Foreign minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday he planned to ask overseas media to change the order of the name in their speech. Taro Kono said that the Japanese name with the family name first, as is customary in Japanese language.
Taro Kono gives an example of how to write the name in the Japanese language like our Prime minister “Shinzo Abe’s” name should be written as “Abe’s Shinzo” Just like other Asian Leaders like Chines President name is Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae In.
Now currently Japanese name is written with the given name coming first to follow the foreign language a pattern such as English. A practice that being in early 19th to early 20th aim to grow the western culture. Japan launched New VISA system to bring in more foreign workers
Kono told in a press conference that was the right time to make these changes will because new Reiwa era has been beginning and the several new events held there and that was the best time and also in 2020 Tokyo Olympics are approaching.
Kono said that I planned to ask International media to follow the suggested pattern that we discussed earlier. Domestic media those have English services like provide news in the English language also need to consider this. Koko said that it was great to have like write Japanese name with the family name first in all the sentence and all the speech.
Kono will speak in Japanese language but he completed his education from one of the best University of United state and he is fluent in English has raised the issue in the past. Education minister Masahiko said his government said other government bodies to use family name first in each sentence and also said we appreciate this dramatic change.
Kono said before launching this name written pattern we consider many factors and then we suggest the government’s chief spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, told a press conference.
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