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Finally, Wikipedia and its sometimes tragical affection to compiling lists on everything and anything becomes handy: List of most common surnames in Asia#Japan (Wikipedia). Every continent and major country seems to contain a pretty extensive list, sometimes even with estimates on number of occurrences. Category:given names by culture looks pretty ...


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An exhaustive list of non-Japanese names would be an unwieldy thing! @ojdo's answer seems like a great start for the positive matches. For the United States, the best source for last names is probably the US Census Bureau, who, from their genealogy section, have a few kinds of name data: 2010 and 2000: Excel file of 1000 most common surnames and ZIP with ...


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Wikidata have some place name but those are only for notable locations Japanese government have a Gazetter of Japan which contain translation of ~4K place name in Japan http://www.gsi.go.jp/kihonjohochousa/gazetteer.html Japanese government have also published a guide that indicate how to romanize Japanese place names. http://www.gsi.go.jp/common/000111876....


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You can start by gathering Japanese books or documents which you know the difficulty level of (e.g. reading level of the book). Match your list of words to your set of books/documents to derive the difficulty of your words. This will probably give you a pretty decent classification to start with. You can then improve your classification by looking at ...


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I know someone made a converter http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/k2e.cgi that convert kana into possible foreign word, but it is a multi match system that each kana are given multiple possible corresponding answer. It probably doesn't match your need due to the too many outcome and is not open, but might be it's worth to further investigate about it. Contact is on ...


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ENAMDICT/JMnedict is a database of Japanese proper names: http://www.edrdg.org/enamdict/enamdict_doc.html It also contains other types of proper names, but place/shops/building names are those marked with either p, c, o, st. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 http://www.edrdg.org/edrdg/licence.html not sure whether it is compatible with OSM. Drawback: It only ...


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Have you tried the AJet resources (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Resources)?


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