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- n. the branch of Shinto recognized as the official state religion of Japan
- adj. of or pertaining to the branch of Shinto recognized as the state religion of Japan
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The waters of the Kotoni-Hassamu flow over and through a maze of concrete riverbed fortifications that have become standard features of the doken kokka, or construction state.
When they want to produce a black colour, they mix the soot procured from an oily nut, called _dooedooe_, with the juice of the _kokka_, in different quantities, according to the proposed depth of the tinge.
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The construction industry here is so powerful that Japanese commentators often describe their country as doken kokka, a "construction state." ... the millions of jobs supported by construction are not jobs created by real growth but "make work," paid for by government handouts.