Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:46:05 -0500
From: Kusujiro Miyoshi kw900325[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S.SOKA.AC.JP
Subject: Re: Nagano

I'm a Japanese, and have lived in Okayama for eighteen years, ten
years in Osaka, and eight years in Tokyo. Additionally, I have visited
Northern part of Japan several times. I, however, have never heard
the stress of the word put on the second syllable: it is always put
on the first. When speaking English, it is usually my custom to put
the stress on the second syllable, because it seems to be easy for the
English speaking people to hear the word.
I hope this information might be of some help for the list.

Kusujiro Miyoshi,
Soka Women's College, Tokyo, Japan.