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解説 and 実況[edit]

Hi! What's the difference between 解説 and 実況? Google translate says "Commentary" for both. Can someone please clarify this? Thanks. Here is the image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzSoRWEkHpGLMVRWUWJ1X0ZfT1k/edit?usp=sharing --109.49.103.142 (talk) 05:26, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

I believe that 実況 implies simply describing an event which is currently ongoing. For example, a radio announcer who simply describes what they are seeing to the listener without really going into great deal as to why it is happening. 解説, on the other hand, seems to refer to a more deeper type of analysis, i.e., not only commentating on what is happening, but more importantly why it is happening; This could be either during or after an event. When I hear 実況, I think of a play-by-play announcer. When I hear 解説, I think of a color commentator. In the real world there's probably lots of overlap, so this is just my take on what they both mean. Face-smile.svg - Marchjuly (talk) 06:41, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Makes sense, thanks a lot for the two Wiki links! Regards. --109.49.103.142 (talk) 07:15, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
EDIT - Found the JP article about the guy who is the "play-by-play announcer". :) http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%80%89%E6%95%B7%E4%BF%9D%E9%9B%84 --109.49.103.142 (talk) 07:25, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

talk:Japanese dissidence during the Shōwa period[edit]

Can someone have a look at Talk:Japanese dissidence during the Shōwa period (edit|article|history|links|watch|logs) ? Greg723 (talk · contribs) has left a large number of requests for information/changes on the talk page -- 65.94.169.222 (talk) 03:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Translation request 背中当[edit]

What is the meaning and reading of 背中当 on this page? Thanks. (That would go here) bamse (talk) 16:54, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

From the Nihon Kokugo Daijiten: せなか‐あて 【背中当】(1)板切れをたたみ重ね、紐を付けて背中に負うもの。重い物を背負うときに用いる。しょいこ。連尺。Michitaro (talk) 17:25, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. bamse (talk) 23:11, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
One more (related) question for the same list: What are ねごばんどり? An explanation is given here as ネゴ編みで作るネゴバンドリ, but I still don't understand the "nego" part. bamse (talk)

白山神社 in Gero[edit]

What is the reading of 白山神社 in Gero, Gifu? Shirayama Jinja or Hakusan Jinja or...? bamse (talk) 08:33, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Shirayama. --Prosperosity (talk) 08:51, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you have an idea for the question/section above? bamse (talk) 09:15, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea. Apparently "nego" is how some people say "neko" in Yamagata dialect, but I'm not sure if that's any link to weaving in Meiji era Yamagata. --Prosperosity (talk) 12:21, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Southern All Stars discography[edit]

Something has broken the wikitable-I am trying to fix it, it's better but still messed up. Fresh pair of eyes, onegaishimasu!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:15, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

It's the |'s! --Prosperosity (talk) 12:21, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Mass undiscussed page moves of Japanese cities[edit]

Refer to Special:Contributions/Gryffindor. It's been a while, so I can't remember, but this is against existing consensus, right? —Xezbeth (talk) 17:55, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

It seems unclear to me. The MOS does start off with "When disambiguation is required:", but the close by Robert McClenon on the relevant RfC says "This does not mean that existing references with city name and prefecture name should be edited to remove the prefecture name, only that its use is not required." The MOS was updated by Curly Turkey, so perhaps he and "Robert McClenon" can provide a little more clarification as to what should be done, if anything, in this case. - Marchjuly (talk)
My undestanding of Robert McClenon's closing statement was that there was neither a rush nor a requirement to move the pages (they're not "wrong" per se), but that moving them to the disambiguated versions was more "correct" and shouldn't be opposed without good reason if someone made the effort to move the pages. Gryffindor is within his rights to make these moves generally, although individual ones may be subject to debate (I disagree with his move from Shizuoka, Shizuoka to Shizuoka, for instance, as it requires disambiguation from Shizuoka Prefecture).
To answer Xezbeth's question: the consensus has, in fact, changed, as you can see at WT:Manual of Style/Japan-related articles#RfC: Mandatory disambiguation for Japanese places?. Sitewide there has been a gradual move towards deprecating mandatory disambiguation of placenames. WikiProject Canada, for example, used to follow the WP:USPLACE example, but ditched that requirement about five years ago. There are few Projects left that still require it. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 05:59, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Mami Matsuyama - Where are sources about her?[edit]

Hi! Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mami Matsuyama needs some help. May anyone find sources about Mami Matsuyama (松山 まみ) using Google Books or other sources? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 03:32, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Sasuke (TV series)[edit]

I've suggested that Sasuke (TV series) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) be split apart into a set of articles. The article "Sasuke (TV series)" is currently over 100kB, so is very large. (it is even larger than the recommended max size for archives) For the discussion see Talk:Sasuke (TV series) -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 10:53, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Kitty (song)[edit]

The usage of Hello Kitty (song) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see Talk:Hello Kitty (Avril Lavigne song) -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 05:39, 17 September 2014 (UTC)