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日本関係の今週の記事へようこそ! Thank you for your visit to Wikipedia:Japanese Collaboration!

A Japanese Collaboration will be picked using this page. This is a specific topic which either has no article or a basic stub page that is directly related to Japan, the aim being to have a featured-standard article, from widespread cooperative editing.

The project aims to fill gaps about Japan in Wikipedia, to give users a focus and to give us all something to be proud of. You can find a list of Japanese articles on the Todo list on the Japanese Wikipedians' noticeboard (a full list can be found at the complete Todo list. Anyone can nominate an article and can vote for the nominated articles.

The current Japanese Collaboration is Current nominations:

Also /Current is updated.

Previous winners that have gone on to become featured articles can be found at /Features.
All previous winners can be found at /History.
Removed nominations can be found at /Removed.

Selecting the next Collaboration[edit]


Please vote for as many of the following candidates as you like. Please add only support votes. Opposing votes will not affect the result, as the winner is simply the one with the most support votes (see Approval voting).

Only registered users should vote. Any Wikipedian can vote on this page. You do not have to be Japanese, or to read or write Japanese.

To enter your votes, simply edit the appropriate sections by just inserting a new line with "# ~~~~". This will add your username and a time stamp in a new numbered list item.


In case of a tie, voting will be extended for 24 hours. If there is still a tie, the candidate that was nominated first wins.


New nominations can be made at any time and should be added at the end of this page. Please use the template.

If the page you are nominating already exists, please add {{subst:Japanese Collaboration candidate|Thispage=Article name}} to the top of its talk page. This expands to:

This article has been nominated as a possible Japanese Collaboration. To add your support, go to its listing.


If the article is selected as the JC, the template {{Current Japanese Collaboration}} should go at the top of the article page. This expands to:

This is the current Japanese collaboration! Please help improve it to featured article standard.

Considerations for nominations[edit]

  • Please only nominate Japanese articles which don't currently exist or are stubs. (Two paragraphs or less of information or fewer than 1,000 characters – also try Japanese stubs) If you have an article that is not related to Japan please use Collaboration of the week, which is not specific to Japan-related articles.
  • Giving reasons as to why an article should become the JC may assist others in casting their vote.
  • Can the wider community easily contribute to the article? Or is it something only a small number of people will know about?


Nominations will be moved to /Removed if it has not received any votes in the first six months of being nominated (excluding the person who nominated it). If a candidate has no vote, its nominator may withdraw his nomination. Feel free to perform pruning that meets the above criteria. Please see the talk page for discussion of this change in pruning policy.

Currrent candidates[edit]

Japanese snack food[edit]

  1. Great article candidate, lots of possibilities for expansion beyond just the List of Japanese snack foods (which is a great start!) CES 22:15, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Buddhist temple (Japan)[edit]

A short while ago, I noticed that the only article on Japanese Buddhist temples was the list of Buddhist temples worldwide. I therefore began an article called Buddhist temple (Japan). It is meant to cover the history of architectural styles, the traditional layout of a temple grounds, the structures typically found at a temple (i.e. Great Hall, Founder's Hall, Pagoda, etc.)... I did some preliminary work on it, but realized I have neither the time nor the resources (texts) to do much more on my own. (If you look at the articles on Cathedral, Monastery, and Basilica, you'll see the kind of length and detail I was thinking of putting into this article.) Thanks!! LordAmeth 02:21, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

The Tale of the Heike[edit]

Nominated: 01:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


  • The Tale is pretty important both because it is one of the main sources for that war, and simply because it is one of the most popular and commonly referenced works, and definitely the most popular Japanese epic tale. --maru (talk) contribs 01:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Shinzo Abe[edit]

Nominated:01:40, 7 September 2006 (UTC)


  • Likely to become Prime Minister within the month. Article will receive a lot of attention worldwide. Fg2 01:40, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Articles related to Japan nominated on other COTWs[edit]

Meditation on WP:IDRIVE could need some input on Zen


See also[edit]