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.

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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: 60865614 · 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)