Talk:Cities designated by government ordinance of Japan

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Creation[edit]

The classification was created by the first clause of Article 252, Section 19 of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan.

Was this part of the original text of the Local Autonomy Law, or was it part of a later amendment? If the later, when was it? Nik42 06:44, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

Why isn't this moved to Designated city or some more manageable title (like that for Core city)? Also, I don't see that it is necessary to have "(Japan)" in the title. --RJCraig 14:07, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Other possible designations[edit]

Besides Sagamihara(which I added per NLWP and JAWP),some sources(non-English Wikipedias included) suggest that Kumamoto could be designated somewhere down the road as well... Ranma9617 04:43, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Requested move 2007[edit]

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The result of the proposal was move the page, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 07:43, 17 November 2007 (UTC)


City designated by government ordinance (Japan)City designated by government ordinance — I propose deleting the "disambiguation" article at City designated by government ordinance and moving the City designated by government ordinance (Japan) article back to City designated by government ordinance. City designated by government ordinance (Japan) is really the only non-disambig article on Wikipedia related to this term. From what I can tell, the term "City designated by government ordinance" is a specific translation of the term "政令指定都市" used by the Japanese government only, and there is no other notable usage of this term outside of this context, if any. —Tokek 05:50, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Support There seems to be no need for disambiguation. Arthena(talk) 22:31, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
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Requested move 29 December 2014[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved No consensus that the proposed title is sufficiently recognisable or unambiguous. Number 57 15:43, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



Cities designated by government ordinance of JapanCities designated by government ordinance – No need to add "of Japan" --Relisted. Andrewa (talk) 13:41, 6 January 2015 (UTC) Taku (talk) 22:56, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Taku I am not sure why it would be helpful to remove reference to the country. I think that, in many cases, this type of reference may be common and useful. See: Category:United States federal legislation. GregKaye 06:47, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - precise enough without the country. 75.37.195.44 (talk) 08:39, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per nom (there is no ambiguity) and for procedural reasons (see above). —  AjaxSmack  21:50, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose and relisting. If this move goes ahead, then that brings cities in other countries under the scope of this article... Perhaps the City of Fairfield for example. Is that really the intention? Andrewa (talk) 13:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - it does seem from a quick research that the term "cities designated by government ordinance" is something that applies specifically to Japan. The City of Fairfield article makes no mention of government ordinances, for example, either in Wikipedia, or on the wider web. Also, it should be noted that the proposed title was approved in the above 2007 RM, and no further RM has taken place so technically that should be the current title anyway.  — Amakuru (talk) 22:05, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Maybe it applies specifically to Japan, but it sounds so generic that it could be from pretty much anywhere, and we are a general-purpose encyclopedia. The proposed title erases a lot of WP:RECOGNIZABILITY. Geographic context provided by the current title is helpful. No such user (talk) 14:03, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Most general readers would have no idea that this specifically refers to Japan. Perhaps this title is appropriate for Japanese Wikipedia, but not English. Wbm1058 (talk) 05:25, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

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