What Very Japanese Name Matches Your Personality?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
What Very Japanese Name Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

If you're familiar with Pokemon, ramen, sushi or the "Dragon Ball Z" TV series, then you might know a thing or two about Japan. Home to many unique fashion trends, technological advances and all the manga you could ever want, this country is constantly evolving within its environment. But Japan hasn't lost its roots either, because the culture flows through the food, drinks, Geisha shows and manners. And if there's one thing that really represents this Japanese culture, it would be the unique names of the people.

Almost all Japanese names have an insightful meaning, and some even have multiple meanings depending on how the name is spelled. Take the name "Himari," for instance. This name means "sunflower," but when you break the name down into its two parts, "hi" and "mari," you'll get these translations: "sun" and "jasmine," respectively. Or, if you prefer something more straightforward, you could always go with "Kaori," which means "fragrance." Other popular Japanese names include Haruto ("light"), Kenta ("healthy/strong") and Ren ("water lily/lotus"). So no matter what kind of name you currently have, it's time to take a trip to this "Land of the Rising Sun" to find out what your true Japanese name is!

1-Slippers Which of these common Japanese manners would you follow to a T?
Never, ever point.
Don't pour my own drink.
Never play with chopsticks.
Always use slippers in the house.

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2-Street-Fashion Japanese street fashion is very colorful and unique. Is your sense of style similar to the people of Japan?
Of course; I love Japanese fashion.
There are some similarities.
No, it's completely different.
Not really, but I still admire their sense of style.

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3-Market Would you want to wake up super early to go to the Tsukiji Market?
Heck yeah, I love adventures!
What's that?
No thanks, I have better things to do.
I'm interested in going, but I don't want to wake up early for it.

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4-businessman How would you describe your overall career goals?
I'm working toward a career goal, but I have other interests in life too.
I feel lost and confused about this.
I have a very clear goal about what I've always wanted to do.
I'm just following the career path that my parents want for me.

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5-Tokyo Which of these Japanese cities would you like to live in?
Yokohama
Kyoto
Tokyo
Hiroshima

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6-Day-In-Japan Let's say that you could only spend one day in Japan. What would you do for fun?
Eat all the amazing food!
Spend a bunch of money at the malls
Climb Mount Fuji
Watch a Geisha show

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7-Group-of-Friends In your group of friends, you're mainly known as the ...
Loud one
Great listener
Quiet one
Polite one

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8-Japanese-Movie If your life could be named after a Japanese movie, what would it be?
"Castle in the Sky"
"Spirited Away"
"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"
"Grave of the Fireflies"

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9-national-Park If you were going to take a stroll through NikkĊ National Park, what would you think about?
The present
My past
My future
I would focus more on the park itself.

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10-Kanji If you were going to get a Kanji tattoo, what would the symbol mean?
"Beautiful"
"Strength"
"Sun"
"Loyal"

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11-Martial-Arts Which of these Japanese forms of entertainment interests you the most?
Watching anime
Playing video games
Participating in martial arts
Reading manga

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12-Sushi Which of these Japanese foods would you happily eat for the rest of your life?
Sushi
Yakitori
Tempura
Ramen

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13-Successful Do you believe in working hard and striving to become successful in life?
Nah, I just want to have fun!
It depends on the goal.
Absolutely; there's no question about it.
Only with my hobbies and interests

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14-Loud-Phone You come across someone who seems to be talking on their phone too loudly. You decide to ...
Politely tell them to quiet down
Leave them alone; it's none of my business.
Loudly tell them to shut up
Give them an annoyed look

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15-Overworked How would you feel about working 12-14 hour shifts in Japan?
As long as I'm making great money, I wouldn't care.
Well, that would suck.
I'm used to that already.
That depends on what the job is like.

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16-Ramen You notice that everyone is slurping rather loudly on ramen noodles in a Japanese restaurant. So, you decide to ...
Increase my slurping volume slightly
Stay quiet, as slurping seems rude
Ignore it and just eat my noodles
Slurp loudly too, as it's only polite!

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17-Shopping Let's say that you had 108,995 yen (which is about $1,000) to spend in Japan. What is something would you buy?
Kimono
Fancy chopsticks
Fancy bento box
Ukiyo-e woodblock prints

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18-Honest Do you believe in telling the truth on a consistent basis, even if it means hurting someone else's feelings?
Do white lies count?
No way, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
Absolutely; the truth is important.
It depends on who I'm talking to.

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19-Train What type of transportation method would you use to go around Japan?
Bus
Do they have Uber there?
Walking
Train

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20-Fast-Food After a long five-mile walk, you stumble across a McDonald's in Tokyo. What will you order?
Chocolate fries
Pineapple pie
McPork
Shrimp filet sandwich

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21-Optimistic How would you describe your overall views on life?
Just be happy, and the rest will follow.
Always put others before yourself.
Always aim high.
Work hard, but don't expect much in return.

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22-Supportive Overall, you try to surround yourself with people who are ...
Kind
Silly
Successful
Smart

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23-Follow-Rules Do you believe that rules are meant to be broken?
Of course; that's the only rule to follow!
I only break the ones I don't like.
It depends on the rule.
No, that's why we have rules.

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24-Sushi-Chef Which of these very Japanese jobs would you like to pursue?
Model
Fisherman
Sushi chef
Manga writer

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25-Forgive How do you feel about forgiving your enemies?
I tend to forgive and forget.
It's important to be friends with your enemies.
I will never forgive my enemies.
It depends on the enemy.

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26-Public-Face What kind of "face" do you put on when you're out in public?
Happy face
Annoyed face
Blank face
Sad face

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27-Best Do you feel like you have to be the best in everything you do?
I don't know. Sometimes I feel that way.
No, that's too much work.
You read my mind.
Only in my favorite hobby

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28-Bad-Day When things don't go your way in life, you tend to ...
Brush it off
Cry and pout
Move forward
Learn from the experience

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29-Japanese-Name Overall, you want a Japanese name that represents your ...
Happiness for life
Love for others
Determination
Work ethic

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30-Proverb Which of these common Japanese proverbs resonates with you the most?
"Not seeing is a flower."
"Even monkeys fall from trees."
"Giving birth to a baby is easier than worrying about it."
"Fall seven times and stand up eight."

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