1-5. Documents for New Hire

1-5-1. to 1-5-6.

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1-5-7.  Your name in Katakana

1. Why do you need your name in Katakana

Katakana is one of the Japanese alphabets (characters) which is used for the transcription of foreign-language words into Japanese. In Japan and at OIST, your name in Katakana writing is required for administrative registration such as registering your residence, health insurance, Japanese pension, etc. Your phonetically pronounced name has to be transcribed into Katakana. It is important to have the appropriate transcription for the initial registration. (It will be quite troublesome to change your Katakana name once the registration is made)

 <reference on resident registration>
https://www.soumu.go.jp/main_sosiki/jichi_gyousei/c-gyousei/zairyu/english/index.html

For more information on administration procedures, please refer to 2. Post-arrival

 

2. How to find your name in Katakana

 

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