Often, waka indicates a wrestler whose father was also in sumo; in this case, the meaning is junior.
He added that he was currently planning to issue an official request to the international media in that respect. Conversely, at the time that a noble or a commoner become a member of the Imperial family, such as through marriage, his or her family name is lost. For common English names, a dictionary lookup of about 4, English names is used.
Traditionally, some names have unusual pronunciations in Japanese.
In the Japan Foundation decided that it would use the Japanese naming order in all of its publications. This problem — among others — is discussed in the FAQ page. The simplest way to find out what katakana corresponds to your name is to ask a Japanese person.