A foreigner has been anointed with a Japanese name by his new J-girlfriend.
It’s the sixth Japanese nickname Chris Jenkins has received since arriving in Japan in January.
“You will henceforth be called ‘Kuuchan’,” said 25-year-old Saori Fujimoto.
The relationship has now reached a particular level of seriousness for at least one party.
“That’s original,” thought Jenkins, “only four of my other girlfriends used the same name.”
“The other two called me ‘Kurichan’.”