Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers

This is a page for non-Japanese speakers to discuss anything related to the Japanese Wikipedia.

You can also request assistance for your works on the Japanese Wikipedia.

Before you post your comment or question . . .

  1. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions and the archive of past discussions.
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Infobox image syntax[編集]

Is there an Japanese Wikipedia equivalent to English Wikipedia's en:WP:THUMBSIZE or en:WP:IBI page? On English Wikipedia it's pretty much common practice not to use the thumbnail syntax for infobox images because the most infobox templates and the Wikipedia software will automatically format the size of the infobox image based upon the device the reader is using. In addition, it also makes it easier for screen reader to "read" to infobox image's caption when the caption parameter is used because a thumbnail image typically requires an "alt_text" parameter be provided for thumbnail images whereas the infobox caption parameter doesn't and can be read by screen readers. Maybe the software and templates used for Japanese Wikipedia work differently, however, based upon this post here. Anyway, just curious for my own benefit. -- Marchjuly会話) 2019年11月19日 (火) 14:27 (UTC)返信[返信]

The relevant policy for the Japanese version of Wikipedia is as shown on this page. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)返信[返信]
Reopening - this does not answer Marchjuly's question. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)返信[返信]
The example inside help also suggests the use of “thumbnail”.--石添 小草会話) 2022年5月18日 (水) 23:45 (UTC)返信[返信]
I would recommend setting the image size like "image=[[Image:Something.svg|200px]]" and "caption = whatever". In Japanese Wikipedia, setting the image size yourself is pretty common.--YellowSmileyFace会話) 2022年4月6日 (水) 13:53 (UTC)返信[返信]

Korean version of airline accident report from Japanese government agency?[編集]

I notice page 44 (PDF p. 25) of this page on the MLIT website states "Distribution of Korean version of HL7762 HIJ accident investigation report to flight crew"

Where is this Korean version of the report located, and how do I obtain it? I only see English and Japanese listed on the English MLIT accident report list page.

It would be good for the Korean Wikipedia article ko:아시아나항공 162편 착륙 사고 WhisperToMe会話) 2020年6月9日 (火) 20:16 (UTC)返信[返信]

Regarding your question, I also searched for it, but unfortunately I could not find the Korean version. Korean version may not be published on the internet. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)返信[返信]
The question is not resolved; although @WhisperToMe: you might be better off asking this on Korean Wikipedia. This probably requires a search using Korean keywords, not in Japanese. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)返信[返信]

Enquiry photos for ARTIZON MUSEUM Interior[編集]

The article アーティゾン美術館don't have any photos inside the gallery. Hope someone can upload the photos of the museum. The picture angle and reference can see here--Wpcpey会話) 2020年10月24日 (土) 11:19 (UTC)返信[返信]

The article has been updated. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)返信[返信]
No, the article is not updated. Please do not put {{Section resolved}} unless the query is really resolved. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)返信[返信]

Spk-digital is offline[編集]

The portal Spk-digital is offline. The Template:Spk-digital is only used by 7 articles and can be deleted. I've removed the dead links but a user undid my edits [1] and changed the link from to[2] This is a different website that produces different results. On Template‐ノート:Spk-digital I've got no answer. Can someone please make a request for speedy deletion? Thanks --Kolja21会話) 2021年2月7日 (日) 14:08 (UTC)返信[返信]

The relevant policy for the Japanese version of Wikipedia is as shown on this page. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)返信[返信]
Reopening as the answer above does not address the question. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)返信[返信]

Cross wiki spam abuses by sockpuppets[編集]

Hello. I'd like to let you know that several pages on ja.wikipedia are the target of sockpuppets bannished on fr.wikipedia for spam and insertion of false materials (texts and legend of images). The sockpuppets are listed on meta.

Kind regards. --Pa2chant.bis会話) 2021年4月20日 (火) 05:55 (UTC)返信[返信]

Request if there are sources about Yukari Kanasawa[編集]

On ENWIKI there is an articles for deletion request regarding Yukari Kanasawa (金澤ゆかり) as the editors are having trouble finding sources about her. Is anyone interested in checking for Japanese sources?

Thank you--WhisperToMe会話) 2021年7月25日 (日) 17:52 (UTC)返信[返信]

プラズマクラスター - ポーランド語版ウィキペディアから必要なヘルプ:疑似科学[編集]

まず第一に:ここで英語を使ってすみません:私は日本語を勉強しましたが、非常に基本的なレベルです。 そしてずっと前に。 I come from Polish wiki here. See my cross-wiki request in this article Discussion - please ping me back if anyone else may help with these sources. Zezen会話) 2021年7月26日 (月) 13:20 (UTC)返信[返信]

ユニバーサル行動規範(UCoC)- 執行ガイドラインの草案[編集]

ユニバーサル行動規範のフェーズ2起草委員会は、ユニバーサル行動規範(UCoC) に対する執行ガイドラインの草案に関してコメントすることを望んでいます。このレビュー期間は、2021年8月17日から開始される予定です。




Wikimania 2021セッション - 8月16日 11:00 UTC~11:45 UTC(協定世界時
対話時間 - 8月24日、8月31日、9月7日 03:00 UTCおよび14:00 UTC
円卓会議の招集 - 9月18日 03:00 UTCおよび15:00 UTC




Hello, The translation was provided by volunteer members. Please participate the consultation at m:Talk:Universal Code of Conduct/Enforcement draft guidelines review/ja (you can participate in Japanese) or organize the discussion on Japanese Wikipedia. Also, please spread about this review process to your peers. Thank you!--YKo (WMF)会話) 2021年8月18日 (水) 03:49 (UTC)返信[返信]

Discussion tools update[編集]

Hello, all. I have good news about the mw:Talk pages project.  あなたの言語への翻訳をお助けください.

  • If you have enabled "議論ツール" in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures, you will get a new feature.  The new feature adds a [更新を通知] button to each ==Level 2 section== on a talk page.  If you subscribe to the section, then you will get Special:Notifications if someone adds a new comment to that section (but not if they fix typos or edit other parts of the page).  This can be very helpful on busy pages, especially if you only want to follow one conversations.  Please try it out and share your thoughts at mw:Talk:Talk pages project/Notifications.

These changes are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 25 August, probably around 23:00 UTC.  Please let me know if you have any questions.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2021年8月20日 (金) 17:17 (UTC)返信[返信]

The mw:Talk pages project/Replying deployment has been delayed. It should happen next week instead. I apologize for the delay. The subscriptions part is already available in Beta Features.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2021年8月27日 (金) 17:10 (UTC)返信[返信]

A/B test for New Discussion Tool[編集]

Hello. あなたの言語への翻訳をお助けください.

The mw:Editing team is building the New Discussion tool. This new tool was requested during the mw:Talk pages consultation 2019. You can turn on "議論ツール" now at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures. It changes the "話題追加" button. It makes "話題追加" work more like the [返信] button. It has both visual and wikitext source modes. It will add your signature automatically.

The Editing team wants to test the New Discussion tool. Your Wikipedia helped with the study about the 返信 tool. That study was useful and had clear, positive results. They ask you to help again with a new test. They want to learn whether the New Discussion tool works better, especially for new editors. In the test, they will turn on the New Discussion tool for half of editors. They will not change preferences for the other editors. You will still be able to turn it on or off yourself in Special:Preferences.

The test will run for several weeks. It will probably start in November 2021. The results will be posted at mw:Talk pages project/New discussion. The test results will help Wikipedia editors and the Editing team decide whether the tool should be turned on for everyone.

If your Wikipedia does not want to participate in this test, please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2021年10月7日 (木) 23:25 (UTC)返信[返信]

This is similar to Wikipedia:井戸端/subj/返信ツールのA/Bテスト and Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers/Archive/2021#A/B test for the Reply tool
This tool creates new ==Sections== instead of individual comments.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2021年10月7日 (木) 23:26 (UTC)返信[返信]
This has started. Thank you for your patience.
Remember, if you don't like it, you can turn it off.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年1月27日 (木) 20:59 (UTC)返信[返信]
The results have been posted. You can read the report. Short answer: It is better for new editors than the old form. The Editing team would like to turn this on here. If you do not want to use it, you can turn it off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. Thank you for helping us test this new tool.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年4月29日 (金) 19:40 (UTC)返信[返信]

Prince Fumihito[編集]

Hello. I hope everyone's doing well. I would have posted this message on the article's talk page, but I needed a response in English so I ended up here. I just needed the help of some native Japanese speakers who could help with the concerns that some users and I have had on the English Wikipedia regarding Prince Fumihito's title. We know that he was elevated to the rank of "Crown Prince" (皇嗣, Kōshi) in the past months, and he has been referred to as Crown Prince Akishino (秋篠宮皇嗣殿下) on the Imperial Household Agency website. But what caught my eye was that the Japanese article is still at 秋篠宮文仁親王 (Akishinonomiya Fumihito shinnō; 'Fumihito, Prince Akishino'). I wonder if there is a specific reason that Japanese users here have refrained from adding 皇嗣 to his page's title. Is there a rationale behind it that we might not be aware of? I'd be glad if someone could enlighten me a little bit. Thank you.--Keivan.f会話) 2021年11月2日 (火) 06:22 (UTC)返信[返信]

I forwarded your question in Japanese at the note page of 秋篠宮文仁親王. People in the note page said they decided not to change the title, but no one mentioned the reason. While I familiar with the word 親王 and 殿下, I have never heard 皇嗣 before. I think other people does the same.--Uiweo会話) 2022年1月3日 (月) 05:05 (UTC)返信[返信]
It's been a couple of weeks and no response in the note page. I don't think we can expect to get an answer from someone. As an ordinal Japanese guy, who is not a professional on emperor family, I would say that 皇嗣 is not a title. 皇太子 or 親王 is definitely a title. Historically oldest son of current emperor is the next emperor. The son is called 皇太子 (Koh Tai Shi). 皇嗣 means a successor of Japanese emperor but not necessarily be a son of current emperor. While some past emperors, who had no son, assigned 皇嗣 from relatives, there was no clear rule on 皇嗣 until 1889 (Meiji 22, 明治22年), when we learned succession order system in British royal family. This makes us some confusion if 皇嗣 can be a title or not, and some may oppose to use it as a title. Even I hesitate it.--Uiweo会話) 2022年1月16日 (日) 06:15 (UTC)返信[返信]


Hello everyone, I am a Vietnamese Wikipedia user, I am planning to translate VTuber's articles from Japanese Wikipedia to Vietnamese Wikipedia. I see some articles in here have refs for too long, I changed to {{reflist|30em}} but I don't see any difference, can you explain it to me? Thank you. CrossEF会話) 2021年12月2日 (木) 00:09 (UTC)返信[返信]

Hmm...I don't know why you continue to use {{reflist|2}} instead of {{reflist|30em}}. CrossEF会話) 2021年12月2日 (木) 02:20 (UTC)返信[返信]
It depends on your environment, but in general, {{reflist|2}} will automatically display one or two column(s) depending on your browser's display width.--Lmkjgmo会話) 2021年12月3日 (金) 00:07 (UTC)返信[返信]


@ネイ:如果可以,能幫助翻譯一下英文版的Domain fronting條目(ドメインフロンティング?)嗎?Google檢索找到結果約215,000個,而且目前已有幾種語言版本,故可能有建立價值。--Unite together会話) 2022年1月25日 (火) 07:02 (UTC)返信[返信]

@Unite together Translation of this request.
If possible, could anyone help us to translate en:Domain fronting from English Wikipedia? There were more than 215000 results from google search of this topic, while this content also existed on several versions of Wikipedia, so it may be worth translating to Japanese. Lemonaka会話) 2022年11月24日 (木) 00:41 (UTC)返信[返信]

Reply tool for mobile editors[編集]


Hello, all.

The mw:Reply tool is available to all editors using the desktop site. In a few weeks, the mw:Editing team would like to give this tool to people using the mobile web site (

This will change what the page looks like. All talk pages will be set to "ウィキページとして閲覧". They will see the [返信] button. They will also get the mw:Talk pages project/New discussion tool. It will sign comments automatically.

If you have questions, please ask me.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年3月4日 (金) 22:20 (UTC)返信[返信]

This will happen on Wednesday. I apologize for the long delay. Please tell people who use the mobile site.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年6月27日 (月) 21:02 (UTC)返信[返信]

Japanese Wikipedia's policy on vandals and LTA's[編集]

Hello! I've come here to ask if Japanese Wikipedia has an equivalent to enWiki's en:WP:DENY policy. I would like to request assistance in improving the page of a Japanese LTA's page on enWiki, however I would like to not violate any policies on either Wiki. The current status of the page on enWiki appears to be a rough and incomplete translation of Japanese Wikipedia's LTA page on them. Thanks! Blaze Wolf会話) 2022年3月9日 (水) 22:26 (UTC)返信[返信]

Hi Blaze Wolf. I'm not sure what exactly you are asking for. The enWiki's en:WP:DENY is an essay, and its Japanese corresponding page, Wikipedia:認識を拒絶する, can be found easily by following its interwiki link.
We have a policy on vandals, Wikipedia:荒らし, but that can be also easily reached from the enWiki's en:Wikipedia:Vandalism page. That's why I'm confused.
Could you also please clarify what you mean by "the page of a Japanese LTA's page on enWiki"?--RottenApple777会話) 2022年3月10日 (木) 21:09 (UTC)返信[返信]
@RottenApple777: Hello RottenApple! Apologies for the confusion, I often forget it's not policy and merely an essay, as it's often treated as policy. TO clarify a bit further (without going into too much detail because they're an LTA), there's an LTA here on Japanese Wiki that I recently came across through a post to enWiki's Teahouse (wasn't actually by the LTA but just someone who noticed an edit the LTA made). I noticed that they also have an LTA page on enWiki as well as here on jaWiki, however the enWiki page isn't nearly as good as the Japanese one. Blaze Wolf会話) 2022年3月10日 (木) 21:15 (UTC)返信[返信]
Blaze Wolf, thank you for the explanation. I got it. Ok, what we have are:
Are they any help? A lot of our policies are originated from enWiki policies, and they are very similar, if not the same. Let me know what else you may need.--RottenApple777会話) 2022年3月10日 (木) 22:09 (UTC)返信[返信]
@RottenApple777: Thank you that helps! I'm mainly asking so I can appropriately request help from people here on Japanese wikipedia in improving the page since the LTA has shown up on enWiki. Blaze Wolf会話) 2022年3月10日 (木) 22:12 (UTC)返信[返信]
@Blaze Wolf: then you want someone who is willing to communicate with you via something like Wikimail so that you don't have to reveal which LTA page you are referring to publicly, and thus you can avoid glorifying this LTA, right?--RottenApple777会話) 2022年3月11日 (金) 16:46 (UTC)返信[返信]
@RottenApple777: As much as I'd rather not (since my email address contains some personal info), yes I do. Especially since from what I was able to gather through Google's translation of the LTA page here, it's a rather nasty LTA. Blaze Wolf会話) 2022年3月11日 (金) 19:23 (UTC)返信[返信]
That might be difficult as our folks will probably be reluctant to reveal their personal info too...unless someone can figure out how to communicate with you without sacrificing his/her privacy.
JAWIKI editors, are there any volunteers? --RottenApple777会話) 2022年3月11日 (金) 23:50 (UTC)返信[返信]
@RottenApple777: I know some people on enWiki have created a Wikipedia specific email. I've considered doing it as well however I haven't really had the time and have been rather lazy in doing so lately. Blaze Wolf会話) 2022年3月11日 (金) 23:55 (UTC)返信[返信]

A/B test for topic subscriptions[編集]


Hello, all.

The mw:Talk pages project would like to offer a new [更新を通知] button to half of the editors here.  The new [更新を通知] button will appear on each ==Section== of a talk page with comments.  If you click the new [更新を通知] button, you will "subscribe" or "follow" the discussion.  You will get a message in Special:Notifications when someone posts a comment in that section.

This is only for 50% of logged-in editors (not IPs).  Existing editors will need to click the new button to subscribe to a discussion.  New editors will be automatically subscribed to all topics that they start.  The Editing team hopes this will help new editors communicate with you.  You can test the [更新を通知] button now, on this page, by clicking on

You can learn more and talk to the Editing team at mw:Talk pages project/Notifications.  If you don't like it, you can turn it off in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures and Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion.

This could be offered here in a couple of weeks.  Please tell me if your Wikipedia does not want to try this.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年3月24日 (木) 04:52 (UTC)返信[返信]

@Whatamidoing (WMF): How are you going to select a "half" of the logged-in editors? --RottenApple777会話) 2022年3月29日 (火) 14:25 (UTC)返信[返信]
It's a random process based on your user id number (an automatically assigned number in a database – I believe you can see yours at this link:* ).--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年4月4日 (月) 17:54 (UTC)返信[返信]
Thanks. FYI: I translated this notice and posted it on our main noticeboard 2 days ago. So far no one has raised an objection.--RottenApple777会話) 2022年4月4日 (月) 18:47 (UTC)返信[返信]
ありがとうございます--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年4月6日 (水) 19:35 (UTC)返信[返信]
Update:  The new [更新を通知] button helps people.   New editors get more answers. They get answers faster. You can read more about the test at mw:Talk pages project/Notifications#12 August 2022.
Thank you for participating in this test.  Because this tool helps people, the Editing team will enable this tool for everyone soon.  If you do not like it, you can turn it off "トピックの更新通知機能を有効にする" or "コメントした話題を自動的に購読する" in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion.
Thank you for your support with this test.  I hope you will like it.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年8月16日 (火) 18:10 (UTC)返信[返信]

Lua module update: URIutil[編集]

Hi, a more trusted user may update モジュール:URIutil from de:Module:URIutil (global dissemination).

Greetings --PerfektesChaos会話) 2022年5月10日 (火) 13:53 (UTC)返信[返信]

Translation request[編集]


Could someone translate these pages from Polish to Japanese? I don't speak Japanese.

FSO Warszawa

FSO Syrena

Polski Fiat 125p

FSO Ogar

FSO Polonez

FSO Wars

I also think these articles should contain info about imports of these cars to Japan, works featuring them, such as mangas/animes, Japanese TV commercials, if any (similar to the トラバント article), and, if a vehicle is an exhibit in the Motorcar Museum of Japan, a link to that museum. I'm pretty sure a lot of vehicles were brought to Japan, and the Polonez was featured in the anime series Master Keaton, similar to the aforementioned Trabant...

Greetings, Kotori Habane会話) 2022年5月12日 (木) 16:37 (UTC)]返信[返信]

I ping @RottenApple777:. Kotori Habane会話) 2022年5月16日 (月) 18:34 (UTC)返信[返信]
Hi, @Kotori Habane:. I'm sorry but I did not get the ping notice.I wish I could help you, but I'm not familiar with automobile terminologies. Even if the articles were written in Japanese, I probably do not understand them. Those cars look very cool, though. --RottenApple777会話) 2022年5月18日 (水) 21:26 (UTC)返信[返信]
FYI: I submitted translation requests at Portal:自動車/翻訳依頼. They will show up on Portal:自動車 where editors who are more familiar with the automobile industry would gather. Hopefully someone is willing to take up those tasks.--RottenApple777会話) 2022年5月19日 (木) 17:33 (UTC)返信[返信]

Translation Request from english into Japanese en:John Serry Sr.[編集]

Greetings: If an editor is available, kindly assist in translating this biography about the noted musician named John Serry (ジョン・セリー)(en:John Serry Sr.) on the English Wikipedia into Japanese--alas I do not speak Japanese). John Serry (John Serry was a noted accordionist, organist, composer and educator who entertained audiences internationally for over seven decades during the en:Golden Age of Radio and foren:CBS Television in the 1930's - 2000's decades. His collaborations with leading international conductors (such as en:Alfredo Antonini, en:Shep Fields and soloists (such as en:Juan Arvizu and en:Nestor Mesta Chayres and the comedian en:Bob Hope) of his era as well as his performances for en:Voice of America helped to introduce the en:Bolero and the en: Tango to American audiences while also promoting en:Cultural diplomacy and international peace for the United States' Department of State -en:Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs during World War II. The article contains links to several of his historic audio recordings on the Accordion (which is considered to be a spiritual instrument in Japan) with jazz orchestras, classical concert ensembles and his own quartet which may be of interest to Japanese readers. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and enjoy the music! Ciao! 2022年7月7日 (木) 15:03 (UTC)GCL返信[返信]

Renaming users[編集]

28% of the unanswered requests for a change of username are from Japanese speakers. We need more Japanese renamers to help serve the Japanese wiki. m:Global_renamers/ja -- Cabayi会話) 2022年7月11日 (月) 06:30 (UTC)返信[返信]

@Cabayi: I checked the Meta page you have provided, and it seems that voters there are reluctant to support candidates who do not hold advance-rights at their home wiki. There are only about 40 advance-rights-holders at jawiki, and we need their undivided attention here. We cannot afford to spare/share their attention between jawiki and Meta. Are there other ways to assist you? Like providing language support?--AppleRingo777会話) 2022年7月17日 (日) 14:15 (UTC)返信[返信]
Thanks for the reply AppleRingo777. The queue of renaming requests is confidential. We can't share the Japanese language requests for translation assistance as that would break the users' privacy rights. The renamer also needs to be aware of the Japanese wiki's username policies.
This is not a service for meta, it's a service for jawiki users who are having to wait longer than average for their requests to be answered. It's not an arduous task, nor are there so many Japanese users requesting changes that it would be a big drain on anybody's time. Regards, Cabayi会話) 2022年7月18日 (月) 06:53 (UTC)返信[返信]

12 of the 19 unanswered requests for a change of username are from Japanese speakers. Cabayi会話) 2022年7月31日 (日) 11:13 (UTC)返信[返信]

The body style of vehicles such as Renault Twingo or Honda Today is also referred to, at least in Europe as One-box/Monobox/Monospace. I think it's possible to write about this style in the article ワンボックスカー. Greetings, Kotori Habane会話) 2022年8月9日 (火) 18:55 (UTC)返信[返信]

I added mention of usage in Europe. One-box in Japanese is equivalent to Van in English, so it does not include compact passenger cars nor mini-van in Japan. Twingo cannot be added to the list of one-box in Japan.--Uiweo会話) 2022年8月15日 (月) 14:54 (UTC)返信[返信]

Notre petite soeur[編集]

皆さん こんにちは


Je vous écris depuis la France. Désolé, mon japonais n'est pas assez bon pour vous écrire dans votre langue.

J'ai besoin de votre aide:

Il y a un lien interlangue qui pointe de notre article sur le manga vers le vôtre (et réciproquement). Je voudrais faire un lien depuis notre article sur le film vers votre page, mais ce n'est pas possible: sur wikidata, un seul article de chaque langue peut être déclaré.

La solution est que vous créiez une page de redirection vers la section concernant le film: de cette façon, je pourrai référencer cette page depuis notre article sur le film. C'est possible ?

Merci beaucoup d'avance.

Amitiés (Comment dit-on ça en japonais?)

--Thyresias会話) 2022年8月20日 (土) 09:18 (UTC)返信[返信]


I'm writing to you from France. Sorry, my Japanese is not good enough to write to you in your own language.

I need your help:

There is an interlingual link pointing from our article about the manga to your article (and vice-versa). I would like to create a link from our article about the movie to your article, but it is not possible: on wikidata, only one article per language can be declared.

The solution is that you create a redirection page towards the movie section of your article: this way, I can reference this redirection page from our article about the movie. Could you do that?

Many thanks in advance.

All the best (What would it be in Japanese?)

--Thyresias会話) 2022年8月20日 (土) 09:18 (UTC)返信[返信]

PS: "Amitiés" ("Frienships") is better than the English expression, IMHO ^_^

It's the closest to the French expression I would like to know in Japanese.

New version of LiveRC in progress[編集]

Hi, I'm JackJackpot from Wikipedia in French. Sorry to write in English; if someone can translate in the local language, it would be much appreciated. We plan to develop a new version of LiveRC, a patrolling tool commonly used on fr-wp to fight vandalism, but it is getting old, outdated, and needs several improvements. The project page is translated in English. The tool is needed for fr-wp, but we want to make it available (and configurable) for other wikis.

The fr-wp patrolling community has built a list of specifications for this new tool with our needs. We translated “Specifications” in English and it's available there.

Your feedback would be appreciated regarding “Specifications” we wrote, in order to take into account the needs of your community and build, as much as possible, a tool that suits other communities needs. You can post your feedbacks (preferably in English) on the fr-wp talkpage dedicated to it.

If you reply to this message here, please ping me so I don't miss it. Warm regards,

--JackJackpot会話) 2022年9月26日 (月) 06:40 (UTC)返信[返信]

We are not familiar with the Japanese version or Wikipedia. That's why this page was the best page we could find to ask for your help.
But please feel free to move this post to a better page, where more people could read it and answer.
Best regards, --JackJackpot会話) 2022年9月26日 (月) 06:45 (UTC)返信[返信]

利用者:Dragoniez,please block 米記123 sock [5][6], [7], [8],thanks.--MCC214#会話 2022年9月29日 (木) 11:07 (UTC)返信[返信]

利用者:Dragoniez,please block 米記123 new sock [9] and 特別:投稿記録/,thanks.--MCC214#会話 2022年10月8日 (土) 09:36 (UTC)返信[返信]

Draft article for WiTricity[編集]

Hello! Over at ノート:WiTricity, I've shared a draft article for Japanese Wikipedia on behalf of WiTricity and as part of my work at Beutler Ink. The draft is a translated version of the English Wikipedia article. I've struggled to find an editor who can review the proposed Japanese Wikipedia entry, which I've saved at 利用者:Inkian Jason/WiTricity. Could someone here take a look at the translated text and update WiTricity on my behalf? Thanks in advance for any assistance! Inkian Jason会話) 2022年10月3日 (月) 15:18 (UTC)返信[返信]

利用者:Kiyoweap gave me permission to update the article directly after reviewing the draft here. However, 利用者:Modoshi reverted my edit for unknown reasons. I've attempted to engage with this editor to understand why my edit was reverted despite disclosing my conflict of interest and linking to the permission I was granted. The editor has not responded. So, now I'm once again seeking review from others. Can someone please take a look at 利用者:Inkian Jason/WiTricity and update the article on my behalf? Inkian Jason会話) 2022年11月28日 (月) 17:57 (UTC)返信[返信]

two articles seemed to be the same[編集]

杭州機場軌道快線 and 杭州地下鉄19号線 created by the same user. I'm not sure which should to be kept and how, so I asked for help here. Thanks.--迴廊彼端会話) 2022年10月6日 (木) 12:57 (UTC)返信[返信]

Are any historic elementary schools in Chuo and Chiyoda, Tokyo listed on Japanese historic registries?[編集]

This article about historic schools in Chuo and Chiyoda, Tokyo stated that there may be some historic elementary schools still being used operating in Chuo and Chiyoda, Tokyo. How may I check Japanese historic registries to find if they are listed? If they are, I may write articles in English about them. WhisperToMe会話) 2022年10月9日 (日) 01:54 (UTC)返信[返信]

An update: I started en:Chuo Elementary School (Tokyo) and en:Taimei Elementary School. I'm looking for sources on Akashi Elementary School (中央区立明石小学校) and Takanawadai Elementary School (港区立高輪台小学校). WhisperToMe会話) 2022年10月16日 (日) 15:38 (UTC)返信[返信]

Should this article be renamed?[編集]

From my understanding, AN/SPY-7 seems better to be renamed with "LRDR" or "長距離識別レーダー". If I'm right, please help. Thanks.--迴廊彼端会話) 2022年10月11日 (火) 09:24 (UTC)返信[返信]

@迴廊彼端: requested per your nom. --Lemonaka会話) 2022年12月1日 (木) 23:38 (UTC)返信[返信]

Mobile editing[編集]

Could someone please tell Japanese editors that Help:議論ツール#モバイル版 will be available here soon? Thank you.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2022年10月10日 (月) 21:13 (UTC)返信[返信]

Name order?[編集]

Should pages of celebrities have their surname and then first name or the opposite? If I was writing an article of someone and their first name was "a" and their surname was "b", should I name the article "a b" or "b a"? STIK2009会話) 2022年10月12日 (水) 22:09 (UTC)返信[返信]

  • If writing in Japanese, and the celebrity is a Japanese person, it would be B A. For most Japanese people, if writing in English, it is A B. (This may change if English language media outlets change to using "B A", but for now they use "A B") WhisperToMe会話) 2022年10月13日 (木) 23:56 (UTC)返信[返信]

Hello and so sorry for making such reports again.

On 00:51, 21 November 2022‎, just a week after Revision Deletion, the same copyright infringements were added to チルノ again by 利用者:しおきち会話 / 投稿記録, most content he added on that page was directly copied from . We might need to submit an AFD again.

Considering this copyright infringements was added back in such a short time after deletion, and the edit behaviour seemed unlikely new user. It left me strong impression that 利用者:しおきち会話 / 投稿記録 is not a new user but sockpuppet of someone who previously added the same content, if possible, further Sockpuppet investigation may also be preferable. --Lemonaka会話) 2022年11月24日 (木) 16:59 (UTC)返信[返信]

@Lemonakaさん I'm actually not sure; the sentences are changed a little and only a few sentences are copied out of the site. I'd wait to see the outcome of Wikipedia:削除依頼/ルーミア 20221126 which is a similar case where only one sentence was copied and pasted. Also sorry for replying late. --YellowSmileyFace会話) 2022年11月29日 (火) 00:25 (UTC)返信[返信]
@YellowSmileyFaceIt seemed the AFD discussion is stuck for nearly a month. Lemonaka会話) 2022年12月31日 (土) 11:07 (UTC)返信[返信]
Yup - some people are for deleting and some people for keeping it. I guess it was expected because only a sentence was copied and pasted. I’m not even sure if there will be a conclusion. --YellowSmileyFace会話) 2022年12月31日 (土) 11:45 (UTC)返信[返信]
@YellowSmileyFace Yup, let us move back to チルノ, in the section of 容姿, from 身長 to 羽根を持つ and from 髪は薄め to みだったり、 are just from, could we remove that? Lemonaka会話) 2023年1月29日 (日) 15:13 (UTC)返信[返信]
The thing is that the user who added the texts made some changes to the text so it’s unclear if it is a violation of copyright. I could make some changes to it so it won’t be close to the one on pixiv dictionary, but I don’t think we need to submit an AFD. --YellowSmileyFace会話) 2023年1月31日 (火) 00:17 (UTC)返信[返信]



My Japanese level is roughly around N5, so my apologies for writing in English.

A French LTA named 利用者:IJKL会話 / 投稿記録 (also known as fr:wikt:User:X) is currently evading his global block and is (among other wikis) vandalising the Japanese Wikipedia.

This user is very stubborn and keeps contributing in languages he has little to no command of, including the Japanese language:

The diffs I provided are just the tip of the iceberg, this user has been active since at least 2010, here's a list of his most recent IP addresses and accounts:

  1. 利用者:Dim Blob会話 / 投稿記録 (blocked on seven wikis)
  2. 利用者:2A01:CB05:8B96:E000::/64会話 / 投稿記録 (blocked on four wikis)
  3. 利用者:2A01:CB05:8206:FB00::/64会話 / 投稿記録
  4. (a more complete list is available here)

This user has been blocked several times from the French Wikipedia, English and Greek Wiktionary, banned from the French Wiktionary, I think he should be banned here as well and have a LTA page (like LTA:IJKL) because it really takes a lot of time to clean up the false information he spreads everywhere.

Pinging French Wiktionary and French Wikipedia admins who know IJKL/X very well: 利用者:TAKASUGI Shinji会話 / 投稿記録, 利用者:JackPotte会話 / 投稿記録, 利用者:Lyokoï会話 / 投稿記録, 利用者:Pamputt会話 / 投稿記録 and 利用者:Kelam会話 / 投稿記録.

Kind regards, --Thibaut会話) 2022年12月4日 (日) 15:33 (UTC)返信[返信]

Hi, @Thibaut120094:, if you want to put a vandal in global lock, you may come to m:SRG for help.
For creating an LTA page on Japanese Wikipedia, I roughly translated the page WP:LTA by machine and it instructs you to go to Wikipedia‐ノート:進行中の荒らし行為/長期, making a discussion and getting a conclusion before creating the page. Lemonaka会話) 2022年12月4日 (日) 17:53 (UTC)返信[返信]
I was hoping maybe someone would translate my message and open a discussion there.
Regards. --Thibaut会話) 2022年12月4日 (日) 18:04 (UTC)返信[返信]
Sorry that I could not speak Japanese:(. Lemonaka会話) 2022年12月5日 (月) 00:57 (UTC)返信[返信]
Anyone there? He's still going on: [28][29][30]. Thibaut会話) 2023年1月3日 (火) 11:30 (UTC)返信[返信]
  • @Thibaut120094: Blocked Dim Blob and Inkbolt indefinitely and hard-blocked 2A01:CB05:8B96:E000::/64 for 1 year. There's been no edits from 2A01:CB05:8206:FB00::/64 since 2019 and it doesn't seem to me to be quite necessary to do anything for this range for the time being, at least on jawp. Thanks for the information (and my apologies for the late action, I never saw you sharing this here.) --Dragoniez (talk) 2023年1月3日 (火) 12:04 (UTC)返信[返信]
    No worries, thank you.--Thibaut会話) 2023年1月3日 (火) 12:59 (UTC)返信[返信]
    @Dragoniez: Hello again and sorry to bother you but I forgot this one, he’s currently active on other wikis, a matter of time before he comes vandalising jawiki again. --Thibaut会話) 2023年1月13日 (金) 06:50 (UTC)返信[返信]
    チェック Blocked the IP for 1 year as an anonymizing proxy.--Dragoniez (talk) 2023年1月13日 (金) 07:29 (UTC)返信[返信]

Display problem with Template:サッカークラブ(soccer football) and ( Template:サッカーナショナルチーム (Infobox national football team) )

Take FCバルセロナ (FC_Barcelona) as an example, compare Ja-wikipedia's version with En/Fr/Zh-wikipedia's versions, the Ja-wiki version's infobox is stretched too widely and the team uniform block in the infobox doesn't display in the center, comparison screenshot.

The resolution:

change → <tr><td class="toccolours" style="padding:0; background:#ffffff; text-align:center;" colspan="2"> to → <tr><td style="padding: 0; background: #ffffff; text-align: center; border: 1px solid #D3D3D3 ;" colspan="2">

namely delete class="toccolours" and add ; border: 1px solid #D3D3D3

The problem has also appeared in Zh-wikipedia, which has been resolved in zh:Template:Infobox football club (zh:Special:Diff/71985790/74036883).

Sorry that I have to post in English. I have post a comment in Zh-wikipedia zh:Special:PermanentLink/75029411#日文维基百科的足球队模板. --Kethyga会話) 2022年12月13日 (火) 05:43 (UTC)返信[返信]

Korean nationalist editor pretending to be Japanese and engaging in cross wiki vandalism[編集]

This user is pushing an Korean nationalist agenda, fabricating historical material and engaging in personal attacks across wikipedia on a proxy ip as well.

All his edits reflect a Korean nationalist agenda including claiming the Hata clan were Koreans.

On English wikipedia he used a proxy ip address and pretended to be Japanese to insult and personally attack a user his main account was disputing with, he wanted to claim Manchus carried Korean DNA.

He edited the chankoro article here on Japanese wikipedia and cited a source that doesn't say what he edited in the article.

He used this source which says chankoro comes from a Taiwanese word, and made up his own content claiming it came from Han people calling themselves slaves in front of Manchus (when all Qing historians note that Han officials never call themselves slaves in front of the Qing Emperor but only Manchu bannermen did). The made up content be added doesn't match the citation.

He then fabricated an entire quote from Hideki Tojo claiming that history of Han is of slavery to different ethnicities including Goguryeo (which never ruled China but is only something a Korean nationalist would write). The Xianbei Murong defeated Goguryeo and the Mongols ruled Korea and Manchus defeated Korea. A Korean nationalist edited this quote onto their wiki pages on chankoro and of course put Goguryeo in there which Tojo would never have bothered to mention.

In fact both of the things he copied into the article only appears on Korean wikis. The whole sentence about Han people calling themselves slaves of Manchus only appeared first on these Korean wiki articles.

The only Japanese websites this quote appears on are mirrors of Japanese wikipedia.

In reality all historians note Han officials never addressed themselves as slaves to the Qing emperor, only Manchu officials addressed themselves as slaves to the Emperor because being his slave was regarded as an honour in Manchu culture.。[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Nu chon会話) 2022年12月24日 (土) 02:45 (UTC)返信[返信]

  1. ^ Rhoads, Edward J. M. (2017). Manchus and Han: Ethnic Relations and Political Power in Late Qing and Early Republican China, 1861-1928. Studies on Ethnic Groups in China. University of Washington Press. p. 109. ISBN 0295997486. "Whereas Han officials referred to themselves as “your minister” (chen), Manchus called themselves “your slave” (nucai). Li Hongcai, speaking perhaps for Duanfang, said that it was demeaning for Manchus (Manren), even if they were ..." 
  2. ^ Hsiung, James Chieh (2012). World Scientific. p. 78. ISBN 9789814324717."For instance, in Court rituals on how officials were to address the Court and one's self, the Manchu way was observed. The Court was called the “Heavenly Court” (Ttifi), and all officials called themselves “Your Majesty's Slave(s)” ..." 
  3. ^ Etō, Shinkichi; Schiffrin, Harold Z., eds (1994). China's Republican Revolution. University of Tokyo Press. p. 12. ISBN 4130270303. "Whereas Han officials referred to themselves as chen ( your minister ) , Manchus referred to themselves as nucai ( your slave ) . Li Hongcai , speaking for Duanfang , said that it was demeaning for Manchus ( Manren ) , especially when ..." 
  4. ^ Williams, John Randolph (2005). Fraud and Inquest in Jiangnan: The Politics of Examination in Early Qing China. University of California, Berkeley. p. 230. "On 25 March , Gali composed and dispatched a lengthy Manchu language memorial pleading his case and begging Xuanye's ... these documents usually opened with the formula " Your official [ for Han officials ] / slave [ for Manchu ..." 
  5. ^ Peyrefitte, Alain (2013). The Immobile Empire (illustrated, reprint ed.). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 46. ISBN 0345803957. "Your slave will send qualified officials to unload the tribute and transport it to Peking . " " 18 Proud jubilation at the humble pilgrimage from the ends of the earth . A watchful eye on the barbarians , who could never be trusted . Canton and take the land route to Peking , as foreign * In general , when Manchu mandarins addressed the emperor , they referred to themselves as nucai , " Your slave . " Han Chinese mandarins tended to say chen , " Your servant . The Chinese mandarins did not regard themselves as slaves of the sovereign of the steppes ." 
  6. ^ Peyrefitte, Alain (1993). The Collision of Two Civilisations: The British Expedition to China in 1792-4. Translated by Jon Rothschild (illustrated, reprint ed.). Harvill. p. 46. ISBN 0002726777.,+when+Manchu+mandarins+addressed+the+emperor+,+they+referred+to+themselves+as+nucai+,+%22+chen+steppe&dq=%22In+general+,+when+Manchu+mandarins+addressed+the+emperor+,+they+referred+to+themselves+as+nucai+,+%22+chen+steppe&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=1&printsec=frontcover&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi_1ZSssoP8AhWnElkFHfigBeYQ6AF6BAgHEAI. "In general , when Manchu mandarins addressed the emperor , they referred to themselves as nucai , " Your slave . ... chen , “ Your servant . ” The Chinese mandarins did not regard themselves as slaves of the sovereign of the steppes ." 
辞書ではなく、百科事典に適切な内容にする必要があります。あた出典を歪曲しないでください。--鳩山町に住むおじさん会話) 2022年12月24日 (土) 17:32 (UTC)返信[返信]

[31]昔から使われて来た言葉なので参考さださい。--鳩山町に住むおじさん会話) 2022年12月24日 (土) 17:41 (UTC)返信[返信]

Request to rename 日墨学院 to "日本メキシコ学院"[編集]

From the school uses "社団法人日本メキシコ学院" as its official full form name. I would assume the appropriate article title would be "日本メキシコ学院". Would it be OK if I request this rename too?

Thank you, WhisperToMe会話) 2022年12月26日 (月) 20:53 (UTC)返信[返信]

a bot proposal: add missing categories to articles[編集]

Per conversation on my userpage, a user wishses to know if ja comuunity is intersted in adopting a bot which operates to:

  • add missing categories to articles.

Could you kindly offer your views please? I am not fluent in bots or tech matters, and appreciate your insight. Cheers, --Omotecho会話) 2022年12月28日 (水) 17:30 (UTC)返信[返信]

Potential violation of WP:BOT by Liruqi[編集]

User:Liruqi seems to be making large amounts of edits via an automated script that is not manually monitored. It can also be seen that Liruqi does not seem to be aware of issues unless other users report such issues on their talk page (en:User talk:Liruqi, zh:User talk:Liruqi). The user is currently blocked for one week for breaking wikitables with said script along with a BOTPOL block notice from a sysop on zhwiki. Please review if such edits comply with WP:BOT. To me it seems like a violation where the script has almost no human involvement according to my quick read and seems to have no support by discussion. Thanks with regards, LuciferianThomas 2023年1月7日 (土) 10:51 (UTC)返信[返信]

Hi @LuciferianThomasさん, thanks for notifying us. I asked the user to request an approval on WP:BRFA on their talk page. --YellowSmileyFace会話) 2023年1月8日 (日) 22:04 (UTC)返信[返信]
Hello @YellowSmileyFace: Thank you for your action. Do note that the user has first been warned then blocked for running an unapproved bot on zhwiki, so I have no confidence of their compliance. Please keep an eye on the user's actions. Thanks!--LuciferianThomas 2023年1月9日 (月) 01:38 (UTC)返信[返信]

User:Miki59697270's deletion request[編集]

hi! i noticed that User:Miki59697270 wanted his/her user page deleted: c:special:diff/715470841. the user is blocked here so s/he cannot make the request by him/herself, i guess?--RZuo会話) 2023年1月12日 (木) 11:17 (UTC)返信[返信]

誉田 哲也, Honda Tetsuya[編集]

おはようございます dear friends of japanese Wikipedia, I'm Franjklogos, from italian Wikipedia. I'm writing on the italian Wikipedia the page about the Japanese writer Honda Tetsuya but this has been rejected due to lack of reliable sources. Could any of you find some sources about his life in English that I can use? It would be a great help to me. どうもありがとうございます--Franjklogos会話) 2023年1月17日 (火) 14:12 (UTC)返信[返信]



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Matt Zhuang会話) 2023年1月23日 (月) 10:48 (UTC)返信[返信]

Addressing a crufty article[編集]

こんにちは! I came across the article en:Sasuke (TV series) after finding it in the trivia section of a stage in Splatoon 3. Upon coming to the article, I noticed that it was 294,930 bytes in size. Me and some other editors have since cut it down to under 20k bytes in size. I took a look at this Wiki's equivalent (SASUKE) and noticed that it appears to be just as bad, being 276k bytes in size. I'm here asking for some assistance in cutting this article down as well seeing as it has some maintenance tags relating to cruft on it (and there's already a Fandom wiki for the TV series). I don't completely understand Japanese which is why I'm asking here instead of doing it myself. Blaze Wolf会話) 2023年1月27日 (金) 01:46 (UTC)返信[返信]