In future, this picture may be captioned: ‘Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo greets Chinese President Xi Jinping’. Photo: AFP
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Japan’s name change should be welcomed

  • A push for Japanese to revert to the East Asian tradition and have their family name first when written in English should not be viewed as foreign by the West

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In future, this picture may be captioned: ‘Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo greets Chinese President Xi Jinping’. Photo: AFP
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