Call our Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe: Japan

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Japan’s Foreign Minister Kono Taro has urged international media organisations to call the country’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe. Writing surnames first is standard in the Japanese language. “As many news organisations write Chinese President Xi Jinping (in the surname, first name order), it is desirable for Abe’s name to be written in a similar manner,” he said.