What Very Japanese Name Matches Your Personality?

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By: Talin Vartanian

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Which of these common Japanese manners would you follow to a T?

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Japanese street fashion is very colorful and unique. Is your sense of style similar to the people of Japan?

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Would you want to wake up super early to go to the Tsukiji Market?

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How would you describe your overall career goals?

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Which of these Japanese cities would you like to live in?

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Let's say that you could only spend one day in Japan. What would you do for fun?

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In your group of friends, you're mainly known as the ...

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If your life could be named after a Japanese movie, what would it be?

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If you were going to take a stroll through Nikkō National Park, what would you think about?

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If you were going to get a Kanji tattoo, what would the symbol mean?

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Which of these Japanese forms of entertainment interests you the most?

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Which of these Japanese foods would you happily eat for the rest of your life?

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Do you believe in working hard and striving to become successful in life?

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You come across someone who seems to be talking on their phone too loudly. You decide to ...

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How would you feel about working 12-14 hour shifts in Japan?

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You notice that everyone is slurping rather loudly on ramen noodles in a Japanese restaurant. So, you decide to ...

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Let's say that you had 108,995 yen (which is about $1,000) to spend in Japan. What is something would you buy?

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Do you believe in telling the truth on a consistent basis, even if it means hurting someone else's feelings?

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What type of transportation method would you use to go around Japan?

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After a long five-mile walk, you stumble across a McDonald's in Tokyo. What will you order?

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How would you describe your overall views on life?

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Overall, you try to surround yourself with people who are ...

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Do you believe that rules are meant to be broken?

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Which of these very Japanese jobs would you like to pursue?

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How do you feel about forgiving your enemies?

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What kind of "face" do you put on when you're out in public?

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Do you feel like you have to be the best in everything you do?

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When things don't go your way in life, you tend to ...

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Overall, you want a Japanese name that represents your ...

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Which of these common Japanese proverbs resonates with you the most?

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About This Quiz

If you're familiar with Pokemon, ramen, sushi or the "Dragon Ball Z" TV series, then you might know a thing or two about Japan. Home to many unique fashion trends, technological advances and all the manga you could ever want, this country is constantly evolving within its environment. But Japan hasn't lost its roots either, because the culture flows through the food, drinks, Geisha shows and manners. And if there's one thing that really represents this Japanese culture, it would be the unique names of the people.

Almost all Japanese names have an insightful meaning, and some even have multiple meanings depending on how the name is spelled. Take the name "Himari," for instance. This name means "sunflower," but when you break the name down into its two parts, "hi" and "mari," you'll get these translations: "sun" and "jasmine," respectively. Or, if you prefer something more straightforward, you could always go with "Kaori," which means "fragrance." Other popular Japanese names include Haruto ("light"), Kenta ("healthy/strong") and Ren ("water lily/lotus"). So no matter what kind of name you currently have, it's time to take a trip to this "Land of the Rising Sun" to find out what your true Japanese name is!

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