Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers

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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.

For Non-Japanese Speakers

Before you post your comment or question . . .

  1. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions and the archive of past discussions.
  2. Messages can be given in any language including Japanese, although relatively few contributors to Japanese Wikipedia are fluent in languages other than Japanese and English.
  3. Brief and precise messages are encouraged.
  4. Please do not copy and paste text, even from other Wikimedia projects. Place a link to the text instead.
  5. Please do not post personal information, such as your email address.
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  7. You can post username change and usurpation requests at Wikipedia:Changing username.
  8. For translation requests, please write translated article name, link to the article you want to translate, summary of the article, and reason for the request.
  9. Feel free to archive sections. But please keep in mind that you must write "archived from [[Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers]]" in the summary box on editing archive pages, and "archived to (link to archive page)" in the summary box on editing this page. If you don't write these, the pages must be deleted.

Question about Japanese spaceflight industry[編集]

Is there technical or economic interest by editors in the Japanese spaceflight industry? And might those editors be willing to help with content about that in the English Wikipedia?

Recent legislation in Japan is mentioned on the English wiki here: Space launch market competition#Raising private capital].

Apparently, the Japanese legislature is considering legislation to allow private company spaceflight initiatives in Japan under Japanese law.

While it remains to be seen whether the legislation becomes law and, if so, whether significant private capital will enter the Japanese space launch industry, it would be super helpful if someone with a technical or economic interest in the Japanese spaceflight industry, might keep their eyes on what happens with this legislation (in the Japanese press), and improve that Japan-related content on the English Wikipedia as the situation warrants. N2e会話) 2015年6月12日 (金) 20:59 (UTC)

Might it be possible for someone who reads Japanese to just do some quick searches to see if this legislation ever became law in Japan? It would seem the legislation should have either been rejected, or passed, by now. Thanks. N2e会話) 2016年2月5日 (金) 04:26 (UTC)
In 2007, a draft of the Basic Space Law was submitted to the congress by the Japan Liberal Democratic Party and others, but rejected. In 2008, another draft was submitted again and has been legislated on 28 May. See ja:宇宙基本法. It would make me happy if this information is useful for you. --QuirkyQuidnuncY会話) 2016年2月7日 (日) 12:54 (UTC)
No, I don't think 宇宙基本法 is it. The English Wikipedia article cites a Yomiuri article in 2015 that talks about the bill to be submitted next year (i.e., this year). We're only one month into this year's ordinary Diet session, and we have no news of yet about the bill. My best guess is that it is in its final drafting stages. For a while now, the Cabinet [1] and JAXA [2] has been talking about "宇宙活動法" to allow greater private sector activities, so I belive this is the relevant bill. --朝彦会話) 2016年2月9日 (火) 08:05 (UTC)

en:Philmont Scout Ranch[編集]

Can a Japanese speaker who knows a lot about Scouting please create this article on the Japanese Wikipeda with the title being transliterated? Thanks. Philmonte101会話) 2015年12月25日 (金) 21:11 (UTC)

Do you know if it's common for Japanese people to go to this place? Of course any notable subject is eligible for an article on JAwiki. Personally I try to focus on subjects that are likely to be of interest to a JAwiki audience. If you can find evidence that it's popular with Japanese people and/or a reliable source about this place in Japanese that would be great. WhisperToMe会話) 2016年2月9日 (火) 21:36 (UTC)

Woodworking terms help[編集]

If someone can come help at en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan#Translation help, that would be great. I don't know these woodworking (木工) terms. Thank you! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 2016年1月9日 (土) 21:07 (UTC)

Japanese pronunciation of the word "スキャンダル"[編集]

May I ask how do you guys pronunce the word "スキャンダル"? sɯkjandaɽɯ, sɯ̥kjandaɽɯ (is the first "u" voiceless?) or something completely different? Any chance that a native Japanese speaker could record it and upload it to Commons? Sillent DX会話) 2016年1月14日 (木) 18:39 (UTC)

The first "u" is voiceless in standard Japanese. You can hear native pronunciation at スキャンダル and 愛人スキャンダル on Forvo. --Ryota7906会話) 2016年1月20日 (水) 13:20 (UTC)
Thanks! Sillent DX会話) 2016年1月21日 (木) 08:32 (UTC)

a crowdcontribution to Wikipedias 15th birthday[編集]

PAGEID: 3274232 · links here · purge ↺ · section=0 · REVISIONID: 61230628 · permanent link

Dear friends! Wikipedia versions is a Wikidata approach to display additional information to special:SiteMatrix. Nevertheless the titles and descriptions of the Wikidata items need translations in many languages. Maybe you can spend some minutes to add a few translations today. Best regards I18n会話) 2016年1月15日 (金) 06:55 (UTC)

WMF projects - translation of Wikidata labels and descriptions[編集] links here
lang=ja : ?lang=ja&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]日本語

Dear friends! Today is Wikipedias 15th birthday. I want to let you know that the number of d:Wikidata:Database reports/WMF projects there is also the page Wikipedia versions has increased to more then 409. The list contains pages from Wikibook project pages to Wikiversity and Wiktionary project pages. You may be interested in adding Wikidata labels and descriptions in your language. Only a few, maybe five. Please follow also the discussion at d:property talk:P218 and comment there.
Maybe you can translate this and use it somewhere: If this is your first edit at wikidata: First go to Wikipedia_versions?setlang=ja. This will select the interface language for you. Then open the label links you want to translate in a new browser tab for each link. You should see an edit button and you should be able to insert the label in the corresponding field using a click/doubleklick. Same for the description and alias. Save your changes and go to another label link from the main list. Good luck!
Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n会話) 2016年1月15日 (金) 06:55 (UTC) / I18n会話) 2016年1月15日 (金) 09:15 (UTC)

1,000,000 articles[編集]

Congratulations for reaching 1,000,000 articles, but you should create a commemorative logo for this like there have been in other Wikipedias: Wikipedia-logo-vLL1-sv-1M.svg Wikipedia-logo-es-millon-vector.svg


I don't think anybody is interested. I, for that matter, am personally against such practices. They violate our visual identity guidelines. 朝彦会話) 2016年1月25日 (月) 12:59 (UTC)
I think altered logos generally violate the visual identity guidelines, but not commemoratve logos for cases like this. Anyway, contact other users to know if commemorative logos violate it. 2016年1月25日 (月) 15:44 (UTC)

Japanese going to Guam: Photo requests?[編集]

Are any JAWiki users planning to visit Guam anytime soon? If so there are some Wikipedia-related photo requests I like: namely the Japanese School of Guam

Thanks WhisperToMe会話) 2016年2月8日 (月) 08:38 (UTC)

AFD on EN Wiki: Haruka Kohara[編集]

Does anyone know any Japanese sources about en:Haruka Kohara (小原春香)? They may be good to bring up in en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Haruka Kohara. I would really like to have more sources about this figure.

Thank you WhisperToMe会話) 2016年2月18日 (木) 05:41 (UTC)

Fuji Shibazakura Festival[編集]


I'm seeking some information about the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, also known as the Fuji Moss Pink Festival. Could you please help me by telling me whether there is a article on this topic in the Japanese Wikipedia? Or whether an article about another topic mentions this festival?

Furthermore, could you please counsel me on the reliability of the following sources?

Namely, can an article found on one of these two websites be considered reliable? Could these sites serve as references in a Wikipedia article?

Thanks a lot, --LouCeriseV3会話) 2016年3月11日 (金) 12:55 (UTC)

Hi, the article on the Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり) has not been made yet, but the articles that mention it exist like 富士河口湖町. I think that the two websites you show here are reliable enough to cite as sources for an article of Wikipedia. --QuirkyQuidnuncY会話) 2016年3月11日 (金) 14:05 (UTC)
Hi, your answer helps me very mutch ! thanks a lot .^__^.--LouCeriseV3会話) 2016年3月12日 (土) 07:10 (UTC)
Hi, LouCeriseV3. I will use below If I try to make that article.
Self-published sources (official website) (official website) (press release) (yamanashi tourism organization)
News sources --StrangeMist (StrangeSnow / Talk) 2016年3月12日 (土) 08:02 (UTC)
Hi, Wow! that's great, all these links! Thank you very much for your help :) LouCeriseV3会話) 2016年3月13日 (日) 18:19 (UTC)

Need to cite these links[編集]

Hello, I'm a new user, who previously created the ぼくらベアベアーズ article. I want to cite these links: the article. I'm a little unclear on how to cite links here, especially Twitter posts. Could someone please give me a quick, thorough rundown? Thank you in advance.--事典戦隊ウィキペジャー会話) 2016年3月19日 (土) 16:33 (UTC)

@事典戦隊ウィキペジャー: Make sure it's an official account. if it is, you can simply do <ref>(Insert content here)</ref> WhisperToMe会話) 2016年7月1日 (金) 16:07 (UTC)

Merge request[編集]

Can someone merge カントリー・ガールズ and カントリー娘。? It's the same band, the first one is the new name. Mbch331会話) 2016年3月20日 (日) 09:00 (UTC)

Hi. It seems that the discussion has already finished about it, in note. And these contents were splited. - 2016年7月25日 (月) 21:56 (UTC)

Question about removing comments from one's own talk page[編集]

Hi. I have a quick question. I was under the impression that one user can remove talk page comments from their own talk page at their own discretion like the English Wikipedia (which I am a regular of), but removing these might lead to a block, so is this true? Also, I'm mostly familiar with how talk pages work and I do speak some Japanese, but is it necessary to keep messages and notices on your own talk page? Thanks, Sjones23会話) 2016年4月9日 (土) 14:52 (UTC)

@Sjones23: You have to archive them. Apparently, some editors here can't figure out how to look at the history, so they require them to be archived. I was harassed by a nutter about it. He has since been blocked indefinitely, so take it how you will. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 2016年8月22日 (月) 18:55 (UTC)

Please help translate an important announcement for this wiki[編集]

Please see Wikipedia:ビジュアルエディター/フィードバック#The_visual_editor_will_be_enabled_on_this_wiki_in_early_May. Any help in spreading the word is appreciated. Thank you and happy editing, --Elitre (WMF)会話) 2016年4月27日 (水) 18:44 (UTC)

Default Editor[編集]

Could someone please translate this for community discussion. (I think this goes somewhere at WP:井戸端?) Thanks.

The Wikimedia Foundation recently changed the editing links on English Wikipedia, Japanese Wikipedia, and they intend to change all Wikipedias. Due to a bug, they accidentally set Visual Editor as the default editor for all new users at English Wikipedia. The English community requested that that bug be fixed, and that the Wikitext editor be loaded first for new users. The Wikimedia Foundation is currently making that change, but only at English Wikipedia. Japanese Wikipedia currently gives all new users Visual Editor first by default. The Japanese community should determine consensus on whether you want to keep Visual Editor as the default for new users, or change to the Wikitext editor as default for new users.

Visual Editor was created with the goal of making editing faster and easier, helping more people edit, and helping to retain more editors. The Wikimedia Foundation preformed a study to determine VisualEditor's effect on newly registered editors[3]. The study found that Visual Editor did not achieve any of those goals.

  1. New users offered Visual Editor were significantly LESS likely to successfully complete edits (58% vs 64%).
  2. Making edits with Visual Editor took new users much longer (35 seconds for Wikitext vs 2 minutes for VisualEditor).
  3. No change in the number of new users who successfully make at least one edit.
  4. No change in the number of new users who stay to make more edits.

Alsee会話) 2016年5月18日 (水) 17:37 (UTC)

This is not the only data we have about the visual editor (here is what the dashboards are currently telling us; more research is on its way). I have been working with the Japanese community for years, and there have never been concerns about the rollout, or the visual editor in general, here. No objection to the plans means consensus; the rollout here is complete and it went just smoothly thanks to community's efforts. If and when contributors here have a problem, they know how and who to communicate it to. --Elitre (WMF)会話) 2016年5月18日 (水) 17:58 (UTC)
Are you opposed to a local discussion to determine consensus on the subject?
I've been closely following the plans for the Visual editor for anonymous users study and I am very interested in what the results will be. Regarding the dashboard data, the May 2015 study clearly outlined why that raw data is invalid/biased[4]. You've got a well controlled A/B study showing no benefit and several downsides when Visual Editor was offered to new users. Alsee会話) 2016年5月18日 (水) 18:43 (UTC)
Hello, Alsee. Thank you for your concern. But don't worry. Jawiki community is BOLD enough to accept and try new drastic changes. First try, then discuss if necessary. If vandalism increase significantly after VE rollout, jawp community will surely begin to consider to swich the default editor back to wikitext editor. As to the benefit of VE as the default editor I'm looking forward to see the result of jawp case. Thanks.--miya会話) 2016年5月19日 (木) 00:25 (UTC)
Hi miya. I have absolutely no idea where silly concerns about vandalism cames from, Visual Editor is irrelevant to whether the person behind the computer is a vandal. The issues are that we have hard data proving Visual Editor is worse for new editors, as well as all of the experience we've had with it being worse and causing problems. In any case, would you be willing to open the discussion to establish consensus on the subject, rather than merely stating a personal position? Alsee会話) 2016年5月19日 (木) 01:32 (UTC)
The status of the visual editor at the English Wikipedia is in part due to adjustments made in 2013: that is an exception, not the rule. Discussions need to happen at communities, like the English Wikipedia one, with particular settings and specific concerns. For what is worth some of those discussions have already happened, and such communities have spontaneously asked recently that access to the visual editor is given precisely to the new editors (the Spanish and the German Wikipedia being the most recent examples; where even anonymous editors can now use the visual editor at the latter). --Elitre (WMF)会話) 2016年5月19日 (木) 06:55 (UTC)
The discussions about "giving access" to Visual Editor are not relevant here.
This is about pushing Visual Editor as the default, doing it after JDForrester explicitly stated it would be made the default without discussing it with the wikis, sneaking it in as part of the single-edit-tab deployment, and doing it when you have hard data that Visual Editor should not be the default for new users. Alsee会話) 2016年5月19日 (木) 20:38 (UTC)

Dnipropetrovsk → Dnipro[編集]

Hi. Please, rename ドニプロペトロウシク (Dnipropetrovsk) to ドニプロ (Dnipro). City was official renamed. — Green Zero обг 2016年6月14日 (火) 15:33 (UTC)

  • @Green Zero: The article itself hasn't been renamed but I set up a redirect WhisperToMe会話) 2016年7月2日 (土) 08:03 (UTC)

Reliable sources for the manga "Super Dog Rilienthal"[編集]

At en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Super Dog Rilienthal there is an AFD about 賢い犬リリエンタール.

Are there any reliable sources about this manga? Any manga magazines giving reviews?

WhisperToMe会話) 2016年7月1日 (金) 09:16 (UTC)

Japanese murder victim in Bangladesh[編集]

Is there a JAwiki article about a Japanese man who was murdered in Bangladesh in 2015?

He has an article on ENwiki but I don't know if it's appropriate to link it here or if it would be against Japanese privacy laws? WhisperToMe会話) 2016年7月2日 (土) 08:03 (UTC)

JAwiki has no article about a man nor murder. I watched article on ENwiki, and this man has no notability except a murder victim. So article about it wont be created forever. --Kkairri[][] 2016年7月15日 (金) 11:48 (UTC)

Translation to Japanese[編集]

Hello. I would greatly appreciate if there is anyone that can help me in Japanese Wikipedia to translate this article into Japanese. I'm also a very big fan of Japanese culture and would be happy to do the same if there is a particular article that you wish to be translated into Persian language. --AlmaBeta会話) 2016年8月22日 (月) 03:47 (UTC)

Photo requests in Kyoto[編集]

Is anyone in Kyoto interested in photographing the en:Lycée Français de Kyoto (リセ・フランセ・ド・京都)? It is at 536-1 Waraya-chô Marutamachi-dôri Kuromon Higashi-iru Kamigyô-ku Kyoto 602-8144 (〒602-8144京都府京都市上京区丸太町通黒門東入藁屋町536-1) - See map in Japanese

Thank you! WhisperToMe会話) 2016年8月29日 (月) 18:27 (UTC)

If no one wants to take a picture, I can take one during my next trip to Japan (maybe next summer). Regards. --Thibaut120094会話) 2016年9月8日 (木) 13:48 (UTC)

Author 提子墨「現在、削除の方針に従って、この項目の一部の版または全体を削除することが審議されています。 」??[編集]

Dear Butanekotomato and senior users: Regarding「現在、削除の方針に従って、この項目の一部の版または全体を削除することが審議されています。」message box on author 提子墨's Ja.Wiki page, the biography (来歴) was originally written by 提子墨 himself for the magazine interview in Chinese languag for 芸文風雑誌 (as the images shown below), and then translated into Japanese language for "TAIPEIMONOCHROME" to post (use).

The copyrights of 提子墨's biography (来歴) belongs to the author, I'm 提子墨's editor and just trying to add our award-winning authors' to Wikipedia(s). Could you please remove the warning messages? and kindly undo the page to the previous version? Thanks for your kind attention.

Original Wording in "藝文風" Magazine interview - by 提子墨 01 Original Wording in "藝文風" Magazine interview - by 提子墨 02

Jihchanglin会話) 2016年8月30日 (火) 19:40 (UTC)

Now, article 提子墨 has a suspicion of copyright's violation from copying an article on "TAIPEIMONOCHROME" website. If you have a copyright of "TAIPEIMONOCHROME" or you are an administrator of that website, you have to run an article about "use permission under Wikipedia's license" on that website (not on wikipedia). See more en:Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. --Butanekotomato会話) 2016年9月3日 (土) 00:53 (UTC)
Dear Butanekotomato: Thanks for the information about "Donating copyrighted materials", Mr. 提子墨 does own the copyrights of his original Chinese biography (来歴), but no, we are from his publishing company not the administrator of "TAIPEIMONOCHROME" who translated the article into Japanese and posted it on "TAIPEIMONOCHROME". Therefore, we couldn't donate the article as the administrator of that web site.
We asked the author提子墨 and discussed it with him, we decided to hire someone else to translate his biography into Japanese and will update and post the new version on his Ja.Wiki page later.
Yes, we're now agreed to remove "those paragraphs", could you please close this case and remove the warning boxes on 提子墨's page for us? Thanks for your kind attention. Jihchanglin会話) 2016年9月3日 (土) 08:03 (UTC)

Question about a source which may talk about Toin Gakuen Schule Deutschland (ドイツ桐蔭学園)[編集]

I found this source on CiNii when I searched for "ドイツ桐蔭学園" (en:Toin Gakuen Schule Deutschland)

How much does the article mention Toin Gakuen Schule Deutschland and what does it say about it? WhisperToMe会話) 2016年9月1日 (木) 15:32 (UTC)

This article is a study on the writing style of 山東京伝 (Santo Kyoden) in his novels published in the middle age in Japan, Edo-era. It has no word on "ドイツ桐蔭学園" at all. --Uiweo会話) 2016年9月4日 (日) 05:06 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you for the feedback! I suppose the search engine misunderstood something. WhisperToMe会話) 2016年9月4日 (日) 15:46 (UTC)

Photo request... anywhere in Japan[編集]

Book shop with non fiction books on Japan 3.jpg


I have been working on the 日本史学史 recently, and I'm looking for a photo showing books about the History of Japan (it could be in a library, a book shop...). Something like this photo for exemple. The work on the article is nearly over, so the article (and this photo) could be on the French Wikipedia frontpage as a featured article ;)

Thanks, --XIIIfromTOKYO会話) 2016年9月8日 (木) 11:43 (UTC)

A friend managed to take a few pictures, so fell free to take more/better pictures if you can, but it's no longer a priority. Thanks, --XIIIfromTOKYO会話) 2016年9月14日 (水) 13:30 (UTC)
I'm not sure if all those book covers [5][6] on your friend's photos is allowed on Commons. But anyway, I'll try to take pictures of books in Jimbocho or elsewhere during my next trip to Japan (hopefully next spring or summer). Cheers. --Thibaut120094会話) 2016年9月16日 (金) 17:48 (UTC)

Japanese Wikivoyage[編集]

Hello, I have made a complete back up of Japanese Wikitravel's database (all articles), it could be used to start a Japanese Wikivoyage. Would there be interest in such a project from the editors here? If someone could ask this question in Japanese at the villagepump (general board?), that would be great. With maybe four or five people it should be enough to get the project started, thanks Acer会話) 2016年9月9日 (金) 10:22 (UTC)

I don't remember where I read it, but I guess Japanese Wikivoyage edition in incubator was started from scratch and I don't know if there is a wish for import content of Wikitravel. This was the case of Chinese Wikivoyage community who wanted to do a fresh start without WT content, but in Japanese case I am not sure. I also support to ask community if there are people interested in importing WT content to ウィキボヤージュ日本語版 incubator. --Zerabat会話) 2016年9月10日 (土) 12:07 (UTC)
It wasn't a really a choice, the XML dumps were lost and they could not make another one since WT disabled the API. I think it's only working now because they upgraded their MediaWiki infrastructure and forgot to turn it off again. While they were still trying to find the lost database dumps the Chinese decided not to wait and do a fresh start. Chinese WT is very small, only a 1000 articles now. It was even smaller back then and is full of spam so it didn't make much difference. Japanese is much larger (9500 articles) and well maintained. It's the only edition besides English that is still reasonably active. Acer会話) 2016年9月10日 (土) 15:45 (UTC)
Is this?
日本語版には分岐に同調したユーザーが居らず、ウィキボヤージュ日本語版は作られなかった。Japanese Wikivoyage was not made because no one came around to fork.
世界最狂の魔法使いCray-G会話) 2016年9月10日 (土) 12:58 (UTC)
Wikitravelの今後 and Migration to WV. I don't know if other administrators were contacted. But I think Zerabat was talking about the community at the Incubator, not from Wikitravel Acer会話) 2016年9月10日 (土) 15:45 (UTC)
I think it would be great to get a Japanese Wikivoyage going. I tried back in the WikiTravel days, but no one seemed to care about it. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 2016年9月10日 (土) 17:28 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: There's some activity there now, not much but maybe it'll be enough. I'm quite confident that if it formally launches it'll attract contributors quickly. I think the Incubator is being somewhat counterproductive in this instance. Acer会話) 2016年9月11日 (日) 13:19 (UTC)
@Acer: I agree. I found the whole interface for the incubator to be off-putting and extremely difficult to use. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 2016年9月11日 (日) 22:53 (UTC)

Wikitravel database / XML dumps[編集]

This is the complete database dump / back up of Wikitravel in all languages, including Japanese. Download here. The file is compressed using 7zip Acer会話) 2016年9月11日 (日) 15:30 (UTC)


저;;; 대사관에 있는 Hyolee2님은 사용자 토론 문서에 글을 남겨도 절대 답변을 하지 않는군요. 일종의 토론 회피인가요? 이 분이 한국어 위키백과에서 토론 회피 때문에 무기한 차단 당한 사례도 있고... Hyolee2님이 지속적으로 토론 회피를 하시면 누구에게 도움을 요청하라는 것일까요? 한국어 도우미는 Hyolee2님이 유일하시던데요?
I use NAVER Translator.
あの・・・大使館にあるHyolee2さんは使用者討論文書に書き込みを残しても絶対返事をしないんですね。 一種の討論回避ですか? この方が韓國語版ウィキペディアで討論回避のために無期限ブロックされたケースもあるし。。。 Hyolee2さんが持続的に討論を回避したら誰かに助けを要請するというのでしょうか。 韓國語のサポーターはHyolee2さんが唯一しましたか。
and use Google Translator.
その;;;大使館のHyolee2様はユーザーの会話ページに文を残しても、絶対に答えをしていないんですね。一種の議論回避ですか?この方が韓国語ウィキペディアで議論回避のために無期限にブロックされた事例もあり、... Hyolee2さんが継続的に議論回避をすると、誰に助けを求めるように求めるのでしょうか?韓国語ヘルパーはHyolee2さんが独特でたんですよ?

이상입니다. --Jason6494会話) 2016年9月11日 (日) 06:51 (UTC)