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Neil PeartEdit

Ha, I was just reading that article on the mobile app; thanks for cleaning that up a bit. I assume that in the next couple of days folks will turn this into FA material. Did you read any of his books? Are they any good? I'll bear a lifelong grudge against him for penning "The Trees"--I loved Rush but hated those lyrics for their easy allegorical condemnation of progressive politics. Now I'm going to go upstairs to bring down some old CDs. Permanent Waves may still be my favorite. Drmies (talk) 23:59, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

@Drmies: I've never really listened to their music much, though it came up on the radio and in mixes on occasion. I've read a little of the Clockwork series with Anderson, but I haven't read any of his nonfiction. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:01, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

70 in Japan and 29 BC in JapanEdit

Hi, hope you're doing well. I happened upon these articles and was wondering if they're really needed: the only events here are apocryphal, yet it looks like they're being set forth as historical facts. Do you have any additional insight on why you created them? Best, Dekimasuよ! 15:02, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@Dekimasu: They are based on the contents of the linked articles. If that information is incorrect, then we need to fix the linked articles. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:12, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
The linked articles don't treat the events described as factual, however. They are described as "legendary narratives". Both articles state that "there remains no conclusive evidence though that supports this historical figure actually reigning." I think the way Emperor Suinin lists him as having died at the age of 138 is sufficient to make it clear that the timelines should not be treated as historical information. Similarly, we don't have the birth of Methuselah listed at 31st century BC, nor is his death listed at 22nd century BC. There is also no mention of King Arthur at 5th century in England or 6th century in England (though he is mentioned at 537, it just says "(approximate date)"). Dekimasuよ! 18:35, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
@Dekimasu: Do whatever you want to them. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:37, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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Thank you so much for answering my questions for the WikiProject Report! I greatly appreciate it. Puddleglum 2.0 04:11, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
@Puddleglum2.0: Sure thing. Glad I could help. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:36, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

"Kawaii/Archive 1" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Kawaii/Archive 1. Since you had some involvement with the Kawaii/Archive 1 redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 22:06, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Kyoto Animation arson attackEdit

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Your GA nomination of Kyoto Animation arson attackEdit

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Your GA nomination of Kyoto Animation arson attackEdit

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Bureaucrat chat for RFA - Money emojiEdit

I've opened a bureaucrat chat for the current RfA. Your input would be most appreciated at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Money emoji/Bureaucrat chat. Cheers, Primefac (talk) 15:01, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Request to give your view at very tight CratChatEdit

It's clear you're busy IRL so please excuse the nudge.

If you could possibly give an opinion at Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Money_emoji/Bureaucrat_chat (asap), that would be just lovely. Thank you! And if not, no worries. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 20:42, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

 Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 23:30, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
February flowers
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Alte Liebe
Thank you, on Handel's birthday, enjoy --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:48, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Today's Alte Liebe became especially meaningful after yesterday's funeral. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:42, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

March Madness 2020Edit

G'day all, March Madness 2020 is about to get underway, and there is bling aplenty for those who want to get stuck into the backlog by way of tagging, assessing, updating, adding or improving resources and creating articles. If you haven't already signed up to participate, why not? The more the merrier! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:19, 29 February 2020 (UTC) for the coord team

DYK nomination of 1992 St. George earthquakeEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Mukaihara Station (disambiguation)Edit

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Interview requestEdit

Hi Nihonjoe, I'm a freelance journalist (print/audio) researching a story about the unappreciated community that bustles behind the scenes here. I was wondering if you might be interested/available for a brief phone interview to talk about your experience as an editor? If so, is there a way I can pass along my contact details privately? Thanks so much.

Yar dain (talk) 02:49, 5 April 2020 (UTC)yardain

@Yar dain: I'm sorry, but I do not have the time right now to participate. Thank you for the invitation. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 14:47, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Boshin War FARCEdit

Relief! When you went missing from March 27 'til today, I was quite worried (re the pandemic). These are dangerous times-- let people know you're OK! Should I ask for an extended delay on the Boshin FAR? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:21, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
@SandyGeorgia: Yeah, I've been busy IRL with work and other things. Yes, an extended delay would be good. Books are slow to arrive, and the ones in local libraries that might have the info are not accessible due to the libraries being closed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 19:30, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
OK, I'll add a note to the FAR page; be well. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:49, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
I'd like to perform a short review of sources and prose, but now that the article has been moved to FARC, where should I leave it? Eisfbnore (会話) 03:20, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
@Eisfbnore: Feel free. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 06:03, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
@SandyGeorgia: Yeah sure, but where should I leave my review? In the FARC section? Eisfbnore (会話) 07:23, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes, in FARC section, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:13, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Quick translation requestEdit

Hi, I am currently in the process of making some changes to "Doesn't Really Matter", which is currently in the process of a good article review. I happened to see you at Wikipedia:Translators available and was wondering how to interpret this source. I am able to generally understand what was mentioned on the website, but the inconsistency of Google Translate has muddled people's names (Kan Chinhua) and phrases (the lyrics of Sabi are colored with the greetings of Asian countries such as "Malamine Tamara Dannyabad ..." I made a unique device) in the second paragraph, as well as misinterpreting the first sentence of the third paragraph. The latter has caused some confusion on this section of the article. Google Translate has printed out the translation, "However, after the song was completed, Janet himself requested that the release be discontinued, saying that the lyrics image is different from the original song". The reviewer and I have misinterpreted her reasoning, as she either mentioned not to change the lyrics of her song, or wanted new lyrics to be written instead. Are you able to briefly summarize the website since it only contains four short paragraphs? Thank you. — Angryjoe1111 (talk) 12:40, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

@Angryjoe1111: I've tweaked the wording in the "Doesn't Really Matter" article to match what the article says. If there are any additional specific things you want addressed, let me know. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 17:11, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. If there is any information I missed in the source, feel free to include it. — Angryjoe1111 (talk) 18:09, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
@Angryjoe1111: I did reword something to make it a more accurate representation of the content of the article. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:43, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

DYK for 1992 St. George earthquakeEdit

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 April 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1992 St. George earthquake, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1992 St. George earthquake caused more damage outside St. George, Utah, than within it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1992 St. George earthquake. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1992 St. George earthquake), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
— Maile (talk) 00:01, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

"List of media of Doraemon" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit


A discussion is taking place to address the redirect List of media of Doraemon. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 May 7#List of media of Doraemon until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 13:51, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Rename discussion for Category:WikiProject Japan barnstar templatesEdit

A rename of Category:WikiProject Japan barnstar templates has been proposed. You're invited to join the discussion. —⁠andrybak (talk) 19:16, 22 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello. I am not at all sure if this is the right place to raise this, so apologies if it isn't!

On 6 April 2013, you courtesy vanished User:Jef04. However, the user has contributed a number of times since then, most recently inserting vast amounts of material into the article with which they had a previously identified (and declared) COI. Accordingly, I believe the user should be un-vanished. Frickeg (talk) 08:06, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

@Frickeg: That's kinda hard to do since the "new" account is actually the same account as before (since we now have global logins. The rename was done two years prior to global logins being implemented, so there is no way to connect the vanished account edits to the Jef04 account now since accounts can't be merged. You can bring it up on WP:ANI and see how people want to handle it. I'm happy to implement whatever is decided. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 17:49, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll ask at ANI. Frickeg (talk) 23:25, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga#Revisiting the category schemesEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga#Revisiting the category schemes. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 09:17, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

BarnSakura for excellent editsEdit

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Thanks for changing disambiguation links from Animate to Animate (retailer). lullabying (talk) 01:39, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:47, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Improving the articles about the Culture of Japan and Chinese cultureEdit

I observed that you reversed my edits from the pages about the Culture of Japan and Chinese culture. My main interests are related to quantitative cross-cultural research. I want to improve the articles by adding information about the characteristics of those cultures as explored by global comparative studies. You wrote that my edits were confusing to the readers. I recognize that I added too many graphs that were visually unappealing and the texts elaborated too much on various statistical details which may not be suitable for encyclopedic articles. Also, many quotes from the section about stereotypes, which I added in the article about the Culture of Japan, were too long and redundant. Apart from the scatterplots, I also used maps that showed cultural differences using shades of color. I think those were quite clear and informative. What do you consider was wrong with them? I want to continue working at those articles and I consider that quantitative research, as well as viewing the features of cultures from a global and comparative perspective are just as important and informative for the readers as the many qualitative descriptions about customs and traditions which are presently contained within the articles about Japanese and Chinese cultures. Apart from the problems which I recognized about my edits, what other suggestions for improvement do you want to give me? Thank you very much. --TheCultureDemystifier (talk) 20:59, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

@TheCultureDemystifier: As I wrote on your page, start up a discussion on the Talk:Culture of Japan and Talk:Chinese culture pages. Get a consensus about what's appropriate to include. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 21:14, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Age of consent in JapanEdit

Hello Nihonjoe, I have a request for you that is a bit of a shot in the dark.

The #Japan section at Ages of consent in Asia is one that I see often cited by people all over the Internet, but it has major gaps in coverage/sourcing problems that have not been resolved for years. I suspect this is because the relevant sources are all written in Japanese. For instance, the article vaguely states that Municipalities and prefectures have their own particular laws. I have never been able to find any source in English that shows a prefecture-by-prefecture map, or any sort of legal text. The current source that gives the age of consent in Tokyo as 18 appears to be a blog post (!!!), and the second is a dead link (!!!). Are there close-in-age exemptions? What entails "parental approval"?

Would you be willing to take on this subject yourself? If not, do you know another user I could reach out to? — Goszei (talk) 08:23, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

@Goszei: I suggest asking at WT:JAPAN. This is not an area in which I am familiar with the topics, and I wouldn't know where to begin to look for information. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 17:12, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Will do. On an unrelated note, I left a message at Template talk:WikiProject Anime and manga § Comments related to WPBannerMeta conversion about moving the sandbox to the main template. — Goszei (talk) 03:44, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Disputed shoalEdit

Hey Nihonjoe~ Great template! I wanted to ask you about Template:Infobox disputed islands. The James Shoal page uses this template, but there are no actual islands on James Shoal. Is there a way to write 'disputed shoal' instead of 'disputed island' in the infobox? I feel that writing the word 'island' adds a bias to the page because it implies there is something above the surface of the ocean on the shoal. Malaysia's claim to the area is partially based on the fact that there are no islands on the shoal. Thanks for any feedback. Geographyinitiative (talk) 14:47, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Can you see what I mean? The infobox on the James Shoal Wikipedia page prominently displays the words 'Disputed island', as if there is such an island, when in point of fact, none exists. If an artifical island is ever created on the shoal, then we could reconsider this. However, I think the wisest course at this juncture is to either remove the inaporopriate infobox or make it so that 'Disputed shoal' can be subbed in for 'Disputed island'.Geographyinitiative (talk) 14:51, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
It should show shoal now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
@Geographyinitiative: It should work now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:28, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

delete a fair use image no longer in use?Edit

Hi, can you delete this image for me? Someone on Twitter wanted it changed to a more flattering fair-use image, so I did so, but this one needs to be deleted now. I'm not sure if there's a deletion tag for that. Thanks, Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 15:47, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

@Rachel Helps (BYU): Done. The new image is better (both in how he looks and because it's free use). ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:22, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! The new image is not free use, but it is another fair use image.Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:25, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): Odd. For some reason, it looked like it was free. Maybe I'm going crazy. Face-smile.svg ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:30, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:When Marnie Was There by Joan G Robinson first edition.jpgEdit

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TH1980's History of Japan editsEdit

Hi. As a result of this, can we get you to undo TH1980's recent edits to History of Japan (since you've got the page protected)? As when he was first TBANned, his edits are extremely problematic and exhaustingly time-consuming to sort through. Curly "JFC" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 23:04, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

@Curly Turkey: The protection ends tomorrow, so they can be undone then. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:58, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Curly "JFC" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 21:39, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Inappropriate to edit a candidates pageEdit

It is inappropriate for anyone either associated with the campaign or with their opponent to edit a wiki page. I have reverted your edits back multiple times. Please refrain from making any additional changes without first discussing them with the community. In deleting any controversial topics and replacing them with glowing reports of the candidates awards, and his achievements just prior to an election, you are undermining the integrity of the article.

If you feel a change is warranted please bring it up with the rest of the community first. Thank you very kindly. Vayapues2 (talk) 00:56, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

@Vayapues2: What are you talking about? I've never edited the page more than the one time when I reverted your edits. In fact, I've never even viewed the page before now. If you continue edit warring, I (or another admin) will block you for it. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 15:44, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Responding to the message you left on my page:
I have neither added nor deleted anything. All I have done is revert the changes you made back to what they originally were prior to your making them. When you come onto a candidates page and alter it a few months out from an election, and when all the changes you make erase potentially embarrassing facts, and when you replace them with lists of his awards, etc, that is always going to trigger concern about objectivity, and cause the rest of the community to revert your edits. Vayapues2 (talk) 16:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
The Sim Gill Article, as it is currently written is the same as it has appeared for the past many years. With the exception of a few grammatical updates, and it looks like a few updates relating to current events, such as a fact added by someone recently about an event that occurred in 2020.
Over the past month, various individuals, usually anonymously, have been repeatedly vandalizing the page, removing things less favorable to this candidate, and rewriting the article to include flattering information from his bio page. I and others have worked to revert these inappropriate changes, that are presumably being made by the campaign or on its behalf. I know of at least one member of the project who has gone so far as to email the media regarding the changes being made to the page.
The article as it currently sits is in its original form. Those of us who have worked to restore and protect it have not altered it in any way, other than to revert the changes being made by individuals favorable to the campaign.
If your intent was not to do this, then I apologize. Perhaps you didn't realize that we were reverting back to the original article. In which case I would invite you to help us monitor the page to help ensure that those logging in anonymously and otherwise who keep altering it to look like a campaign website rather than a neutral article are kept in check. Vayapues2 (talk) 16:15, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Vayapues2: Again, you have no clue what you're talking about here. You're tossing out accusations left and right, accusing people of bias for which there is no evidence. Seems to me you might be protesting about things too much, given your virulent activity on that article. Perhaps it's time to take a step back and stop editing it. You seem too closely connected to this topic (most likely a candidate opposing Gill). ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:18, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
I haven't accused you of anything. My comments have been professional and respectful. I am in no way associated with either the campaign or against it. If I were, I would be the one altering the article. All that I and the rest of the community are doing is restoring the article to its original form. No need to raise the temperature of the discussion.
I will just leave my earlier offer out there on the table. If you do not have any bias, than I accept that at face value, wish you the best, and invite you to join with us in protecting the article from those trying to edit it to either favor or harm the campaign. It is important that we protect the integrity of any political article around an election! Wish you all the best my brother! Vayapues2 (talk) 18:08, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Vayapues2: Your very first comment was "It is inappropriate for anyone either associated with the campaign or with their opponent to edit a wiki page." That's basically saying that I'm one of those two. Also, you don't speak for the "rest of the community", so stop saying that you know what they want. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:39, 12 August 2020 (UTC)