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What's in a Name


Frank Omatsu

Omatsu – family name written in Chinese characters means “big pine”.  Kei, my middle name, means “respect”.  I’ve been told by my Japanese friends that Frank is Frank.  Our family crest “Sangaimatsu” is 3 levels of pine branches.

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Story of a Name: Frank Omatsu
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Frank Omatsu July 2011 Photo courtesy of Japanese American National Museum More »

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