Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan/Gaijin tarento task force/Archive 1

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New templates

I created a user template and a talk page template for this project. You can see them on the main page. --日本穣 Nihonjoe 19:21, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

I can't believe you guys are going this far and carrying me with you. struggle 12:42, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
Haha. I think there needs to be a little more thought before you start this project. There's notoriously little info on all the foreigners here, and there's going to be a lot of people adding current-edition crap to all of the articles, creating a lot of noise. The small number of articles makes it a little easier to handle, but as it is I was just planning on picking up an article or two when I was bored with the owarai entries, since most gaijin fall under that category anyways. (I'm really trying not to think about making an article for that black & white manzai kombi...)  freshgavinΓΛĿЌ  03:36, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

I just wandered in here from nihon's page. Would Donna Burke be the sort of person this project is about? Shiroi Hane 18:06, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Template's picture(kanij) is "gaikokujin tarento",but project is "gaijin tarento".is it humor? --Forestfarmer 20:37, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Not really. "Gaijin" is a Japanese-style short-form for "Gaikoku-jin", "Gai koku jin" meaning "outside country person". "Gaijin" is slightly more informal, and both terms are used commonly when referring to such tarento.  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  21:51, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Which... I'm sure you already know because I see know that you also speak Japanese. 英語では外人と言っても意味が不明なので問題はないでしょう。日本で住んでいる外国人の中では「外人」という言葉について議論が出てきていますが「私はそとの人じゃないわよ!」一般な意見ではないと思います。 freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  21:58, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

英語で書くような事じゃないから日本語で失礼するね。読みたいと思った人だけ読んでください。要するに欧米人が差別だって言ってるから外人が差別用語になったの(詳細は外人)。誤解されたくなかったら外国人に統一した方がいいですよ。ちなみにgaijin tarentoの記事の日本語版は"外国人タレント"です(見えない言葉狩りがされているのです。invisible polotical incorrect is done )。日本人として"外人"が差別用語だといわれて外国人と言い換えているのにそれを面白がってこの様な事を分かってしていると不愉快に思われますよ(分かっていないと思うので私はこの返事を書いています)。"外人"で統一してもいいけどね。そうした方がブラックユーモワがきいていて(つまり言葉狩りに反対しているのが分かるから。)個人的には好感がもてます。とっっっっってもどうでもいい事なんで不愉快に思われたらすみません。でも日本人にとっても同じ程度不愉快なんですね。"外人"の言葉狩り(politically incorrect )はね。

まあ個人的な感情を書いてみただけです。--Forestfarmer 09:58, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Forestfarmerさんのトークで返事を書き込みました。 freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  05:20, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Project Directory

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Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:43, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Gaikokujin tarento

FYI, the main article Gaijin tarento has been renamed to Gaikokujin tarento. Bollar 14:35, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

I can't find any discussion on this, aside from two comments on Talk:Gaikokujin tarento — was consensus really achieved on this? To me it seems clear that "gaijin tarento" is the more common and hence WP:NAME-compliant version. I have reopened the issue at Talk:Gaikokujin tarento to revert the move, please comment. Jpatokal (talk) 12:31, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
"Gaijin" can be used as an offensive term referring to anyone that isn't of Japanese heritage. "Gaikokujin" is less derogatory and therefore should probably be used for this portal. Plus shouldn't "tarento" be capitalized as "Tarento"? Moocows rule 07:15, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Moocowsrule. Besides, the red box beside the English explanation in the template says "Gaikokujin Tarento" in Japanese. Many people find "Gaijin" extremely offensive. -- (talk) 17:49, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Task force?

I think this project might work better as a task force of WikiProject Japan. Anyone else have any thoughts on this? ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:48, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Kent Derricott

Please note that there is a AfD for Kent Derricott. The complaint is "No evidence of notability. Reference provides no substantial information" -- (talk) 23:13, 2 January 2008 (UTC)