Talk:Japan

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Japan is a good place Unsigned comment by 70.68.19.230

this article is entirely inadequate and is barely readable Unsigned comment by 219.111.193.249

Please review everything on this page...[change source]

I suggest the whole page be reviewed. There is incorrect information there, for example:

"The Japanese changed Buddhism many ways, starting ideas such as Zen."

No, that is not correct. The "Zen" form of Buddhism started in China with the monk called Bodhidharma. Only later Zen spread to other countries, including Japan. "Zen" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word "Chan". And "Daruma" is the way Japanese people call Bodhidharma. --The lack of a reference to the Shinto-religion (wich was/is the major religion in Japan) is also quite disturbing. Unsigned comment by 200.171.245.132


I'm sure Japan doesn't have Official Coat of Arms.--Kiku b 12:20, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The picture shows the Imperial seal of japan - that means, the symbol for the Emperor of Japan (an emperor is like a king, except that an emperor rules his own country plus other countries he has taken over). I will see if the caption can be changed. Vcrs (talk) 15:38, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

And there is no article about Ainu. In Japan not only Japanese but also people who have culture that is different live in Japan.--Kiku b 23:23, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

japan is excellent place cause of its hospitality and origami unsigned comment by 211.30.164.160

Allowing flag to be seen better[change source]

I checked over on English and they used a specific 'infobox' template to force the background around the flag to be the same pale blue color as elsewhere in the infobox, rather than the white we have here. 'Something' has to be done to make the outline of the flag show. Anybody know a generic fix? Unsigned comment by Shenme

CLEAR BIAS[change source]

In fact, Japan is the origin of the sun. Claims by simple english wikipedia to the contrary are an outrage to the dignity of the Japanese people (except for the nasty ) and to TRUTH. It is a sin to spread misinformation to those who have no self-defenses against such insipid attacks!!!!! unsigned comment by 72.153.2.47

Errors[change source]

Matthew Perry links to the actor (who certainly wasn't alive in 1854). Unsigned Comment by 66.235.3.104

About "History"[change source]

I think it's better for the people using wikipedia to keep removed the "History" till someone writes more serious version of that.

Firstly, the reason your "edits" were reverted was for lack of an edit summary when you removed large amounts of text. Secondly, what do you feel is wrong about it? Thirdly, please sign your edits to talk pages with ~~~~. fr33kman talk 01:29, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
まず、近代史に偏りすぎていると思います。古代史や中世史に対して、第二次大戦に関する記述は詳し過ぎなのでは。219.106.248.105 (talk) 01:48, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but we edit in English here. Please use English when answering my questions. fr33kman talk 01:53, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. You can learn Japanese soon. I also try to use your language. 219.106.248.105 (talk) 20:46, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I picked up the problems of "History". But I'm not good at English, So I can't translate well.
1.縄文以前についての記述がまったくない。
2.弥生、古墳、飛鳥、奈良、平安についての言及がほとんどない。
3.日本最古の歴史書である古事記、日本書紀は7世紀末から8世紀初めに成立。
4.漢字の輸入についての言及しかなく、今でも文語として中国語を使っているように読めてしまう。
5.文化の移入について、韓国への言及があるが、当時、韓国と呼べるような国が成立していたと言えるのか。
6.仏教について、禅の文化的意味を考慮しても、他の宗派への言及なしに特別視することが妥当なのか。
7.全史を通して、中国やヨーロッパからの視点で、また、それらの国々との関係しか書かれていない。
8.鎖国についての記述が時代遅れ。
9.琉球処分と韓国併合を同列に扱っている。
10.南京事件や731部隊のような検証の不十分な事柄についての記述が断定的過ぎ。
11.第二次大戦後、日本を占領したのは連合国。中心はアメリカだったとしても。
12.第二次大戦についての記述のみが詳しすぎ。南京事件、原爆の死者数、終戦後の米ソの世界分割戦略、沖縄の米軍基地まで書かれているのに、徳川家康さえ出てこない。日本の歴史というより、日本の近代戦史。219.106.248.105 (talk) 20:41, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Things need to change[change source]

As with everything here on Simple, this page is completely inadequate. Someone should take a copy of the English version of Japan, and edit it to make it more easy to read. Mako Addicted (talk) 08:23, 25 March 2010 (UTC)