The Japanese Wikitravel Expedition (ウィキトラベル日本語版探検 Wikitoraberu nihongo-ban tanken) was an expedition to create a Japanese language version of Wikitravel. The Japanese Wikitravel was launched on June 18, 2005.
Japanese is the main language of Japan, a country of over 100 million people who love to travel and contribute to Wikis. With over 75,000 articles, the Japanese Wikipedia is the 3rd largest Wikipedia by size (after English and German) and there are already several hundred Japan-related articles on the English Wikitravel.
To get this project started, we need at least 5 Japanese-speaking users willing to contribute to Japanese Wikitravel. Please add your name below, by editing this page and signing with ~~~~ if you support this project. You must have a valid user account with Wikitravel.
After we have gathered a team of five or more users for Japanese Wikitravel, the interface localization file will be translated (or modified from the one on Wikipedia), checked for correctness, and then we will vote for a go-between.
In order to make a successful, integrated Japanese Wikitravel, we need to choose one of the five users who put their names down, and make them a go-between. The role of the go-between will be to act as a liaison between English and Japanese Wikipedia, and therefore, he must be able to:
Write English and Japanese well
Understand Wikitravel ideals, guidelines, goals and policies
Make monthly reports about Japanese Wikitravel to English Wikitravel
Make monthly reports about English Wikitravel to Japanese Wikitravel
Contribute actively in Japanese Wikitravel
The go-between will be chosen the democratic way: via voting
The five candidates for go-between are the users listed below. If you would like to vote one of these people, please put your username next to their name, in the Votes for section. If you would like to make a vote against someone, please write your username next to their name in the Votes against line and then a reason for this. To win, a go-between must have two votes for them, and no votes against them. Only people who nominated themselves under the "Gathering a team" section can vote. And remember, you cannot vote for yourself.