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seimei

せいめい

last name, first name

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How to call a person

In Japan, people have both a family name and a given name as in many other countries. The suffix [-- San] is used after one's family name when you call a person irrespective of marital status or distinction of sex. [--Chan] may also be used when you call a child as well as among family member or close friends.