Did you know?: -san, a simple honorific title

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

“-san”, a simple honorific title equivalent to Mr. Mrs, Miss or Ms. can be very convenient. The title may be applied to most Japanese regardless of gender, age and social status. “Tanaka-san” can be either a senior gentleman or a young girl. So, when you need to write a letter or email to someone whom you have never met before, be sure to use this title.

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