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Trusted Japanese Katakana Transliteration

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My Japanese Name Package
Name Transliteration
Many people do not realize that Japanese names are written with Chinese characters. Please read Japanese Names if you are not familiar with the subject.
Example: William
KanjiKatakana
Kanji not included in this package. Kanji literally means "Chinese characters." If the above is the type of characters you like, you want Chinese Name Packages instead. Katakana is visually meaningless, merely phonetic. The Japanese use these characters to write foreign names and words. A foreigner, however, can have a kanji name.
Six Digital Artworks
Three full-color JPG files (1024 x 768) for use as screen saver or desktop background.
Three Black-and-white GIF files in most popular script styles:

Ming Script

Sumo Script

Hei Script

Step-by-Step Procedures
1 Fill out the order form on the right and click "Add to Cart" to go through the secure online ordering process.
2 Once your order is placed, you will immediately receive an automatic order confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within two hours, click here for troubleshooting.
3 You will receive a personal e-mail giving the estimated completion date of your Japanese name project and asking questions we may have regarding your order. We then begin the research for translation of your katakana name.
4 Final katakana name artwork digital files will be e-mailed to you immediately once package design is completed.

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My Chinese Name Basic Package
This is also known as the Japanese kanji name. It's the main kind of Japanese name. Almost all Japanese people have names that are exclusively kanji (kan- "Chinese," -ji "characters"). Thus, a Japanese name, when written, is simply a Chinese name. There merely remains a difference in pronunciation when spoken.
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You can have your new Japanese name embroidered onto a t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, or a variety of other garments for just $35 to $50. The embroidered characters have richer colors and texture than iron-on or screen-printed designs used by others; they simply can't compare.
Price
Receive a good Japanese katakana name from a trusted source for just $50.00
Turnaround Time
Usually ships in 5-7 business days. This amount of time is needed to thoroughly and correctly transliterate your name. Unlike other companies, we strongly believe that your name's quality is far more important than instant "art" or rushed projects.
This package is designed for you who don't have access to a knowledgeable and trustworthy fluent Japanese speaker and would like your name transliterated into Japanese katakana. Customers often purchase this as a separate addition to recommended kanji (Chinese character) packages. The Katakana package includes transliteration and digital artwork files.

Chinese naming requires years of training and extensive knowledge of Chinese culture, but any fluent Japanese speaker can phonetically transliterate your name into Japanese katakana reasonably well.

However, a direct transliteration can have negative associations. A native speaker educated in Japan for at least twelve years can detect any such negative associations and alter the transliteration to eliminate them. Beginning or even intermediate Japanese speakers cannot do this because they do not have enough vocabulary and the full understanding of the social and cultural connotations of Japanese slang. Good Characters employs competent, well educated, native Japanese translators.

What You Get:

Transliteration of your name into Japanese katakana characters by one of our Japanese translators.

Nine artwork files of your katakana name for use on your computer or Web site. All files PC- and Mac-compatible:
  • Three full-color JPG files (1024 x 768) for use as screen saver, desktop background, etc.
  • Three black-and-white GIF files in most popular script styles.

Lifetime Tech Support:

Even after the project is finalized, call us with any concerns, such as how to pronounce your name in Japanese or what the correct stroke sequence is.

To Order:


1. Enter your name:



Enter the name you want translated into Japanese: first name only, last name only, or your full name. If you would like us to consider your middle name in the translation, please spell it out.

2. Unusual name? How is it pronounced?



Especially if your name is unusual or in a language other than English, we need precise pronunciation to match your name with appropriate characters. A naming consultant may call you to hear you pronounce your name.

3. Optional: Tell us more about yourself:

The information you provide allows us to know you better as a unique individual.

This is for: (check all that apply)
Myself  Business  Friend  Family 

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Why do you want a Japanese name?


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