Gaijin

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Gaijin

Japanese term used to describe a non-Japanese investor in Japan (outside person). A more polite version of the same word is gaikokujin which means outside country person.
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Gaijin

The Japanese word for foreigner. The term is often used to describe non-Japanese persons and organizations who invest in Japanese securities.
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