User:Nihonjoe

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I was an expat during the time I lived in Japan. I spent a lot of time visiting cool places such as Itsukushima Shrine, Hondōri, Etajima, Matsue in Shimane Prefecture, the Kurobe Gorge, Shōbara, Miyoshi, Mihara, Kure, and Tokyo. Hiroshima has some amazing things to see, including the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (where I saw the original The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali) and Shukkei-en (an amazing and peaceful garden which is right next door to the museum).

I also highly recommend that anyone who can get there should visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The park also contains the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (or "Atomic Bomb Dome"), the Children's Peace Monument (which is often draped with origami cranes), and a statue in honor of Sadako Sasaki (also often draped with origami cranes). You can also visit the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims there. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in the park every year on August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

I rode trains regularly on several different lines, including the Geibi Line, the Kisuki Line, the Fukuen Line, the Hiroden Main Line (the main street car line in Hiroshima), and the San'yō Main Line. I created and expanded many of the articles on the stations of the Geibi Line (as well as the article on the line itself). There was (don't know if it's still there) an awesome homemade ice cream shop about 20-30 minutes' walk from Bingo-Ochiai Station. I love manjū (especially Momiji manjū), Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (the best kind!), and most kinds of sushi.

After absorbing all I could of the culture during my stay, I returned to the untamed wilderness of the wild, wild west. I currently enjoy almost anything about Japan, including anime, manga, most Japanese food, and trains. In fact, I like Japan so much, I made a WikiProject for it.

I also enjoy working on an eclectic mix of other topics, including artists William Bliss Baker, Arnold Friberg, Adalbert J. Volck, Kevin Wasden, Howard Tayler, and Stephan Martinière, poet and author Michael R. Collings, critic and author Gilles Poitras, author Toren Smith, and cultural anthropologist Matt Thorn. I regularly read Leading Edge magazine, I think Agnes Lum was the perfect first Clarion Girl, and I love the styling of Karatsu and Kutani ware.

One of my biggest achievements here is bringing Portal:Speculative fiction to featured portal status. It took many months of a lot of work, most of it done by myself (though I greatly appreciate the help of those few who assisted in some way). I also enjoy reading and watching science fiction and fantasy, listening to all kinds of music (really, almost every kind out there), and reading in general. I have a strange fondness for Hinamatsuri.

I especially enjoy technical writing and editing online material in order to make it better. I also enjoy graphic design and taking pictures and making images for Wikipedia. I like user boxes. I even made a couple of them myself. Feel free to use any of the ones I created, or go to the user boxes page and see what's already there.

Stuff I helped with:
Cscr-featured.pngFeatured articles: Japan (12 April 2007)
Cscr-featured.pngFeatured portals: Japan (28 September 2008), Speculative fiction (1 September 2010)
Symbol support vote.svgGood articles: Cross Game (3 August 2009), William Bliss Baker (22 February 2018), Hachijō-jima (19 March 2018)


Unified login: Nihonjoe is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.
Committed identity: 654bb5cf8720667292d580d1f5d438ae19c0e748a4f48b6132f1ca577ff24250295c239730b35a62161d6bc4b6182c31bacb0ccd10ae1b2263a4b4ed5bb67ebe is the SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

Editing

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Selected articles I've worked on

PiQ (pronounced /ˈpiːk/ (deprecated template)) is a discontinued American popular culture magazine that was published by PiQ, LLC, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, from March through July 2008. Launched as a replacement for the magazine Newtype USA, which was discontinued in February 2008, PiQ went beyond anime and manga to include coverage on video games popular American comics and television series.

PiQ started with the Newtype USA staff and its 15,000 subscribers, who received two PiQ issues for every one of Newtype USA remaining on their accounts. The first issue was received with mixed reviews by readers and critics. After only four issues, the magazine was abruptly discontinued in July 2008, which the editorial staff blamed on low revenue, bad management, and lack of marketing.

My timeline on Wikipedia

 Milestones
Milestones
50,000 Hōjō Tokimasa
25,000 WP:ANIME/Reference Library
Watchlist 5100 pages on trimmed watchlist
Watchlist 7500 pages on my watchlist
20,000 My talk page
15,000 2005 Miyagi earthquake
Admin May 10, 2006
10,000 Talk:Yumi Toma
7500 Wikipedia:Requested moves
WP:JA Established WikiProject Japan
5000 Nihonjoe/Userboxen
Watchlist 1000 pages on my watchlist
3500 Nihonjoe
2000 Wizard (magazine)
1000 Highschool! Kimen-gumi
500 Highschool! Kimen-gumi
CUTF Joined Cleanup Taskforce
CVU Joined Counter Vandalism Unit
100 {{Speculative fiction}}
1 Hayao Miyazaki
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Wikipedia Picture of the day

Leopard seal

The leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), also known as the sea leopard, is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic, after the southern elephant seal. It is second only to the killer whale among Antarctica's top predators, feeding on a wide range of prey including cephalopods, other pinnipeds, krill, birds and fish. Together with the Ross seal, the crabeater seal and the Weddell seal, it is part of the tribe of lobodontini seals.

This image shows a leopard seal in the Antarctic Sound in 2016. See also the same seal yawning.

Photograph: Godot13
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Stuff I'm involved in

Portals I help maintain

Did you know...

These are Did you know... hooks I submitted (23 articles so far) which have appeared on the Main page.

A. c. japonica forming a "bee ball" in which two giant hornets (Vespa simillima xanthoptera) are engulfed and are being heated

Kutani ware

Kicho – a Japanese silk partition

View of Mount Izumi Katsuragi

  • ... that the harvesting of Japanese beech trees on the slopes of Mount Izumi Katsuragi is forbidden for religious reasons?
  • ... that Sandra Tayler wrote Hold on to Your Horses to help her daughter "visualize and control her impulsive ideas"?

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