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This category introduces a list of names by various themes, such as international Japanese names for internationally married couples, or names that match the season of birth.

The popular names for children of mixed nationality couples

The popular names for children of mixed nationality couples

For an interracial couple, they share two different cultures (or more!) is so exciting. And if the parents have different nationalities, how they name their child?
Here are our picks for the popular names for mixed race child.

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What are the most popular kanji for the naming of babies in Japan today?

What are the most popular kanji for the naming of babies in Japan today?

The website 明治安田生命 releases the rankings of “the most popular kanji for names” every year.
Every single kanji has its meaning, therefore, parents think carefully about which kanji to use for naming their child. Let’s find out what was the most popular kanji used for naming in 2019.

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Comparing Japanese Names in 1912 with Modern Names

Comparing Japanese Names in 1912 with Modern Names

The Japanese insurance company 明治安田生命 releases the rankings of “the most popular names” every year. Find out the top names given boys and girls.

One of the major events of 2019 was the revision of the Japanese era. Heisei (平成) era lasted for 31 years, and it was changed to Reiwa (令和). The whole of Japan was so excited that a new era had begun.
Has this big event affected the way we name our babies?

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Most common Okinawa family names

Most common Okinawa family names

Have you been to Okinawa?
Okinawa is the most western part of Japan and has a population of 1.45 million. It is composed of 37 inhabited remote islands with magnificent nature. Many people from the Japanese mainland migrate to Okinawa for the amazing nature.
Also, it is a very popular holiday destination for Japanese people, as well as for weddings and honeymoons.

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An Introduction to “Kira-kira names” – Beyond the old-fashioned pronunciation of Kanji

An Introduction to “Kira-kira names” – Beyond the old-fashioned pronunciation of Kanji

Have you ever heard 'Kira-kira name'? In Japan, there is a controversial trend of the naming of your child a so-called 'Kira-kira name'.
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Japanese names that sound good internationally

Japanese names that sound good internationally

Introducing some beautiful Japanese names that also sound Western and would work internationally
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Cool Japanese last names

Cool Japanese last names

Today, let me introduce some cool last names that are loved globally. For each last name I’ve listed a few common kanji combinations and the kanji meanings.
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Japanese names associated with season: Winter

Japanese names associated with season: Winter

Japanese names associated with winter are often romantic, pure and serene. Let’s take a look at some examples.
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Japanese names associated with season: Autumn

Japanese names associated with season: Autumn

Following the previous article about names associated with summer, this time it’s about names associated with autumn.

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Japanese names associated with season: Summer

Japanese names associated with season: Summer

let me introduce names associated with summer in this article.
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Japanese names associated with season: Spring

Japanese names associated with season: Spring

One of the most beautiful features about Japanese naming is that so many parents choose or create a name that is related to the season the child was born in.
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Common Japanese first names

Common Japanese first names

Today I want to introduce some common Japanese first names. The most common baby names in Japan are tracked every year by several organizations and they analyze the name trends of each year.Here are some names from the research.
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Cool Japanese first names

Cool Japanese first names

I’ve picked up names that not only sound cool but also have cool meanings.
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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!

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