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Analyse and convert Japanese names

Namsor provides a a name translator and a specialized name processing technology dedicated to analyzing names in the Japanese language.

Convert a Japanese name to Latin
Transcribe a Japanese first name, last name or full name, written in Kanji characters, into the most likely transcription in Latin (romanization).
Convert a Japanese name to Kanji
Transcribe a Japanese first name, last name or full name, written in Latin alphabet (romanized), into the most likely transcription in Kanji.
Rate a Japanese name transcription
Asses and grade the quality of a transcription bewteen a Japanese name in Latin alphabet and a Japanese name in Kanji characters.
Genderize a Japanese name
Determines with greater precision the gender of a Japanese first name or a Japanese full name written in Latin alphabet or Kanji characters.
Separate a Japanese full name
Split a Japanese full name, written in Latin alphabet or in Kanji characters, into a first and last name structure with improved accuracy.

Convert to Latin a Japanese first name, last name or full name

Transcribe a Japanese first name, a Japanese surname, or both for more precision, written in Kanji characters, in English with Latin alphabets.

Translate Japanese Name To Latin

Conversion of a Japanese name written in Kanji into Latin alphabet:

Japanese first name (or given name) in Kanji.

Japanese last name (or family name) in Kanji.

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What is the romanization of a Japanese name written in Kanji

The translation or conversion of a Japanese name written in Kanji into Latin alphabet is called romanization. Several transcriptions for the same name are possible. This is why we return a list of transcribed names, accompanied by a calibrated probability and sorted from most likely to least likely.

  • Romanization is the translation or conversion, to the Latin alphabet, of any other writing system.
  • Kanji are the adopted logographic Japanese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. Kanji is one of the three writing systems that are more commonly know as Japanese characters.

For example, the romanization of the full name written in Kanji 中松 義郎 are, for the most likely transcription, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, and Yoshiro Nakamatu for the second most likely transcription.

Example of values returned by the Translate Japanese Name To Latin feature.

Convert to Kanji a Japanese first name, last name or full name

Transcribe a Japanese first name and/or surname, written in Latin alphabets into Kanji characters. Indicate the most likely gender to improve the accuracy of the transcription.

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The name transcription will work with greater accuracy for names identified as Japanese.

Translate Japanese Name To Kanji

Conversion of a Japanese romanized name into Kanji characters:

Japanese first name (or given name) in Latin.

Japanese last name (or family name) in Latin.

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  • Tag: Translate Japanese Name To Kanji.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Translate Japanese Name To Kanji documentation.
  • Determine: a list of the most likely converted name in Kanji, and a probability for each returned converted name.

Translate Japanese Name To Kanji Gender

Conversion of a Japanese romanized name into Kanji characters, improved with a known gender:

Japanese first name (or given name) in Latin.

Japanese last name (or family name) in Latin.

Known gender:

Most likely gender (female, or male)

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What is the translation of a Japanese name into Kanji characters

It's the conversion of a Japanese romanized name into Kanji characters. Translating a romanized name into kanji characters will work with greater accuracy for names identified as Japanese.

Several conversions for the same name are possible. This is why we return a list of converted names, accompanied by a calibrated probability and sorted from most likely to least likely.

For example, the romanized full name Yoshiro Nakamatsu returned, for the most likely translation, 中松 芳郎, and 中松 義郎 for the second most likely translation.

Example of values returned by the Translate Japanese Name To Kanji feature.

Rate a Japanese name transcription based on a Japanese name in Latin and in Kanji

Rate a transcription from a Japanese first name and/or a Japanese surname in Latin characters to a Japanese full name in Kanji.

Match Japanese Name

Rate a transcription from a first name and last name in Latin characters to a full name in Kanji:

Japanese first name (or given name) in Latin alphabet.

Japanese last name (or family name) in Latin alphabet.

Japanese full name (family name and given name) in Kanji.

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  • Tag: Match Japanese Name.
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Match Japanese Name documentation.
  • Determine: the success status of the match: 'Match' or 'Mismatch', and scored the names transcription.

Identify the gender based on a Japanese first name, last name or full name

Analyzes a Japanese first name and optional surname, or an unsplit Japanese full name, in Kanji characters or Latin alphabet, to identify the most likely gender with higher accuracy. If the first name and surname are clearly identifiable, the Genderize Japanese Name feature (FIRST & LAST NAME) will be slightly more accurate.

Genderize Japanese Name

Gender from a Japanese first name an optional last name for more precision:

Japanese first name (given name) in Latin or Kanji characters.

Japanese last name (surname) in Latin or Kanji characters.

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  • Tag: Genderize Japanese Name.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Japanese Name documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

Genderize Japanese Full Name

Gender from an unsplit Japanese full name:

Unsplit Japanese full name (last name and first name) in Kanji or Latin alphabet.

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What is the gender of a Japanese name

Gender is defined as a set of characteristics considered to relate to femininity and masculinity. Depending on some contexts, this may include social structures based on gender identity and sex. Most cultures use a gender binary, in which gender is divided into two categories: boys/men/male and girls/women/female.

The gender estimated from a name is not absolute, so we indicate the probability that the identified gender is correct. Adding a surname and/or country of residence significantly increases accuracy. If the probability of the returned gender is between 45% and 55%, the name can be interpreted as unisex.

For example, the Japanese full name written in Kanji 中松 義郎 is identified as a male name with a probability of 55.01% (can be interpreted as unisex).

Example of values returned by the Genderize Japanese Name feature.

Separate a first name and last name based on an unsplit Japanese full name

Separate an unsplit Japanese full name, written in Kanji characters or in Latin alphabet, into a first name and surname structure, with higher accuracy.

Split Japanese Name

First name and last name from an unsplit Japanese name, written in Kanji or Latin:

Japanese full name (last name and first name) in Kanji or Latin alphabet.

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What is the first and last name structure of a Japanese full name

A full name is the set of names by which a person is known. It is often composed of two elements: a first name (given name) and a last name (surname). It can sometimes include middle names. The order of the first name and the last name differs according to the different regions of the world and the alphabets.

  • A first name is the part of a personal name that identifies a person and differentiates them from other members of a group. It is also called a given name. The first name may also include middles names.
  • A last name is the part of a personal name that usually indicates a person's family, tribe or community. It is also called surname or family name.

For example, for the unsplit Japanese name in Kanji 中松 義郎, the first name is 中松 and 義郎 the last name.

Example of values returned by the Split Japanese Name feature.

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