Star Trek Expanded Universe

Japan is a multi-island nation-state off the east coast of the Asian continent on Earth. People or things from Japan are described as Japanese. Tokyo is the capital of Japan.

In 1941, the Japanese entered World War II by attacking Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the United States of America, prompting the latter's entry into the war a day later. (TNG: "The Enemy"; DS9: "Far Beyond The Stars") The Japanese were a part of the Axis, along with Germany and Italy, and their aviators were known for their kamikaze suicide air attacks on Allied forces. The Axis lost the war in 1945, with Japan surrendering days after the US dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Enterprise (NX-01) linguist Hoshi Sato was born in Kyoto, Japan on 9 July, 2129. (ENT: "Exile")

In 2358, Aly Mathias was born in New Tokyo, Japan. (Starship Independence)

USS Excelsior commanding officer Hikaru Sulu was of Japanese descent, as were USS Enterprise-D personnel Keiko O'Brien and Alyssa Ogawa. (Star Trek: The Original Series; Star Trek: The Next Generation)

USS Destiny chief engineer Ray Nagata was also of Japanese decent. (Star Trek: Destiny)

Petty Officer Second Class Juno Ichigaki was of Japanese descent, but was born and raised in South Africa. (Bait and Switch: "Downbelow")

Food and drink[]

Japanese was a variety of green tea.

Ramen were a Japanese dish of noodles served in broth that USS Mumbai personnel Root and Wheel were fond of. (TOSS #17 "Late-Night Ramen", #18 "The Ends of the Earth")


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