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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

The Japanese don't even know what to do for western names. How can they expect other countries to change?

eg. Some Japanese will switch the order of their names when speaking to a foreigner, and some won't. And if a foreigner is in Japan, they often won't give that person a -san suffix, even when that person lives in Japan and speaks Japanese and has given their surname first, even when many people know it's quite offensive to omit!

I think the takeaway is that there's no winning, and Japan shouldn't take offence in the same way that they expect foreigners to not take offence.

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