Shanghai Jim (shanghai_jim) wrote in little_details,
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If Japan were a girl, what would her name be?

I'm doing an allegorical fable in which nations are characters. The United States is Sam. Russia is either Boris or Ivan. Great Britain (mostly England-centric) is Jack or John. And so forth. The perfectly obvious names. I'm casting Japan as female. What could her name be? (Addendum: I'm sure this sort of allegory has been done, so in those, regardless of gender, what personification of Japan has there been?)

EDIT: The suggestions have been awesome. I feel I should explain the little allegorical story a bit more: This is the story of a young man named Sam, who after a bad experience has settled down with a girl named Clara despite her parents' distrust of his intentions. His friend Jack, with whom he has a special relationship, comes to him for help from a seductive and violent Hans. Hans, meanwhile, is romancing [insert female character symbolizing Japan]. The story ends with Sam hooking up with [female Japan] as Clara looks on sadly wondering what had happened to the boy who said he loved her. That's the context, and I realize now perhaps I need a better German name...

It's not a for-serious story, more like a fable I can use to refer to in other writing.

EDIT2: Keep 'em coming people!

Searched: common Japanese names, common Japanese female names, symbolic Japanese name
Tags: japan (misc), ~names
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