Before we opened Cafe Japan in 2000, we have thought about the restaurant's name. Usually in Japanese, we are saying the 3 letters would be nice to remember and to be known among the customers and we thought about 'NAGISA'. Though our restaurant was not located along the coast, we have liked the name. We have other names, too like Dandelion, Sunflowers which are common flower names. Finally we have decided Cafe Japan after we have decided the location. It was located next to Mt.Lavinia Cafe (present) and there was a pretty antique house though there is nothing at all.