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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Chicago

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Andrew Leong

My parents named me and my brother in alphabetical order (A & B).  There’s not much “Nikkei” about Andrew as a name, but my aunt insists on writing it as アンジュ instead of アンドリュー.

She likes that way of writing it because there’s a princess named 安壽姫 (anju-hime) in a famous folktale. 

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Photo taken and name story provided on July 19, 2014 at the Church of Christ Presbyterian (Chicago, IL) as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »

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