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Confirm the names of people, places, corporate entities, etc. Gives pronunciation of all Kanji, and transliterations into Katakana of non-Japanese names. Also provides alternate names such as pen-names/self chosen names (称号 / shōgō
, or just 号 / gō), nick-names (字 / azana
) often bestowed by a teacher/master. See the entry for the artist Hokusai
as an example.