How Do Japanese Name Their Child

Terry Romeo Candy Candy Original artwork anime manga - EtsyFor example, YAMAMOTO Yukio (male) and SATŌ Akari (female). The family name (known as 'myouji' or 'ue no namae') is inherited patrilineally from one's father and shared with other siblings. It always comes before the given name. The given name (known as 'shita no namae') is chosen at birth as the individual's personal identifier. Very few names in Japan can be both a family name and a given name. This means that it is usually apparent to those familiar with Japanese names which is the given name and which is the family name, regardless of the order of presentation. It is very uncommon for Japanese people to have a middle name. This concept is not followed or legally recognized in Japan, except in the names of foreigners. Japanese law requires married couples to have the same family name. In nearly all cases, the woman adopts their husband's surname at marriage. Some Japanese women may choose to use their maiden name in informal situations.

Japanese names are usually written in kanji script, which are symbols that represent words or ideas. These characters can have different pronunciations depending on the context. However, some given names may also be written in the phonetic syllabary of hiragana or katakana. Women's given names are more commonly written in hiragana than those of men. The Japanese government has rules on which kanji are permitted to use in names as a way to ensure those literate in Japanese can easily write and read Japanese names. It is rare to put a space between a person's family name and given name when written in Japanese characters, especially if written vertically. For example, YAMAMOTO Yukio would normally be written as. However, spaces may be used in non-official professional contexts, such as on business cards and email correspondence. Given names that end in -hiko, -suke or -hei are usually male names (eg Male names also often end in -o or -shi (egGiven names that end in -e, -yo, -mi, -na, -ko or -ka are usually female names (eg

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Some given names are chosen so that the number of strokes of the kanji in the child's name are an auspicious number. This naming practice is known as 'seimei handan'. Some surnames are more common in different regions of Japan than others. For example, the surname HIGA or SHIMABUKURO are common in Okinawa, but not in other parts of the country. Many Japanese surnames were derived from landscape features. For instance, YAMAMOTO means 'the base of the mountain', while KISHI means 'shore'. Non-Japanese ethnic groups in Japan (such as Korean or Chinese) often adopt Japanese names to ease communication and avoid discrimination. Given names are typically only used in a restricted number of informal situations, such as when the speaker is very familiar with the other person or if talking to someone of a lower age or status. Given names are also used to refer to children. In most contexts, Japanese people generally address others using titles to indicate polite speech based on people's age and social relationship to one another. How names and titles are used in conversation depends on the context and the relationship between those converting. The most common honorific in Japanese is '-san', which can be used to address both females and males with either the given name or surname. For example, someone with the name Riku TANAKA may be addressed as Riku-san or TANAKA-san. The honorific '-sama' is a more polite and formal version of '-san'.

39; would be addressed as Kazumi-san.

It is often used when addressing someone of higher social status or in a business setting. Titles are nearly always added as a suffix to either the given name or family name. For example, someone with the given name Kazumi combined with the common honorific of '-san' would be addressed as Kazumi-san. It is far more common to refer to someone by their surname, followed by a title or honorific in most contexts. In very formal contexts, someone may refer to their superior only by title or honorific. For example, 'Sensei' ('teacher'), 'Oisha-san' ('doctor'), 'Shachō' ('company president') or 'Okā-san' ('mother'). Referring to someone by their name (either family name or given name) without a title or honorific is known as 'yobisute', and may be considered impolite even if the context seems informal or friendly. Some titles are gender specific. For example, the title '-kun' is usually an informal title used to address males, particularly boys or men the same age and status as oneself, as well as juniors at work (eg This title may also be used to refer to junior female workers in a company. Meanwhile, the title '-chan' is typically used as an informal title used exclusively to address females. It may also be used to address children, a close friend or between lovers (eg It is common to use the title '-chan' to create a nickname. For instance, Yasunari-chan may be considered a nickname. Sometimes, a given name is shortened and combined with '-chan' to create a more intimate nickname (eg

This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.

His favorite food is Dorayaki.

He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.

He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker.

Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.

39;s gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese).

The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.

She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them. Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).


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