A Limerick A Day

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Japan’s foreign minister Tara Kono will ask foreign media outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is standard in Japan

Taro Kono will shortly proclaim
That when writing a Japanese name
Give the last word a shunt
Till it gets to the front
And you’re winning the nominative game

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

4 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. millie st meadowlark

    I always found it kind of weird that we didn’t do this actually. Disrespectful.

  2. Eoin C

    Good to get this standardised over here, Asian peoples names ire frequently reversed depending on who’s speaking. Park Ji-Sun and Ji-Sun Park were both used frequently when he was playing.

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