User talk:Aphaia

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Your Rfc at Liancourt Rocks[edit]

Then could you explain how Tsushima Island would be a different case? (Wikimachine 16:31, 2 September 2007 (UTC))

Could you also look at An Jung-geun? There's a very simple dispute going on there - I mean it's very straight, it won't take you much time to decide on which side is wrong. Thx. An RFC I filed is not responsive. (Wikimachine 21:06, 5 September 2007 (UTC))

TB Article[edit]

Hey, you've done some really nice work with the article. Would you like to finish it up before it's moved to the main space. I don't mind if you want the recognition for creating the article. :-) JmFangio| ►Chat  22:50, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Kudos to your further changes - let me know how you want to proceed. JmFangio| ►Chat  00:47, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
I moved the article to the main space - we have a little more work left to do in that we need to be able to cite some of the content; but once that's done - i'm going to dual nominate us for DYK! Keep up the work and I look forward to your continued contributions. JmFangio| ►Chat  06:20, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your info, I confess I thought DYK nomination too ^^; Nice to work with you, and I'll be happy to continue to collaborate in this field. We are still missing many great players: thank you again for having hinted at that! Cheers, --Aphaia 09:55, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Oh that will be wonderful. We do need to cite some of the stuff, from my understanding - we can't use the other wiki site as the source for the article. I'm gonna work some more on this later and i agree with you 100% on all things! Great to have someone to work with. JmFangio| ►Chat  16:53, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


はじめまして。すみませんが、自分がUser:Akanemotoとその以下のページに書いたすべてのリビジョンを削除済みから復旧していただきたいのですができますでしょうか。どなたか管理者の方に頼んでいただけると助かります。よろしくお願いします。--Akanemoto 03:37, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review#Requests to restore content to userspaceに依頼ページがありますので、ご自分で依頼なさってください。よろしくお願いします。--Aphaia 03:56, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

You're Welcome![edit]

I'm glad to help any time :-) You never said you were an! Do you know anything about the ForensicsWiki? It doesn't seem to have any admins, but de-spamming it has been my pet project lately...Scigirl543 13:23, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Ah I am not an admin here. I haven't heard the wiki, later I'll check it ... having admin mops is not so a big deal, and if you are annoyed with spamming, I think, you would feel better with those mops ... :) --Aphaia 16:06, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks re: East Asia[edit]

I know you must be busy in real life, let alone on wikipedia. But thanks for pointing out a few wars for this growing article. If you know of more people you can bring into the discussion, especially if they have more time or knowledge, please do so. (Let's keep the discussion to ...) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:41, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa[edit]

There is discussion about The Great Wave off Kanagawa picture on Commons. I notice that you commented [1] before about this image. There are multiple versions of this picture. Your input to the discussion would be helpful.

Thanks. ありがとう --Aude (talk) 00:51, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Nice work so far, Keep it up :)[edit]

Your username[edit]

I find your username offensive. I feel that my religion is being insulted, and am being mocked because my circumstances have meant that I have been unable to have children. Your name can also be considered a breach of WP:IU (specifically Misleading Usernames and Offensive Usernames). I would sincerely appreciate it if you changed it. Thanking you in anticipation. Yeanold Viskersenn (talk) 16:42, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

re: Wikiquote[edit]

Yes, I did! I had forgotten the password to my previous account, so I decided to create a new one and redirect to it. ~ Riana 14:59, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Ok, welcome back :) --Aphaia (talk) 18:07, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello Aphaia, I noticed that you revert vandalism, occasionally, but correctly. Would you like me to grant you rollback to help ease any vandalism-reversions you make? Acalamari 00:53, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanksfully accepted :) --Aphaia (talk) 17:41, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Rollback granted. :) If you'd like to read about rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. Good luck. Acalamari 17:44, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

"Interlang links on RC"[edit]

Hi there. I'm always keen to help, but I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about in this edit. Could you explain please? Happymelon 12:54, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


You may be interested in this proposal to revise the text for articles using non-English sources. --ROGER DAVIES talk 04:24, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Schrödinger Ondo[edit]

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Just saying "hi"[edit]

... nice to see you on here :) - Alison 07:18, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

) --Aphaia (talk) 07:20, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Christianity in Japan[edit]


Thank you for your edits to Christianity in Japan. I always worry that the article does not have enough information, so I am glad for anything we can add to it. I wanted to let you know two things:

1.) I edited the grammar and the formatting of your recent edits to make it sound better in English and also to make it conform to the style guide. I would appreciate it if you could review my edit and make sure I understood your meaning correctly.

2.) I am the person that added the section about Christmas and other holidays, and the KFC was part of that. I am not sure if you saw it, but there was a source added one sentence later. It was intended to support both sentences, but I realized it might have been easy to miss. Now, I included another copy of the reference next to the KFC statement to avoid confusion. The reference used, in case you want to read it, is here: Christmas in Japan: From Mesopotamia to Colonel Sanders. It is actually an interesting story about how marketing campaigns resulted in two new customs, Christmas cakein 1910 and KFC in the 1970s. I have other references too, but I thought that was the most interesting.

I want to make sure my English is understood - I don't mean to say KFC is required to celebrate Christmas. No :) However, there are many activities people use for celebrating Christmas in Japan, and KFC is one of them. In America, nobody would use KFC to celebrate Christmas, so it is an interesting detail. It certainly was a strange experience for me to see it in Japan.

I was in Tokyo for a year and I was very surprised by Christmas cake and by KFC. I come from America, and KFC is American, but we do not have any KFC Christmas here. When I asked my friends in Japan why people bring KFC to Christmas parties, they were surprised... they thought it was an American custom. I'd never heard of eating KFC for Christmas. It seemed strange to me, but I saw people do it and they bring it to Japanese parties :O. In America, if I brought KFC to a Christmas party, people would look at me like I was from Mars. Maybe it's more of a Tokyo thing, I don't know... ?

Then I went to a Christmas party and my friends told me there was Christmas cake. I asked "what is Christmas cake?" They were shocked... "You're American," they said, "don't you eat Christmas cake?" I had never heard of Christmas cake either! It is not a custom in America, but it tastes very good, so maybe we should make it a custom! :D

-- Joren (talk) 23:00, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I removed the description about KFC. ABC Article Directory is comprised of user published contents with Creative common license. See Terms of Service ―― Phoenix7777 (talk) 23:45, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Ok Phoenix, thanks for letting me know you have some doubts about the source. But next time, it would be better if you just removed the reference and put a {{fact}} tag on it instead. That allows other people to supplement with more references instead of just wholesale deletion; it's a little more polite and allows discussion and consensus to avoid risking an edit war. I will be happy to do further research and supplement this claim with further references as soon as I get some time. -- Joren (talk) 05:59, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi guys, I don't have sources at hand (it's at my parents' in Tokyo) but could say:

  • chickens in Christmas could be back to 1960s or earlier. My mother, married in late 1960s, had a cookbook published in 1960s and "roasted chicken" was one of recommendations to Christmas dinner.
  • I guess it was back to the occupation period, from 1945 till 1955, like Christmas cake, but it is an assumption.
  • I'm a Tokyo-born and raised Japanese and know the KFC campaign. Some might be influenced, but not all I think. You could say Japanese think chicken is a must for Christmas dinner, but the way to cook may vary from family to family. Some prefers roasted one, some prefer fried, kara-age or KFC. You can find it in Japanese recipe books ... many offers chicken for Christmas. In that situation focusing up KFC only is too much unbalanced in my opinion. --Aphaia (talk) 08:05, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Good info, thanks for the reply. Makes sense, very interesting... this makes me wonder if when my friends said KFC is traditional, they just say that because KFC is a kind of chicken? I guess that could explain what I read and hear in sources about there being a KFC tradition. I wonder if it is a kind of an accidental bias? People from countries that only do roasted chicken would immediately notice if people used KFC, but they might not notice if people eat roast chicken, since that seems "normal" to them. So the idea of a "KFC tradition" becomes born because people only talk about the part of the tradition that's new and interesting, and not the part everyone already knows about. I wonder if that's what happened? Maybe that's why I see Western news media talk about a KFC tradition in Japan all the time.
  • So I guess the sentence could say "things like chicken and Christmas cake." Maybe it would be good to point out in the article that the chicken can be any style including fast food, since this is a surprise to many readers of Wikipedia. I'll keep digging for sources other than news clippings (hopefully...Google hates me today) but if you can find the sources at your mothers' place that would be great to have in the article. Thanks,
-- Joren (talk) 09:40, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks and good luck for your googling. Your reply reminds me another points we together missed before: oven or lack of oven at Japanese kitchen.
Japanese traditional kitchen had no oven. Now it is a familiar equipment as the microwave-oven set, but it was very rare in the mid 1970s' Japan. So in those days for most people roasted chicken might not be what they did, but rather what they bought: like Christmas cake. I guess it would be a horrible idea for Westerners the major parts of Christmas dinner is take out. But for Japanese, it looks not so much lazy. So KFC might find a possible market - sell theirs instead of roasted one ...
It would be nice some notable author pointed it out, but I have no idea. --Aphaia (talk) 11:50, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Kind of off-topic of me, but I was impressed by those wonderful microwave-ovens. Although, they are small. We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving American-style, and didn't have access to a professional kitchen. Of course we wanted turkey, so we used these microwave ovens to prepare it. It was nearly impossible to fit the turkey inside the machine, and took such a long time to prepare that we were afraid we would never make the dinner in time! But it worked out very well.-- Joren (talk)

Please review my case at wikiquote[edit]


I would like to ask you to review my case at wikiquote (User talk:Ashot Arzumanyan).


-- Ashot  (talk) 04:38, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

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