Origin of gaijinJapanese
Origin of gaijinJapanese gai outside, foreign ( from Middle Chinese &njlig;uaj` ) jin person ; see jinriksha .
(plural gaijin or gaijins)
- A non-Japanese person.
From Japanese 外人 (gaijin がいじん "foreigner"), from Middle Chinese 外人 (ngwàj-nyin) (compare Mandarin wàirén 外人), from Old Chinese (*ŋʷˁat-s ning "foreigner", "outsider" < "non-relative"), from 外 ("outside", "outer") + 人 ("person").
gaijin - Investment & Finance Definition
A term that refers to a non-Japanese investor or business person in Japan. The term also refers to a large U.S. or European brokerage firm operating in Japan.