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I'll still make a few edits and create a new article or two, but I am just tired of Wikipedia's Euro-American bias and the lack of good Japanese-capable editors. Wikipedia is still not very diverse.
This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia.

Student and scholar of Japanese cinema, literature, and popular culture. I don't have time to contribute much to Wikipedia, but I try to fill in glaring holes by creating new pages and correcting errors when I can. Unfortunately there are a lot of problems with Japanese film-related pages on Wikipedia. I also work on Japanese cycling pages and patrol new Japan-related articles.

Some Articles I Started[edit]

Here are some articles I have started on Wikipedia. Most are still rather short - or even just stubs - but they at least help fill some gaping holes. Someday, when I have more time, I may expand them, but I do encourage any of you with the skill and knowledge to expand them yourself.

Some articles I started

Some Articles to Create[edit]

Here are some articles that need to be done. Can you beat me to them?

Some articles to create

Other Michitaros[edit]

About a sixth of my total edits are on other Wikipedias, including over 800 on the Japanese Wikipedia.


enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
it-1Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
es-1Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
de-0Dieser Benutzer hat keine Deutschkenntnisse.
nl-0Deze gebruiker begrijpt geen Nederlands.
tl-0Ang tagagamit na ito ay hindi nakakaunawa ng Tagalog.


Miyajima-Torii-Modified.jpgThis user participates in
WikiProject Japan.
Cycling (road) pictogram.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Cycling.
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Symbol question.svgThis user has written or expanded 13 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
Senior Editor


Extended content
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Your rewrite on Kaoru Nakamaru was very good! I requested that the nomination for deletion be closed because the rewrite (and page move) was exceptional and helped set a possibility for the Japanese Wiki to have an article on the subject. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 17:45, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks for setting the photo right , I am now realizing the power of Wiki and the collaborative effort of all connected . cheers Shreeshreerang (talk) 09:32, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
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For reporting VIAF errors. Read the VIAFbot debriefing blog post. Maximilianklein (talk) 22:40, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
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For your great work cleaning up Hironari Yamazaki‎ Sportfan5000 (talk) 04:38, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
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For much good work In ictu oculi (talk) 04:37, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
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Japanese film
Thank you, "student and scholar of Japanese cinema, literature, and popular culture", for quality articles such as Noriaki Tsuchimoto (in several languages), for adding references and patrolling new pages, for greeting and warning new users, for tireless moves and project tags, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:49, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


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Flag of Japan.svgThis user has visited 31 of the 47 prefectures.31

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