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  • D.Sync
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Tagging Japanese artist name
Hey guys, just wondering how do you tag Japanese Artist name? Last Name + First Name (Western preference) order or vice versa (Asian preference)? Now my library had a mix on either variation and I was thinking of creating a more consistent naming rules.

  • SCOTU
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Tagging Japanese artist name
Reply #1
I'm assuming you're using English characters to spell their names?  In either case, I prefer Japanese order at least.  Feels weird reading/hearing names in western order if that's not how they'd say their own name.

  • D.Sync
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Tagging Japanese artist name
Reply #2
Yea true. But still most of their blog / twitter header is still in the lastname + first name order. Guess I'll stick to lastname + first name order for now as my library is mostly tagged in that order.
  • Last Edit: 23 August, 2011, 11:21:59 PM by D.Sync

  • sh1leshk4
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Tagging Japanese artist name
Reply #3
IIRC, even Japanese names are formally written with family name (a.k.a. last name) first.
i.e Maaya Sakamoto (first then family/last) is usually written as 坂本 真綾 or Sakamoto Maaya in Japan; any other order is usually the 'Westernized' version.

So, just stick to last + first. =b