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  2. Japan wants you to say its leader's name correctly: Abe Shinzo  CNN
  3. Japan tells the world it has been saying the name of its prime minister wrong for 13 years  Daily Mail
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Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.

Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order : NPR

Ahead of the G-20 Summit and the Olympics, Japan wants to make sure you understand the conventionAhead of the G-20 Summit and the Olympics, Japan wants to make sure you understand the convention

Japan’s foreign minister has a lesson for English speakers: it’s Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe | National Post

Ahead of the G-20 Summit and the Olympics, Japan wants to make sure you understand the conventionAhead of the G-20 Summit and the Olympics, Japan wants to make sure you understand the convention

Japan’s foreign minister has a lesson for English speakers: it’s Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe | National Post

Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Family names also precede given names in China and South Korea, but both of those countries use that style internationally as well.Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Family names also precede given names in China and South Korea, but both of those countries use that style internationally as well.

“Japan wants you to say its leader's name correctly: Abe Shinzo NOT Shinzo Abe https://t.co/obLB1Emf2q”

Yashar Ali 🐘 on Twitter: "Japan wants you to say its leader's name correctly: Abe Shinzo NOT Shinzo Abe https://t.co/obLB1Emf2q"

“Japan to the world: Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe https://t.co/4VFHXnZwkm”

Greta Van Susteren on Twitter: "Japan to the world: Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe https://t.co/4VFHXnZwkm"

“White House confirms Trump will attend sumo wrestling match with Shinzo Abe on Sunday, during state visit to Japan. They will also have a joint press conference with "some really interesting announcements", says WH. On Monday, Trump will be 1st foreign leader to meet new emperor”

Julian Borger on Twitter: "White House confirms Trump will attend sumo wrestling match with Shinzo Abe on Sunday, during state visit to Japan. They will also have a joint press conference with "some really interesting announcements", says WH. On Monday, Trump will be 1st foreign leader to meet new emperor"

“With the global incidence of #Alzheimers expected to rise to 82 million by 2030, global collaboration is imperative to combat this disease. I wrote to Japanese Prime Minister @AbeShinzo asking him to make Alzheimer’s a central pillar of the #G20OsakaSummit agenda. @UsAgainstAlz”

Ed Markey on Twitter: "With the global incidence of #Alzheimers expected to rise to 82 million by 2030, global collaboration is imperative to combat this disease. I wrote to Japanese Prime Minister @AbeShinzo asking him to make Alzheimer’s a central pillar of the #G20OsakaSummit agenda. @UsAgainstAlz… https://t.co/ndw4lICmZg"

TOKYO -- Education Minister Masahiko Shibayama said in a news conference on May 21 that he will soon ask prefectural governments and other local bodieTOKYO -- Education Minister Masahiko Shibayama said in a news conference on May 21 that he will soon ask prefectural governments and other local bodie

Education minister to ask local gov'ts to write Japanese surnames first in English - The Mainichi

What's the name of the Japanese Prime Minister? Chances are that even international politics experts and trivia buffs have been getting that one wrong for 13 years.What's the name of the Japanese Prime Minister? Chances are that even international politics experts and trivia buffs have been getting that one wrong for 13 years.

Japan tells the world it has been saying the name of its prime minister wrong for 13 years | Daily Mail Online

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be referred to, in English, as "Abe Shinzo", the decluttering guru Marie Kondo as "Kondo Marie" and tennis star Naomi Osaka as "Osaka Naomi".. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be referred to, in English, as "Abe Shinzo", the decluttering guru Marie Kondo as "Kondo Marie" and tennis star Naomi Osaka as "Osaka

Abe Shinzo, Kondo Marie, Osaka Naomi: Japan suggests reversing English naming conventions, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

TOKYO -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono announced that the government will ask foreign media to write Japanese names with the family naOlympics seen as chance to shake off Western-style writing convention

Japan wants foreign media to put last names first - Nikkei Asian Review

It is an issue that has perplexed westerners for at least a century when addressing people from Asia: which is their surname and which their first name? Now Japan is adding to the confusion by changing the naming convention that it has used since the early 20th century.Taro Kono, the foreignIt is an issue that has perplexed westerners for at least a century when addressing people from Asia: which is their surname and which their first name? Now Japan is adding to the confusion by...

Japan turns naming convention on its head | World | The Times

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as Tokyo seeks to avoid a bust-up over trade.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an ...

Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle - Reuters

Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday he plans to ask overseas media outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is customary in the Japanese language. As an example, Kono said that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's name should be written as "Abe Shinzo," in line with other…

Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names - Japan Today

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Japan's foreign minister says the family name should be first in English, as it is when written or spoken in Japanese.Japan's foreign minister says the family name should be first in English, as it is when written or spoken in Japanese.