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"Erroneous press conference"[edit]

Maud_de_Boer-Buquicchio#Erroneous_press_conference_at_Tokyo looks problematic, in several ways. Could somebody else please consider this? (There are other demands on my time.) -- Hoary (talk) 04:20, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Seeing no signs of interest here (let alone edits there), I did this. -- Hoary (talk) 03:19, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
I had a quick go at tidying it. The article content is a bit unbalanced; she must have done something other than hold one press conference... HLHJ (talk) 22:00, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Belated thanks, HLHJ. It seems that the biographee made a mistake in a direction that was unflattering for certain aspects of Japan, and that a Japanese politician complained that she had impugned the dignity of Japan (which is the kind of complaint that Japanese politicians like to make). If the complaint isn't much commented on, I don't see how it's worth the attention of an encyclopedia. The article has since undergone this dubious edit: note the hysterical title of the cited source (a product of some US "think tank"). -- Hoary (talk) 08:52, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
See Talk:Maud de Boer-Buquicchio for further discussion. HLHJ (talk) 00:56, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Japanese name order[edit]

Given the recent announcement in Japan regarding name order in official English documents (e.g., see [1] from 09/06/2019), is there any desire to revisit the discussion at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Japan-related articles/Name order? Or just retain the status quo unless it becomes clear that the change has "taken" in a widespread manner? — Myasuda (talk) 00:01, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

  • @Myasuda: The link to the article doesn't work. I think we should open this discussion once changes have become more widespread, as it's currently too early to tell how effective this policy will be. lullabying (talk) 17:00, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Agree. No need to rush this. For reference, here's a working (as of 09/29/2019) link to another article on the topic [2]. — Myasuda (talk) 21:05, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Factcheck request, clothing[edit]

I just uploaded these files. They are based on some research done for costumes for a play set in historical Japan. I am no expert on this subject and I would really appreciate anyone more knowledgeable looking them over and checking both images and captions for accuracy. HLHJ (talk) 19:56, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

My kimono-folding informant is in a hurry, HLHJ, so I only asked her about folding a kimono. She doesn't fold the collar in; however, she agrees with the rest of what you show. And googling 着物 たたみ方 (ie kimono how-to-fold) and then looking at images provides lots of illustrations of your folding sequence (complete with folding in the collar). -- Hoary (talk) 13:28, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Hoary! I could add a bit to say that folding the collar is optional, but I'm not sure how to do that in a language-neutral way. A fork in the path? A collar-out version would be easy, if she'd prefer that. I would welcome non-expert comments on comprehensibility as well. I have just found ja:Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers, so I'm cross-posting there too. HLHJ (talk) 03:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Artcle for Mickie Yoshino, Japanese Rock Band "Godiego"'s leader.[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam:

I created a page of Mickie Yoshino, a famous Japanese Musician. The leader of Godiego, which created soundtracks for BBC TV film "Monkey!" in 1970s. Once I submitted the page and was declined, the reason was "This submission is not adequately supported by reliable sources.". Then I update the contents and re-submitted in May. [1] But after that, the submission was not been reviewed. I've worked with Godiego member for more than ten years, and I examined this contents as much as possible. Could somebody please help me with your advice? I am not good at English, so I apologize in advance if there's any impoliteness.

Sincerely, Earthmatics (talk) 13:19, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Earthmatics: It looks like the article submission was approved on 18 September 2019 and moved to Mickie Yoshino. It needs a bit more cleanup, but it's a good start. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:59, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Nintendo for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Nintendo is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Nintendo until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 06:23, 23 September 2019 (UTC)


Proposal to delete all portals

The discussion is at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal to delete Portal space. Voceditenore (talk) 07:59, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

List of Japanese terms mistaken for gairaigo[edit]

I have nominated this article for deletion. Please comment in the AfD discussion. Imaginatorium (talk) 18:23, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Clean-up on music-related articles[edit]

There is currently a discussion on whether to merge Hello Pro Kenshusei and Hello! Project Kids to Hello! Project at Talk:Hello! Project#Merger proposal. Also, there is a discussion on whether to merge Morning Musume auditions to Morning Musume at Talk:Morning Musume#Merger proposal. Your feedback is appreciated. lullabying (talk) 17:03, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Naoshi Kanno for DYK?[edit]

I stubbed it, but it needs a few citations, I have trouble parsing the larger article on Japanese wiki to verify some claims I added to it from a site that I think used ja wiki as a source. Can anyone help expand it a bit for a DYK? Would also be nice to add a referenced note which number of Japanese ace is he (as in, is he the best Japanese ace of WWII, the 5th, the 10th, etc.). List of World War II aces from Japan desperately needs to be converted to a sortable list... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:47, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I removed details I couldn't verify. Can anyone find a source confirming he was enshrined in the Yasukuni Shrine? It would make a good DYK, but I can't verify this in English, and if no one can help within ~24h or so I'll remove this claim (the DYK window on this is expiring shortly). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:04, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Draft:The Partner (film)[edit]

Hi all, I created Draft:The Partner (film), can anyone help me improve it and move it to main space, thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:12, 16 October 2019 (UTC)