Posted March 06, 2018 06:17:46 I was inspired to start this blog after a friend who is Japanese told me that her Japanese name was changed to a name she did not like because she did it for a business she is working on.
She was upset that she had to do this, but not that she was losing the ability to be herself.
I felt that my friend was also upset that her name was changing, so I thought I would share some of the things I had learned along the way to change my name.
My name is Kota Yoshida, and my birth name was Kiyoko Yoshida.
I decided to use a pseudonym because my mother would not approve of my new name and I was not comfortable with it.
For my family, the process of changing my name to be non-conventional was quite traumatic.
When my friend came up with the idea of changing the name to the one that I liked, she said she was not sure about the impact that the name change would have on me personally.
She explained that there are many Japanese people who do not want to be known as a member of the “wrong” gender, and she felt that it would hurt her feelings.
However, she believed that I would feel more comfortable with the name that I was used to.
It was during this time that my friends parents gave me a lot of advice about changing my Japanese name to conform to Japanese society.
They said that they felt that this would not make a difference to me personally because I was born with the Japanese name that we have today.
After reading the advice I received from my friends, I decided to follow the advice and change my Japanese identity to be Japanese.
In my new identity, I now feel like I am more comfortable in Japan and the way I speak Japanese is more natural.
At first, my friends and family thought I was crazy for changing my identity to Japanese, but as I started to learn Japanese, I started getting better at adapting to the way people speak Japanese and my friends were beginning to see me as Japanese.
I now consider myself Japanese, and I do not consider myself “Japanese.”
After making the decision to change, my parents were supportive of the change and encouraged me to stay with the new name.
After my family changed their minds, they also offered to help me change my surname as well.
As I grew older, I began to feel more accepted by Japanese society and the Japanese community at large.
I started noticing that my Japanese friends and classmates were more open and welcoming to me.
During my time as a student at a Japanese high school, I noticed that the Japanese people at the school seemed to have an understanding of me.
In fact, many of the students that I interacted with at school seemed so open and accepting of me that they were often able to give me their phone number in order to call me.
My Japanese friends at school also began to see the difference between me and my Japanese peers, and they began to understand why my Japanese parents chose to change the name they had given me.
When I started attending university, I was even able to change to Japanese during my first year.
Since then, I have continued to see myself as Japanese, which has made me feel comfortable in the community and at school.
While I am not completely Japanese myself, I feel comfortable and confident in my Japanese-ness, and it is very natural to me to speak Japanese.
In the future, I am hoping to continue to maintain my Japanese language abilities and to continue my efforts to maintain Japanese identity.
The change to a new name has made my life easier and more comfortable for me, as I am able to talk to Japanese people, interact with people in Japanese culture, and also attend events in Japanese-speaking countries.
I am proud to be a part of this community.
Thank you for reading!