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Shinzo Abe Or Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/05/22/gettyimages-1138060368_wide-379376a76c2ebb6b20758d5d9d86f34e5050c22a.jpg?s=600’ alt=’Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom on Japan. Kono is seen here last month in Washington.’/>

Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.

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