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What is the correct way to write Ai's full name in english?

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Which is more correct?

Ai Otsuka  
61%
 
Otsuka Ai  
38%
 

Total Votes : 72
Tan Allan
Posted: Dec 17, 2006 10:54 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 07 May 2006 Posts: 43 Location: Malaysia
both oso correct... but in English.. we batter use Ai Otsuka...in Japanese...Otsuka Ai is no doubt for it.
 
EVILXKAKASHI
Posted: Dec 23, 2006 8:09 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 01 Jun 2005 Posts: 457 Location: err..geez I duno
geez hard topic

the CD cover writes Ai otsuka but the chinese words (kanji) Da zhong ai , sumtimes it really puzzle me otsuka ai or ai otsuka but i think ai otsuka sounds better =X
 
Tatsuka Ito
Posted: Dec 23, 2006 8:31 pm Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 28 Nov 2006 Posts: 918 Location: Surrey,Canada
romanization is Ootsuka Ai

ENGLISH is Ai Otsuka
 
cnix
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 1:51 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 Posts: 189
i think it should be last name, first name. isnt that the tradition asian name format?
 
starbreeze
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 8:50 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Jan 2007 Posts: 20
I actually prefer the last name first, because with the western style there's a pause and it becomes awkward, like aiyo-tsuka. I like the last name first because the vowel sounds flow more and you can say 'otsu-kai' like she does when she refers to herself. Another solution is become familiar with the kanji spelling and use that.
 
Tatsuka Ito
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 6:05 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Nov 2006 Posts: 918 Location: Surrey,Canada
In japanese, it sounds like おーつかーい Or to be specific おーtsかーい
 
ChocolateMesher
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 8:30 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 31 Dec 2006 Posts: 141 Location: Makakilo, HI
The correct way to write her name in the english language would be Ai Otsuka because we write first names first, family names second. Even if the original, correct way to write it would be last name first, if you're speaking in english and talking to an english..speaker than you would say Ai Otsuka.
 
.::carlito::.
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 9:37 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2006 Posts: 3609 Location: Melbourne, Australia
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You're a new one right? Welcome to the boards! Why don't you introduce yourself in the Newbie Thread?

Well I don't know about names, but Ai Otsuka sounds better in my opinion. Wink
 
effex
Posted: Jan 02, 2007 10:42 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Nov 2005 Posts: 346
well, properly it would be Otsuka Ai because Otsuka is her last name and Ai is her first name. but casually, it could be said Ai Otsuka
 
Impracticable
Posted: Jan 24, 2007 3:50 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 16 Jan 2007 Posts: 39
to me and my the people in my town she is known as AiO. =]
 
orange_ka
Posted: Jan 25, 2007 2:16 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Jul 2005 Posts: 1117 Location: *mentally in: yamapi/keita's world*
I would say both...its really hard to say which way is correct. since all her single showed as "Ai Otsuka", that seems to be the correct way in writing. where ppl usually say "Otsuka Ai", that seems correct too. Tongue

therefore...I say both is correct~ Nod
 
sljinu
Posted: Aug 28, 2007 12:52 am Reply with quote
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Yeah, everyone already pointed out the fact that the Japanese (and a lot of other Asian languages) tend to put the last name first, hence the Otsuka Ai, but if it was Western, I guess the "correct" way would be Ai Otsuka just as many other people already pointed out before. However, it wont make too much of a difference, because hardly anybody will recognise which is the first name and which is the last name.
 
Meitantei L desu
Posted: Sep 29, 2007 7:31 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 18 Sep 2007 Posts: 232 Location: Tokyo
It should be Otsuka Ai because she is Japanese. Like Chinese, Japanese put their last name first.
 
+Fumi
Posted: Sep 29, 2007 7:44 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 12 Nov 2006 Posts: 339 Location: southern California
sljinu wrote:
it wont make too much of a difference, because hardly anybody will recognise which is the first name and which is the last name.

Exactly truth. This is more important: how shall you address to her when you are meeting her? I hope you will say "I am happy to meet you, Otsuka-san!"
 
Naru
Posted: Sep 29, 2007 10:54 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 02 Aug 2006 Posts: 119 Location: USA
Ai Otsuka of course. In English we use your first name before your family name. She even puts AI OTSUKA when she writes on albums, etc in English characters. I even say "Ai Otsuka" if I'm talking to another western person about J-Pop. That is just the correct way. If you don't then it gets confusing.
 
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