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Noun, Suru verb
1. kneeling down on the ground; prostrate oneself
Wikipedia definition
2. Dogezais an element of Japanese manners by kneeling directly on the ground and bowing to prostrate oneself as touching one's head to the floor. It is translated into English as "prostration" or "kowtow". It is used to show deference to the most highly-revered high-class person, as a deep apology and to express the desire for a favor from said person. The term is used in Japanese politics such as "dogeza-gaikō" which is translated to "kowtow diplomacy" or "kowtow foreign policy".
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