Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.

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When is a person referred to with 様 in the mass media and what does it signify?

In media like TV and newspapers, it appears certain classes of people can be referred to with the honorific "様": The Imperial family: 皇太子殿下と美智子さま The Crown Prince and Michiko-sama Celebrities ...
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芸能人・スポーツ選手・公人に「さん」などの敬称を付けなくてもよい理由は?

Reasons for omitting titles like 'さん' after names of entertainers, performers and public figures 「記者ハンドブック 新聞用字用語集」によると、 運動、芸能欄などのスポーツ選手、芸能人には敬称をつけない [出典] ...
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The use of -さん when answering about oneself

If someone says, あなた は Chris-さん です か。 Are you Chris? Do you answer Chris です Or Chris-さん です Thanks