Japanese-English Dictionary of Place Names

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Basic Specifications
Overview

We maintain the world's largest Japanese-English bilingual bidirectional databases of proper nouns, which are used by some of the world major IT companies for a wide variety of applications, including:

  • machine translation (MT)
  • information retrieval (IR)
  • morphological analysis (MA)
  • electronic dictionaries (ED)
  • input method editors (IME)
  • named entity recognition (NER)

See also our Comprehensive Database of Japanese Name Variants, which contains millions of name variants.

Coverage

Currently coverage is 1.4 million entries, as shown below:

1. Japanese surnames153,000
2. Japanese given names400,000
3. Japanese and Western place names200,000
4. Western personal names 50,000
5. Companies/organizations600,000
6. Famous people30,000

These include various data fields such as readings in hiragana and several romanization systems, semantic classification codes and frequency rankings.

Format
and
Encoding

The data in any desired format, such as plain text files with fields delimited by tabs, Excel, Access, html, etc. in any encoding, such as UTF-8, UCS-2, EUC, Shift-JIS. (The sample below is encoded in Shift-JIS).


FIELD DESCRIPTION
Field # Field Name Description
1 ID
2 LEVEL A rough classification based on importance and frequency.
3 RANKING Relative frequency ranking based on occurrences in various sources.
4 JAPANESE Japanese proper noun in kanji/kana
5 READING Reading in hiragana
6 ENGLISH English equivalent



DATA SAMPLE
IDLEVELRANKINGJAPANESEREADINGENGLISH
JP01330B033121浅田町あさだちょうAsadacho
JP01340A002980安里あさとAsato
JP01350D033121朝鍋川あさなべがわAsanabegawa
JP01360D033121浅谷あさのたにAsanotani
JP01370A002980浅羽あさばAsaba
JP01380B001356あさひAsahi
JP01390D033121旭上町あさひかみまちAsahikamimachi
JP01400D013913朝日ヶ丘あさひがおかAsahigaoka
JP01410A005676旭市あさひしAsahishi
JP01520D033121浅川川あざこうがわAzakogawa
JP01530D013913麻布永坂あざぶながさかAzabunagasaka
JP01540D033121莇ヶ岳あざみがだけAzamigadake
JP01550D033121阿清水川あしょうずがわAshozugawa
JP01560A001356足尾あしおAshio
JP01570B005676芦刈町あしかりちょうAshikaricho
JP01580D033121足柄上郡あしがらかみぐんAshigarakamigun
JP01590D033121芦木川あしきがわAshikigawa
JP01600D033121芦花部あしけぶAshikebu
JP01610D033121芦崎あしざきAshizaki
JP01620C003583愛鷹あしたかAshitaka
JP01630D033121芦谷川あしたんがわAshitangawa
JP01640D033121足谷川あしだにがわAshidanigawa
JP01650D033121芦品郡あしなぐんAshinagun
JP01660D033121芦ノ牧小谷あしのまきおやおんせんAshinomakioyaonsen
JP01670B010864芦原町あしはらちょうAshiharacho
JP01680B005676芦辺町あしべちょうAshibecho
JP01690D033121阿島川あしまがわAshimagawa
JP01700D013913足守あしもりAshimori
JP01710A005676芦屋町あしやまちAshiyamachi
JP01720C003583庵治あじAji
JP01731C008586味方あじかたAjikata
JP01741D033121鯵ヶ沢港あじがさわこうAjigasawako
JP01751D033121安食卜杭あじきぼっくいAjikibokkui
JP01761C010864阿品あじなAjina
JP01771D033121味間あじまAjima
JP01781D033121安尻あじりAjiri
JP01791D033121安宿あすかAsuka