Gotanda, your argument does not hit the center of the target. Your comments at Talk:Kōji_Nakata have framed a general defense of the macron across all articles.
Please re-focus your thinking. This proposed move is about one article only --simple:Ryūji Bando.
Our project's overall support for the macron is not disputed. As a general rule, we do support the use macrons in our project, but I do not see how the macron is a good thing in this one article about a living person.
The underlying policy of all Wikipedias is to "follow" the decision-making of reliable sources.
JapanFootball has provided several reliable sources which support this change. For me, it is enough. If a consensus among reliable sources verifieded the use of a macron in the name of this Japanese athlete, that would be different. Further research informs my support for the proposed move:
For a modern figure—a person born after the beginning of the Meiji period (January 1, 1868 onward for our purposes)—always use the Western order of given name + family name in Latin script, and Japanese style family name+<space>+given name in Japanese script. For example:
Junichiro Koizumi (小泉 純一郎 Koizumi Jun'ichirō, born January 8, 1942) is a Japanesepolitician …
Spelling, including macron usage, of the name of a modern figure should adhere to the following, in order of preference:
Use the form personally or professionally used by the person, if available in the English/Latin alphabet;
Use the form found in an encyclopedia entry from a generally accepted English encyclopedia;
Use the form publicly used on behalf of the person in the English-speaking world;
Use the form publicly used on behalf of the person in any other popular Latin-alphabet-using language (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Dutch, or variations); or
If none of the above is available, use the macronned form.
IMO, the name of this article should not have a macron. If I have misunderstood something important, an explanation will help me to avoid making a similar mistake in the future. --Horeki (talk) 16:00, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
We have four explicit #1-cites with hyperlinks to three stand-alone and complementary sources.
This thread begins with JapanFootball's diff here.
Three "official" sources are identified and each provides the "spelling, including macron usage, of the name of a modern figure".
In the very clear terms of the boxed list of preferences above, each "official" source "use[s] the form ... professionally used by" Ryuji Bando.
In sum, each source cited by JapanFootball is the 1st preference, the best choice. At this point, further delay is unreasonable in my opinion. --Horeki (talk) 12:34, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
No consensus to move. Discussion seems to have dissipated, with no consensus. Osiris (talk) 02:45, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
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