Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:02666] Re: Append alias for Array.append?"
    on 00/05/09, Quinn Dunkan <quinn / envy.ugcs.caltech.edu> writes:

|Oh, and on the subject of Japanese names (way off-topic, I know...), what is
|the customary "calling convention" in spoken language?  Is it the same as
|written?  I'm never sure whether to call first name or last name, I figured
|since I'm speaking in english they must be used to first-last, but I'm too shy
|to just ask... :)

In Japanese, family name always comes first, then given name comes
last.  We don't have any middle names.  The source of confusion is not
only our name order, but also the fact that we don't use alphabets to
write our names.

							matz.