Matsumura prince at MX.KOBE-SHINWA.AC.JP
Wed Nov 19 04:26:36 UTC 1997

At  4:02 AM 97.11.19 +0100, Rolf Heiner Koch wrote:

>How we can come to know the sex from
>the name of a japanese scholar? Is there any trick
>or no chance to find out the sex by the name?

If the first name ends with -ko (short ko, not long koo), it is generally a
feminine name.  In other cases, unfortunately, there is no definite rule.
When you come across to a problem, please ask us in the NET. This may be
the easiest solution.

Hisashi MATSUMURA   prince at kobe-shinwa.ac.jp

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