View Full Version : Why the name Wa-pedia (a-pedia) ?

Mar 15, 2010, 08:12
a (wa) is one of the ancient names of Japan, and one of the most commonly used to refer to traditional Japanese things. a (wafuu) means 'Japanese-style' or just 'Japanese' as in 'Japanese food' (a). Wa-pedia is therefore a sort of encyclopedia of Japanese matters, or more precisely a website dealing with all aspects of Japan, with an emphasis on the academic and reference knowledge.

Wa-pedia is a sister website of Eupedia (http://www.eupedia.com/), which handles European matters.