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Katsushika Hokusai, Goten-yama hill, Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō, ca. 1832.jpg
Talk & archives for WP Japan
V·T·E - reliable source or personal blog?[edit]

At first glance the recent additions for this domain to Japan-related articles by a new editor seem to link to an unreliable blog (see EL list at [1]), the site is only maintained by 1 writer and 1 photographer per its "About" page. It would be great if a more knowledgeable uninvolved editor of Japan-related topics could double-check these link additions to avoid an erroneous mass revert. It seems like a clear case of an unreliable blog, but I am not 100% sure. GermanJoe (talk) 17:09, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Further opinions required[edit]

Hi, further opinions required at Thanks. (talk) 05:42, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

MOS page about articles Buddhism[edit]

Dear fellow Wikipedians, In response to repeated discussions about policies and whether they hold for articles on Buddhism, I have drafted a policy proposal to include into the Manual of Style for Wikipedia articles about Buddhism. The proposal does not actually include much new policy, but rather attempts to apply policy to articles on Buddhism in an understandable way, similar to MOS:ISLAM. Content is based on discussions held on Buddhist articles, as listed on the talk page. Comments are welcome.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 08:32, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Distinguish two temples with same name[edit]

I need to correct the link to "Hosshō-ji" in List of National Treasures of Japan (sculptures). It currently links to Hosshō-ji (ja:法勝寺) but should link to a temple by the same name (Hosshō-ji) in Romaji which in Japanese is spelled ja:法性寺. This article does not exist yet, so would be a red link. Usually if there are two temples with the same name, I would add the city name in parentheses in the title. However since both temples are located in Kyoto this does not work here. How should I name the new article? bamse (talk) 21:52, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Maybe you could add the name of the ku, like "Hosshō-ji (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto)". I think we are going to need something like that, as there are quite a few temples with the same name (ja:法性寺 (曖昧さ回避)), many not in cities. – Margin1522 (talk) 07:28, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

A little help in French WP?[edit]

I've just learned that the (Japanese) photographer Kensuke Kazama died five months ago, and accordingly have updated our article about him. (Yes, I realize that the result needs further work.) Back in 2013, this article was (machine?) translated for fr:WP. The perpetrator of it and many similar creations would go on to getting permanently blocked from fr:WP; and perhaps the article fr:Kensuke Kazama shouldn't exist. But exist it does, and it describes Kazama as living. Over the years my ability to write in French has atrophied to near zilch, and I don't want my incompetence to create work for others. Would somebody here who's not so handicapped care to make at least the minimal changes to that French-language article? (Perhaps especially desirable in view of the circumstances of Kazama's death.) Thanks! -- Hoary (talk) 00:09, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Hoary: I looked at fr:Charles de Gaulle and used the template from that to say Kazama is dead WhisperToMe (talk) 17:18, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, WhisperToMe. ¶ Ahem! Unfortunately bare "juin 2017" is not a complete date, so the resulting page showed a red "this template is unhappy" warning. But your edit prompted me to go in and (mis)use my atrocious French to make little improvements/degradations to the article. (Refreshingly, fr:WP seems to like the historic present tense for past reference, so I didn't have to probe my ageing brain for the little that I'd ever absorbed about the passé simple.) -- Hoary (talk) 23:50, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Japanese text question[edit]

What is the Japanese title of ? I have it linked from the JAwiki article: ja:兵庫県南部地震 and want to have its Japanese title in text there.

As a side note this is a true internet time capsule... 1995! WhisperToMe (talk) 15:25, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Looks like "阪神大震災の復興を援助しましょう" to me, which translates to something like: Let's support the reconstruction of (after) the Great Hanshin Earthquake. bamse (talk) 21:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks! WhisperToMe (talk) 14:11, 18 November 2017 (UTC)