Japan needs to start out the use of the standard order for Jap names in English in legitimate paperwork, with circle of relatives names first, a transfer from the Westernized customized the rustic followed greater than a century in the past.
Japan followed the primary title first order to be used with foreigners about 150 years in the past with the intention to modernize and internationalize itself. China and South Korea historically use surname first order each at house and the world over.
The idea has been floated for years, most recently by foreign and education ministers in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ultra-conservative Cabinet.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that he looked forward to go by Suga Yoshihide, as he is known in Japan.
He said the change will start with government documents.