Easy Peasy Japanesey refers to a less known version of the phrase Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
Both expressions are used to assure someone of the simple completion of a given task.
While the exact origin of “Easy Peasy Japanesey” is shrouded in mystery, there are several trails that can be followed to its inception.
The original Easy Peasy expression is said to originate from British soldiers and was spread around the globe during World War II.
“Easy Peasy Japanesey” was most likely conceived around this time by the American soldiers serving at the Pacific front.
This is supported by the fact that one of the most prominent features of the phrase can be connected to The Shawshank Redemption where Brooks Hatlen (portrayed by James Whitmore) says the line.
Whitmore served among the U.S. Marines during the time of World War II, so it is plausible he picked the phrase up during his service there.
“Easy Peasy Japanesey” didn’t become such a widespread expression among the Anglosphere, however it did appear in various contexts, such as the aforementioned award-winning film of 1994, The Shawshank Redemption.
The phase was also used appeared in the following years, with a notable example being the Netflix original of 2021, titled Army of the Dead.