Talk:Ibaraki Prefecture

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Pronunciation of 茨城[edit]

In response to edit on "Ibaragi", I went back and checked a few places. According to "Ibaraking":

It is actually "mispronounced" primarily by locals, that is those with thick accents. They are actually saying "ki" but it sounds like "gi". That is also given as the likely cause of the mispronunciation. (If you ask me, it ought to be "gi", but I'm not in charge). According to the Japanese Wikipedia article on Ibaraki, Osaka

The proper pronunciation of that town is actually "ki". Perhaps the mispronunciation is actually due to think accent of people from Ibaraki prefecture.

I learn something new everyday... Ken6en 13:25, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

"Ibaraki" is indeed the according-to-Hoyle correct pronunciation of 茨城, but characterizing "Ibaragi" as a mispronunciation is in and of itself a mistake. "Variation" would be better. I spent 4 years living there (Kashima-gun Hasaki-machi, now part of Kamisu-shi) and I encountered people from up as far as Mito to down in Choshi, Chiba pref., and as far west as Sowa-machi, and the near-universal pronunciation was "Ibaragi." In fact, we could often tell when someone was not a native because they insisted on saying "Ibaraki" and trying to correct the locals! Ridiculous, really.

Yeah, that's my understanding I said above, native Ibarakians say 'k' like 'g', but apparently their 'g' is also slightly different that the usual 'g', so it's all softened. That's why natives will say it's spelled with a 'k' even though they seem to be saying 'g'. But younger Ibarakians who are embarassed to have an accent consciously say it with a 'k' sound. Ken6en 04:14, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Pronunciation "correctness" notwithstanding, the official Japanese name is Ibaraki so why is the HTML/URL name for this page Ibaragi and how can it be changed? It clearly should be. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimi-chan (talkcontribs) 03:39, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
If someone types "Ibaragi Prefecture" into the search box (or clicks the link), Wikipedia "redirects" the user to the article "Ibaraki Prefecture." The line "(Redirected from Ibaragi Prefecture)" appears below the correctly spelled article title. The redirected reader sees "Ibaragi_Prefecture" in the URL. No way to change that. That's consistent for all Wikipedia articles. For example, searching for "renal stone" (or clicking the link) brings up the article "Kidney stone" but with "renal_stone" in the URL. It has nothing special to do with Ibaragi or Ibaraki.
However, if someone types "Ibaraki Prefecture" into the search box (or clicks the link), Wikipedia takes the reader directly to the article "Ibaraki Prefecture." The URL includes "Ibaraki_Prefecture." Nothing to be corrected.
Was that what you meant by your question? Fg2 (talk) 04:08, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Yep, thanks for the clarification. I'm new to editing on here.


Also in response to recent edit: According to this Wikipedia article and a check of Hitachi website:

Hitachi has its HQ in Tokyo now (as almost all Japanese companies do once they go international) but it was founded in Hitachi. Ken6en 13:25, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Ibaraki Prefectural Police Campaign.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 06:47, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

This strikes me as absurd. I gave the copyright rationale when I uploaded the image, but I'm not going to argue with a bot. It can do what it likes. Toru-chan 04:39, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

This picture should have been left intact. If you ever go to the Mito Immigration Office you can see this picture, and you can experience the attitude from the Japanese workers there who don't want foreigners in Ibaraki. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:03, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Prince Subaru?[edit]

This edit added the statement that "In 1288, the province of Hitachi was conquered by the Prince Subaru." Does anyone know more about this? Until we get further information, I'm removing it from the article. Fg2 (talk) 09:57, 30 November 2007 (UTC)