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What's in a Name

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Oko Sakata

My name is Oko. Oko is an unusual name in Japan. “O” means “Europe” in Kanji. “Ko” means “child” in Kanji. We have each meaning of Kanji because I was born in Paris. That’s a simple reason! I like my name, but sometimes its annoying. When the Japanese people know my name in Kanji, everyone asks me “Oh! You can speak French!!” Every time I say “No, I had gone back to Japan when I was 4 years old.”

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Story of a Name: Oko Sakata
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