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Welcome to WikiProject Japan, a WikiProject set up to better organize and present information in all articles related to Japan. It is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of interested Wikipedians to improve all Japan-related articles in order to make Wikipedia an excellent resource for Japan-related information for all who visit. If you would like to help, please sign up on the participants page and see the to-do list below for ideas of where to start. There's plenty of work to go around!

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Current time in Japan: 13:42, May 24, 2015 (JST, Heisei 27) (Refresh)

Scope and goals[edit]

This project is designed to help those interested in improving all of the Japan-related articles on Wikipedia to find a particular area in which they are interested in working. As "Japan" is a broad subject, there are many taskforces and collaborations (see the navbox to the right for a full list) in which you can participate.

As of 24 May 2015, there are 51,260 articles within the scope of WikiProject Japan, of which 136 are featured. This makes up 1.05% of the articles on Wikipedia and 1.86% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 119,750 pages in the project.

We want to:

  1. Allow people to more easily locate groups working on Japan-related WikiProjects
  2. Create a body of articles that accurately depicts the history and culture of Japan and the Japanese people
  3. Expand the number of articles regarding Japan and Japanese topics
  4. Further #3 by expanding all Japan-related article stubs
  5. Highlight Japan's relationship and contributions to the rest of the world
  6. Properly source all Japan-related articles, preferably using the <ref> element and the {{cite}} series of templates
  7. Standardize the style and format of articles on Japan or Japanese topics; and
  8. Standardize the use of Japanese-language terms, names, and translations into English across all related articles, bringing them in line with the WP:MOS-JA.
  9. Patrol recent changes to existing Japan-related articles for vandalism and poor-quality edits, and correct them to maintain the articles.

Progress on improving articles[edit]

Below is how we are progressing on improving the articles within our scope.

Get all articles Featured class: 0.2% complete
Get all articles at least A class: 0.2% complete
Get all articles at least Good class: 0.6% complete
Get all articles higher than B class0.6% complete
Get all articles higher than C class2.4% complete
Get all articles higher than Start class9.2% complete
Get all articles higher than Stub class49.3% complete
Get all lists Featured class: 2.2% complete
Assess all articles (as of May 16, 2010, see unassessed articles): 39% complete

To-do items[edit]

Please "Be Bold!" and help us out. There are plenty of things to do in the lists below, including the creation of brand new articles. Please list all Japan-related Good and Featured articles at Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Recognized content.

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Please help as much as you can with our big list of unreferenced biographies of living people. The oldest tagged articles need help first as they are likely to be deleted before any more recently tagged articles. Whether you can do one article or 100, your help is needed and appreciated. Thanks!

New articles[edit]

You can manually list articles you have created or found at Template:Newest Japan-related articles#Manually maintained list.

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2015-05-23 18:11 (UTC)
















Peer review requests[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Peer review

Former FAC[edit]

These are mostly well-written articles that need a little improvement in order to become FA quality.

Top importance articles → FA[edit]

Please consider working on the Top importance articles in the chart below in order to bring them to Featured Article quality. The chart shows the current status of these articles (listed alphabetically by how close they are to reaching FA status), and there's plenty to work on.

Featured class[edit]

These top-importance articles and lists have been improved to featured status. Feel free to keep an eye on them so they stay that way.

Below are the articles which need work to become featured class. You are welcome to work on any of them.

Any help is appreciated.

A class

GA class

B class

C class

Start class

List class

Stub class

Major projects[edit]

These are big tasks that require a lot of work from a lot of people helping out in order to improve something. Feel free to jump right in and help with any of them. We always welcome more help!

  1. Rick Block requests help updating articles due to Gappei. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Gappei.
  2. LordAmeth would like to enlist everyone's help in converting all articles, both in title and in context, to properly macronned form.
  3. Kansai region compared to the Tōhoku region, Kansai related articles are systematically sub-standard and have articles of towns and cities missing.
  4. Dozens of pages shown at Special:Allpages/Japan and Special:Allpages/Japanese lack WikiProject Japan tags and assessments.
  5. Category:Rangaku is woefully underpopulated. Many existing articles which belong in this category are not so categorized. Please go to various rangaku-related articles and add the category.
  6. Bamse is trying to improve the coverage of National Treasures of Japan. See User:Bamse/National Treasures of Japan.
  7. 1Q84 is attempting to translate over the Japanese Wikipedia page for the Mephisto Award and would appreciate assistance since his Japanese comprehension isn't that high yet.

Cleanup tasks[edit]

These are anything smaller or more specific than projects and anything that individuals can work on.

Additionally, please review the following for work which may need doing:

  1. Various articles on historic people, especially the new articles
  2. Kyoto Imperial Palace is in sad shape. Needs expansion, more cited references.
  3. Shingetsu Institute was deleted as looking a little spammy; it's got lots of external links to articles, but not a single actual footnote, and the notability has been questioned (there's a bit of a COI concern as well).
  4. Uverworld has been tagged as being in serious need of attention since March 2009. This train wreck is nothing more than a sloppily written discography.
  5. Prostitution in Japan has lots of references, but many of the references are questionable

You can also work on files listed on the Cleanup listing page as well as articles in Category:Japan articles needing attention. Your help with these is appreciated as the list of things to do is very long.

Requested moves and merges[edit]

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Scan for Japan-related requested moves

The following are from WP:RM:


Disambiguation[edit]

The following may be from toolserver reports at WP:DPL#To do, but any page needing disambiguation work and link correcting can be listed here.

  • (None over 25 links at this time)

Pages marked for deletion[edit]

Japan-related articles for deletion are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Japan and Article alerts. Please go and express your opinion regarding any articles listed there.

Stubs[edit]

You can find a list of all Japan-related stub categories on the Category talk:Japan stubs page. All of the articles on the main Category:Japan stubs page need to be sorted into these more specific categories while they are stubs (last performed on 9 June 2009). Of course, you can also expand the stubs in such a way as to make them no longer stubs. If none of the existing stubs apply, please use {{Japan-stub}}.

If you want to make a new stub for a particular category, please note that all stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will probably be deleted. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on creating stub templates and categories.

Requests[edit]

The articles on these pages need to be created (or pointed to existing articles under slightly different names). You can also add requests to one of these pages. If you aren't sure which page to add your request to, please ask on the talk page.

Requested articles[edit]

Requested photographs in Japan[edit]

In addition to requesting on here, elsewhere on the English Wikipedia, and on the Wikimedia Commons (Commons:Commons:Picture_requests/Requests/Asia#Japan), please also request one on the Japanese Wikipedia. If you know Japanese, state your request at ja:Wikipedia:画像提供依頼. If you do not know Japanese, state your request at ja:Wikipedia:Chatsubo and ask the participants for help on adding it to the Japanese Wikipedia's image request page. Members will help you with your requests. Usually Japanese Wikipedians who photograph and upload images on Commons will post descriptions in Japanese and English.

Translation requests[edit]

Romanization requests[edit]

Hepburn romanization needed:

Proposed new or updated articles[edit]

List any Japan-related articles on which you are working that aren't quite ready for prime time, or proposed replacements or updates for currently existing articles. This will allow an informal peer review of sorts by anyone interested in the particular topic, thereby helping Wikipedia to become better.

  • The article on Souzou Gakuen University has the wrong (or outdated) title University of Creation; Art, Music & Social Work:Souzou Gakuen University is the English version of institution's name now as clear as stated on all official sites that I added the links to on article's page. Also the other info is terribly outdated, this university was allover the news yesterday so there's plenty of reliable information out there right now. I would contribute to it but not sure how to change the article name, or is it better to create a completely new article and delete old one? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsurugaoka (talkcontribs) 12:26, November 11, 2009
  • I was browsing Wikipedia and found this page looking a bit lonely and lost (Memorial day for the end of the war). Unfortunately as my Japanese language knowledge is nil and the original creator of the pages English isn't great most of the page didn't make sense so I had to get rid of it. It needed categorising which I have done. If anyone knows anything about this day please can they consider adding to the stub? Cls14 (talk) 17:27, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
    @User:Cls14Hi, I am new to Wikiproject Japan and was just reading through this page to see what it was all about when I came upon your post. Somebody has categorized this as one of the public holidays in Japan, but I don't think that is correct. It is more of a remembrance day with a few speeches given and a few events held than a national holiday type of thing. My personal experience is that it is pretty business as usual for most of Japan, with a few events being held in Tokyo. Also, the part about Obon has nothing to do with this day other than that August 15 tends to fall with in that time period. For what it's worth, Obon is also not a National holiday. It's sort of like Christmas here, celebrated by some but not a Japanese holiday; It is more like a summer break for some companies and people. --Marchjuly (talk) 03:02, 16 December 2013 (UTC)


Article assessment[edit]

Any member of WikiProject Japan may assess Japan-related articles by following the guidelines here. If you aren't sure about an article, ask about it on the assessment talk page.

Recognized content[edit]

In order to make this page a bit shorter, the list of recognized content has been moved to its own page.

Resources[edit]


Templates[edit]

  • To add a page to the project, please add one of the following templates to the top of the talk page of the article: {{WikiProject Japan|class=|importance=}}. In general, do not add this project's talk page banner to articles belonging to a child project. This is to prevent the talk pages getting too many talk page banners.
  • If an article is in need of kanji or hiragana, add {{Needkanji}} or {{Needhiragana}} to the top of the article.
  • When adding Japanese characters to an article, use
    • {{nihongo}} if an explanation or the pronunciation of the characters is needed. Format: English (Kanji Rōmaji?, extra) extra2
    • {{nihongo2}} if just the Japanese characters are needed. Format: Kanji
    • {{nihongo3}} if the rōmaji are needed first. Format: Rōmaji (Kanji?, English, extra) extra2
    • {{eigo}} if the Japanese characters are needed first. Format: Kanji (FuriganaRōmaji, English) extra
  • Userboxes:

{{User WikiProject Japan}}

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{{User WP Japan}}

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WikiProject Japan

Pictogram voting info.svg Note: You must use the second userbox if you wish your user name to automatically appear under Category:WikiProject Japan participants and Category:Wikipedians interested in Japan.

Project recognition[edit]

Barnsensu[edit]

Barnsensu

If you think someone has done an outstanding job in improving and/or expanding Japan-related articles here on Wikipedia, you can award them the WikiProject Japan Barnsensu. Please make note of the following:

  1. To award this to an editor, place the following on their talk page: {{WPJ-Barnsensu|1=Your message to the recipient. ~~~~}}
  2. In general, you shouldn't award this to someone who has awarded it to you (in order to avoid any appearance of quid pro quo).
  3. After awarding this to an editor, please make an entry on Barnsensu recipients page.

Recipients may also add the Barnsensu userbox to their pages.

Barnstar 2.0[edit]

Barnstar 2.0

If you think someone has done an outstanding job in improving and/or expanding Japan-related articles here on Wikipedia, you can award them the WikiProject Japan Barnstar 2.0 (same type of award as the above, but looks different). Please make note of the following:

  1. To award this to an editor, place the following on their talk page: {{WikiProject Japan Barnstar 2.0|1=Your message to the recipient. ~~~~}}
  2. In general, you shouldn't award this to someone who has awarded it to you (in order to avoid any appearance of quid pro quo).
  3. After awarding this to an editor, please make an entry on Barnstar 2.0 recipients page.

Recipients may also add the Barnstar 2.0 userbox to their pages.

Barnstar of National Merit[edit]

Barnstar of National Merit

This award is given by consensus of WikiProject Japan participants and is reserved for those who already have the Barnsensu and/or Barnstar 2.0 and have done an outstanding job improving and/or expanding Japan-related articles for at least two years. A discussion regarding the presentation of the award to someone should take place on the project talk page (please use a clear title for the discussion, such as Barnstar of National Merit discussion for Username, and please include a few reasons why the person deserves to be recognized). You can not nominate yourself. The only things considered in the discussion should be:

  1. If they have been a part of the project for at least two years or significantly contributed to a large number of Japan-related articles even if they aren't a member of the project, and
  2. Whether their contributions have significantly improved the content of Japan-related material here on Wikipedia during the time they have been participating.

Please make note of the following:

  1. Once consensus to award this to an editor has been reached, the person who started the discussion should place the following on the recipient's talk page: {{subst:The Japan Barnstar of National Merit|1=message ~~~~}} (be sure to link to the diff showing the closure of the discussion and the consensus reached)
  2. After awarding this to an editor, please make an entry on Barnstar of National Merit recipients page.

Recipients may also add the Barnstar of National Merit userbox to their pages.

Barnstar of National Honor[edit]

Barnstar of National Honor

This award is given by consensus of WikiProject Japan participants and is reserved for those who already have the Barnsensu and/or Barnstar 2.0 and have done an outstanding job greatly improving and/or expanding Japan-related articles for at least three years. A discussion regarding the presentation of the award to someone should take place on the project talk page (please use a clear title for the discussion, such as Barnstar of National Honor discussion for Username, and please include a few reasons why the person deserves to be recognized). You can not nominate yourself. The only things considered in the discussion should be:

  1. If they have been a part of the project for at least three years or contributed significantly to a large number of Japan-related articles even if they aren't a member of the project, and
  2. Whether their contributions have greatly improved the content of Japan-related material here on Wikipedia during the time they have been participating.

Please make note of the following:

  1. Once consensus to award this to an editor has been reached, the person who started the discussion should first place the following on the recipient's talk page: {{subst:The Most Noble Barnstar of National Honor|1=message ~~~~}} (be sure to link to the diff showing the closure of the discussion and the consensus reached)
  2. After awarding this to an editor, please make an entry on Barnstar of National Honor recipients page.

Recipients may also add the Barnstar of National Honor userbox to their pages.