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You mention acronyms but give examples of abbreviations in names. My answer assumes you mean abbreviations. It's standard to use romaji for the initials in people's names (abbreviations). For example, OJ Simpson = O・J・シンプソン T.S Eliot = T・S・エリオット George W Bush = ジョージ・W・ブッシュ As for acronyms, it seems to be a mixture. Well-known acronyms can be used in ...


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It's exactly the same reason why マンガ is commonly written in katakana. For some words, katakana makes them look "soft", "casual", "catchy", "friendly"...or whatever. This is why アタマ is often used in product names and catchphrases, as shown below: As you can see, this has nothing to do with respect or humbleness. You ...


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Purely speculative though, I think it's somewhat condescending description of children's head because the kanji :「頭」is normally used to describe an important person. 頭{かしら} is the head of the group of carpenters. 頭{とう}取{どり} is the CEO of bank. 船頭{せんどう} is the captain of the ship. So, the author wants to used「アタマ」for children's brain/mind/head in somewhat ...


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