What ls Your Japanese Name?

WORLD

Steven Miller

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You feel drawn to Japanese culture, from the architecture of the zen temples to the modern efficiencies of the big city life of Tokyo. The song,"I think I'm turning Japanese" resonates with you on some level, and you've sometimes wondered if you were truly meant to be born there. You're likely really into manga, and there's a good chance that you prefer the taste of sake over that of beer. Fish and rice make up the bulk of your diet, and you have to admit that you get a kick out of miniature versions of things.

We're guessing that you've either been to Japan or that you've very much wanted to visit at some point or another. You're drawn to the cherry blossoms in the spring and the iconic image of Mt. Fuji on the horizon. The bullet trains and the massive pedestrian crossing outside Shibuya station are fascinating to you, as are the bright lights and unusual attractions in the downtown districts.

For someone like you who has such a deep and inexplicable connection to this island nation and its people, you might have wondered what you're true Japanese name would be. Following an all-night discussion with a bartender who owns a place about the size of a closet, we have put together a thorough assessment of the kinds of character traits that are connected to certain Japanese names.

Pull up a chair. The bartender will put on quite a show in pouring your drink, but tips aren't a part of the culture. Just be sure to say "arigato" and show appreciation for the artistry and effort.


Which Japanese food do you like the most?

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Which city in Japan would you most like to visit?

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Are you into manga?

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Would you consider yourself to be a passionate environmentalist?

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How drawn to fantasy are you?

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Would you say that you're a daydreamer?

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Is your energy more stereotypically masculine or feminine?

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How do you feel about modern Japanese toilets?

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Is it rude to talk loud on public transportation?

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Would you say that you have a green thumb?

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Which sport do you like the most?

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Which animated fantasy theme is most appealing to you?

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How would you most like to get around town?

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Are you ever accused of being "aloof" or "distant"?

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Do you play video games?

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Would you consider yourself to be a reliable and trustworthy friend?

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Are you excitable or do you tend to be more grounded?

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Which ancient elemental force best fits who you are?

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Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist?

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Do you consider yourself to be an introvert or an extrovert?

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How hard of a worker are you?

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How crazy do you get on your time off?

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Do you meditate?

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How appealing is traditional Japanese architecture to you?

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Compared to those around you, how intelligent would you say you are?

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Would you consider yourself to be an artist?

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How much volunteer work do you do?

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Which drink is most appealing to you?

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Which kind of TV show would you rather watch?

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Do you play golf?

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