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How Do You Say “genealogy” In Japanese?

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March 30, 2011 by Valerie Elkins

The short answer is keizu. The longer answer is not so easy. There several reasons why it is difficult for …
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Creating Records that are Disaster-Proof

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March 22, 2011 by Valerie Elkins

Japan has experienced disasters before. During WWII the 82 day Battle of Okinawa or tetsu no ami [rain of steel] …
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How to Obtain Your Family’s Koseki (Family Household Registration)

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February 26, 2011 by Valerie Elkins

The┬ákoseki is kept and protected by the city hall in the hometown (honseki) or permanent address of the head of …
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January 20, 2011 by Valerie Elkins

My name is Valerie…not very Japanese sounding is it? I’m not even Japanese…so why am I writing a blog helping …
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Why are there no Japanese records online?

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January 20, 2011 by Valerie Elkins

If you have searched for your ancestor from Japan on any online database (like Ancestry.com), you have already discovered that …
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