A foreigner has been anointed with a Japanese name by his new J-girlfriend.

It’s the sixth Japanese nickname Chris Jenkins has received since arriving in Japan in January.

“You will henceforth be called ‘Kuuchan’,” said 25-year-old Saori Fujimoto.

The relationship has now reached a particular level of seriousness for at least one party.

“That’s original,” thought Jenkins, “only four of my other girlfriends used the same name.”

“The other two called me ‘Kurichan’.”

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