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Imperial General Headquarters[edit]

Thanks for the new material. The article is now much more significant. I should have done this a long time ago... --Flying tiger (talk) 14:31, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

IJAAF aircraft[edit]

Hi MChew and a big thumbs up for all the work you're doing on expanding our coverage of these aircraft. Just a couple of tips, if I may, to iron out a couple of bugs that you seem to have run into here and there:

  • If you don't put in the power rating in kW for an engine, the engine specs won't show at all (to convert, multiply hp by .746)
  • If you cut out the "eng2" parameters, the specifications section will show an extra word - "each" - after the eng1 specifications. In any case, it's best to leave unused parameters intact in an article, since most people get started with these templates by copying-and-pasting them from another article. By cutting out parameters unused in this article, you're potentially hiding them from other editors who may need them elsewhere.
  • Please wiki engines and weapons in the specifications section. We actually have articles on a large number of Japanese engines and aircraft guns; it's very likely that an article exists, and even if one doesn't, redlinks are good - they help us grow.
  • If it's not too much trouble, when you've finished a new article, please list it here so that WikiProject Aircraft members can take a look.
  • The standard order for the supplementary sections right across Wikipedia is: See also, References, External links. If you've been modelling your articles on some of our older aircraft articles, you may have inadvertently copied an obsolete section order.
  • There's a template available to help kick off new aircraft articles in standard format: just type {{subst:aerostart}}and save the page.

Hope that helps! Sorry if I've bombarded you! Cheers --Rlandmann (talk) 03:16, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Iinuma Sadakichi[edit]

Hi, this is a question in regards to your recent edit on Iinuma Sadakichi-- if he was in the Imperial Japanese Army, wouldn't he count as "Japanese military personnel"? Just wanted to make sure if there was some nuance I was missing. Thanks. -Tadakuni (talk) 16:13, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello Tadakuni! Are you sure that he served in the Imperial Japanese Army? If so, I deleted the category in error and apologize. However, per the Japanese wikipedia, Iinuma served in the early Meiji government's Ministry of Engineering (Kobusho) from 1872 as a telephone specialist, and later served in the forerunner of the Ministry of Communications. I did not see any mention of military service, but if he was indeed in the army, his period of service must have been quite short.Do you have any other details? --MChew (talk) 07:10, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I apologize for taking so long to reply; I've been away from Wikipedia for quite some time. This says he was an army captain during the Sino-Japanese war. I would rather get a print resource, though; I'm sure I have one, I just have to dig it up. Thank you for understanding. -Tadakuni (talk) 17:15, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Greater East Asia Conference[edit]

Hi I nominated your article for DYK. Feel free to edit the hook as you see fit.--Lenticel (talk) 01:45, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 17 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Greater East Asia Conference, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thank you for your contributions. --PFHLai (talk) 22:26, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Some articles that could use your eyes...[edit]

Hi, I see you have greatly improved the article on Volunteer Fighting Corps, which I had recently added references to and moved (per this brief discussion). Would you also be able to look at the other two articles listed there (which I have also added references to and moved), as they could do with a lot of help and I'm not 100% sure they are now at the correct title, even if only to sense check what I have done? For reference they are:

  • Great Japan Youth Party - pretty unsure about the Theoretical Indoctrination Plan section?
  • Yokusan Sonendan - not sure if this is the best title for this article, and I can't verify the war crimes allegation?

Both need the name in Japanese script to be added. Any help to improve these articles (or feedback for my edits) would be much appreciated. regards, ascidian | talk-to-me 20:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello Ascidian! I will do what I can to help! --MChew (talk) 07:11, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Re:Akiyama Saneyuki[edit]

Hi! Saw your message. According to the ja article Meiji and Keio, Meiji actually started on october 23, 1868 though, legally the Meiji started on January 25, 1968. That's why I moved the article but I'm confused now. What do you think? Oda Mari (talk) 15:46, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm... Emperor Meiji took the throne in January, but the nengo was not officially changed until October... Nitpicking, I would say that since WP:MOS-JA says since the start of the Meiji era, the naming order should change from October 23 1868 births, but I guess the argument could be made either way. Then again, I am biased since I am of the minority opinion and think that ALL Japanese names should be given in Japanese order, i.e. Family name, given name. --MChew (talk) 05:46, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Help to expand articles[edit]

Hi again!

Today, as I plod through the list of missing aircraft, I've added entries on two Japanese civil types of the 30s and 40s - the Hitachi T.2 and Hitachi TR.1. Both are pretty obscure, and I haven't been able to find much detail on either of them. They seemed to be right up your alley, so I hope you might be able to flesh them out a little more. If you can find any performance figures for either type (and I hope you can!), you'll need to remove the line of code that says "|perfhide=Y", otherwise the section will remain hidden.

You might also like to check out the missing aircraft lists - there are a few Japanese types still to cover under the main manufacturer types. Once those lists have been completed (late 2009 at current rate of progress), Wikipedia will have become the most comprehensive encyclopedia of aircraft ever published... :) --Rlandmann (talk) 23:33, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the challenge! The aircraft you mention are indeed very obscure, and it may take some time to locate info, but I will see what I can do. --MChew (talk) 05:46, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

IJA 35th Division[edit]

Seeing as you are the expert with IJA information, I just wanted you to know that I created this article from some online sources I found. It still need to have a translation to its Japanese name, which is why I'm asking if you can do that for me. If you could tell me how, that would be fine too. Not that I mean to bother you or anything, and I hope I don't waste time. Yojimbo501 (talk) 19:18, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Jandarmeria Română[edit]

Hi, I've just seen that you added a B-class checklist for this article. Could you please explain why did you rate the 4th item ("It is free from major grammatical errors") negatively? Thanks, Mentatus (talk) 20:36, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I feel that the sub-section "Duties" needs to be written in a more encyclopedic format. While there is noting wrong with a bullet-point list of duties, an introductary paragraph that does not begin with "Its" would go a long way to improving the article. --MChew (talk) 06:54, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Point duly taken. An introductory paragraph in the "Duties" sub-section is a good idea, this section definitely needs to be refined. However, what does that have to do with "major grammatical errors"? It is an issue regarding format and structure, not grammar, isn't it? Thanks for your feedback, Mentatus (talk) 09:01, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
There are also a number of minor grammatical and English-language usage issues throughout the article - while nothing really "major", I felt that the number was enough to warrant the negative rating (which is, after all, somewhat arbitrary). If you are planning to refine the "Duties" sub-section, it would be nice if you could give the rest of the article a good look-over. --MChew (talk) 07:21, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Could you be more specific regarding the "minor grammatical and English-language usage issues"? Thanks, Mentatus (talk) 07:43, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Photo of Hideo Kobayashi[edit]

Hello:

I am designing a book cover for Harvard University Press on Hideo Kobayashi.

The only photos of him I can find are on Wikipedia. Do you know who holds the copyright on this photo?

Thank you.

Jeff Cosloy

jeff@cosloydesigns.com 75.164.158.108 (talk) 01:51, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

You might try the following:
Kamakura Bungakukan
1-5-3 Hase
Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 248-0016 JAPAN
Tel: 81-467-23-3911
The photo is a cropped version of one published in Bungakutoshi Kamakura 100-nin (文学都市かまくら100人)published by that institute about 3 years ago. I am sure they have others in their records, or could direct you to the appropriate copyright holders.

--MChew (talk) 14:32, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

South Pacific Mandate[edit]

No problem with you removing my sentence regarding North West Pacific Islands, was added mainly to explain a redirect for North West Pacific Islands - the stamps were never used in this area as you point out but were overprinted for use there (stamps of Marshall Is (obtained from Nauru) were also overprinted GRI) and the term applied to the area see http://www.sandafayre.com/atlas/nwpacis.htm . My understanding was that under the Anglo-Japanese Alliance the British believed that Japan had occupied on their behalf and they (or Australia) would in due course take over and the stamps continued to be issued as a territorial claim, but the Japanese ended up with the mandate (BUT I can find no reliable references and you obviously know more about this area than me)(Epistemos (talk) 06:18, 4 July 2008 (UTC)).

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 19 July, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mihrimah Mosque, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Gatoclass (talk) 02:32, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Ozu Yasujiro.jpg)[edit]

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If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 05:03, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Ikazuchi class destroyer[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 July, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ikazuchi class destroyer, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 19:54, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

With thanks[edit]

Wiki-stripe1.svg Military history service award
By order of the coordinators, for your good work tagging and assessing military history articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


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By order of the coordinators, for your great work tagging and assessing military history articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


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By order of the coordinators, for your excellent work tagging and assessing military history articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


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By order of the coordinators, for your fine work tagging and assessing military history articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you with this Tireless Contributor's barnstar. --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)




Thank you very much indeed for your help with and commitment to the drive. May I please trouble you to comment at the post-drive workshop? Your feedback will help us to improve the next drive. Thanks in advance, --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Quoted one of your posts[edit]

Greetings...I hope you do not mind, but I quoted one of your posts [here]. Hope you don't mind. Jim (talk) 00:40, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Ninotsminda Cathedral[edit]

Hi MChew. Thanks for starting the article. I just want to note that th cathedral is located in the village of Ninotsminda in the Kakheti region, not the Armenian-populated town in Samtskhe-Javakheti. Best wishes, --KoberTalk 04:22, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction! Would you be able to add the geo-coordinates for the location to the article? --MChew (talk) 10:48, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sakuradamon Incident, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Gatoclass (talk) 11:04, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Shirakumo class destroyer DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 12 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Shirakumo class destroyer, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Congratulations! PeterSymonds (talk) 15:29, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 13 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bayezid II Mosque, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel Case (talk) 04:32, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Double Leaf Society[edit]

I think that was you to leave this message on my talk page in italian wikipedia. If I'm wrong, please ignore this message.

About bot interwiki links I suggest you to read this page to understand how them works and then remember to use template Template:nobots when you think is necessary. If you have any question leave a message on my italian talk page and I'll answer as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention. Regards. --Alleborgo (talk) 08:36, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Type 89 I-Go[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Type 89 I-Go, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 11:54, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On 31 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thank you for your contributions, and Happy Editing! - Mailer Diablo 19:32, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

50 DYK medal[edit]

Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal
To MChew, for the effort required into producing 50 dyks to date. congratulations! Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 15:49, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Double Leaf Society[edit]

Perhaps, the best solution is to check where (on which wiki) there's a mistake to resolve the problem. The bot isn't the problem. I will verify myself. --GdGourou - °o° - Talk to me 20:55, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I remove the link to the japanese article on fr and de. The problem should not occurs until someone put the incorrect link again... --GdGourou - °o° - Talk to me 20:58, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Can you urgently help Milhist please?[edit]

We've had a rather large bombshell dropped on us. The Wikipedia editorial team are aiming to release a version of Wikipedia on CD/DVD in time for the end of year holiday season. They've provided us with a list of 1333 Milhist articles they intend including.

The problem is that the quality of these articles varies considerably.

We've put together review page listing all the articles, in twenty-five article worklists. I'm hoping that 15-20 trusted editors can work through the list, weedying out problem articles and identifying suitable versions for release. The work is as far away from a tagging and assessing drive as you can imagine though, for convenience and ease of use, we've closely followed the traditional Milhist drive format.

This is, at the moment, an invitation-only review. The reason is that time is short and we can't afford too many mistakes. I'm only contacting experienced editors who performed very well indeed in the last two Milhist drives. I guess that working through a worklist of twenty-five articles will take between one and three hours to do. We're aiming to get the preliminary work done by next Sunday, so it's urgent too.

I do hope you can help but – if it's not too much trouble – if you are unable to participate at the moment, would you please let me know on my talk page? otherwise, please sign up here. Thank you for your time, --ROGER DAVIES talk 17:26, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to trouble you but would it be possible for you to wrap up your worklist today please? If you find yourself unable to do so, it's no problem but I'd appreciate it if you let me know you won't be able to complete on my talk page. Many thanks! --ROGER DAVIES talk 07:53, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
I bellieve that my worklist is completed, but if there is still something you need me to do to it, please let me know. --MChew (talk) 10:34, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Kamio Mitsuomi DYK[edit]

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--JamieS93 20:05, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Kamikaze class destroyer (1905)[edit]

You are about to lose your "Kamikaze class destroyer (1905)" DYK nom. Please take a look at your Kamikaze class destroyer (1905) DYK nom. Thanks. -- Suntag 00:56, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK 24/9[edit]

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weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 18:31, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


DYK for Sadamu Shimomura[edit]

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Cirt (talk) 21:15, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Takaji Wachi[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 10:57, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Umikaze class destroyer[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 04:42, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Double Leaf Society[edit]

Just check interwiki on other wiki ! It's JUST A BOT ! HUMAN make error, if you have problem with diff, just DO SOMETHING ! THANKS ! Myst (talk) 19:10, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Have now done so. Actually, I did not even think about checking the other interwiki. Thanks --MChew (talk) 05:21, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Nakamura Yoshikoto[edit]

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Sorry we couldn't squeeze the photo in. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 22:24, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


DYK for Ryūsei Kishida[edit]

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RyanCross (talk) 23:59, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Naokuni Nomura[edit]

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Keep up the good work! ~ User:Ameliorate! (with the !) (talk) 12:23, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Yamamoto Tatsuo[edit]

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GeeJo (t)(c) • 20:17, 20 October 2008 (UTC) 20:17, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Did You Know question[edit]

Hi. I've reviewed your DYK submission for the article Heinrich Edmund Naumann, and made a comment on it at the submissions page. Please feel free to reply or comment there. Cheers, Art LaPella (talk) 01:49, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

WP:MOS-JA[edit]

Thanks for the pointer. I suspected something like that was going on, but the comma in the previous DEFAULTSORT got me wondering. (John User:Jwy talk) 02:33, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Kuga Katsunan[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 18:52, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Misu Sotarō[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:35, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Heinrich Edmund Naumann[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 06:52, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Meiji Tokyo earthquake[edit]

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Royalbroil 06:40, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ōe Taku[edit]

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Hassocks5489 (tickets please!) 20:20, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Your DYK submission of Kaba class destroyer[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Kaba class destroyer at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed. There still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! —Politizer talk/contribs 22:00, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Urakaze class destroyers[edit]

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Victuallers (talk) 23:53, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Mitsumi Shimizu[edit]

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Politizer talk/contribs 01:13, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Kaba class destroyer[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:50, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Hitachi Zosen Corporation[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:59, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ogasawara Naganari[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions! - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 02:39, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Your DYK submission of Takakazu Kinashi[edit]

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DYK for Minoru Ōta[edit]

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Cirt (talk) 06:06, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Takakazu Kinashi[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 05:42, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Shigeyoshi Miwa[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 06:01, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Shigeko Higashikuni[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 14:22, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

An incorrect edit[edit]

Hello, MChew! Congrats on all the work you've done on articles pertaining to Japan.

However, it seems you recently made an incorrect edit to the article Princess Tomohito of Mikasa: It seems you've confused Nobuko, Princess of Mikasa (b. 1955), with Yuriko, Princess Mikasa (b. 1923), who can be found at Princess Mikasa. --Woodelf 11:38, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! You are precisely correct. I edited the page offline, and returned to the wrong location. Thanks for catching the error! --MChew (talk) 15:47, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Jingo Incident[edit]

I created new page. You are specialist about modern Asian history. Please improve the page, If you have a time. Thank you--Bukubku (talk) 04:27, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Yuzuru Hiraga[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 05:36, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Satsuma image[edit]

Hi MChew,

Could you let me know the source and author of File:IJN Satsuma 2.jpg, as it's used in Dreadnought, which is a current Featured Article candidate, and we need to double-check the suitability of all images used. Many thanks, The Land (talk) 21:49, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

The photo is a scan from a collection of old military postcards owned by a friend. As Satsuma was scrapped in 1923, the postcard dates from before this time, perhaps around 1910-1915. However, scans of similar postcards can be found at [1] among other sites. --MChew (talk) 16:02, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you happen to know if the postcard was origianlly published in Japan? The Land (talk) 12:03, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

I notice some of your templates on your user page, and I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever to Wikipedia, you may find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia.

Ikip (talk) 17:58, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Japanese dams[edit]

HI. Nice work on Ikawa Dam. You may be interested in helping me out with Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Dam templates. I only managed to do a few prefectures. There are loads of images in the commons, Dr. Blofeld White cat 16:40, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

More on dams[edit]

Keep up the great work with these dams. In fact you've inspored to get a few more up and running in the next few days, remember Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Dam templates anyway and soon enough we'll have articles on them! Dr. Blofeld White cat 21:14, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Nice work[edit]

Good work on Sagami River. Thanks a lot! --Apoc2400 (talk) 17:46, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK problem[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Rokuzan Ogiwara at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! LittleMountain5 22:19, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello. Your changes improved things, but there are still some issues to be resolved. --Orlady (talk) 19:05, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Rokuzan Ogiwara[edit]

Updated DYK query On August 19, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Rokuzan Ogiwara, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Wikiproject: Did you know? 16:00, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

An exciting opportunity to get involved![edit]

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As a member of the Aviation WikiProject or one of its subprojects, you may be interested in testing your skills in the Aviation Contest! I created this contest, not to pit editor against editor, but to promote article improvement and project participation and camraderie. Hopefully you will agree with its usefulness. Sign up here, read up on the rules here, and discuss the contest here. The first round of the contest may not start until September 1st-unless a large number of editors signup and are ready to compete immediately! Since this contest is just beginning, please give feedback here, or let me know what you think on my talkpage. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 01:10, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Self-published book[edit]

I'm working on compiling a book containing information about almost all Non-indigenous ethnic groups living or working in Pakistan. The population of a particular ethnic group would be obtain respectively from their diplomatic missions in Pakistan including regions with significant populations, languages spoken and religious affiliations. I'm not very good with writing so it would be great, if you would like to collaborate with me.--116.71.53.25 (talk) 06:04, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

My numerous edits?[edit]

Please, don't pretend that I did some "major screw-up" or something. Your remark on my talk page "Please correct your numerous edits." was absolutely unnecessary! I did find only ONE mistake (in Itō Sachio, where I overlooked the fact that he was born just FOUR years before the Meiji period and then the name is indeed written "Family name first"! I have corrected my edits there. For the rest of my edits I followed the guidelines of Wikipedia:Japanese. Maybe you should read those, before telling someone off on his talk page!!! – UsagiM 12:47, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry if I sounded a bit agitated. You see, I have been in edit wars lately, been called a lot of things, been harassed, been insulted, been called a "vandal" and so on and so on. Had to take it up with ANI, and even just now I got a name change through, so if you were watching my talk page, please change it. It's now UsagiM. There I left a message to the discussion. I think you will (partly) agree... Regards and happy holidays! – UsagiM talk to me 17:01, 21 December 2009 (UTC)


Jane's World Railways as reference[edit]

Hi, MChew. Thank you for your contribution in train station articles. I would like to tell my concern about your adding Jane's World Railways as reference to each article. I believe the book only describes major railway operators and other companies in the rail industry, but not each station, so it cannot be a reference of articles about stations. If you believe some citations should be there, I would recommend timetables that verify at least the existence of the station. --Sushiya (talk) 02:13, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 03:16, 16 June 2010 (UTC)


Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes[edit]

Hi MChew.This article have been kept.And now nominated again Articles for deletion.Some users demonstrate preconceived opinion.If you have time, could you take a look at the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes.I'd appreciate a second opinion.Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Earth Defender (talkcontribs) 11:24, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Shinagawa Yajirō[edit]

Hi. The article Shinagawa Yajirō was listed at the copyright problems board for review at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2010 July 13, but the contributor who listed it there was evidently unfamiliar with the processes. Accordingly, I have blanked the article and relisted it on Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2010 July 21 to allow time for the concerns to be addressed.

Though the matter will not be closed for another seven days, I did look to see where the content entered (since it is required where possible to notify the contributor who added the content), and it seems that the content under concern entered the article with your edit of December 2008. Examples of content of concern include the following:

After returning to Japan, he successively served as chief secretary of the Home Ministry, junior vice Home Minister, senior vice Agriculture and Commerce Minister and other posts. He particularly focused on the development of agriculture and forestry.

This is identical to content found at [2], where it is published under full reservation. Other content, too, is duplicated in that source.

Because it contains valuable information about how to address copyright concerns and because it is required, I'll give you the requisite notice below. Please excuse the language in the notice that is obviously intended for newcomers; obviously, it's a multipurpose template.

Please provide any clarification you can offer about any permission you may have received to utilize verbatim content from this source at the article's talk page. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 17:25, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

The requisite notice: Copyright problem: Shinagawa Yajirō[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Shinagawa Yajirō, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a copy from http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/100.html, and therefore a copyright violation. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under license allowed by Wikipedia, then you should do one of the following:

It may also be necessary for the text be modified to have an encyclopedic tone and to follow Wikipedia article layout. For more information on Wikipedia's policies, see Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Shinagawa Yajirō saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! Moonriddengirl (talk) 17:25, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Japanese minelayer Sarushima[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 00:04, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


gunboat Uji[edit]

Hi, do you mind if I move your article to Japanese gunboat Uji (1903)? There is a later gunboat having the same name, see Japanese gunboat Uji (1940). I am currently working on that article and I believe the launch year is the proper way to disambiguate the two.  Dr. Loosmark  13:10, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, please do so! I was going to get around to the 1940 gunboat Uji eventually myself, so please go ahead and move my article. Thanks for the courtesy for the message! --MChew (talk) 14:51, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Dams in Japan[edit]

Hey, I was coincidentally assessing dam articles in Japan and I saw you previously created a bunch of the articles and just joined WikiProject Dams. It was nice to see your articles in the midst of the many stubs, very nice. By the way, I moved the "base width" on a few to "length" in the infobox fields. It seems the dam's length may have been accidentally put it in the width field. A few of the sources corroborated this but for a few I didn't know for sure. It seemed more plausible but if I am wrong, please revert me. Anyway, after working Brazil, I was going to work on dams in Asia, particularly China. Do you usually just work Japan?--NortyNort (Holla) 10:35, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the message! Yes, since I am living in Japan, I am mostly working on Japanese-related topics. --MChew (talk) 10:37, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Cool, I live in Okinawa right now. I asked User:Dr. Blofeld on his talk page what happened to the dams in Japan project because it seemed to have stopped. He said he was interesting in starting it up again. I am not sure if you want to help out.--NortyNort (Holla) 10:58, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Great. I'd be happy to blue link them with images but I'm trying to focus on Burma at the moment. I can certainly stub them though to be expanded or I can leave them red linked.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:19, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Templates have now been red linked see Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Dam templates.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:03, 3 October 2010 (UTC)


DYK for Curt Netto[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 13 December 2010 (UTC)


Quick translation[edit]

Would you mind telling me what it says on this cornerstone. In particular, what day did construction begin? Thanks.--NortyNort (Holla) 10:01, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually, contrary to what the caption in the Commons Description section states, the cornerstone does NOT record the exact date. The date given is 2011 February "fortunate day". It is common practice on many monuments of this nature, only to state "fortunate day" (i.e. "lucky day"); the exact date of which may be determined by astrology, divination, or some other means. --MChew (talk) 14:53, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the translation. That reporter also titled that article in the sense that the dam was complete when it was far from it.--NortyNort (Holla) 02:39, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Matsuoka Yasukowa[edit]

Hello MChew, I just wanted to let you know that I took a look at your recently created article Matsuoka Yasukowa-- The content seems pretty substantial. It's always nice to see users contributing to make Wikipedia better! Jipinghe (talk) 18:24, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Kofun image[edit]

MChew: thanks always. Wikipedia/Wikimedia question: I'm trying to crack how to move any given "ファイル" image to a "File:" in Wikimedia, but am utterly confused by the instructions. E.g.: where do I insert the rename template for [ファイル:D-Inariyamakohun1.JPG] (under 編集?) in order to use this as [File:InariyamaKofun.JPG] in an English-language article? Thanks if possible! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prburley (talkcontribs) 05:09, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Assuming you are working on the Inariyama Kofun article – if you want to move the photo in the infobox in the Japanese article to the English article, this is easy as the file is already in Commons. Just insert “File:Inariyama Kofun.JPG” in double brackets.
On the other hand, if you want to use the photo “ファイル:Gyoda Inariyama Tumulus Year 1937 1.JPG” from the article, I find it best to move the file to Commons. I have gone ahead and made this move. Assuming that you want to know how to do this, I suggest that you go to this file in Commons (I kept the same same), hit “edit”, and copy the script that I have used as a template. Then, if you want to move “ファイル:Gyoda Inariyama Tumulus Rekikaku 1.JPG” to Commons, you save the highest resolution possible to your computer, hit “upload file”, then hit “It is from another Wikimedia project (Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews, etc.)” and then paste the script in the summary section. After changing any parameters necessary and uploading, the file will be available for use.
I hope that this was helpful. If you have any problems, please let me know. --MChew (talk) 06:25, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Brilliant, I've been at a painful loss as to how to do this for almost a year. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D-Inariyamakohun1.jpg -- not convinced my metadata is correct there, but this is a start. By the way, yet another Inariyama kofun, Futtsu, Chiba, part of a large group of kofun there. Will add coordinates when I get home. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prburley (talkcontribs) 17:46, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

MILHIST Military Aviation Questionaire[edit]

Hi MChew! As your MILHIST Military Avation Task Force coordinator, I'd like to conduct a short questionaire to give me an idea of what you would the task force to achieve and the capabilities of yours that might contribute positively to the task force. The four questions of this questionaire are:

  1. What are your strengths on Wikipedia?
  2. Which four military aviation articles would you like to see be promoted to at least GA?
  3. What detailed resources (books, journals, etc) about military aviation do you have access to? Please provide the publications' authors, titles and ISSNs/ISBNs.
  4. Which three military aviation articles are you wiling to provide assistance? This can be expansion, copyediting, reference formatting, etc.

Please reply by copying and pasting the following at User talk:Sp33dyphil#MILHIST Military Aviation questionnaire and filling it out.

; ~~~
#My strengths
#Articles I'd like to see the task force improve
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#Sources which I have
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#Articles I'm willing to provide assistance
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Thank you for your assistance. Regards --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:19, 13 December 2011 (UTC)


DYK for Terukuni Maru (1929)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 23:02, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Tateyama Domain[edit]

Hello MChew
You've created this article as well as some other pages about Japanese domains that I am currently translating into French. Problem is the history paragraph of both the Tateyama Domain and the Awa-Katsuyama one are exactly the same, word for word. Not being knowledgeable in this field, I'm wondering if everything is OK or if there's been some confusion with the cut and past process? Thanks in advance for letting me know. Yours, LouisAlain (talk) 18:58, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

As stated in the second paragraph, Awa-Katsuyama Domain was created out of the former Satomi territories of the original Tateyama Domain; so the early history of both domains under Satomi rule is identical. But I agree that the first paragraph should be rewritten (simplifed) to remove any implication that Awa-Katsuyama Domain alone is the direct sucessor to the original Tateyama Domain. --MChew (talk) 14:51, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer, I can now continue the translation work. LouisAlain (talk) 23:26, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Proposal - a new scope for fascism task force[edit]

I have proposed a new scope for fascism task force. Please express your opinion in the task force's talk page. Thank you!

Sapere aude22 (talk) 08:02, 20 March 2012 (UTC)


Fuji Five Lakes[edit]

Mchew: kudos for your great work on the Fuji Five Lakes. I would have rated Motosu as "mid" importance at least. Thanks always! Prburley (talk) 11:35, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! --MChew (talk) 15:06, 29 August 2012 (UTC)


Reminder about adding reference sources[edit]

Hi. It looks like you have been editing on Wikipedia for a long time, but can I just remind you to please take the time to include reliable reference sources when you add details to articles, such as historical dates - and especially birth place details in articles about living persons such as Yuki Horigome‎ and Chie Tsuji? Note that Japanese Wikipedia articles are not at all reliable sources for details such as these, as they are sometimes just plain wrong. If it is a while since you last read them, please take the time to reread through the core policies concerning content at Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, as otherwise, unsourced additions may have to be removed. Please also note that marking edits that add such details as "Minor" is considered a real no-no, so I would ask you not to do that in future. Anyway, thanks for your on-going work in adding to Japan-related articles, and I hope you can take the time to make sure future additions are verifiable. Thanks for reading! --DAJF (talk) 08:57, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Japanese cruiser Chiyoda[edit]

Hi, I'd like to ask about one "ancient edit" ;) to the article, specifically about the fact, that "Chiyoda" was paid with insurance money for "Unebi". Do you possibly remember which book (you listed several) is the exact source of the information? I have access to Conway's, Jane's Imperial Navy, Jentsura's Warships of the Imperial Navy and Schencking's Making Waves, but they do not mention the fact. I'm finishing the Polish version of the article, hence the question. Cheers--Felis domestica (talk) 18:56, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Hard to remember after 5 years! But I have found a reference and have added it to the article. You can see a portion of the original at [3], which also gives the actual building cost for Chiyoda compared with the insurance claim for Unebi. --MChew (talk) 05:14, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks! I have added the reference to our version as well. Long live inter-wiki cooperation! :) --Felis domestica (talk) 19:31, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Note about corrupted citation format in recent station articles[edit]

Hi. Thanks for expanding a lot of Japanese station articles recently. One minor problem, though: the citation you use for the Terada book "Databook: Japan's Private Railways" is missing a "|" before the ISBN number, so the citations appear corrupted. This appears to be the same in a lot of the articles you have added it to recently. And don't forget to include the actual page number too, so that the details can be easily checked. Thanks, --DAJF (talk) 02:51, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi MChew! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 20:23, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Help in maintaining NPOV on historical Pacific War aviator[edit]

Hi MChew. Because you listed Japanese military as an area of interest on the WikiProject Military history page, I thought you might be able to lend some help. I'm also deeply impressed with your knowledge of the IJN and key people.

I'm looking for some third parties to review a problem editor who (in my opinion) continues to violate the NPOV policy of Wikipedia on the page of a Pacific War aviator, Mitsuo Fuchida. After exhausting myself trying to maintain accurate content in the "Controversy" section, I'm asking for a page ban for this user. If you have time and motivation, I'd really appreciate your consideration to review this issue. The Noticeboard Request is to be found here: [4] I hate to take anyone's time, but this problem is why many won't trust Wikipedia. Thanks for your consideration.--TMartinBennett (talk) 19:33, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Shōwa financial crisis[edit]

Hi. I just wanted to compliment you for your work on the Shōwa financial crisis article. It is very well written. It is lacking in-line references which some Wikipedia people would criticize and even delete but in my opinion it is an excellent article and stellar contribution to Wikipedia. If you have other information at hand that pertains to that crisis and needs to be posted, I would gladly help. Just let me know if you do. Otherwise, very nicely done... Stevenmitchell (talk) 10:29, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

"russians poorly organised", or "russians suffered a military disaster"[edit]

34,000 Russians versus 58,000 Japanese (casualties) is counter proof to the above claims. We can not use such language to descrive the Russian defeat. Such language would imply that Russian forces performed poorly, which is not true. Also keep in mind this is a surprise attack and gives a natural advantage to Japanese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.3.226.52 (talk) 16:56, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Note about link piping[edit]

Hi. Could you please have a quick look through the guidelines on link piping at WP:NOPIPEDLINK, as I see you have been changing a lot of links such as "[[JR East]]" to "[[East Japan Railway Company|JR East]]" in your recent article edits. Thanks. I'm hoping also you can take the time to include reference sources when you add new material to articles in the future, as it will be a shame if text cannot be verified and has to be removed. Anyway, happy editing in the New Year! --DAJF (talk) 02:23, 28 December 2013 (UTC)


A question about the article "Three Alls Policy"[edit]

Hello, I'm a zhwiki editor. During our work on the article "Three Alls Policy" in Chinese wikipedia we refered a bit to the English version and noticed that you added the source [5] to the chapter "Controversy and Dispute". Since we do not have access to this book, could you please send us a photocopy of the page 235 that you used as reference or provide us by other means an accessible way to this book (or particularly, to this page)? Thanks a lot. --Snorri (talk) 18:32, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Where do you want me to send it? I could e-mail a scan. --MChew (talk) 15:12, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Could you send to this address: james.tamiz@mail.com ? Thank you very much.—Snorri (talk) 03:36, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I can send in a week or so. I am travelling now--MChew (talk) 21:46, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I appreciate your hard work on Wikipedia, especially on the Russo-Japanese War on which behalf I'm writing Wiki-articles on the German Wikipedia. Well done MChew. Chris.w.braun (talk) 15:55, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park & Talk:Mount Kaba, Ibaraki[edit]

Mr. MChew: I’m sorry, I can not enter User talk:Prburley page. He was the creator of the page Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park.+ Mount Kaba in Sumatra (Indonesia) is different from “Mount Kaba” in Ibaraki ( Japan). You can see it in Talk:Mount Kaba, Ibaraki.+ Please, you can create the page Mount Kaba, Ibaraki, if you think it should.+ I work in WP in Spanish, but I am a number. My native language is Spanish. Understand English and Japanese, but I'm no expert. I lived several years in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.+ Thanks. 190.107.18.84 (talk) 17:30, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion and your effort in writing the Mount Kaba, Ibaraki article. I would be happy to post it for you if you like. --MChew (talk) 15:04, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
There are now two pages in WP in English:
Mount Kaba, Ibaraki & Mount Kaba (Ibaraki)
The page “Mount Kaba, Ibaraki” should have removed, with the new page “Mount Kaba (Ibaraki)”. Therefore, you must remove a page, please. Please, “View history” on both pages (User:Malik Shabazz).
In English: xyz, prefecture. Example: Mito, Ibaraki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Hitachi, Ibaraki,…
In Spanisn: xyz (prefecture). Example: Mito (Ibaraki) [6], Tsukuba (Ibaraki) [7], Hitachi (Ibaraki) [8],… Thank you. 190.107.18.84 (talk) 00:26, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. I believe the issue is now resolved. --MChew (talk) 09:02, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Sayōnara. 190.107.18.84 (talk) 04:29, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Greetings. There are problems with the cut and paste move to the incorrect article name Mount Kaba (Ibaraki) which did not move the page history. After that move, Talk:Mount Kaba, Ibaraki was tagged for speedy deletion, but the Admin responding saw that it was a new article and moved it from Talk space to Main space as Mount Kaba, Ibaraki, which is the correct article name (see name examples) and preserved the creation and edit history. Here's what User:MChew needs to do to preserve attribution and eliminate the duplication.

  1. Self-revert the redirect of Mount Kaba, Ibaraki
  2. Make a copy of your revised version of Mount Kaba (Ibaraki)
  3. Paste that into Mount Kaba, Ibaraki as a new edit, click show changes to refresh your memory what was changed and write edit summary (I saw copy edit, spelling change, links, etc.)
  4. As the sole editor of the Mount Kaba (Ibaraki) article, User:MChew can now blank the page and put the {{db-author}} template on it, according to G7. Author requests deletion.
  5. Create Talk:Mount Kaba, Ibaraki and place this template on it:
    {{translated page|es|Monte_Kaba_(Ibaraki)|version=72512904|insertversion=595148889|small=no}}
    (without the edit window nowiki tags) It has the correct source and destination version numbers.
  • That's everything. Check Mount_Kaba_(Ibaraki) edit history before blanking to be sure you are still the sole editor. If not, you would need to contact the Admin who created Mount Kaba, Ibaraki to assist with the fix. I have some corrections to be made to the page after it gets fixed. Thank you for you assistance with these things. ...172.162.77.52 (talk) 07:18, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Mount Kaba, Ibaraki is not the corect name format per WP:MOS-JA, as Mount Kaba is not a city or town, and this format is applicable only to municipalities. For disambiguation of geographic features such as islands, mountains, etc, Mount Kaba (Ibaraki) is correct. If the mountain spans more than one prefecture, Mount xx (Mountain Range) is also typically used. I am sorry that the original edit history was not preserved in the cut-paste move. However, the edit history indicates that you are the only other editor at present, and only an IP address is given. If you really fell strongly about restoring the edit history, I would suggest that you contact an Admin (perhaps the Admin) to restore the edit history; however, the naming of the article is correct for WP:MOS-JP and numerous examples from my perspective. For now, I will add the

{{translated page|es|Monte_Kaba_(Ibaraki)|version=72512904|insertversion=595148889|small=no}} to the talk page, so you will have credit. --MChew (talk) 08:53, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm so sorry you don't understand. The template doesn't belong on your false page version, which is not a translation of es:Monte Kaba (Ibaraki), but a modified copy of an improved version of the translated page. (You made modifications with your 1st edit on your new page.) I don't want to argue about the article name. Please follow the instructions to fix your error, and after your sole editor version is deleted, you can move/rename Mount Kaba, Ibaraki to Mount Kaba (Ibaraki) if you like. Thank you. ...172.162.77.52 (talk) 17:56, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Siege of Port Arthur[edit]

Hi, the en.wp article Siege of Port Arthur seems to be based in part on ja:坂の上の雲 (please read the ja.wp article for details on the fictional parts). If you have time, please take a look and try to correct it. Shii (tock) 19:56, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

I took a look and added in-line citations. --MChew (talk) 16:21, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Hi, I have nominated Nakamura Satoru for Did you know, which would hopefully result in its appearing on the main page. The nomination is at Template:Did you know nominations/Nakamura Satoru. Does reference 1 reference the paragraphs above it as well? Thanks, Matty.007 12:37, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry...[edit]

Sorry, I reverted your edit to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia by mistake. There was nothing wrong with your edit and I reverted myself. Cheers, Stalwart111 11:44, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all you do, 2014 edition[edit]

MChew: again two years later, big thanks for all you do with Japanese-related articles. The work on regional geography is so valuable from a library point of view, there's very little or nothing available on these topics in English. Prburley (talk) 15:53, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

11th division IJA – military symbol was 11D[edit]

Hi MChew, I created about 50 articles concerning the Russo-Japanese War on the German Wikipedia. I'm also creating articles about IJA divisions. Right now I'm working on the german 11th-IJA-division article when I saw that you wrote on the english 11th division article: "...and its military symbol was 11D." Do you have any links, samples or pictures of this military symbol which you could share with us? Actually I'm desperately looking for an IJA-division-insignia like modern day divisions are using and would like to use them for the Wiki-articles. Thanks for your help! Best regards, --Chris.w.braun (talk) 17:01, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi MChew
Can you tell me some good books for more and detailed information about IJA divisions. I appreciate your help! Take care, --Chris.w.braun (talk) 18:31, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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What makes the website covering the Japanese officers reliable according to WP:RS? Without any sources or attributions, unless the author is a recognized authority on the subject, it looks like one guy with a computer and fails to meet the RS standard. Which means that your additions quoting this source will need to be removed unless you can demonstrate otherwise. Furthermore, the standards for FA-class articles are even stricter and will require more precise sourcing, such as page or file numbers, to remain in those articles.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:14, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Okay, added more sources; however there are other unsourced statements in the article (perhaps from before it was a FA) which do not appear to have been challenged.
Please list them for discussion here. Be advised that I use only a single cite at the end of a paragraph if the entire paragraph comes from that source. I'm not sure if that's why you think that there's unsourced material in the article, but I just wanted you to know about my cite style before you spend more time on the article.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:46, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi. I see that when you have been expanding Japanese station articles, you have often been adding the term "Green Window" to refer to JR ticket offices. I too have seen this term used before in some guides, but "Green Window" is just an unofficial literal translation of "Midori no Madoguchi", which is the term normally used by JR companies in their official English language literature and publicity. (I have heard that they actively avoid using the English "Green Window" to avoid possible confusion with their "Green" cars.) The links below show how it is used in official publicity, so you might want to consider using the officially recognized "Midori no Madoguchi" (or "Midori-no-madoguchi") in future. As you can see from the pictures, they are rarely just "windows" anyway.

Hope this helps. --DAJF (talk) 07:40, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Okay, fair enough. However, but Green Window and Midori no Madoguchi redirect to MARS (ticket reservation system). Perhaps someone should consider a separate article on this? --MChew (talk) 07:51, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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