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Japanese Intertranswiki
Translating content from Japanese Wikipedia

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WikiProject Japan (Talk)

Founded: 18 March 2006
(11 years, 8 months and 25 days ago)
Articles: 60,121 (152 featured)




Welcome to WikiProject Intertranswiki Japanese, a collaborative effort to improve English Wikipedia by importing and translating content from Japanese Wikipedia. The aim of the project is to draw up a full directory of missing content from Japanese Wikipedia organised by topic and sub topic as well as to tag existing articles which need major translation from the other language equivalent and begin to work towards creating the articles or improving an existing article. Once the directory is drawn up, the project is intended to work towards starting the missing articles and where possible combine inter-wiki translation with reliable sources elsewhere. You can also use this tool or Petscan to find articles in a specified category in Japanese Wikipedia that have interwiki links to other Wikipedias but not to English Wikipedia. Please note that not all content is suitable for transferring and please exercise caution if translating unreferenced material or the subject is controversial. Where possible, translations should be backed by reliable sources.

Translating and expanding existing articles[edit]

Articles currently tagged as needing translation from Japanese Wikipedia as part of WikiProject Intertranswiki are categorised as Category:Articles needing translation from Japanese Wikipedia and organized by main topic.

To add a tag to an existing article which you know of that could be expanded from Japanese Wikipedia add the following:

{{Expand Japanese|topic=|date=}}

The following code is to be applied to categorise an article needing translation in any of the above categories:

  • {{Expand Japanese|fa=yes|date=}} for Featured Articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=geo|date=}} for Geographical articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=sport|date=}} for Sports articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=culture|date=}} for Culture articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=hist|date=}} for History articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=sci|date=}} for Science articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=struct|date=}} for Building and structure articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=transport|date=}} for Transport articles
  • {{Expand Japanese|topic=gov|date=}} for Government and politics articles

If the article on Japanese Wikipedia is worded differently from the English version then the exact article name should be entered into the expand template to enable direct translation. For example, Kuroda Dam would be tagged as follows:

  • {{Expand Japanese|黒田ダム|topic=struct|date=August 2009}}

Missing article directory[edit]

There are thousands of articles missing that need starting and to be translated from Japanese Wikipedia. Missing articles will be listed and organised by main topic and then sub ordered by category or specific topic.

Translation assistance[edit]

Formal project members[edit]