
9. Sea water is actually ___ (salt water)
10. Cherry blossom season is coming. Cherry blossoms illuminated especially for night viewing are called “____ zakura”
11. “Apple” in Japanese



1. The ____ (pine tree) is used as a symbol of longevity and supremacy in Japanese culture
2. ____ Park is one of the most popular parks in Tokyo and has museums, a temple, a zoo, and various monuments, including the statue of legendary samurai, Takamori Saigo
3. The Edo ___ (period) is from 1603 to 1868
5. Spring is a nice season for ____ (to take a walk)
7. The “maneki ___” (lucky cat) is used as a symbol of a thriving business
8. Many Japanese suffer from ____ (Japanese cedar wood) allergies