News:WikiFur launches Japanese version

From WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
June 8, 2009
This article is under development.
You are welcome to edit it. If it is ready to be published, change the {{develop}} tag to
{{publish}} (and it will appear on the Front Page) or to {{ready}} for review by other editors.
WikiFur, the free furry Internet encyclopedia project, launched a new version of itself in the Japanese language[1]. This is the second non-Indo-European language edition of the project following the launch of the Chinese WikiFur in March 2009, and the 13th lingual project or affiliate of WikiFur to be launched since the launch of the initial English version in summer 2005[2].

This version of WikiFur, administered by Sonotairoiro and GreenReaper, is slated to cater to the Japanese-speaking audience, which constitutes a majority in the nation of Japan and ethnolinguistic minorities in the United States, Canada and Brazil. The nation of Japan, in particular, plays a nascent but prominent role in the development of furry and anthropomorphic media in the 20th and 21st centuries due to the proliferation of depictions of anthropomorphic characters, known in Japan as kemono, throughout the history of Japanese graphic media, most recently in the video gaming, manga, and anime industries in Japan.


  2. History of WikiFur