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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I just can't get over it: the politeness of the Japanese to their emperor.

    Every morning, I go to YouTube to see the latest videos of the Emperor and Empress (usually, they are shown getting on or off the imperial train).

    Everyone is bowing to their majesties, and the latter bow back (although not so deeply).

    I dream of what our country would be like if members of Congress bowed to President Trump, and he to them. Surely, it would help to dampen some of the animosity between them.

    Sigh.
    When you're not sure of the societal or hierarchical position of a Japanese (in relation to your own) YOU bow deeply while slanting your view up at him to see what he does. If he gives a less deep bow your rank is established and you wait for him to stop bowing. Then you can relax your neck as well.

    I've experienced situations of two being totally unsure about relative status and keeping up the bowing game for over a minute until one (or both) were short of falling onto their face(s). The trick when seeing that is to think of serious accidents or something. Because if you start even giggling, you're toast.
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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    On May 1, 2019, Japan will have a new emperor.

    His Majesty Emperor Naruhito will occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne.

    His enthronement ceremony will be later.

    We Americans are scheduled to be honored by having His Excellency President Donald J. Trump as His Majesty's first foreign guest.
    I think the term " your Orangency " might be worth considering if the more honest " your Bigotency " is a little too graphic

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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    I think the term " your Orangency " might be worth considering if the more honest " your Bigotency " is a little too graphic
    I prefer my previously stated version (clown). Short and to the point and far less pretentious.
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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by Chagos View Post
    I prefer my previously stated version (clown). Short and to the point and far less pretentious.
    The only problem I see with that is that clowns are funny and usually in a childish/ innocent way. Trump is a bitter racist mysogenistic narcissist who would just be thrilled we were even talking about him in the first place.

    BTW you always think your ideas are the best regardless of reality.

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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I understand that our more formal foreign friends do address our president as "His Excellency."

    And, I believe, that the title was used in the earlier days of the republic, e.g., His Excellency President George Washington.

    I think that we need a little more formality and ceremony in our country. So I'm trying to reintroduce "His Excellency."

    (P.S. Even the title "The Honorable" drives some anti-Trump people absolutely bananas!)





    Have a nice day!
    They tried but we dont have a king so the title is not used perhaps we can go back to his rotundity?


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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Might want to “return” to YOUTUBE; how far a journey is it anyway?

    Unfortunately Japan has had the racist immigration policy Trump loves for quite some time.


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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by Chagos View Post

    If you're ever invited, you address him with Heika (forget the Tenno, he knows what he is already). And wait for him to address you first. All others of nobility (his wife included) may be addressed as "sama". That's a suffix to the name (Oda-sama) applied to males and females alike but don't ever use Heika as a suffix, it stands alone as address.

    Name here being family name, using the first name is heavily frowned upon even today. Confusion may arise while reading a business (calling) card. By the Eastern name order it'll show the family name first, given name second. Thus Hiro (given name) Matsuoro (family name) will show as Matsuoro Hiro. When the addressee is not of nobility the more apt suffix will be san (Matsuoro-san).

    Many thanks for the informative comments.

    I have read on the Japan Times website that the Japanese government has decided that Japanese surnames will now come first when mentioned in English.

    The Chinese have always put the surname first in English ("President Xi Jinping will visit." Not: "President Jinping Xi will visit.").


    Thanks again. I am eager to watch the Emperor's enthronement ceremonies next week.

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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Thank you.

    Bye the way, the honorific "His Excellency" is not used with US presidents. Just the title "Mr. President" or "The Honorable".
    Could you make that sound more confusing.

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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    To bad about Hong kong

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    Re: Japanese welcome their new emperor

    Do those idiots think they can beat China.

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