What does “banzai” mean?

Q. What does “Banzai” mean?

A. “Banzai ” literally means ten thousand years (of life). It is written with the combination of the kanji characters for “ten thousand” and “age.” Click here to learn the kanji characters for it. 

“Banzai” is a Japanese cheer that can be translates as “Long life!” or “Hurrah!” It is usually repeated three times to express enthusiasm, celebrate a victory, applause and favor on happy occasion while raising both arms. It is commonly done together with the large group of people. 

Foreign people seem to confuse “Banzai” with a war cry. It is probably because the Japanese soldiers shouted “Tennouheika Banzai!” when they were dying during World War II. In this context what they meant was “Long live the Emperor” or “Salute the Emperor”.

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I chose to use WordPress since it has such a huge community of users AND developers.

I welcome all who want to know how I’ve done what I’m doing to improve my health.

It is an ongoing process;  “A LIfe Change,” as my friend Dan says.

I want to get my weight down to 200 lbs. or lower and keep it there for the rest of my life, but still enjoy life.  I do love to eat and find amazing new places and foods, so controlling my diet will be a tough road.  But I find that I look for more healthy things now.