Comments from TUS Assistant Professor Featured on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News

Comments by Yuji Ogihara, a TUS assistant professor in the Institute of Arts and Sciences, Kagurazaka Division Faculty of Liberal Arts, were featured in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News story.

In an article entitled, "Why uncommon baby names are surging," which looks at various perspectives surrounding the topic of naming children, there are multiple quotes from Assistant Professor Ogihara explaining naming conventions in Japan, and how they are changing.

See the featured Web page below for more information.

■ Featured Page
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 2022.03.08

■ TUS Press Release
I Know the Name, But Cannot Read It Right: Difficulties in Reading Recent Japanese Names - (2021.07.29)

The Rates of Unique Names Increased in Japan: More Rapidly for Girls than for Boys - (2021.11.16)

About Assistant Professor Yuji Ogihara from Tokyo University of Science

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