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On The Chairwoman of the United Socialist Federation and Secretary General of the United Front, Ōmiya Sakura





 大宮咲来 




「吾は大宮咲来である!~ The one you see before you is I, Ōmiya Sakura!」

Introduction


Leader of the United Socialist Federation

大宮咲来

Ōmiya Sakura



--
Ōmiya Sakura Official Portrait

Political Information

Method of Address

Formal: Chairwoman
Secretary General
主席・総書記

Informal: Your Presence
Comrade
貴官・同志

In Power

2016-Present

Entered Power

2016.08.08

Titles

Chairwoman,
Secretary General

Personal Motto

平等,平稳,平和,平正
"Equality & Stability,
Peace & Fairness"

Personal Information

Born

平治一年(1159), age 861

Birth Place

Kyoto, Japan

Spouse

None

Children

None



Full Name

大宮咲来 Ōmiya Sakura

Family

大宮氏 Ōmiya Clan

Father

Unknown

Mother

Unknown

Siblings

Older Sister: Ito (Ōmiya) Sayuri
伊藤 (大宮) 咲百合



Education

Kyoto University京都大学
Doctorate in Political Science, 1916

Kyushu University 九州大学
Doctorate in Economics, 1910

Kings College of Cambridge University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1870

Ashikaga School 足利学校
Classical Japanese, 1178


Religion

None
1467-Present

Pure Land Buddhist 浄土宗
1178-1467

Ink Seal



Personal Seal


Chairwoman's Seal

Chairwoman's Emblem


Signature



Political and Military Affiliations

Allegiance

1342-1392 Northern Court
1868-1869 Meiji Emperor
1937-1945 Jiangxi Soviet
1981-2006 Socialist Republic of Japan
2006-Present
United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok

Service History

1868-1869
Meiji Emperor

1937-1945
Worker Peasant Army

1981-2006
Self-Defense Force Navy
SR Japan

2006-Present
People's Armed Forces
USF Sanghyeok

Rank

1868-1869 Unknown
Meiji Emperor

1937-1943 Second Lieutenant
Worker Peasant Army

1943-1945 Political Officer
8th Route Army

1981-1993 Captain
Self-Defense Force Navy
SR Japan

1993-2006 Vice Admiral
Self-Defense Force Navy
SR Japan

2006-2010 Fleet Admiral
People's Armed Forces
USF of Sanghyeok

2016-Present Supreme Commander
People's Armed Forces
USF Sanghyeok

Personal Characteristics

Birth Sex

Female

Gender

Female

Blood Type

AB

Zodiac

Unknown

Weight

35 kg

Height

148 cm

Hair

Green

Eyes

Hazel (left), Red (right). Wears hazel contacts.


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The leader and most powerful person in the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok as of 2020 is 大宮 咲来 (Ōmiya Sakura, family name Ōmiya), age 860. She is well known for her policies that brought equality, prosperity, and peace to the people of the federation, her fond love of sweets and desserts, and her extremely powerful magic. Her predecessor was 千歳 健太郎 (Chitose Kentarou). Her successor is unannounced. The official titles of Ōmiya Sakura include "Chairwoman of the United Socialist Federation", "Secretary General of the United Front", and "Supreme Leader of the People's Armed Forces". The importance of these titles is in the order above, with the most important being the Chairwoman of the United Socialist Federation and the other two being mostly ceremonial roles.




Early Life 1159-1180

Ōmiya Sakura's name (Sakura) means "approaching blossom", with the first character 咲 meaning blossoming of a flower, and 来 meaning arrival. She was given this name due to the optimism of her parents, living as they were under a relatively stable era of the Hei'an (平安) period. Ōmiya Sakura was born in the 平治 (Heiji) Era, during the 1st year of the reign of Emperor 二条天皇 (Nijyou Tenno). In modern calendar, this is the year 1159. This would make her 861 years of age in 2020. Though some have doubted this, Ōmiya's name does appear in many period texts, particularly following the Meiji Restoration in 1868 (Meiji Era, Year 1). Since there is no lack of evidence on her age and she appears to not become ever older, some citizens have given her names such as "Ten Thousand Year Young" and "Chairwoman Lolita".

Ōmiya Sakura grew up in a household of the elite Ōmiya family, which was at times rumoured to be one of the top three families in Hei'an Japan in terms of power. Both of her parents served as top advisors to the Imperial Court, and their influence on policy was said to be great. Being born in such a powerful family, from a young age Ōmiya understood the power and wealth that her family had, and also tried to make sense of the intricacies of politics.

During her childhood, Ōmiya Sakura had a single sibling: her older sister, Ōmiya Sayuri (大宮咲百合), later Ito Sayuri (伊藤咲百合). Both elder and younger Ōmiya were said to be inseparable by their classmates and family. Indeed, many of Ōmiya Sakura's fondest memories were with Sayuri by her side; including watching the harvest moon, enjoying falling sakura during the spring, and playing about in the snow in cold weather. The influence that Sayuri had on Sakura cannot be underestimated; as their parents were often not home due to official affairs, Sayuri often served as an unofficial guardian and tutor to Sakura while also managing the Ōmiya household and their many servants.

The two Ōmiya sisters were fortunate enough to have parents who cared about their education enough to send them to a private academy, which was not too common in that era. While her older sister excelled in mathematics and sciences, the younger Ōmiya was far more skilled in philosophy and Classical Literature. She started writing poetry at age 3, which would later become one of her favourite activities. She was also an excellent literary student, and was literate in Classical Japanese and Classical Chinese by age of 12. With the encouragement of her parents, she had soon memorised over 1000 poems in Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese by age 7. She also gained an appreciation for tea ceremony, the importance of calligraphy, and began to understand the complex dynamics of the political system. She had a relatively happy and safe childhood. Her one displeasure was finding out that she did not grow beyond 148cm after age 16.

Pre-Modern History, 1181-1467


The first time Ōmiya Sakura exited Japan was during a trip to Korea, then part of the Koryo Dynasty, while her older sister voyaged to Southern Song in China. This was in the year 1210. In Korea, she visited a great many places but is said to have enjoyed Daeju (then a vassal state of Koryo) and indeed stayed there for nearly 20 years, working as a painter, poet, and musician. She wrote over a hundred poems on the beauty of Daeju's beauty and also painted several famous ink watercolours, using the false name "Sorae". Her poems would go on to become immortalised in later compilations of Korean prose created in Joseon, and two of her poems even gave Daeju some place names, including Sujeong City and Yeongbang's popular name of "Gamdo" or sweet rice.

Her next time to go abroad was in 1401, to Ming China. Both of her visits were said to be of educational experience, although her second visit was also in her words" to escape reality". At this time Ōmiya and her sister had realized they were not normal humans; they had already outlived 5 generations of family and friends while not at all aging themselves. While her older sister handled this reality far better, Ōmiya Sakura found herself having difficulty coping. Thereafter, she began to frequent visits abroad throughout East Asia despite the conflicts and Mongol invasions, although her visits abroad would end in 1467 when Japan descended into Onin War (応仁). This was the first time she saw the cruelty of war up close, and the sight of battle in her native Kyoto is often cited as the reason for her pacifist stances. A great amount of her most valued and philosophical works were also written in this period of time.

Pre-Modern History, 1468-1867


Following looting of Kyoto in the Onin War, the once prosperous capital was in decline. Despite their power, the Ōmiya clan did not side with any of the warlords or their domains, but nonetheless their residence was burned in the looting and destruction of Kyoto. What is more, Ōmiya Sakura's older sister who had been her only lifelong friend and confidant had suddenly disappeared in the middle of the fighting. After weeping the loss of her family home and her sister going missing, Ōmiya Sakura left her home of the last 300 years for the Tohoku region of Japan. Far away from the civil war and the chaos of the Warring States (戦国 Sengoku) period, she isolated herself for nearly 200 years.

During this time she mostly followed the same routine that she would later come to love: waking up early before dawn, meditation, poetry and calligraphy, a single meal for lunch, and then further poetry writing until nightfall. The only news she received was that from a single correspondent in Osaka, 2 months away by messenger. In fact, by the time Ōmiya had learned of the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was already over. When the Sengoku Era ended in the early 17th century, Ōmiya returned to the city of Kyoto. She would stay there through isolationist Japan until the year 1868, when the Meiji Restoration came and Japan became fully open to the world once again.

Modern History, 1868-1945


After the Meiji Restoration's initiatives to improve Japan's domestic industrial and educational abilities, Ōmiya was sent to school in the United Kingdom in 1869, at the prestigious King's College of Cambridge University. There she studied economics and graduated with honours. Her professors praised her ability to write convincingly on theory and persuade readers with her prose, although her mathematical models were often criticised. Upon return to Japan, she entered movements for workers rights, by 1910 she had become a member of Japan's proto-Communist Party. She continued her education at Kyushu University and Kyoto University, completing doctorates in political science and economics. However, she found it difficult to find employment as an academic due to worsening gender discrimination and her apparent youth.

Without employment, she eventually settled as a novel writer to earn her living, writing under the male pseudonym to hide her identity. At the same time, she took part in various activities such as anti-war protests and anti-militancy movement. She strictly opposed the invasion and colonization of Manchuria and Korea. However, following crackdown of Communist movements, she left Japan to join the anti-Imperialism resistant movement in Manchuria as a guerrilla warrior with Koreans and Chinese. She served in the Worker's and Peasants Red Army from 1937 until war ended in 1945, first as a nurse and then as a sniper when it was found she possessed extremely good eyesight. In those 9 years of war, she is credited with 300 kills, including at least 10 officers. She was the second-highest performing female officer in the entire Worker's and Peasants Army, and was promoted to Major when the war finally ended in 1945 with the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay.

Modern History, 1946-Present


After the war, Ōmiya returned to Japan to find a nation devastated by war and a populace desiring change. Seizing this initiative, Ōmiya Sakura became a major strategist of the Japanese Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) in 1949, before uniting the party with other left-wing factions in 1960. Her actions are even more impressive given she was only a middle party member. From then, she received support from the PRC and Soviet Union to install a revolution in Japan. She served as a Party Secretary of a Japanese leftist party, and helped draft the constitution for the Socialist Republic of Japan. By year 1983, this revolutionary fervour had spread to all of Asia, once again leading to war.

The expansion of the revolution saw a new need for experienced, capable officers. Although Ōmiya had fought in Manchuria during the WWII, she saw this as a defensive act for herself and society, and she personally did not want to participate in the worldwide revolutionary conflict. In the end, the People's Armed Forces requested Ōmiya due to her skilled tactics and creative thinking. Answering the call to service, Ōmiya served honourably in the People's Armed Forces Navy, as the Captain of a flagship Lenin. However, as an officer, she realized that much of her decisions would hurt those serving below her, which was difficult for her to accept. The pain she experienced in warfare once again defined her character as someone who would protect peace at any cost, but be prepared to enter war if she must. By 2005, the world had been united under world government of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok. At this time she was still only a high-ranked bureaucrat, and perhaps in the 20th position to take the Secretary General position. Few would predict that she could further her career at all.

Her fortune suddenly changed when the leader of the time, Chairman Chitose Kentarou declared he lost interest in politics. With Chitose stepping down and supporting Ōmiya's ascension, Ōmiya was able to somehow climb up the party ladder. By 2010, Ōmiya had gained the position of Secretary General of the United Front. Consolidating her power in the following years, it led to her becoming Supreme Leader and Chairwoman by year 2016, formally becoming the most powerful person in the Federation. Indeed, since 2016 Ōmiya has had 3 of the 4 top titles in the United Socialist Federation, with the exception of Premier.

Political Ideology



Political Ideology in 8 characters: 平等,平稳,平和,平正 (Equality, Stability, Peace, Fairness), which is also the motto of Chairwoman Ōmiya Sakura.
平等 or equality, meaning all people have equal opportunities, and no one has an advantage from their birth
平稳 or stability, meaning all people must have the right to a stable life under a stable government
平和 or peace, meaning all people should be entitled to a life where war and conflict is avoided if possible, however the nation must always be prepared to defend peace
平正 or fairness under law, meaning nobody should be treated differently, and the law should be fair

Policy Opinions
In favour: Marriage equality, universal income, state healthcare, state planned economy, expanded welfare, pensions, multiple official languages, high taxes, income equality, school uniforms, socialist and communist reforms, transparency, pacifism, large military (for self-defence), scientific advancement, people's democracy, public transportation, guaranteed housing, free speech (non-hate speech), arts and culture
Against: Fascism, private business, capitalism, income inequality, bourgeoise democracy, corruption, warmongering, capital punishment, corporal punishment, armed citizens, free speech (hate speech), oppression, classism, all forms of discrimination

Many of Ōmiya's views were influenced by her own experiences, especially those related to inequality and war. When she saw the horrors of warfare again and again, she was resolute to never bring avoidable suffering on another person. She constantly mentions that "I wish for not another son, daughter, mother or father to mourn the loss of their beloved in warfare." Meanwhile, her desire for a welfare state with a socialist economy comes from seeing the experiences of those less privileged than her. Ōmiya herself realized long ago that she was fortunate to be born into a wealthy family and lived in comfort for over 800 years even during wartime and internal conflict. Yet she knew early on that this was certainly not the case for all other people in the world, and this drove her to read criticisms of feudalism, and later capitalism.

Her reading in the 19th century was heavily focused on Utopian Philosophy, and later on included all the works of Marx and Engels. During the 20th century, she enjoyed Lenin, Mao and Che's works in particular, although she makes an effort to read all sorts of left-leaning literature. Generally, her personal philosophy can be described as Marxist-Leninist, but she also has many ideas from other revolutionary figures such as Mao. It is rumoured that she also often reads anarchist literature, and has anarchist sympathies.

Political Power and Role



Chairwoman Ōmiya's power as Chairwoman is mainly established by Constitution of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok, Section I, Articles 1-5 and Articles 13-16, as well as Section II Article 17. The role of Chairwoman is similar to a Prime Minister in parliamentary democracy, though with more executive power like in presidential democracies. Chairwoman Ōmiya serves as both the head of state and head of government, having been selected by the Supreme Committee and People's Congress in 2016 and again in 2020. She has the highest executive authority in the nation, with the ability to pass executive legislation, use veto power, and dissolve the People's Congress and call for new elections with the approval of her Premier. Ōmiya also holds the Supreme Committee and People's Congress accountable, since she can remove and appoint members within the limit set by the constitution. In addition, Chairwoman Ōmiya is able to create and dissolve ministries with the approval of the directly elected People's Congress.

Chairwoman Ōmiya is also the Secretary General of the United Front and Supreme Commander of the People's Armed Forces, though in reality the Secretary General has only ceremonial power, and she usually listens to military advice from those subordinate generals despite her strong use of tactics due to her limited understanding of strategy. Finally, an unofficial title Ōmiya holds is Party Secretary of the Socialism and Peace Party, the largest political party in the United Front. Again this is a ceremonial rule that sees her guiding party platform during elections as well as negotiating with the rival Green Left and Communist Party during parliamentary debates.

Chairwoman Ōmiya, by law, is also the only person allowed to use the Chairwoman's Seal and Chairwoman's Emblem. Chairwoman Ōmiya owns two sets of seals: her personal seal and Chairwoman's seal. Her personal seal has imprinted the four characters 大宮主席 (Oomiya Shuseki) or "Chairwoman Oomiya". The Chairwoman's Seal has imprinted the four characters 主席御璽 (Shuseki Gyoji) or "Chairwoman's Great Seal", and it used in place of her signature for most important documents, including the amendment of the constitution in May of 2020. The Chairwoman's Emblem is a golden coloured, single-layered sakura with 5 petals, with each petal containing 3 rays extending from a circular centre. The golden colour represents prosperity, while the sakura itself is a symbol of peace, nature, and harmony. The radiating lines represent advancement, hope, and ideals. As opposed to the National Emblem which has two layers of petals, the Chairwoman's Emblem only has a single layer of petals, to represent that the strength of a leader and revolutionary principles is limited without popular support, and they must be a kind ruler for their people. It features prominently in the Chairwoman's Ensign of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok.

Important Legislation



Ōmiya Sakura has been a political activist for over 500 years, starting even before the Onin War (1467) with protests on heavy harvest taxes and the treatment of peasants within feudal domains, however most of her policy accomplishments have been in the past 20 years.

Important legislation created or supported by Ōmiya Sakura includes the following:
Government Ministry Creation Law, 2005 (provided key support); defines the process of creation of a Government Ministry and the lists the various Government Ministries existing at the time
United Environmental Protection Law, 2010 (provided support); set a plan for the decrease of carbon emissions by 60% before 2035, well exceeding the Kyoto Protocol
Universal Basic Income Law, 2016 (co-creator); sets a Universal Basic Income at 7,000 Units per month for all individuals in the United Socialist Federation
Amendment to the Post-Secondary Education Funding Law, 2018 (co-creator); amends the previous Law to now include funding for post-graduate education as well

Important civil law changes created or supported by Ōmiya Sakura includes the following:
LGBT Equality Law, 2011 (provided key support); reaffirms key rights of non-heterosexual individuals including the right to adoption of a child, civil union, and government recognition

Other important law changes by Ōmiya Sakura include the following:
National Beverage Law, 2015; designates "Darjeeling, 5 spoons of sugar, some milk, served hot" as the national beverage of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok
National Food Law, 2015; designates "Curry rice, with lab grown-beef or beef substitute, medium hot, honey added, with potatoes and onions but less carrots" as the national food of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok
Amendment to National Designated Holiday Law, 2017; designates 2nd of July as "Tea Ceremony Day" and a national holiday with paid leave
Amendment to National Cultural Days Law, 2017; designates 3rd of July as "Pudding and Parfait Day" and a day of national significance
State Flag and Ensign Law, 2020; designates the national flag and civil ensign of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok and the national army flags and ensigns of the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok

Magical Ability


Following the discovery of "Enhanced Cerebral Function" or "Magic" in the late 20th century, many people were naturally curious about Ōmiya's magical abilities. Since she had been able to maintain this youthful appearance for over 800 years, some were speculative that her "Magic" ability was actually to maintain her life force in the perpetual state of rebirth, which prevents her aging. Others claimed that she is able to manipulate the flow of time itself for long periods. Whatever it may be, she is one of the most powerful magical users in all of the Federation, with a power index of over 200. Yet she has only used her magic on one recorded occasion- to stop the firestorm of Kyoto during a campaign in 1988 against France. Though it remains unclear to this day what kind of magic she used to suddenly remove the explosions of the bombs dropped on her city, most speculated that it was a dimensional transfer of the bombs to another universe. Others claimed it she expanded the time stop on her own body to the entire region. Other wondered if she was unwilling to use magic because her powers were too powerful and could change a solar system, and she was afraid of losing control over them.

Her magical power became clear in the Blossoming War, when she no longer restrained herself and used them on multiple occasions to turn the tide of battle.

Time Stop: Stops or slows time for all in the affected area for a duration of up to 200 hours (longer duration if only slowing time). Effective radius: from 1 metre up to 2 million kilometres. Cast range: Up to 100 million kilometres away. Accuracy and strength decreases with increased cast range.
Space Warp: Warps the affected area into another part of the same universe up to 10 light-years away. Effective radius: from 20 centimetres up to 2 million kilometres. Cast range: Up to 100 million kilometres away. Accuracy decreases with increased cast range.
Realm Shift: Shifts the affected area into another parallel realm. Effective radius: from 1 kilometre up to 100 kilometres. Cast range: Up to 10 million kilometres away. Accuracy decreases with increased cast range.
Size Change: Changes the dimensions of the affected area. Effective radius: from below visual scale to over 100 metres. Cast range: Up to 100,000 kilometers away. Strength decreases with cast range.
Heart Transfer: Allows for transfer of the opponent's thoughts, feelings, and knowledge to her, as well as the reverse. Cast target: one person. Cast range: Up to 1000 metres.
Shield: Cast a shield that blocks incoming projectiles and spells. Effective radius: 100 metres. Cast range: Up to 1000 metres.

Poetry


Since age of 3, Ōmiya Sakura has been writing poetry. She has written two poems per day for over 800 years, roughly enough paper to fill three entire storage room. Poetry and calligraphy have become some of her favorite activities, which she says helps to calm the mind and help her make decisions in times of difficulty. She has encouraged many of her friends over the years to start poetry, and started the first poetry club of King's College of Cambridge University. Some of her famous works include 灭京 (Destruction of Capital) in 1475, 初秋夜 (Early Autumn's Night) in 1869, and 500 Summers, Same Fragile Heart (1989). More of her poetry collection can be viewed in Poetry Written by Chairwoman Ōmiya Sakura. Those who wish to see her works can visit the Central Museum of Modern Art for pieces from 1980 to present, while the Museum of Culture contains a few pieces from as early as 1400. There are also a large collection of pieces to be found in Shibunden (詩文殿, Hall of Poetry), which is part of the Chairwoman's Residence where she lives. Unfortunately, only a few pieces survive from before 1300, as many were lost with the burning of the Ōmiya residence in 1475.

Quotes


  • "The state must be a good ruler of the people, the people should be subjects of a state only as long as it serves them well. A state which fails to provide for the welfare of its citizens cannot flourish, and rightfully the people have cause to lose faith in it. Therefore, the state and the bureaucracy must always keep in mind that the People's Government of the United Socialist Federation has to place the interest of the citizens first. This must be done by every civil servant, no matter how minor!"
    Explanation: This quote comes from an ideology quite popular throughout Hei'an Japan of a good leader being someone who provides for the people's welfare. Those who cannot provide for the people's welfare will be considered illegitimate by citizens, and seen as a poor ruler.

  • "We must always hold dear our core principles."

  • "Equality. Stability. Peace. Fairness. These are the core values which we must afford every citizen of our great country."
    Explanation: Chairwoman Oomiya Sakura's most famous policy statement.

  • "An officer of the army must not forget they also have many other identities; a citizen and a revolutionary for example. To ignore this is to commit a fatal error."

  • "The most delicious tea cannot be drunk in one sip. Similarly, no matter the strength of the proletariat, one cannot overthrow a broken system within one effort. Yet sip by sip the tea is finished, and the cup becomes empty. So the protracted warfare is the most ideal method of inducing revolution."

  • "Peace is the first option, war is the last option. Because peace is the best option, we must always use it as the first option. And it is because war is the last, worst option that we must try to avoid it, but we must be always ready for it. We will not hesitate to go to war to defend peace. We are a kind people, but we are not a weak people. Do not confuse our mercy for fear, or inaction, or unwillingness to fight."
    Explanation: Chairwoman Oomiya believes that peace and pacifism must be the first priority, but she knows if nothing else can be done to dissuade conflict then war is also a method of preserving peace.

A collection of Chairwoman Ōmiya's famous quotations can be found in Quotations of Chairwoman Ōmiya Sakura (published 2015).

Personality and Customs


Much has been discussed about Chairwoman Ōmiya's personality. Those who know her personally say she is matureand reserved in public, yet childish and youthful in private. Never an emotional individual, she seems to be rational and cold at times in public. However, her intents are always for the best and she cares deeply about those who are close to her, as well as all of her citizens. She is mostly free of anxiety, thanks to her destressing techniques that range from poetry to hot baths, and is not averse to asking others for their opinion on issues. She trusts her advisors to give her proper advice, but in the end often follows her own heart and values when making the decision. Her personality type is ENFJ, which describes her extraversion, her strong connection to emotions, her imaginative nature, and her careful planning.

She dislikes bitter foods such as coffee and some melons and enjoys sweets such as parfait, pudding, and coffee cake. She can't eat spicy food, and avoids all sorts of spicy things except curry. One can make her angry by making fun of her diminutive height. her childish speech, or preference for sweet things. However, she generally is good tempered, if a bit naive for someone 800 years old. Her customs include waking up early, writing poetry, drinking tea, and sleeping while clutching a pillow. In particular, some of her preferences for tea and sweet foods are well known, and some puddings and teas have even been named after the way that she prepares them.

Chairwoman Ōmiya cherishes several things in her life. She cares deeply about her friends she's close to, including her assistant Susuki Chisaki, and Julienne and Sylvia from Azur Deutschland. Chairwoman Ōmiya also likes her cat, Nozomi (のぞみ、"Hope"), who she suspects may be magical. Materially, she loves her calligraphy pen, a collection of kimono and yukata from her childhood over 850 years ago, a lucky amulet that was a gift from her sister Ito Sayuri, and her plushies- including one made by Julienne. Finally, she enjoys her routines such as tea drinking, parfait, pudding, other sweets, hot baths, and caligraphy.

Favourite things: Chairwoman Ōmiya wrote the below song as an adaptation of "Favourite Things" from The Sound of Music (one of her favourite films). It is a good overview of things she enjoys in her private life. More on Chairwoman Ōmiya's favourite things can be found here.

Mini custard puddings
And fresh poured Darjeeling
Strawberry parfait so sweet and appealing,
Little soft plushies and baths in hot springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Pink silken curtains and feather-soft bedding,
Pillows and cushions
And kittens for petting,
The cherry blossoms that spring always brings,
These are a few of my favourite things

My dear LinkNozomi who is always cuddly,
Those little cheeks that are so cute and puffy,
During the tea-time when you start to sing,
These are a few of my favourite things

When the cup breaks
When dark clouds form
Or when I'm losing hope
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Misc. Facts


  • Languages: Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese, Modern Chinese, Modern Japanese, Modern Korean, British English (Traditional English), and Russian.

  • Hobbies: Tea drinking, calligraphy, eating pudding and parfait, writing poetry, baking (when angry).

  • Likes: Tea ceremony and afternoon tea, clouds, nature, gardens, parfait especially matcha parfait, pudding especially custard pudding, stuffed dolls, flowers.

  • Dislikes: People taller than her, cars, loud noises, tobacco smoke, being called short, being called childish, people who don't drink tea, people who don't like stuffed animals.

  • Music and Art: Likes K-pop and J-pop, also classical music. Fond of contemporary art with social undertones and revolutionary art, as well as ink paintings.

  • Other: Very fond of ice wine. Can't get intoxicated because of her fast metabolism.

  • Pets: Owns a grey cat named のぞみ (Nozomi, "hope"), and often dresses him up in tea parties.

  • Speech: Still uses the obsolete or rarely used words from Classical Japanese, such as 吾輩 wagahai and 汝/お主 nanji/onushi.

    Ōmiya's Speech

    Modern Japanese Equivalent

    Meaning

    Usage

    Waga

    Watashi

    I

    Obsolete 1st-person pronoun

    お主 Onushi

    Kimi

    You

    Obsolete 2nd-person pronoun

    Nanjii

    Kimi

    You

    Obsolete 2nd-person pronoun

    そなた Sonata

    あなた Anata

    You

    Obsolete 2nd-person pronoun

    うむ Umu

    うん Un

    Yes

    Rarely used old-style informal word

  • There are several things named after Chairwoman Ōmiya for various reasons.

    Name

    Type

    Notes

    Chairwoman's Pudding

    Food

    A type of custard pudding with caramel sauce originating from France.
    It was made popular by Chairwoman Ōmiya's enthusiasm for it, and demand increased over 700% between the 2015 and 2020 Five-Year Plans.
    The increase in demand led to a glitch in one of the AI of the State Economic Planning Committee.

    Sakura's Sakura

    Flower

    A type of cherry blossom specially cultivated for Ōmiya Sakura's 850th birthday.

    Ōmiya's Parfait

    Food

    A type of mint-strawberry parfait inspired by Ōmiya Sakura's hair color and love of strawberries.

    Ōmiya's Tea

    Drink

    A foreign type of tea, which was presented to Chairwoman Ōmiya during a state meeting.
    It has a heavy taste, but the blend also has some fruity flavour.

    Chairwoman's Brush

    Stationary

    Chairwoman Ōmiya wrote so much her brushes often broke.
    This new brush can write for nearly 10 years before needing to be replaced, earning it the name 'Chairwoman's Brush'.

    Darjeeling Ōmiya-style

    Drink

    Go to any tea-shop or tea-place, and even restaurant in the Federation.
    Tell them you want "Darjeeling Ōmiya-style", and they know what to serve. It's Chairwoman Ōmiya's preferred style of tea: Darjeeling, 5 spoons of sugar, some milk, served hot.

  • Her daily schedule can be found here

    Time

    Event

    Notes

    23:00-06:00

    Sleep

    Those who dare awake her before 06:00 will get a pillow thrown at them, or two if Ōmiya is in a bad mood.
    She never throws stuffed animals though. That's rude.

    06:00-06:30

    First Meditation

    Ōmiya meditates for 30 minutes in the morning.

    06:30-06:50

    First Bath

    Ōmiya enters a traditional Japanese hot bath.

    06:50-07:20

    Preparation

    Ōmiya dresses, puts on skin cream (Ivory coloured CC cream, to be exact), makeup, and ties her hair.
    This is not advertising for CC cream, but it really makes skincare process much easier.

    07:20-08:00

    First Poetry Session

    Ōmiya writes her first poem of the day

    08:00-08:30

    Breakfast

    Ōmiya eats breakfast. Most of it is the same as it has been for many years: salmon, rice, miso soup, and a side dish of vegetables.
    The drink is Darjeeling, Ōmiya style. Recently however she has also added a mini-parfait.

    08:30-09:00

    Morning Briefing

    Ōmiya receives a morning briefing from her advisors about major events domestic and foreign.

    09:00-12:00

    Morning Legislation

    Ōmiya does Chairwoman's office work.
    These are things such as writing letters, managing foreign relations, contacting members of the People's Congress, and evaluating projects and Ministries.

    12:00-12:30

    Lunch

    Ōmiya eats lunch. She is usually made curry rice or Kumamoto Ramen, but sometimes she wants gyudon instead.
    They used to include a dessert, but she was told to stop eating them during lunch. This makes her sad.

    12:30-13:30

    Afternoon Legislation

    Ōmiya does Chairwoman's office work.
    These are things such as writing letters, managing foreign relations, contacting members of the People's Congress, and evaluating projects and Ministries.

    13:30-14:30

    On-Spot Inspection

    Ōmiya inspects various Ministry's performances through an inspection of the site.

    14:30-15:45

    Afternoon Tea

    Ōmiya enjoys afternoon tea. She usually drinks Darjeeling Ōmiya-style, and also enjoys sweet finger sandwiches. Ōmiya has a strong opinion on finger sandwiches, and dislikes salty ones.

    15:45-16:30

    Afternoon Briefing

    Ōmiya receives an afternoon briefing from her advisors about major events domestic and foreign.

    16:30-18:00

    First Reading

    Ōmiya reads a few scientific or policy papers selected by her staff.
    She doesn't like this very much, but reads them anyways.

    18:00-19:30

    Second Reading

    Ōmiya reads her favorite novels. She likes this a lot more than scientific papers.

    19:30-20:30

    Dinner

    Ōmiya eats dinner in the central courtyard of her residence.
    The menu changes daily depending on fresh ingredients, but almost always includes parfait or pudding.

    20:30-21:00

    Second Bath

    Ōmiya enters a western-style bath.

    21:00-22:00

    Leisure Time

    Ōmiya does whatever Ōmiya wants to do. This is her free time.

    22:00-22:30

    Second Poetry Session

    Ōmiya writes her second poem of the day.

    22:30-23:00

    Second Meditation

    Ōmiya meditates for 30 minutes before sleeping.

  • Stuffed Animals: Collects stuffed animals, has a collection of nearly 200 stuffed animals from all time periods and countries. After a long day of work, sometimes she sleeps in the pile.


    Above: Chairwoman Ōmiya's stuffed doll collection.

    Above: Chairwoman Ōmiya's favorite stuffed doll. It's name is "Myu-chan!"

Ōmiya and Foreign Leaders


Foreign Relations
Note that these are Chairwoman Ōmiya's personal relations with the foreign leaders, and not necessarily the relationship between the United Socialist Federation of Sanghyeok and those foreign countries.

Leader

Nation/Group

Relations

Notes

Secretary of the Party Amaryllis Chrysantemum

Feyrisshire

Friendly

Ōmiya still remembers the time she was called a revisionist, though

The Twins Julienne and Sylvia

Azur Deutschland

Friendly

Despite disagreeing on everything related to ideology, they share very similar interests and can have tea-parties together.

Primary Governor Cetiri Oltasina

The Municipalities of Antarctica

Positive

Considers Cetiri to be a ruler who has their people's interests in mind, and agrees with her ideology as well.[

Valentijn “De Sierlijke en Vrij Valkyrie General ov Valentine Z”
Samantha Maxwell Delta Weston Stijn Angelus Tracey Mitchell Tristian
Marnix Basilisk Lewis Hyatt X Constantine Sein Lin Zaw Naing

Valentine Z

Positive

Despite being extremely tall, they are still one of the friendliest leaders Ōmiya has met over the many, many years.

Ari

Kiu Ghesik

Positive

Dislikes how Ari is so tall, but admires Ari's abilities in combat and politically.

@Kotera

Wuchu

Positive

Has a complicated opinion on them, but does enjoy conversations with @Kotera.
Wishes the people of Wuchu were more anti-authority.

Comrade Jeff

Linkers Sha

Positive-Neutral

Although Ōmiya disagrees with some policies of Linkers Sha such as their containment of magical people, she supports left-unity and admires that Comrade Jeff eats, works, and sleeps like a common man.

Ito Sayuri

Shin-mutsu

Neutral

Though their nations are at war, the two of them are still sisters, and Ōmiya still loves Ito dearly.

Shrek

VlaRiSsiA

Very Hostile

Believes Shrek is far too authoritarian and doesn't understand the rights of people outlined in Marx.
Thinks figures like him are what gives people a bad idea of communism and socialist states.

The Fuhrquaad

The Third Duloch

Very Hostile

Ōmiya dislikes genocide and Nazis. There is not much more to be said.

President Numik

Kancia

Very Hostile

Ōmiya dislikes far-right leaders, and especially the social-conservatism of the President

Magathor, The Arch God of Death

Talatorrum

Very Hostile

Dislikes everything about Talatorrum. Dislikes their leader even more.

Foreign Opinions

Bonus



Bonus: You know you're Chairwoman Ōmiya Sakura when:
  • You're eating your second parfait of the day, and it's only 10 in the morning.

  • You can somehow wear your kimono from 840 years ago, and it fits perfectly.

  • You don't know why people like salty, oil foods so much. Isn't sweet food much better?

  • You're the greatest poetry and calligraphy enthusiast in the room.

  • You're not afraid to admit your collection of stuffed animals is larger than that of most children.

  • You write many things in Classical Japanese, despite it being an obsolete language.

Bonus: Replicate Chairwoman Ōmiya Sakura's look!


Special thanks to Soleanna for the template, which I adapted.
Special thanks to The Municipalities of Antarctica for inspiring me to make a colour scheme for the title.






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