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- Density: 334/km˛ (865.1/sq mi)
Largest City: Tokyo-Yokohama
Official Language: Japanese
National Language: Japanese
- President: Hibiki Tanaka
- Prime Minister: Mutsuki Mikazuki
- Head of the House of Peers: Kisaragi Suzuki
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Fumizuki Nakata
- Chief Justice: Harutsuki Yoizuki
* Names are in Western name order
Legislature: Establishment: from Japan Land Area: 82,244 km˛ (51,104 sq mi)
- Upper House: House of Peers
- Lower House: House of Representatives
Independence: October 21, 2001
GDP (nominal): $4.971 trillion
Establishment: from Japan
Land Area: 82,244 km˛ (51,104 sq mi)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $5.594 trillion
Human Development Index (2018): 0.829 very high
Currency: Ozekinese Yen
Time Zone: UTC+9 (JST) Drives on the: Left Calling code: +81 Internet TLD: .oz Use NSStats?: No
Drives on the: Left
Calling code: +81
Internet TLD: .oz
Use NSStats?: No
Ōzeki (Japanese: 大関; Ōzeki or Ozeki; formally 大関共和国 Ōzeki-kyōwakoku or Ozeki-kyouwakoku, lit. "Republic of Ōzeki") is a unitary parliamentary republic in the center of the Japanese archipelago. It is bordered on the north by several divided groups and nations taking up what was formerly the Tōhoku region of Japan, on the west by what was formerly the Chūgoku region of Japan, and by the Sea of Japan. To the south is the Pacific Ocean. Ōzeki covers about 82 thousand square kilometers and has has an estimated population of over 89 million. Ōzeki is a highly centralized republic divided by the same prefectures that made up the region prior to the collapse of Japan.
Japan was first inhabited by indigenous peoples related to the Ainu. However, the ancestral Japanese moved in soon after and pushed natives further north.
*From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, which was ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism. The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. (* copied from Wikipedia)
Japan met great success and a prosperous, competitive economy until the bubble economy popped in early 1992. The state of the economy not only stagnated, but rapidly declined, resulting in an economic depression. The desperate Japanese government failed to rejuvenate and fix the economy. Economic turmoil eventually boiled over with a complete collapse of the nation. Emperor Akihito abdicated in 1999 as the situation worsened. Crime and violence skyrocketed to new heights until a state of near anarchy was met by the beginning of the second millennium. In 2001, Ōzeki formed in Chūbu, establishing a stratocracy, or military government, with its capital in Nagoya with the intention of later introducing a more democratic system. From Chūbu, the nation quickly expanded to the borders of the Kansai, Kanto, and the remainder of the Chūbu region by 2004. Republican forces were welcomed as a return of order. Through the Ten Year Plan, introducing many economic and social reforms, Ōzeki's economy grew rapidly and met much success. By 2015, Ōzeki's economy was comparable to that of Japan at its peak. In 2016, democracy was reintroduced in the form of a parliamentary republic that functioned similarly to Japan's government, albeit with a president as opposed to an emperor. With control of Tokyo, Ōzeki assumes legitimacy over the rest of Japan and lays claim over the archipelago.
Ōzeki is a developed country, with a high national GDP of $4.971 trillion. The per capita GDP of $40,106 ranks highly in the world.
Ōzeki is named for its position in the Chūbu region of Japan. The Chūbu region divides Japan in east and west by its mountain ranges and is itself split by them. Ōzeki, in Kanji, is written 大関. 大 (ō/oo) means big/great. 関 (seki) means barrier. The meaning results in great barrier or great barrier (by the mountains). The divide is also apparent culturally with the culture west of the mountains moreso resembling Kansai's culture and the east being more-so that of Kanto's.
The formal name of the nation is Ōzeki-kyōwakoku (大関共和国) which is translated to the Republic of Ōzeki in English. People from Ōzeki are called Ozekinese in English. In Japanese, they are called Ōzeki-jin (大関人).
Link to History of Japan on Wikipedia (History diverts in 1992. However, Japanese culture still spreads like in real life.)
Japan's bubble economy popped in early 1992 and eventually resulted complete economic collapse in Japan. This resulted in a severe economic depression that the government desperately tried to recover from to no avail. In 1998, Emperor Akihito abdicated the throne and the monarchy dissolved as the central government lost authority and legitimacy. Crime and violence skyrocketed as the dispositions of people worsened. Japan was in a state of near-anarchy by the beginning of the second millennium. Ōzeki formed in 2001 after consolidating part of the Chūbu region with Nagoya established as the capital. Ōzeki was a stratocracy, a military government, meant to bring about order and bring its territory out of depression. The military government made quick campaigns through Chūbu, Kanto, and Kansai, facing little resistance due to the lack of organization and the anarchic state of the region. In most areas, Ōzeki was welcomed as a return of order and establishment of a status quo. In 2003, the Ten Year Plan was introduced, establishing many economic and political reforms. These reforms allowed Ōzeki's economy to rapidly recover and proved Ōzeki to be very competitive in the international market. By 2015, Ōzeki's economy was comparable to that of Japan at its peak. In 2016, democracy was reintroduced in the form of a parliamentary republic that functioned similarly to Japan's government, albeit with an elected president as opposed to an emperor.Geography
The Japanese archipelago has a total of 6,852 islands extending along the Pacific coast. It is over 3,000 km (1,900 mi) long from the Sea of Okhotsk to the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean. The main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The Ryukyu Islands, which include Okinawa, are a chain to the south of Kyushu. Ōzeki, however, only controls the central part of Honshu. The regions of Chubu, Kansai, and Kanto make up the country. The largest of these regions is Chubu at 66,809.11 sq km (25,795.14 sq mi). Kansai follows Chubu at 33,124.82 sq km (12,789.56 sq mi). Kanto is last at 32,423.90 sq km (12,518.94 sq mi). Ōzeki is made up of 23 prefectures. These 23 prefectures have the same borders as those before the division of Japan, apart from Awaji Island, which should be part of Hyogo Prefecture in Kansai.
*The Chūbu region (中部地方 Chūbu-chihō), Central region, or Central Japan (中部日本) is a region in the middle of Honshu. It encompasses nine prefectures (ken): Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. It is located directly between the Kantō region and the Kansai region and includes the major city of Nagoya as well as Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan coastlines, extensive mountain resorts, and Mount Fuji. The region is the widest part of Honshu and the central part is characterized by high, rugged mountains. The Japanese Alps divide the country into the Pacific side, sunny in winter, and the Sea of Japan side, snowy in winter.
The Kansai region (関西地方 Kansai-chihō) or the Kinki region (近畿地方 Kinki-chihō) lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū. The region includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga, sometimes Fukui, Tokushima and Tottori. The Kansai region is a cultural center and the historical heart of Japan. The Kansai region is often compared with the Kantō region, which lies to its east and consists primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area. Whereas the Kantō region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan, the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncrasies – the culture in Kyoto, the mercantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, or the cosmopolitanism of Kobe – and represents the focus of counterculture in Japan. This East-West rivalry has deep historical roots, particularly from the Edo period. With a samurai population of less than 1% the culture of the merchant city of Osaka stood in sharp contrast to that of Edo, the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate.
The Kantō region (関東地方 Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu. The region includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Within its boundaries, slightly more than 45 percent of the land area is the Kantō Plain. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that form the land borders. The heartland of feudal power during the Kamakura period and again in the Edo period, Kantō became the center of modern development. Within the Greater Tokyo Area and especially the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, Kantō formerly housed not only Japan's seat of government but also the nation's largest group of universities and cultural institutions, the greatest population, and a large industrial zone. Although most of the Kantō plain is used for residential, commercial, or industrial construction, it is still farmed. Rice is the principal crop, although the zone around Tokyo and Yokohama has been landscaped to grow garden produce for the metropolitan market.(*copied from Wikipedia)
Ōzeki is a dense, populous country with a population of about 89.4 million. Due to Japan's rugged and mountainous terrain coupled with nearly two-thirds of forest, the population is concentrated on urban areas along the coast and in plains and valleys. Ōzeki is an urban society with only 8% of the labor force working in agriculture. Of Ōzeki's 89.4 million people about 90% of the population live in cities. Ōzeki is linguistically, ethnically and culturally homogeneous with a strong Japanese identity. Nearly 99% of Ōzeki is ethnically Japanese with small communities of Koreans, Chinese, and other minorities.
In government, the prime minister and president hold equal power. However, the president is not a position with a set number of years. In Ōzeki, presidency is for life unless the said president resigns or is impeached. The president can be impeached by parliament as long as it is justified and the majority of parliament agree.