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What is the most common surname in Japan? Approximately how many people have this surname?

Question #149041. Asked by Thesuperyoshi.
Last updated Oct 26 2022.
Originally posted Oct 26 2022 1:26 AM.

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The most common surname appears to be "Sato".
1. Sato
Number of people with name: 1,928,000. Meaning "to assist".

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link https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/the-10-most-common-surnames-in-japan-and-their-meanings

Response last updated by elburcher on Oct 26 2022.
Oct 26 2022, 6:21 AM
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