Japan Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old japan quotes, japan sayings, and japan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.     

Oscar Wilde

The Japanese see self-assertion as immoral and self- sacrifice as the sensible course to take in life.     

Akira Kurosawa

Japan is very cosmopolitan - it values its origins, but a world view hovers above this narrow perspective. The interest of the Japanese in their folk culture is transcendental.     

F. Sionil Jose

Japan is the perfect example of make plans, and watch God laugh.     

Christopher Titus

Japan is a well-educated, technological society. It is a free society, protects intellectual property.     

John Roos

Japan never considers time together as time wasted. Rather, it is time invested.     

Donald Richie