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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]

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]
Reopening - this does not answer Marchjuly's question. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)[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]

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 Korean version may not be published on the internet.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]
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]

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]

The article has been updated. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)[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]

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]

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]
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]

Restoring InternetArchiveBot[編集]

I am working with the Internet Archive as a contractor on managing User:InternetArchiveBot's deployments across the different Wikimedia projects and language editions. InternetArchiveBot fixes dead links on Wikipedia articles and adds links for offline resources, namely books.

My understanding is that InternetArchiveBot is currently blocked here for a few reasons, including (1) high rate of live links being mistakenly treated as dead (2) editing above the rate limit and (3) users invoking the bot directly causing the bot to go above the rate limit. I am working on fixing all of these problems so that the bot can resume operation on Japanese Wikipedia. We are deploying a link checking server in Tokyo that will be able to check the alive/dead status of websites not accessible outside of Japan. We have also made improvement that will better ensure compliance with rate limits.

Your help is requested. So that I can test the performance of the new Tokyo link checker, I would like a list of URLs, working and not-working, for websites based in Japan. I am especially interested in ones that you know do not work outside of Japan. This will help us assess the bot's performance.

Thank you very much for your assistance. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Harej会話) 2021年2月17日 (水) 01:52 (UTC)[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]

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]

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]

Cross Wikipedia promotion and sock puppets for Prix Versailles[編集]

An investigation has found that articles on Prix Versailles ベルサイユ賞 and related subjects were the subject of a coordinated campaign of promotion, over several years and sixteen languages, involving numerous sock puppets and probably paid editing. Ten active and six older accounts were identified. Related subjects include Purple economy 紫の経済 and Cultural footprint 文化痕跡. If you have any questions or comments please reply here or post them at the Cross-Wikipedia section of the en Wikipedia discussion.


ベルサイユ賞 is deleted after AFD. 文化痕跡 appears to be similar in content to the enwiki counterpart. 紫の経済 has a Template:Undisclosed paid in the enwiki counterpart but not much action is taken there so far. ネイ会話) 2021年8月21日 (土) 04:14 (UTC)[返信]
ネイ, thank you for investigating the articles linked to Prix Versailles. I have now nominated en:Purple economy and en:Cultural footprint for deletion. I had not done so previously as I wanted to inform all the Wikipedias with Prix Versailles articles first. Please can you ping me if you respond as I have posted similar messages on 14 different Wikipedias. You could also post at

Large number[編集]

Hi! Do some Japanese media group large numbers in both kanji (oku, man etc.) and the thousands separator? Just like "40 oku 1,333 man 7,600" or "4,0 oku 13,33 man 7,600". --Jackson 1794会話) 2021年8月7日 (土) 17:32 (UTC)[返信]

No, they do not. See [5]. But there are exceptions. See [6].--Lmkjgmo会話) 2021年8月7日 (土) 23:27 (UTC). --Lmkjgmo会話) 2021年8月7日 (土) 23:48 (UTC)[返信]

Request for comment notification[編集]

Here is a link to a RFC on Meta concerning all Wikimedia projects. Best, Lionel Scheepmans会話) 2021年8月17日 (火) 00:57 (UTC)[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]
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]


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]

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]
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]

File on Commons, File:Sawayan.png[編集]

The following Q&A session was transferred from Wikipedia:井戸端#File on Commons, File:Sawayan.png by --RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 19:45 (UTC)[返信]


My apologies for my English. I am an admin on Commons. Currently the image I show here is nominated for deletion. It might be the Japanese Youtuber ピロシキーズ, of which an article exists. If that is true, the image can be used on this Wiki and can be maintained. Could somebody please check and include the image if my interpretation appears correct? Thanks so much. Ellywa会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 15:50 (UTC)[返信]

Hi, Ellywa. It's complicated, but let me try to explain. Those two guys in the photo are not Russian members of ピロシキーズ (Pirozhkis) but are rather Ukrainian members of another (but lesser known) Youtube channel named サワヤンチャンネル (Sawayan Channel). I don't believe we have their Japanese Wikipedia page yet. The Sawayan Channel members have appeared in a Youtube video posted by Pirozhkis before, and it seems to me that the aforementioned Sawayan members image has been captured from the Pirozhkis’ Youtube video. That's probably why the caption states “Sawayan, collaborated with Pirozhkis.” Does this help you?--RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 19:09 (UTC) Added "are"--RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 21:25 (UTC)[返信]
After posting my initial response, it occurred to me if you were asking us about their "en:Wikipedia:Notability" (I'm sorry but I cannot link it to the English page somehow). If that's your original intention, I must say “No, they are not notable enough.” As you can see, we don’t even have their Japanese Wikipedia page...yet (maybe they exist in the Ukrainian Wikipedia world...?) If I were you, I would examine who has posted it and who is (are) using it very carefully. Good luck. --RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 21:00 (UTC)[返信]
Hi RottenApple777! There does not seem to be a copyright question here. The question is if the persons have notability (are in scope). You are welcome to comment on c:Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Sawayan.png. --MGA73会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 22:09 (UTC)[返信]
Hi, MGA73. A Danish?! Why does Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, aka Jamie and/or Kingslayer, speak perfect English? Oops, sorry. I always wanted to know. Okay, let me go back to the business. I've already addressed the notability issue with my previous post. If you want me to repeat it, here it is: No, Sawayan Channel members are not notable enough in Japan. Since I don't have an account with Commons, you are welcome to quote me or link my posts from your deletion requests page.--RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 23:14 (UTC) Clarification added by RottenApple777会話) 2021年12月23日 (木) 23:28 (UTC)[返信]
Hi RottenApple777! Yes I'm from Denmark. Denmark is a small country so we all learn English in the school. Movies in TV and cinemas are shown in original spoken language with Danish sub text (except movies for small kids that is translated to Danish). So we hear English language all the time :-)
I added a super short text on the deletion request on Commons. Thanks for your help. --MGA73会話) 2021年12月24日 (金) 09:52 (UTC)[返信]
Hi thanks for your help and explanation. A collegue has decided to keep the image based on this discussion. Notabilty on Commons is different from most Wikipedia's, if an image is used on an article, it is considered notable. In addition an image can be notable on itself, if it is "of educational use" it is in scope. If time permits, you can read more on c:Commons:Project_scope. Best regards from the Netherlands! P.S. The Dutch, like the Danish, all learn English. We have to, because we - like Denmark - are a small country living for a large part on trading. Kids start with English before 11 years of age, depending on the school, some even at 4! But I think English is far less difficult for most Europeans then for Japanese. After some weeks in Japan, the only words I understood were Arigato and in restaurants I could read コーヒー. Would love to come back! Kind regards, Ellywa会話) 2021年12月24日 (金) 20:07 (UTC)[返信]
どういたしまして(You are welcome), Ellywa-san and MGA73-san. It's good to know that Commons has different criteria from Wikipedia for "Notability." Thank you both for answering my off-topic question. Arigato and コーヒー(coffee) are the two most important words you should know when you visit Japan anyway. I'm serious. LOL. Since I got you, may I ask you a favor? I have a question. Do you know what LTA stands for? The word appears often on many Wiki Project pages including on the Commons deletion requests page you were referring to. The "A" probably stands for Account, but I am not sure. This is not urgent questions as I know it can be hectic during the holiday season. Thank you in advance. Wishing you happy holidays. --RottenApple777会話) ~

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────. LTA means "long time abuse". About people who cannot stop vandalism. Like Wikipedians who cannot stop editting, but the nasty sorts. Happy Christmas RottenApple777! Ellywa会話) 2021年12月26日 (日) 08:04 (UTC)[返信]

Reliable sources about "The Little One" (くろいの) by Kiyo Tanaka (田中清代)?[編集]

I'm trying to see if I can write an article in English about "The Little One" (くろいの) by Kiyo Tanaka (田中清代). I found one reliable source in English, a book review by Kirkus Reviews , but I need multiple reliable sources to create an English article.

Did any Japanese book review magazines and/or newspapers write about this book? I could add the reliable sources to a bibliography to show the ENwiki community that the book has multiple reliable sources.

Thank you WhisperToMe会話) 2022年1月2日 (日) 18:23 (UTC)[返信]

According to the database used by さいたま市図書館(Saitama Municipal Library)[基本情報], there is a book review in the 朝日新聞(en:The Asahi Shimbun) on December 9, 2018. The book won the 68th 小学館児童出版文化賞(Shogakukan Children's Book Publishing Culture Award) and the 25th 日本絵本賞大賞(Japan Picture Book Award). According to the 日刊工業新聞(en:Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun), she became the first Japanese to win the パープルアイランド賞(Purple Island) by 『くろいの』("The Black Thing") at the Nami Concours 2019 sponsored by Nami Islands, Inc. in Korea [7]([8]).--Lmkjgmo会話) 2022年1月4日 (火) 07:45 (UTC)[返信]
User:Lmkjgmo Thank you so much for your help! I started a draft at en:User:WhisperToMe/The Little One. If you want please send me the book review and I can auto-translate it, or if you like you can add material to the draft. WhisperToMe会話) 2022年1月14日 (金) 07:33 (UTC)[返信]

Please help renaming an article[編集]

Intel 8048 seems to introduce the whole Intel MCS-48 series rather than 8048. But Intel MCS-48 is a redirect page and I can't rename it. May any administrator help me with this? Thanks.--迴廊彼端会話) 2022年1月21日 (金) 08:00 (UTC)[返信]

Hello, 迴廊彼端-san. I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish here. Are you trying to move (aka rename) the Intel 8048 page to the Intel MCS-48 page? If so, please discuss it at ノート:Intel 8048 (its Talk page) first. If you need help, you can present your case here on your talk page in English and I can post it on the Talk page in Japanese for you. However, I have to warn you in advance that I cannot promise if I will be able to secure your desired result or not. Best, --RottenApple777会話) 2022年1月21日 (金) 22:14 (UTC) Here→ Your talk page --RottenApple777会話) 2022年1月22日 (土) 00:01 (UTC)[返信]
  • @迴廊彼端 You can't move Intel 8048 to Intel MCS-48 because the destination has a page history as an article. In this case, you need to propose page move on Talk:Intel 8048 per WP:MOVE and submit an AfD before renaming, when consensus is made. You might want to post this on the relevant talk page (in English), then I'm pretty sure someone will help you out. --Dragoniez (talk) 2022年1月22日 (土) 05:53 (UTC)[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]