Language of Origin: Japanese
About the Word:
It comes from the Japanese kara ("empty") + ōke, short for ōkesutora ("orchestra").
Karaoke became popular in Japan among businessmen in the late 1970s, and gained widespread popularity in the U.S. in the late 1980s.
The volume of Japanese exports rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent in July from June as stronger demand from Asia and replenishment of inventories boosted manufacturers, the Ba
Japanese couples, too busy for a normal social life, are increasingly turning to actors to play their friends on the most important days of their lives. Several agencies have spru