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What's in a Name


June Aoki

My name is June Michiko Aoki.  Since I was born in the month of June, my parents’ friend suggested June as my first name.

My middle name is “Michiko”.  When written in Japanese characters, they were taken from my dad and mom’s Japanese name.  Characters “Yoshikazu” and “Chiyoko” although “Chi” is written in another form in the same sound.

My middle name – Japanese characters – is the same as the Empress of Japan.

Based on this original

Story of a Name: June Aoki
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June Aoki July 2011 Photo courtesy of Japanese American National Museum More »

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