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Thank you for revising and formatting the Akira Miyawaki article[edit]

Thank you Dave for correcting my expansions of the Akira Miyawaki article and embellishing it with pictures. It really looks better after your contribution (Although I am conscious it is still widely perfectible, especially regarding referencing)

I noticed you suppressed this paragraph at the end of "First experiences":

"His actions were widely supported by insurance companies, industry, communities and many developers (protective or compensatory measures) and the State (Ministry of Transport in particular)."

I understand that the "widely" sounds too much, although there is no "peacockery" in that statement, it is just an information about Akira Miyawaki's financers - which I find useful .

I realise the right word in English should be: "broadly". Now I propose to formulate it this way, so that it sounds totally neutral:

"His actions were supported by insurance companies, industry, communities and landscape architects (for protective or compensatory measures) and the State (Ministry of Transport in particular)."

Does it sound ok to you?

Thank you for helping me clarifying the articles.

Velanidia Foundation 15:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Velanidia Foundation (talkcontribs)

If you can include a reliable reference source to back up that statement, then please feel free to add it to the article. --DAJF (talk) 23:15, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Japanese Wikipedia[edit]

Is J Wiki an unreliable source? (talk) 05:24, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

No. Wiki-based websites are never considered reliable sources for Wikipedia articles. See WP:USERGENERATED. --DAJF (talk) 05:30, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Re: Saijo, Ehime[edit]

I had updated the figure to reflect the detailed Japanese wikipedia page for Saijo, but it looks like that number might be incorrect. I will add the correct population according to the city itself and cite a Japanese-language source. Thank you for being so diligent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:12, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

OK. Although I already added the latest population data as given on the city's official website. --DAJF (talk) 03:44, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but for the "Notable People" section on the Saijo, Ehime page, I noticed that you removed Kaori Manabe (TV personality/model) a few months ago due to lack of corresponding article. Do you think it is acceptable to use a post from her official blog describing a visit to her hometown of Saijo as a source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbwsaijo (talkcontribs) 13:58, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Don't forget to sign your comments using four tildes ("~~~~")! As for your question, I think a blog post like that would be borderline as a source, especially as "hometown" could refer to the place where she was born or the place where she was brought up. --23:48, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

American horror story coven[edit]

the information of Yoko Nagasaki is real,in is the fuente — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:20, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

If you have a reliable source (not a Wiki-based site), then please feel free to add it. Otherwise, you may well be blocked from editing if you continue to re-add unsourced dubious details about living persons. --DAJF (talk) 02:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


none of the rest of the article is sourced. you can google it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:33, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Actually the burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material to provide sources for verification. Please read through the guidelines at WP:PROVEIT if you have time. --DAJF (talk) 01:39, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

To buy or To buy up to[edit]

Hi, could you please explain to me why "to buy up 1000 copies" is more logical or correct than "to buy up to 1000 copies"? Thank you! Rka001 (talk) 12:04, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Certainly. "Buy up" means to "buy up large shares (or all of) something that is available", which appears to be what is happening here. The wording "buy up to thousands of..." doesn't sound to me like English a native speaker would write. If it were "buy up to a thousand" or "buy up to ten thousand", then that would make some sense, but "buy up to thousands" leaves the reader thinking "so just how many did they buy?" Does that make more sense now? --DAJF (talk) 12:16, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
It is more correct to use "up to", because this is what is happening. People may buy dozens, hundreds, or thousand copies. To sum it up -> "up to thousands". Like "i am going to buy up to 100 tickets, depending on my income." This is exactly what the sentence should express. It's a gradient. 2. In my experience, to buy up sth is commonly not used with numbers. Its more like "i am buying up gold" = all that i can find. You wouldnt say "i am buying up 100 grams of gold." Just google "buying to" and count how often its used with numbers. It`s very awkward. Rka001 (talk) 12:22, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
The key difference here is thousands (1000s), not thousand (1000), which you seem to have missed. Try googling "buy up thousands of" (59,300 hits) and comparing against "buy up to thousands of" (10 hits). --DAJF (talk) 12:54, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Yup, i missed that. What about "buy up to several thousand copies"? See my recent talk contrib and the reasoning behind that. Its about expressing the gradient. Not that it matters that much. But i feel like this sentence currently just gives some tabloid outlier report. Thank you! Rka001 (talk) 13:06, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry... 申し訳ありません[edit]


I'll keep up my efforts to study English,and I hope to tell you American Japanese culture with more details!--積善錬錬 (talk) 14:20, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

That's OK. I can see how it might appear a bit strange at first glance to a Japanese reader, but "savoury pancake" is indeed an accurate description for the Japanese okonomiyaki, since it is made with batter and cooked on a hotplate. A pie is made with pastry and cooked in an oven. Incidentally, okonomiyaki is also mentioned in the pancake article. Hope that clarifies the situation. --DAJF (talk) 14:36, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I see! Thank you very much for explaining the difference between pancake and pie to me! By the way, what does savoury mean? I can't find this word in my English-Japanese dictionary.--積善錬錬 (talk) 03:25, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Mamoru Samuragochi[edit]

Mamoru Samuragochi has been exposed as a fraud, even you should be able to use Google and see all the articles exposing him as a fraud.

Seriously, use your brain sometime in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

I am well aware of the news headlines, but as this is supposed to be an encyclopedia, I'm not convinced that emotive words like "fraud" really belong here. If the claims made by Niigaki that Samuragochi is not even deaf are proven to be true, then maybe the wording can be changed. --DAJF (talk) 14:44, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Please help with this article[edit]

Mielparque Tokyo — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evangp (talkcontribs) 01:15, 10 February 2014‎ (UTC)

Please try and remember to sign your comments. I have reviewed the article, but have to wonder whether it is sufficiently notable to justify a self-standing Wikipedia article. I have tagged it as such, and hope you can add some third-party sourcing in the near future, or else it may have to be nominated for deletion. --DAJF (talk) 01:33, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
According to the Japanese article it was formerly known as "postal savings Tokyo Kaikan", which according to Google translator can be written as "Yūbin Chokin Hall". I have no background in the Japanese language, so maybe you can assist me in some way. Evangp (talk) 02:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Nippon Seinenkan[edit]

I used Google translator on the Japanese article of Nippon Seinenkan, and it said the hall has a capacity of 1,360. That is why I added it to the English article. What are your thoughts on expanding articles from other languages? Please respond soon. Evangp (talk) 05:09, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

I see. But other Wikipedia articles cannot be used as reliable reference sources, so you will need to wait until you can provide a reliable source for verification before it can be re-added. Using articles in other languages is fine as a starting point, but if you don't have reliable sources to actually back up the information, then you might run into trouble. --DAJF (talk) 05:16, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

item "Kitaro"[edit]

I not understand because you have delete my neutral information about the existence of the group Italy for Kitaro and of the page Kitaro World. I not have publish the links, and, I believe, I simply furnish a neutral information, without promotional intents.Thank you in advance for your answer and have a nice evening.Ezio Chionio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ezio chionio (talkcontribs) 16:50, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Has the fansite on Facebook received coverage in the media? If not, I'm afraid it is just unsourced trivia, and the intention appears to me to be more to promote the Facebook page rather than add encyclopedic content to this article. Sorry. --DAJF (talk) 01:25, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Mayo Okawa[edit]

Good day!

I got the information regarding the article of Mayo Okawa including her family background, educational attainment, career, among others. It is also help to expand this article, using the following links from other websites:

I hope that those links will help you in expanding the article.Thank you![[1]]--RenRen070193 14:26, 5 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenRen070193 (talkcontribs)

Rikako Sasaki[edit]

I have been learned that Rikako Sasaki is a Japanese of Filipino descent.The evidence was through her Official Blog ( and from Kokoro Press as well ( is also proved that she is the daughter of Estella and Toshisege Sasaki.However, it is my suggestion that is why it's up to you to look for another websites aside from two website links.Thank you!--RenRen070193 14:35, 5 March 2014 (UTC)[[2]]--RenRen070193 14:35, 5 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenRen070193 (talkcontribs)

Please note that the burden is on you to find reliable sources, and blog articles are not acceptable. --15:27, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

AKB48 and gojuon[edit]

Another editor has discovered the articles and has attempted to institute the gojuon order based on new evidence he claims supports its use. As you participated in the original incarnation of this debate, I think it is in best interests for you to examine this new evidence. The discussion begins at Talk:AKB48#Section break.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 08:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I've added a comment. Personally I can't understand this bizarre fixation on using the Japanese order, but I wish more people from WikiProject Japan would add input too. --DAJF (talk) 11:44, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Hashima Island[edit]

Good morning! As you know I am contributing to Wikipedia mainly through Wiki Commons. I also added a link to my articles about Hashima Island since I think they really add value (in term of history, stories, photos) and I am pretty sure you know that otherwise you would have revert this change :) However, this link has been removed by the anonymous User: In the past, I have been criticized and attacked by somebody from Toronto a few times (an urban explorer who went on this island as well) so when this revert occurred, my first idea was to check this IP. It is indeed from Toronto. Of course there is no proof but I just wanted to mention it to you now in case anything related to this issue happen later. Thanks for your help as always Dave :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by JordyMeow (talkcontribs) 02:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. OK, thanks for the heads-up. To be honest, I don't really think that links to personal blogs or websites are supposed to be added to Wikipedia articles (WP:LINKSTOAVOID), but I'll stay out of this dispute. --DAJF (talk) 04:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Understood. I just thought I should let you know about this. I also agree on the fact that the external links should be cleaned - there are many links with no value added at all or purely commercial. Maybe this section shouldn't even be there at all, I don't know. If my English was better I would definitely add information I have (available on my website) on the wiki. The link is more safe imho. Meanwhile I will not accept those strange reverts from the same anonymous person, mainly based from the fact that it feels more like a personal attack than anything else. However, I am open to discussion :) -- Jordy Meow (talk) 02:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

02:35, 30 March 2014 (UTC) Hello DJAF, thanks for correcting my edit re Raoul Silva, I got mixed up between the name of actor that the role was in the film, ie Javier Bardem was playing Raoul Silva in the film, and the actor named Raul Julia. Thanks for correcting. 02:35, 30 March 2014 (UTC)~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Misato Fukuen and Mitsuhiro Ichiki[edit]

Why that reference source is poorly? That reference sources from own blog, not false infomation. I didn't understand that was unrefenrenced or poorly. I sawn that was in Japanese page. Tempest Tales (talk) 15:04, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Apart from the fact that it's trivia of a level that belongs on a fan page rather than a Wikipedia article, self-published sources such as blogs are not acceptable as sources for biographical information about other people, as is the case here. Please refer to the guidelines at WP:SELFSOURCE. --DAJF (talk) 15:11, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
This is not other person's blog, it's from Misato Fukuen's official blog. I did not add any fan pages. You can accept this page? Tempest Tales (talk) 15:15, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
The problem is that it is being used to support claims about Mitsuhiro Ichiki, which is not allowed. Do you really think that trivia about blood groups really belongs in an encyclopedia article anyway? --DAJF (talk) 15:22, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Blood type is listed in Japanese language of that pages. But English page isn't listed. Excluding this is acceptable?
Reference: "生年月日・血液型・職業が一緒で、かつて住んでいた住所、母親の名前も一致するという、奇跡的なまでの偶然の一致がある。なお、携帯電話の機種まで被ったこともある。2009年1月9日に、乙女企画クロジ☆のサプライズで初めて、一緒に誕生日を祝い合った。" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tempest Tales (talkcontribs) 15:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
No, it's not acceptable to add any claims about third parties (i.e. Mitsuhiro Ichiki here) based on a blog. Please stop and read WP:SELFSOURCE, because it's tiring just repeating the rules. --DAJF (talk) 15:32, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I understand why you're rejected add this information. I think problem that was questionable information or based on a blog. Thanking you. Tempest Tales (talk) 15:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


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Mamoru Miyano[edit]

Information icon Hi DAJF. I just removed a BLP sources tag you added to Mamoru Miyano, which had the edit summary "Tagging recent unsourced addition", even thought the article's a GA. Perhaps you were a bit trigger-happy there? If it was a mistake, no worries, I've removed the tag. Perhaps you should have instead removed the unsourced information? Happy editing. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:10, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Not trigger-happy at all. The problematic addition should either have been sourced or removed. Just removing the maintenance tag reduces the sense of urgency and doesn't really help anyone improve the article. Anyway, I've removed the offending addition, so the problem is resolved for the moment. --DAJF (talk) 23:12, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

About Funassyi[edit]

Hello, DAJF. I'm Akiko718atWiki. Thank you for your editing the article “Funassyi” and showing how to improve it. By the way, 1. “Kumamon” is titled “Kumamon(mascot)”. So I followed it. “Funassyi” has no disambiguation, but “Kumamon” has. Is that the reason of redirecting to “Funassyi”? 2. About “orphan” tag. I understood it, but did not understand what I should do. Today I linked from other articles (ex. Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture) to “Funassyi” page. Is that it? I have an only 9 day experience in Wikipedia. Sorry for bothering you.Akiko718atWiki (talk) 13:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I have removed the "Orphan" tag now that it is linked to from other articles. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 23:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Help me translate the Tokyo-Nagano Line article[edit]

Can you help me translate the Tokyo-Nagano Line article?I'm translated the capture of those of pictures at that page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Namphuong10 (talkcontribs) 13:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I'll have a look at it in more detail tomorrow, but just from a quick look, I'm not sure that that article is really even viable, and it might even have to go for deletion. --DAJF (talk) 15:08, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Re: Disputed non-free use rationale for File:ToshinobuKubota.jpg[edit]

Before nominating this file for deletion, did you stop to read the "fair use in.."? The explanation you are asking for has already been given and explained. There is nothing more to be done. Wangkyu (talk) 16:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

You still failed to explain why you nominated it for speedy deletion. It met the qualifications of the non-free content policy. If you believe it does not, please explain why. If you can not explain, I should be able revert your edits without any further problems. Wangkyu (talk) 01:44, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi. The image has not actually been nominated for speedy deletion, but, as the wording says, it will have to be deleted within a week unless a convincing reason can be provided to justify keeping it. Anyway, I did actually include a reason why I disputed the validity of the fair-use criteria here (The subject is alive and active, so free images may feasibly be available.), but what this means is that, just because we on Wikipedia maybe do not have immediate access to a free image of the person, it is still technically possible for someone to go out tomorrow and photograph him at a concert, promotional event, or just in the street. That is why a lot of articles on Wikipedia about famous people have blurred or amateurish photos that people have taken at concerts or in the street, or just don't have images at all. I agree that it would certainly be nice to have photos of every famous person in their Wikipedia articles, but unfortunately that's not how Wikipedia or copyright works. If you look at the wording at the bottom of the license that you yourself added to the image, you will see that it also mentions how fair-use images are rarely acceptable for living people. I can understand that you might be a bit upset that a file you found and uploaded to Wikipedia is going to be deleted, but hopefully this clarifies the reasons why. Drop us a line again if you are still not convinced. --DAJF (talk) 08:41, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I think you failed to read under "Fair Use". If you read one of the reasons, you will see "4. This image is used on various websites, so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible than it already is." It was used on his English website [3], Japan website [4], OMC Card [5], and Oricon Style's news section [6]. Also, I "cropped" version of the photo appears in the profile on Oricon Style [7]. Wangkyu (talk) 21:23, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
No, I didn't fail to read that. I have personally uploaded loads of free and fair-use images to Wikipedia over the years, so I like to think I am fairly familiar with the guidelines. For fair-use images to be allowable on Wikipedia, they have to satisfy all of the fair-use rationale, and one of these is "replaceability". As I indicated when I first tagged the image, and as I have tried to explain above, non-free images of people that are still alive and doing what they are famous for are rarely considered non-replaceable, which is why use of the image here is problematic. It's spelled out pretty clearly in the guidelines at Wikipedia:Non-free content, but if you really are still not convinced, then maybe you should ask for another opinion at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --DAJF (talk) 07:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

city photos[edit]

Thanks for your help on the Tokamachi page. Can you tell me, generally what are the best kinds of photos to provide for a city's article? (famous landmarks, city hall, that sort of thing, or something else, anything in particular?) DavidBoudreau (talk) 16:33, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I think generally photos should be added that illustrate the places mentioned in the article text. That could be places such as the city hall, the railway station(s), parks, tourist attractions, major shopping malls, or anything like that. There are no particular restrictions, but it is usually better to be selective rather than adding a whole "gallery" of photos arbitrarily. Wikimedia Commons appears to have a large number of photos of Tokamachi available at Commons:Category:Tokamachi, Niigata, so that would be the best place to look first. And if you are based in the area, you can of course take up-to-date photos yourself and upload them for use in the article. Hope that helps! --DAJF (talk) 07:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


Moscow Connection is unilaterally restoring the gojuon because he claims he has consensus. Would you mind wading in again because he's already attempted to instate it.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 13:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

OK, I've still got that page on my watchlist, so I'll keep an eye on it. --DAJF (talk) 01:16, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

"Unsourced" BLP[edit]

....So saying different band members played different instruents on The Tigers was a BLP violation? (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 01:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

That's right. Have a look through the relevant guidelines at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons if you have time. --DAJF (talk) 02:01, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, don't wanna cause trouble, sorry. Just wanted to add more info on Julie! This page is barren and somewhat innacurate! (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 02:17, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
...Was the problem that it might be trivia? (talk) 03:56, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
If you can provide a link to the particular edit you are talking about, I might be able to give you a more precise answer, but if your edit was reverted as a BLP violation, then the problem was presumably because it lacked a reference source to support what you were adding. And please remember to sign your comments by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 04:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Re: April 2014[edit]

As of April 1, 2014, the decision on whether to keep or delete File:ToshinobuKubota.jpg was decided. The photo was not deleted and therefore is an acceptable image to use on Wikipedia. Wangkyu (talk) 08:38, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

It should also be noted that you are only user that has a problem with this photo. Wangkyu (talk) 08:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Decided by who? I'm afraid it's not actually up to you, the uploader, to decide. Did you ask over at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions? What did they tell you? --DAJF (talk) 08:42, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
"Did you ask over at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions?" Why would I take it there when you are the person who added the tag. Your template said, "please discuss the matter with the editor who placed this template on the image". Wangkyu (talk) 08:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Takeda Castle[edit]

Hello DAJF. Thanks for this, I didn't notice. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 08:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Kuji page[edit]

Thanks for the explanation regarding that tsunami description. So if the tsunami was relatively major, can I put it back on the page? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:51, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Don't forget to sign comments using four tildes (~~~~). But in answer to your question, if it caused damage or injuries, or was an incident specific to the city of Kuji, and received significant media coverage, then yes, it might be worth including in the article. As it stands, the tsunami resulting from the recent earthquake in Chile was smaller than that recorded along the Japanese coast after the 2010 Chile earthquake, so it's hard to see how this is at all noteworthy. --DAJF (talk) 09:04, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Eisai has a new CEO[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

OK, but it's probably best to wait until the company's official website has actually been updated to reflect that. --DAJF (talk) 02:17, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Reliable sourcing[edit]

wikipedia japan isnt reliable source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:03, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Certainly not. Wiki-based websites are never acceptable reliable sources. Have a look at WP:Reliable sources for more details. --DAJF (talk) 03:08, 11 April 2014 (UTC)