PODCAST: KQED-FM Pacific Time broadcast 28 Dec 2000, Arudou Debito reports on naturalizing and name changes in Japan (part 3 of 3)

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ARUDOU DEBITO ON CHOOSING A JAPANESE NAME.  Writeup from KQED-FM, San Francisco NPR:

“Pacific Time correspondent Arudou Debito in Sapporo, Japan, gives the last of three talks on the why and how of the process he underwent as a Caucasian American to become a citizen of Japan, and discusses the complex process of choosing a legally mandatory Japanese name.”

Duration three minutes, broadcast on KQED-FM’s Pacific Time weekly radio segment December 28, 2000.  (NB:  They cut off my bad pun at the end of my essay:  “It’s the game of the name.”)

This is a time capsule of attitudes a decade ago, mere weeks after becoming a Japanese citizen.  Enjoy.  Arudou Debito still in Sapporo

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