RE: Bipolar Weather
Had to file out some housing papers this morning to finalize everything. Ran into a bit of confusion regarding the order of my name.
Japanese last names go first, followed by, well, first names. For example, in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto is actually Miyamoto Shigeru. Hideo Kojima is Kojima Hideo. And so on.
When I first came to Japan, I registered as "Brian SOMETHING Ashcraft." SOMETHING is where my middle name goes — but isn't my middle name per se. Though, I kinda wish it was!
Japanese people don't have middle names (by law, I think), and my middle name was actually mispelled by the government until very recently — SUMETHING or something like that.
Before I applied for my home loan, I changed the ordering of my name on my foreigner registration to match the name ordering my family has: Ashcraft Mini-Bash, Ashcraft Micro-Bash, Ashcraft Mrs. Bashcraft, etc.
So my name then became Ashcraft Brian SOMETHING — with my middle name SOMETHING going at the end.
While filling out the bank papers today, there was some confusion of what my last name and first name were, and I had to change the ordering on my bank account as well to make everything jive. But got that taken care of, so whew!
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