From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.research.japan moderated
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, comp.research.japan,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 15:58:33 -0500

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                       remove comp.research.japan

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.research.japan.

RATIONALE: remove comp.research.japan

The last approved article was in April 2000.  The newsgrooup was run
by the JapanCS project in the Department of Computer Science at The
University of Arizona.  The JapanCS Project effectively ended in May

In response to an e-mail query, the last moderator wrote, "No reason
to keep the newsgroup as far as I can see.  It served its purpose well
in its day, but as you note, most of the material we used to post is
online these days."


The newsgroup comp.research.japan was created in December 1990, and
was active until April 2000, averaging roughly one article per day.


The newsgroup line is:

comp.research.japan	The nature of research in Japan.

The charter (from the newsgroup's web page):

The USENET newsgroup comp.research.japan, run by the JapanCS project
in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Arizona, is
an electronic forum devoted to Japanese research developments in
computing and computer science. The basic purpose of this electronic
forum is to increase the awareness of Japanese computing and CS by
providing a forum for publicizing this work and for subsequent


The full group removal procedure is documented here:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads 
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2007-05-03     1st RFD