Here you’ll find our guidelines for posting. Please follow the guidelines as much as possible when drafting your articles. Please also be sure to read the information on “Looking for Posters.”
Character limits and text rules
- Posts should be limited to about 1,500 to 2,500 characters per page, and if it exceeds, it will be posted separately.
- The title should be up to 40 characters.
Make it an “easy-to-translate document” for translation into other languages (English, etc.).
- Keep sentences short and simple (one main idea per sentence)
- Use simple expressions and composition
- Make the subject of the sentence clear
- Utilize photos and charts
- Character notation
- Numerical values
- Improve visibility by using numerals such as “5,000” and “18,000 yen” rather than words. Chinese numerals can be used only when you want to emphasize units such as “million”, “thousand”; e.g. “5 thousand” and “18 thousand yen” in the text.
- Write dates in the following form: “January 20, 2020 (Monday)”. Years and months may be omitted if they are repeated in the text. In principle, do not use irregular abbreviations such as “1/20” and “1.20”. In principle, use the “Western calendar”, and avoid using the “Japanese calendar,” except for proper nouns and special cases. If it is necessary to use the Japanese calendar, use it together with the Western calendar. (Example: 2021 (Reiwa 3))
- The date and time of events should be written using 24-hour notation (e.g. “13:00 – 17:00”). “AM/PM”, should only be used when necessary for emphasis.
- Please do not use any discriminatory or prejudicial language in regard to people living with dementia or their
families (such as “demented,” “crazy,” “roamer,” “problem behavior,” etc.)
Reference:Dementia Australia language guidelines