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The emperor’s name

I’ve heard about 5 pronunciations of the Emperor’s name today in foreign media. His name is actually Akihito, but it’s not used in Japan. Here he is just referred to as “the emperor.” But on different foreign media reports I’ve heard Akihiro, Ahito, Akahito, Ato and I think someone even said Arigato by mistake.



Comments on: "The emperor’s name" (1)

  1. yackle01 said:

    They called him ” thank you” Ha

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