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In my experience it is best to pronounce your name as written, particularly if you are speaking over the phone, at a ticket booth, a checkout, etc. However, if you are meeting with somebody on a regular basis, such as at work, you may find that they will eventually learn to speak your name properly. In that case, you can begin pronouncing your name ...


As a general rule, yes loan words are pronounced just as they are written. I say general rule because I have noticed bilingual announcers on the radio who mix English and Japanese do sometimes insert the original pronunciation into their Japanese sentences. As far as your name is concerned, yes it would be normal to say it as you write it in katakana: ...

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