Origin of Nikkeiacronym, after the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japanese newspaper
(plural nikkeis or nikkei)
- A Japanese emigrant or a descendant thereof who is not a citizen of Japan. Commonly used in Japan to refer to people of Japanese ancestry that are living abroad as citizens of other countries.
- the value of shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Japanese æ—¥ç³» (Nikkei ã«ã£ã‘ã„), from Middle Chinese æ—¥ (nyit "Sun", "Japan") + ç³» (É£Ã¨j "descendants").