have visitors from all over the world in a variety of countries
and of varying ages and interests. Because of this, rules have been
set to insure chatters can enjoy themselves and chat with minimal
1.) Please chat in
English or Japanese (romaji)
Each day, we receive many visitors from countries all around the
world who often speak very different languages. To make the chat
understandable for the majority of users, we have decided that ONLY
English and Japanese (typed in romaji) should be spoken.
2.) NO ASKING for girls,
guys, Japanese people
#Japan is NOT a pickup channel! If you want to chat, you should
be able to do it
regardless if the other chatter is male/female/Eskimo or whatever.
Those questions are just annoying, please don't do it.
3.) NO ASKING for op/voice
OPs and "voices" asking is a BIG taboo! If you are a
showing regularly and chatting regularly, the OPs WILL notice it
sooner or later
and "reward" that with a "+" in front of your
That does NOT mean, that you will get a "+" whenever you join,
so please don't be sad if you don't receive it. You are able to
chat without it and it does not make ANY difference at all for chatting
People who ask for OP/+v are instantly placed WAY back in priority
and will most certain vanish from the channel sooner or later, if
not immediated removed. Please don`t do it.
4.) NO asking for asl,
translation requests, swearing and other lameness
You can chat with people of any age, gender and locality.
# Note: Just asking where somebody is from IS NOT = "ASL"
and thus allowed, however, not everybody necessarily feels like
sharing that info with you.
Many people join the channel asking for translation of some anime
or other. often without even saying a simple greeting at all.
That is most annoying as most people join the channel for
chatting and NOT to translate somebody's anime or homework. You
can find many Japanese translating resources on the web. Please
see our Links for some examples.
Using expressions that are considered foul, vulgar, sexually harassing,
racially offensive*, or in any way discriminatory will result in
instant removal from the channel. These expressions include, but
are not limited to, ethnic slurs, hate speech, ideological discrimination,
and religious epithets. Whether an expression fits under this definition
will be determined by the active staff.
(* That includes terms like "jap" or "japs"!
Please do not use those abbreviations.)
5.) NO sex / porn
/ pervert / racist channels
We have users of all ages, minors as well and we will remove any
being on channels which are known for sexual or offensive content.
6.) NO URLs / emails
/ telephone / IDs for other networks etc.
If you paste ANY URL in the channel, you will most likely be instantly
removed. This is a necessary precaution due to spammers. IF you
want to HELP somebody with an URL of any kind, please do it via
private message or /notice. To protect everybody's privacy we do
NOT allow emails, telephone numbers or IDs for other networks (yes,
Friendster too) to show up in the channel.
7.) NO unauthorized
bots / clones / scripts
If you want to chat, just ONE IRC-client will do fine. There is
no need to
join the channel with clones or even bots.
Please switch OFF
automatic scripts like seen, ping, mp3 when
8.) NO spamming, excessive
repeating, or excessive use of capitals
There is no need to keep repeating something you say. Saying the
point ONCE will suffice. If you feel that you need to make an emphasis
on a single word, capitalise that SINGLE word.
complaining about the
These rules have been decided upon to make this channel as enjoyable
as possible for the majority of chatters. If you do not agree with
the rules, you are able to find another channel, there is nothing
binding you to this channel. Please avoid expressing your disagreement
of certain rules. You will be removed from the channel.
Thank you for your cooperation!
You can be sure:
the #Japan OPs do NOT enjoy to kick or ban
people from the channel, but #Japan is a popular target of
flood bots, spam and other lameness of all kind.
We are just humans like you and mistakes can happen.
IF you got removed from the channel and don't know why,
please check your kick msg. If you think that somebody accidentally
removed you from the channel, please feel free to msg any active
to clear that out or send us mail.
updated AUG 05