December 10, 2012

What are the five most common surnames in Japan?


On Feb 13, 1875, Japan’s new, modernizing, Westernizing Meiji government passed a law requiring all citizens to register under a surname. .. Those who didn’t had to make one up…The five most common Japanese surnames are: Sato, Suzuki, Takahashi, Tanaka and Watanabe



Source: 5 most common Japanese surnames are Sato, Suzuki, Takahashi, Tanaka and Watanabe
NOV. 02, 2012 
Japan Today

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