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Hello Shinkansen Fan, Got a question about {{Hiroshima}}. Its top line identifies the contents as municipalities, but you're adding wards of the city of Hiroshima, and they're not municipalities. Should we amend the top line so it includes more than municipalities, or should we take out the wards? Fg2 (talk) 11:30, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for asking, Fg2. I'm changing this template so that it's more in line with the Japanese version. The wards of a designated city is not a municipality. They are part of the city government. You are right, but I think each designated city should have its own place in this template, not just "one" of cities. The wards are required in the addressing system, so I think they should be mentioned here. In the Japanese template, we have 広島県の自治体"等" or Municipalities, "etc". in the title. "等" refers to the wards of Hiroshima. So the top line should be something like Municipalities and Wards? Maybe we need to discuss this somewhere else.
I edited {{Kyoto}} and {{Hyogo}} as well. I noticed that someone else already made similar changes to {{Chiba}} and {{Saitama}}. I think this format looks good. Shinkansen Fan (talk) 12:01, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
It would be a good idea to discuss it somewhere, for example, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan. I'm not opposed to doing something for wards of designated cities. Your suggestion of Municipalities and Wards might be best, or someone might come up with something else. Best regards, Fg2 (talk) 12:26, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
I posted a question there. Thank you. Shinkansen Fan (talk) 14:34, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

The English "Tokyo Electron" page is being recreated. You might like to add in all the good stuff that you've done already. Advantest also needs a cleanup. LittleBen (talk) 05:55, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

That's great, but I have too many things to do now. I want everyone else to translate the rest of the ja:東京エレクトロン article. As for Advantest, ja:アドバンテスト has some basic information and the company logo. Another major player in this sector is Dainippon Screen ja:大日本スクリーン製造. --Shinkansen Fan (talk) 15:22, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for all your good work! LittleBen (talk) 15:52, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
> As for Tokyo Electron, I downloaded two images, the company logo and the corporate slogan,
> from the official site and converted them to SVG with Inkscape. Can we upload them to Wikimedia Commons?
> I'm worried about copyright issues because both of them are TEL's trademarks.
Sorry I'm not an expert on such issues. I recommend that you as about this somewhere like QwerpQwertus (talk). LittleBen (talk) 15:27, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Metro systems in Japan[edit]

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I agree with deletion. In fact, I just wanted to make a template but forgot to add "Template:" to the page title. Sorry about that. --Shinkansen Fan (talk) 11:20, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Project tags[edit]

Please do not remove the Food & Drink project banners from articles. While your project has a Food & Drink working group/task force, it is improper to remove the tags of other projects. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 20:08, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Japan-Korea relations in 1904-1905[edit]

Please revisit Wilipedia talk:WikiProject Japan#Japan-Korea Treaty of 1905. You were correct here; and I was simply wrong in my initial response. --Tenmei (talk) 21:23, 6 November 2010

Shinto[edit]

Please consider the analysis and opinions I have posted here --Tenmei (talk) 17:51, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Vocaloid re-organisation[edit]

I noticed your question on the Vocaloid discussion page... Yes, there is enough content to expand the Vocaloid page. However, I'm creating a "Vocaloid (software)", "Vocaloid 2" and "Vocaloid 3" page perhaps when Vocaloid 3 comes out. It depends on how things go. If might be best to wait until Vocaloid 3 is out. Its likely going to be with us by the end of the year and depending on its set up, it might affect how the layout of the Vocaloid page turns out. In the meantime, you could try re-organising the page or thinking about other ideas. "Vocaloid 2" will likely consume MOST of the references alone while "Vocaloid (software)" will not have so much anyway. 94.168.119.106 (talk) 21:51, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Plese take a look at the Vocaloid talk page. --Shinkansen Fan (talk) 05:11, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Template:Jmyth navbox long[edit]

Hi, Shinkansen Fan. I didn't notice your edits to Template:Jmyth navbox long back in January, but I've just seen them. Those edits entirely removed mention of Buddhism and other traditions. Although you refer to discussion at WikiProject Japan, I don't think that that discussion shows consensus for the wholesale changes you made; certainly, I don't agree, as I think you can see from my comments there. I have reverted your changes using Twinkle.

Your comments during the 2010 discussion suggest that Shinto is "the Japanese mythology", but it is widely accepted that Shinto, Buddhism, and folk traditions all contribute to Japan's religious and mythic landscape. This is reflected at Japanese mythology and in books such as 神仏習合 (Syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism, Yoshie 1996) and 神仏信仰事典 (Encyclopedia of Shinto and Buddhist Beliefs, 1998 et seq.).

You may want to create a new template for Shinto belief and tradition rather than removing Buddhism (and the 七福神) from Jmyth navbox. (Also see Template:Shinto.) Cnilep (talk) 01:42, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

I've re-opened the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan/Mythology task force#Jmyth navbox again so as to include more voices. I hope you will participate there. Cheers, Cnilep (talk) 01:51, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

お疲れ様。 Thank you for all your work on this template. Cnilep (talk) 02:19, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Pics on article[edit]

On Sea of Japan naming dispute, I think there's already too many pictures. We definitely can't add more pictures that all have the Sea of Japan name, because that violates WP:NPOV--it gives to much prominence to one side of the dispute. Further, at least one of the pictures is irrelevant (the Tokkaido provinces, since that's not even on the sea in question). Maybe one or two of those pics could be included, possibly replacing the ones that are already there, but we should figure that out on the article's talk page. If you don't mind, please propose there why you think one or more of the pics should be added specifically. Thanks. Qwyrxian (talk) 04:33, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I was confusing that article with another one--there's not "too many pictures". However, I do still think we need to be careful about WP:NPOV. I'll open up a place on the article's talk to discuss. Qwyrxian (talk) 04:34, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
I added these images because they were not used here. I don't want to write a lot on this because it's a turnoff for me, but please consider reinstating the images. I feel the current article is lacking in content.
This is not really a Korean-Japanese dispute in our view, but it's (South) Korea vs the international standard for sea-borne trade and navigation. Please include the Russian and Chinese names, which are exclusively Japan Sea. I don't understand why their POVs are not mentioned in "Other countries". Russia, a truly Eurasian power, faces this sea and played a major role in spreading this name in Europe.
Also, the historical name used by in China is 鯨海 (Whale Sea) according to zh:日本海. China uses Japan Sea because it has own East Sea, the East China Sea, which Japan accepts as the international standard. This article cites 中國社會科學院所編制的《中國歷史地圖集》中,元、明、清三個時期的地圖亦把日本海標為鯨海。學術背景,請參考“中国载籍所见的日本海名称(本文载《太平洋学报》1995年第1期)[1]
極少數中國人傾向于使用其古稱鯨海,因為、元時中國人稱日本海為“鯨海”。元朝遼陽行省曾在今符拉迪沃斯托克一帶設立鯨海千戶所,隸屬于水達達路。中国人和大多數國家以“东海”或“東中國海”指称朝鲜半岛以南、中國大陸以東、日本九州、沖繩以西一带的水域。称俄罗斯、朝鲜半岛与日本列岛之间的海域为“日本海”。
Moreover, the Korean side says,
"'Sea of Japan,' however, was not widely used even in Japan until the mid-19th century. It is worthy of note that, as late as 1870, even many Japanese maps referred to this body of water as “Sea of Joseon (Korea) instead of “Sea of Japan.” I think this is dubious. How many Japanese maps? What about the 1792 map by Shiba Kōkan, which describes the Pacific Ocean as "East Sea of Japan" (日本東海)? If they don't have more European maps to back up their argument, then it doesn't look so solid. There's another image which I didn't include: .
Finally, please don't delete the sentence that explains what "East Sea"means in Japanese. This is very relevant to this topic, at least in Japan. The other images are not even Japanese, so I don't see how they are Japanese POV. --Shinkansen Fan (talk) 08:16, 19 April 2011 (UTC).
Perhaps saying "Japanese POV" is the wrong way of putting it. What I meant is, we shouldn't have 5 different images that all say "Sea of Japan", and only 1 that says "East Sea". I understand your point, that internationally this is the accepted name, but we have to be careful to keep the article neutral. Still, I think that we could add one or two more maps, especially those that aren't Japanese. Two maps I'm sure don't belong are the map of Östersjön, and the map of Tokkaido, as both are irrelevant to this article.
Regarding other countries, I would definitely like it if you could add information verified by reliable sources about what other countries call the sea--it would go right into the "Other countries" section. Note that we can't just say "This Russian map says "Sea of Japan", so Russia calls it that." We'd need to say "In official government publications, Russia uses the term..." backed up by some sort of secondary source with that claim. Note that it would be better if that secondary source was no Japanese or Korean in origin.
Regarding the sentence about Tokai in Japanese, it's also irrelevant. No one is questioning what country's should call the name internally--they're questioning the international name.
So, on the pics, let's discuss on the article talk page which ones you think would be best to add. Qwyrxian (talk) 08:59, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
Regarding

JMSDF ship names[edit]

Please give some thought to my reced edit at User talk:Reenem#JMSDF ship prefix? --Tenmei (talk) 17:21, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Macroeconomics Diagram of Money Circulation[edit]

The diagram which you submitted has been replaced with a clearer and improved version that better explains the subject. Also the text has been enlarged and made to relate to this subject at large. Please review my changes and make comments etc. Macrocompassion (talk) 16:20, 4 October 2011 (UTC)


WikiProject Osaka University[edit]

Hello, Shinkansen Fan! I have started a new project to promote Handai at Wikipedia. That is the first project about a Japanese university here. I have noticed that you are from Japan (or may be even from Kansai!) and you like translating Japanese articles into English. May be we could collaborate and let people know more about one of the brightest Japanese institutions. There are no members yet, so any help would be very much appreciated! Or may be you know someone from Japanese Wiki who would be interested in this. よろしくお願い致します! GaiJin (talk) 09:45, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

I have lived in Kansai for years but not in Osaka. So I'm not very familiar with Handai. For starters, Tekijuku needs to be expanded and I may be able to contribute. Perhaps you could ask someone from Wikipedia_talk:JA where people post questions and answers about Japan-related articles or Portal:Osaka. --Shinkansen Fan (talk) 08:07, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your reply. I'll check on the links you provided. Anyway, if you feel like joining the project you are always welcome. Helping out with Tekijuku, Kaitokudo or Naniwa High School would be very helpful. Best regards, GaiJin (talk) 13:51, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

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