It can have many different meanings depending on the
kanji used, but generally centered around the beginning of start, or first.
Hajime ( is the Japanese word meaning "beginning" はじめ) (. In the Japanese traditional martial arts such as 初め, 始め) karate, judo, aikido and kendo, it is a verbal command to "begin". Hajime is also a common Japanese given name for males, although it is occasionally used as a surname. [ ] citation needed
Possible writings [ edit ]
Hajime can be written using different
kanji characters and can mean:
始め, "beginning" or "start"
初め, "beginning" or "first"
as a given name
元, "beginning" or "origin"
始, "beginning" or "start"
孟, "beginning" or "chief"
朔, "first day of month"
甫, "beginning" or "great"
The name can also be written in
hiragana or katakana.
Given name [ edit ]
Hajime Fukuma (創; born 1970), Japanese electronic musician
Hajime Funada (元; born 1953), Japanese politician
Hajime Hana (肇; 1930–1993), Japanese musician, actor and comedian
Hajime Iijima (肇), Japanese voice actor
Hajime Ishii (一; born 1934), Japanese politician Hajime Hirasawa (創; born 1967), Japanese composer
Hajime Hirota (一; born 1968), Japanese politician
Hajime Hosogai (萌; born 1986), Japanese football player
Hajime Hosokawa (一; 1901–1970), first doctor to discover the Minamata disease
Hajime Kanzaka (一; born 1964), Japanese novelist and manga story writer
Hajime Katoki (ハジメ; born 1963), Japanese mecha (fictional walking robots) designer
Hajime Kawakami (肇; 1879–1946), Japanese Marxist economist
Hajime Kazumi (肇; born 1971), Japanese karateka
Hajime Matsumoto (哉; born 1974), Japanese activist, and a recycle shop owner
Hajime Meshiai (肇; born 1954), Japanese golfer
Hajime Mizoguchi (肇; born 1960), Japanese cellist and composer
Hajime Moriyasu (一; born 1968), Japanese football player
Hajime Nakamura (元; 1911–1999), Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures
Hajime Okayasu (肇; born 1936), Japanese anime and film editor and director
Hajime Satomi (治; born 1942), founder of Sammy Corporation
Hajime Sawatari (朔; born 1940), Japanese photographer
Hajime Sorayama (基; born 1947), Japanese illustrator
Hajime Sugiyama (元; 1880–1945), minister of war in the Imperial Japanese Army
Hajime Takano (孟; born 1944), Japanese journalist
Hajime Tanabe (元; 1889–1962), Japanese philosopher
Hajime Ueda (ハジメ), Japanese manga artist Hajime Wakai (淑), Japanese video game composer
Hajime Watanabe (animator) (はじめ; born 1957), Japanese animator and character designer
Hajime Yasunaga (一; 1901–1994), Japanese amateur Go player
Hidenokuni Hajime (一; born 1971), Japanese sumo wrestler
Saitō Hajime (一, 1844–1915), samurai who served in the Shinsengumi
Watanabe Hajime (samurai), Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period
Hajime no Ippo (anime/manga)
Surname [ edit ]
Characters [ edit ]
Other uses [ edit ]
Hajime Yatate (肇), a pseudonym for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff
See also [ edit ]
Hajime no Ippo, the Japanese title of the manga series Fighting Spirit