I've always known the word for "hello"
In Japanese, and it's "Ohio."
At least that's how it sounds to me
Though natives might say it differently.
Ohio--a solid Midwest state
And an easy sound to recreate.
So what did I say when introduced
To Yui Kitaka and reached for a boost?
A no-brainer, right, huh, duh?
So I thought "Midwest"--and uttered, "Iowa."