An Asian foreign resident living in Japan has informed another gaijin that his name is “Brian”.
“Wait, what?” replied Stephen White.
“My name Brian,” said Li Ying.
“But you don’t even speak English,” thought White.
White asked Brian at what point in his life did he become a Brian.
“Yes, Brian,” replied Ying.
Ying goes by the name “Yusuke Sugimoto” when speaking to Japanese people.