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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.


Emperor gives televised address

Interesting. Even though he’s been Emperor for 23 years now I think it’s the first time I ever heard the Emperor speak.


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