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Backlog of articles needing infoboxes

I have been chipping away at reducing the backlog of articles needing infoboxes. The backlog is now down below 199 from approximately 260 a week a go.

For some infoboxes I have included data translated from the corresponding Japanese Wikipedia article, and noted that in the infobox footnote. Many of those articles are stubs or start class but if the corresponding Japanese Wikipedia article has well cited sources, and it seems worthwhile that the English article could be expanded, I have translated that data to be included in the English article Wikipedia article. This means that some data appears in the infobox but not in the main article. With the information in the infobox footnote, it would make sense that another bilingual editor will know to look to the Japanese wiki article to expand and cite the English version.

I've passed over some articles that I'm not convinced should be on WP, and some articles that should be reclassified as more important and expanded. I have left messages on the article talk pages and listed those on my Userpage In a to-do list. I will revisit those later and might need to ask some of the folk here what to do with those. There are also some articles such as the WW2 military articles that I have left until I have a sound basic knowledge of those subjects.

If you have some bilingual capacity and confident with infoboxes this can be very interesting, especially when the Japanese article is well written. I can help anyone who wants to have a try at this.

I hope we can get the backlog down to a more manageable level in a couple of weeks. In the meantime I am also available to assist with some small translation tasks. Dr.khatmando (talk) 02:29, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for all the work. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
NihonjoeMy pleasure! Good for the mind and soul, and to keep me out of mischief. Dr.khatmando (talk) 12:30, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

I've come across a problem I can't resolve with the article Talk:Sumco. A previous editor has already given the manin article an infobox, but there is no tag in the WP:JAPAN project boxes to modify so the the article can't be removed from the needing infoboxes here. Any ideas of how to proceed with this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr.khatmando (talkcontribs)

Not sure why it didn't show up for you but I removed it now. I'll try to help sometimes too. Alex ShihTalk 05:25, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Very pleased. Thank you!

Discussion of "additional voices" in voice actor articles

Please come participate in the discussion at WT:ANIME#Inclusion of additional voices in anime voice actor articles. Thank you. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:17, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

What is the Japanese for the TV Tokyo program Oha Coliseum?

I'm trying to find the Japanese name of the TV program Oha Coliseum, but I'm not having much luck. It's mentioned in Keshikasu-kun and I want to make an interwiki link for it.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 22:26, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

おはスタ. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:57, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
I think おはコロシアム.―― Phoenix7777 (talk) 23:01, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, guys! It seems like it's "おはコロシアム" WhisperToMe (talk) 00:09, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Atobe Katsusuke

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Sendai Daikannon

If anyone has a better image, please use it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:54, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Rōmaji in article titles

Rōmaji names are usually treated correctly, as in Shinzō Abe. However, there are a number of exceptions, including most article titles of individuals listed at Category:Japanese male tennis players. Is there not consensus to use characters like ō and ū? Rovingrobert (talk) 08:22, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

@Rovingrobert: We use whichever version of their name is most common. Therefore, if Abe's most common romanization was "Shinzoh Abe", that's what we would use. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 08:50, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

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