Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names

Japan’s government is insisting the world begin using the country’s traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be Abe Shinzo, as he is known in Japan, ending the Westernized name order the country adopted. The foreign ministry plans to ask foreign journalists to shift to the Japanese name order to mark the beginning of Japan’s new imperial era.

Seed 1 year

I can respect that. Abe Shinzo

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Riveting issue!

Coeus 1 year

Microsoft are already complying. I got a group "Yammer" message the other day which informally congratulated "Jones, Fred" and "Smith, John" for their contributions.

The Gas Mask Man
The Gas Mask Man 1 year

I thought that was how they put their names already

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Not a great fan of imperialism. Did they mean Japan's Nationalism? Because I'm fine with that just not imperialism.

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You're all missing the point. The name thing isn't important, the "new imperial Japan" part is the key point. Clever how Abe lowkeyed that one but Asian mind tricks don't fool me.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

Of you write it in Japanese, I wouldn't notice any difference.

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Silly but I'm with you regardless Japan!! What Asia strives to resemble!

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