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Jinmeiyo Kanji for Names

Jinmeiyo Kanji, or "kanji for personal names," refers to the list of kanji characters designated for use in personal names in Japan. This list is determined by the Ministry of Justice through the "Jinmeiyo Kanji List," which currently includes 861 designated characters. These characters consist not only of those found in the list of Jōyō Kanji (commonly used kanji), but also include characters in old-style orthography and those with unique readings.

Jinmeiyo Kanji are typically used when naming a person, and according to Japanese family register law, only these designated characters are allowed for use in registered names. However, in practice, there are instances where kanji characters outside the Jinmeiyo Kanji list may be used for naming. In such cases, the use of non-Jinmeiyo Kanji characters is subject to the judgment of the family register law and local government guidelines, and these characters can be used only if approved.

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Love for Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine Kids together

As the situation in Ukraine escalates, I feel with emotions too overwhelming to name. There are many children in Ukraine whose homes have been destroyed and without food and water. Gentle support is needed.

Please donate to Save the Children.

According to Google Analytics, Japanese Names.info has been visited from 217 countries and regions for 30 days. Of course, Ukrainian and Russian users are also included.

For the kind Russian people

Apparently this isn't broadcast on Russian TV, but what the Russian government is doing isn't actually a peacekeeping operation, but is more correctly described as an invasion and looting of your relative's country, Ukraine.

The only power that can change the reality in Ukraine is for the Russian people to speak out. Please touch the world media outside of Russia to see how your government is causing the tragic situation. Thank you for a peaceful world!

e.g. UNICEF, Red Cross