isn't that the same though when they introduce others as e.g. 'Heiko san' but never use 'san' after their own name to introduce themselves.
I know its not correct to stick the sensei at the front but us poor shleps who don't speak japanese usually don't know any better.
those who do probably feel as awkward as the high school teacher who introduces himself as 'Mr.Smith' instead of Paul Smith.
I'm not supporting it but i do understand it.
Its got a whole new meaning in english...and does taking aikido classes mean I have to learn Japanese as well?