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Empire of Kandorith



    Empire of Kandorith
    大宮来国
    Kanyori







    National Emblem


    Motto
    "By the sword seek justice and harmony, accumulate joy and stack brightness.In the name of heavens!"
    兵刃の公正及び芯求 慶積る 及び明積る 今可の名前の下に!


    National Anthem
    Heavenly Homeland
    Link
    Royal Anthem
    The Eternal Reign
    Link



    Link
    Kandorese territory in dark green;
    claimed but uncontrolled territory in light green


    Capital Tenkyo
    Largest City Tenkyo


    National Language Kandorese


    Ethnic Groups
    • 98.5% Kandorese

    • 0.3% Yiang

    • 0.2% Meiji

    • 1.0% Other



    Religion
    • 51.8% State Tendō

    • 20% Buddhism

    • 18.8% Tendō sects

    • 2.3% Christianity

    • 0.1% Judiaism

    • 7% Other



    Demonym Kandorese


    Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy



    Legislature
    • Upper House House of Nobles

    • Lower House Imperial Delegate


    Establishment
    • National Foundation Day February 12, 860BCE

    • Yamagata Constitution March 4, 1840

    • Independence From SSR May 24, 1962



    Area
    • Total 484,972 km2



    Elevation
    • Highest Point Mt.Yogasei 4,076m

    • Lowest Point Hagazawa Lake -432m




    GDP
    • Total $303,4 trillion

    • Per capita $124,742


      Population:
    • 2018 estimate 2,432,390,000



    HDI: 0.947 (very high)


    Gini (2019) 15


    Currency Kandorese Zai (Ƶ) (KNZ)


    Time Zone UTC-1 (Kandorese Standard Time)


    Driving Side Left


    Calling code +013


    ISO 3166 code: KAN


    Internet TLD .kan

    The Empire of Kandorith (Kandorese: 大宮来国; Dai Kanyori Teikoku, literally Great Empire of the Kandorese State" formally known as 宮来国, Kanyori-koku or 宮来; Kanyori[kaɲyori]) is a country in Cordilia. It is bordered by the Sea of Kandorith to the north-west and Cordilia Ocean to the east.

    Kandorith is divided into 47 prefectures and traditionally into eight regions. Approximately a third of the country's terrain is mountainous and heavily forested, and less than one-eighth of its land is suitable for agriculture. Consequently, Kandorith is among the most densely populated and urbanized countries in the world. The largest urban area is the metropolitan area centred on the capital city of Tenkyo, which is the most populous area within the nation. Kandorith itself is home to over 2,4 billion people.

    The kada that make up the name of Kandorith mean "moon origin"; The country is often known by the sobriquet "Land of the Eternal Moon". While archaeological evidence indicates that Kandorith was inhabited as early as the Upper Palaeolithic period, the first written mention of the archipelago appears in Yiangese texts from the first century AD. Between the fourth and ninth centuries, the kingdoms of Kandorith gradually unified under an emperor and imperial court based in Meikan (modern Ginza). However, beginning in the twelfth century, de facto political power came to be held by a succession of military dictators (tenmei) and feudal lords (danyo) and enforced by a class of warrior nobility known as saigo. After a century-long period of civil war, Kandorith was reunified in 1603 under the rule of the tenmei Nakamo, which enacted a policy of isolationism. This period ended in 1815 when a foreign fleet forced Kandorith to open to the rest of the world, leading to the fall of the tenmei and the restoration of imperial power in 1840. In the following Tokaji era, Kandorith adopted a Western-style government and pursued a program of industrialization and modernization; this transformed the feudal society into a great power, with Kandorith establishing a colonial empire after decisive victories in the First Yiang-Kan War and Meiyo-Kandorese War.

    Kandorith invaded Yiang in 1945; in 1949, it entered The Great War as an imperial power. After suffering heavy defeats in the ensuing naval wars and two bombings on the main capital cities of the Empire, Kandorith surrendered in 1955 and came under a communist occupation under an alliance led by Meiji during which it adopted a post-war constitution and renounced the Kandorese military culture. Following a failed revolution against the communist regime in 1958, Kandorith became a comparatively more free state, though still repressive and basically a dictatorship, under Meiji rule. On May 18, 1961 Luo Zuoming was elected as president of the SSR Kandorith which immediately led to protests and would lead to the Kaito uprising in various cities across the Kandorese mainland. Accused of corruption, torture and systematic murder of Kandorese minorities, such as the Higaku and Hisha people, the people stormed local armories and governmental buildings calling to an end of the Meiji dictatorship. Shortly after the death of Luo Zuoming the SSR was dissolved on May 24 1962 reinstating the pre-war Yamagata Constitution and reestablishing the Empire of Kandorith.

    Today, Kandorith is a member of the World Assembly and Security Council. Kandorith maintains a modern military for peacekeeping and self-defence, which has no trouble in measuring itself with other major powers. Following the Kaito Restoration, Kandorith experienced record economic growth to become an economic powerhouse by 1980. Today, Kandorith's economy is all consuming and the GDP measures thousands of trillions in purchasing power; it is also a global leader in the automotive and electronics industries. Kandorith is ranked "very high" on the Human Development Index; its population enjoys high levels of education and high life expectancy, though it currently is experiencing a projected decline due to low birth rates. Culturally, Kandorith is renowned for its art, cuisine, literature, cinema, music, and popular culture.

    Etymology



    The Kandorese word for Kandorith is 宮来, which is pronounced Kanyori or Kanyoriko. The character Kani (宮) means "moon" or "goddess"; yori (来) means "birthplace" or "origin". The compound therefore means "origin of the moon" and is the source of the popular epithet "Land of the eternal moon".

    The earliest record of the name Kanyori appears in the Yiangese Old Book of Nan. Prior to the adoption of Kanyori, other terms such as Ikiro (域呂, or "Great Ro") and Rokoku (呂告) were used. The term Ro (呂) is a homophone of Lo ォ (pronounced "Ro" by the Kandorese), which has been used by the Yiangese as a designation for the Kandorese as early as the third century Warring Kingdoms period. However, the Kandorese disliked some connotation of Lo ォ (which has been associated in Yiang with concepts like "filthy" or "weak"), and it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Ro (呂), meaning "pure, in harmony".

    The English word Kandorith possibly derives from the historical mis-pronunciation of the country's name during the trading with foreign agents. Kandorith was recorded by travelers and tradesmen alike as Kandori, which eventually became Kandorith. The first record of the name in English is in a book published in 1577 and spelled Kandorin, in a translation of a 1565 letter written by an unknown evangelist author.

    History


      Main article: History of Kandorith

    Prehistoric to classical history

    Feudal Era

    Modern Era

    The reformation period, which was key to the modern era of the empire, began in the year 1978, where the Empire of Kandorith began opening up its borders to international companies and slowly started to become a modern capitalist state. The government believed Kandorith had to gradually drop the socialist and communist ideals, which remained largely in place after the communist government collapsed in 1964. The original shift from Socialism started around the early 1970's, but the conservative governments since then have remained from making large and lasting implementations of a new economic and governmental system. Early August 1985 however, Prime Minister Tou Shunjian announced the first wave of reformation politics. The first wave of reformation would focus on the economical system of Kandorith. Prime minister Shunjian's plans were to make Kandorith a modern, functioning and completely free market, while infrastructure, health-care and schools would still remain under government control, as would other companies the government deemed 'essential to service the people of the nation'

    Geography


      Main article: Geography of Kandorith

    Kandorith is a major archipelago and island nation in Cordilia Ocean it stretches from the North-Kandorese Sea until the shores of Roterdamia. The country's five main regions, from north to south, are Higaku, Kanyuo, Kato, Gifu and Kitano. Kandorith's territory is 484,972 km2 and covers an even larger Exclusive Economic Zone.

    About 70 percent of Kandorith is forested, mountainous and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial or residential use. As a result, the habitable zones, mainly in coastal and river areas, have extremely high population densities; Kandorith is one of the most densely populated countries of Cordilia. Approximately 1% of the total area is reclaimed land. 20th and 21st century projects include multiple artificial islands such as the Tenkyo international airport and parts of the Tenkyo Harbour Area.

    Kandorith is prone to earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes because of its location near a major fault line. The nation has multiple active volcanoes which are primarily the result of large oceanic movements because of the movement of the West Plate. It is believed that Kandorith was once connected to the East Plate; the subducting plates opened the Sea of Kandorith over 15 millions years ago.

    The 1920 Tenkyo Earthquake killed over 2,400,000 people. More recent major quakes are the 2000 Kitano Earthquake and the 2011 Hiigata Earthquake.

    Climate

    The climate of Kandorith is predominantly tropical but varies from the north to south, with some areas being more humid and continental rather than completely tropical.

    The average winter temperature in Kandorith is 10 C and the average summer temperature is 26 C. The highest temperature ever measured in Kandorith is 43.3 C, was recorded on August 1, 2020.

    The main rainy season begins in early May and the front gradually moves north until reaching the island of Higaku.

    Biodiversity

    Kandorith has beautiful subtropical and tropical forests which reach through the entire archipelago.

    Kandorith has over 90,000 species of wildlife including the black bear, the Kandorese macaque, the raccoon dog, the large Kandorese salamander, the large field mouse and the national animal the golden pheasant. A large network of national parks has been established to protect important areas of flora and fauna as well as wetland sites.

    All these sites are in excellent condition and contribute to the preservation of rare species only found in the Kandorese wildlife.

    Environment

    Shortly after the Great War a period of rapid economic growth followed, environmental policies were downplayed by the government and industrial corporations; as a result, caused widespread environmental pollution in the 1950's and 1960's. Responding to rising concern for the environment, the government introduced environmental protection laws in 1971. The recent oil crisis encouraged Kandorith to rethink their energy strategy to move towards a more efficient use of energy.

    As if 2015, multiple high energy fusion plants are under construction in Kandorith, following the switching off of Kandorith's "green energy plan" following the summer outages of 2011. Kandorith is under treaty obligation to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and takes other steps to curb climate change and global warming. Current environmental issues include urban air pollution, waste management, water eutrophication, nature conservation, climate change, chemical management and nuclear waste material.

    Politics


      Main article: Politics of Kandorith and Government of Kandorith

    Kandorith is a unitary state and constitutional monarchy in which the power of the emperor has to be brought before parliament. The emperor is defined in the Constitution as "the symbol of state and the union of the people of Kandorith". Most executive power is wielded by the Prime Minister of Kandorith and the Cabinet, whose sovereignty is held by the Kandorese people. Masumi is the current Empress of Kandorith, who ascended the throne in accordance to the ascension law as the only surviving relative of the Kandorese imperial family on March 10, 2019.

    Kandorith's legislative organ is the National Assembly, a bicameral parliament. It consists of a lower house of the Imperial Delegate with 765 seats, elected by popular vote every four years or when dissolved, and an upper House of Nobles with 398 seats, whose popularly-elected members serve six-year terms. There is universal suffrage for adults over the age of 18, with a secret ballot for all elected offices. The National Assembly is currently dominated by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has enjoyed continuous electoral success since 1964. The Prime Minister is the head of government and is appointed by the emperor after being designated from among the members of the National Assembly. As the head of the Cabinet, the prime minister has the power to appoint and dismiss Ministers of State. Following the LDP victory in the 2020 general election, Tagawa Kenji replaced Ishiwaru Tashiro as the prime minister.

    Historically influenced by Yiang law, the Kandorese legal system developed independently during the Gifu period through numerous political and philosophically motivated texts on state design. However since the late 19th century, the judicial system has been largely based on the civil law of other nations of Cordilia. The Constitution of Kandorith, adopted in 1964, is one of the oldest unamended constitutions in the region. The law originates in the legislature, and the constitution requires that the emperor promulgate legislation passed by the National Assembly with the power to oppose legislation. The main body of the Kandorese law is called the Six-Codes. The Kandorese court system is divided into four basic tiers: the Supreme Court and three levels of lower courts.

    Administrative divisions

    Foreign relations

    A member state of the World Assembly since 1964 and has served in the Security Council ever since. Kandorith currently has no allegiance to the World Forum but the government has stated interest to join the Forum in a bid to work for greater security and stability within the region.

    Kandorith is a donor of official development assistance to selected nations, donating a total of Ƶ9.2 Billion in 2017.

    Kandorith has no real close military ties or economic ties and relies on self-reliance in both economic issues and national defense. Kandorith has a non-interference policy when it comes to foreign conflicts, but has been known to intervene according to the World Assembly's international laws when international law is not respected.

    Kandorith has a strained relationship with few nations and with at least two nations instead of improving bilateral ties the diplomatic standing has been devolving into a tense cold-war status.

    Kandorith is engaged in several territorial disputes with its neighbors, Kandorith currently claims one of the islands to the north of the Kandorese sea, but has been met with heavy resistance straining the relationship with The Bay.

    Domestic Law enforcement

    Military



    IKN Mikuharu class destroyer.

    With 4 million active troops, the Imperial Kandorese Armed Forces is an absolute show of force, commanded by the Imperial Ministry of Defense and the National Security Council. The IKAF consists of the Army (IKA), the Navy (IKN), the Marine Corps (IKMC), the Imperial Kandorese Space Force (IKSF) and the Coast Guard (IKCG).

    Military service is partially voluntary as all Kandorese men must complete 21 months of military service between the age of 18 and 35. Kandorese military forces can be rapidly deployed by the Air Force's large fleet of transport aircraft, the Navy's 44 active aircraft carriers, and the Marines Expeditionary Force at sea with the four Main Battle Fleets.

    The military budget of the Empire of Kandorith in 2020 stands at $12.13 trillion and stands at 4% of GDP. Defense spending plays a major role in science and technology investment, with about a quarter to one third of the state research and development being funded by the Ministry of Defense.

    The Empire of Kandorith is a recognized nuclear weapon state and possesses a vast stockpile of nuclear weapons. Currently it is believed the nation has a nuclear arsenal of 8,930 nuclear weapons; including ICBMs and SLBMs.

    Economy


      Main article: Economy of Kandorith

    Kandorith is an absolute economic powerhouse not just in nominal GDP but also in purchasing power parity. The service sector accounts for about half of the nation's gross domestic product.

    As of 2017, Kandorith's labor force consists of some 1 billion people and has a low unemployment rate of around three to five percent. Estimated around 10 percent of the population were below the poverty line in 2015. Housing in Kandorith is characterized by limited supply in the vast urban areas of the nation.

    Agriculture and fishery

    Industry

    Services and tourism

    Science and Technology

      Main article: Science and Technology in Kandorith and Video gaming in Kandorith

    Kandorith is a leading nation in scientific research, particularly in natural sciences, engineering and nuclear science. Nearly 13 million researches share a Ƶ2,500 billion research and development budget, which relative to gross domestic product towers over other nation's budgets. The country is a regional leader in fundamental scientific research, mostly aimed at physics, chemistry or medicine.

    Kandorese scientists and engineers have contributed to the advancement of agricultural sciences, electronics, industrial robotics, optics, chemicals, semiconductors, life sciences and various fields of engineering and other robotics. Kandorith is a leader in robotics production and use, where over 25% of the production and service industry is run and maintained by robots and AI. currently the Kandorese number of scientists, technicians and engineers per capita stands at 73 per 10,000 employees.

    The Kandorese consumer electronics industry, once considered the strongest in the region, is currently in a state of decline as competition arises in neighbouring countries and emerging markets. However, video gaming in Kandorith remains a major industry. Kandorith is a major exporter of video games and virtual entertainment and is currently experiencing a new golden age of virtual products. Kandorese made entertainment systems have been popular since the 1980's and have been dominating until other markets made their own consoles to challenge Kandorese companies like Togetsu.

    As of 2019 the Kandorese video game market generates over Ƶ384 billion a year, with Ƶ111 billion coming from portable games.

    The Kandorese Aerospace Exploration Agency is the national space agency, it conducts space, planetary, and aviation research, leading development of rockets and satellites. In 2008 Kandorith launched their own space station Tsuki-kyu.(Moon palace): which hosts various experimental modules aimed at eventual planetary exploration and deep space exploration.

    Kandorith has been sending exploration missions to Maxima, Tyr and Parva since 2007 and in 2020 launched their newest rover Hoshi(hope) to land on Tyr later in the year. The largest mission towards Maxima was launched in 2008 and was called MEEP(Maxima Engineering Exploration Probe) with the purpose to gather data on the moon's origin and evolution, it entered Maxima's orbit on June 7, 2008 and landed on the surface on June 11, 2008. Currently the Space Agency aims to test it's first moon base by 2025, but does not exclude earlier testing as the agency reported to be ahead of schedule.

    Infrastructure



    Transportation
      Main article: Transport in Kandorith

    Kandorith's road network is extensive as it's over 1,5 kilometers of paved roads which serve as one of the main means of transportation. A network of high-speed, divided, limited-access toll roads connect major cities throughout the nation. Cars are inexpensive, car ownership fees and fees and fuel levies are used to promote energy efficiency. However, at around 50 percent of all distance traveled, car usage is low for a modern nation.

    Since the privatization in 1965, dozens of Kandorese railway companies compete in regional and local passenger transportation markets, major companies include four Kandorith Rail enterprises, Mikato, Shibe Railway and Keito Corp. Some 450 high-speed bullet trains connect major cities and Kandorese trains are well known for their safety and punctuality. Currently the nation is building the new Tenkyo Hi-Speed maglev between the capital of Tenkyo and Higashu due to be completed in fall 2020.

    There are 195 airports in Kandorith, the largest domestic airport, Manakuda Airport in Tenkyo, is one of the busiest transport hubs in the region. The largest international gateways are Higashu Airport, Ginza Airport and Tenkyo International Airport. The combined harbour areas of Tenkyo and Higashu are the largest and busiest ports in the nation, accounting for 15 percent of Kandorith's trade value.


    A KR East E900 series Bullet Train.

    Energy

    As of 2018, 59% of the energy in Kandorith was produced from nuclear power, 23% from hydropower and 18% from geothermal power. Nuclear power has always played a major part in the Kandorese energy production ever since the 1980 modernization of the economy and infrastructure. In general the Kandorese population support the use of nuclear power and consider the nation's power plants as the safest means of producing power.

    Kandorith has always aimed to diversify the sources of their energy efficiency but eventually came back to nuclear power when solar and wind power were proven to be inefficient for the vast energy network of the nation.

    Water supply and sanitation

    The government has taken upon itself for regulating the water and sanitation sector and is shared between the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in charge of the water supply for domestic use; the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in charge of the water resources development and sanitation; the Ministry of Environment in charge of the water quality and preservation; and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in charge of the performance benchmarking of the nation's water utilities. Access to an improved water source is universal in Kandorith. 98% of the population has access to piped water supplies from public utilities and 2% receive water from their own wells or unregulated systems in small rural areas.

    Demographics


      Main article: Kandorese People

    Kandorith has a population of 2.4 billion, of which over 98% are Kandorese nationals. In 2019 around 90.7% of the nation's population lived in cities. The capital city Tenkyo has a population of 265.6 million. It is part of the Tenkyo Metropolitan area, with over 731.5 million people.

    Kandorese society is linguistically, ethnically and culturally homogeneous, composed of 98.5% ethnic Kandorese, with small populations of foreign workers and nationals. The most dominant native ethnic group is the Kitano people; primary minority groups include the indigenous Hisha and Higaku people, as well as social minority groups like the Yiang and Meiji are among the small minority groups in Kandorith.

    The Kandorese people enjoy a very long life expectancy at birth: with an average of 91.51 years for persons born in the period of 2010 - 2015. The Kandorese population is rapidly aging as a result of post-war baby booms followed by a steep decrease in birth rates. As of 2015, about 25% of the population was over the age of 65, and the proportion is projected to rise to almost 40% by 2050. In July, 2020, for the first time, one in five Kandorese residents was over the age of 70. The change in demographic structure has created numerous of social issues, particularly a potential decline in workforce population and huge increases in the cost of social security benefits. A growing number of younger Kandorese are refraining from marrying or remain childless. The population of Kandorith is expected to drop to 1,8 billion by 2050.

    Immigration and birth incentives are suggested as a solution to provide younger workers to support the nation's aging population, but lately the nation is slowly embracing the idea of AI personhood even further. Kandorith accepts an average flow of below 128,000 new naturalized citizens per year. In 2019 the nation's immigration law was revised and enacted, proteccting the rights of foreign workers to help reduce labour shortages in mainly the industry and service sectors.

    Largest Cities or towns in Kandorith

    Rank

    Name

    Prefecture

    Pop.

    1

    Tenkyo

    Tenkyo

    178,500,245

    2

    Imakazawa

    Hideozawa

    71,703,247

    3

    Higaku

    Shoga

    51,920,811

    4

    Higashu

    Kubo

    44,191,031

    5

    Hayazawa

    Kamigawa

    37,582,853

    6

    Ginza

    Kobayashi

    29,619,609

    7

    Matsukoshi

    Miraii

    29,592,486

    8

    Shikada

    Niigata

    28,397,850

    9

    Hayano

    Midori

    28,397,272

    10

    Urayama

    Yamagata

    24,331,595

    Religion

    Kandorith has full religious freedom based on its constitution. Estimates suggest that around 80% of the Kandorese population are at least partially followers of the Tendo religion which is considered the state religion. However, these estimates are from people who are affiliated with a Tendo temple, rather than the true number of believers across the nation.

    Tendo is polytheistic and revolves around the Seino ("gods" or "spirits"), supernatural entities believed to inhabit all things. The link between the Seino and the natural world has led to Tendo being considered animistic and pantheistic. The Seino are worshiped at Seinodana household shrines, family shrines, and public shrines. The latter are staffed by priests who oversee offerings to the Seino and the provision of religious paraphernalia such as amulets to the religion's adherents. Other common rituals include the hitari ritual dances, age specific celebrations, and seasonal festivals. These festivals and rituals are collectively called dokori. A major conceptual focus in Tendo is ensuring purity by cleansing practices of various types including ritual washing or bathing. Shinto does not emphasize specific moral codes other than ritual purity, reverence for Seino, and regular communion following seasonal practices. Tendo has no single creator or specific doctrinal text, but exists in a diverse range of localized and regionalised forms.

    Languages

    Education

    Health

    Culture


      Main article: Culture of Kandorith

      See also: Kandorese popular cullture

    Art and architecture

    Literature and philosophy

    Performing arts

    Customs and holidays

    Kandorith is known for a large amount of customs and etiquettes. Yashinhin is a Kandorese idiom which denotes a form of interpersonal communication through unspoken mutual understanding. Shikiyosa is a virtue of accepting death and loss with composure. The lotus and cherry blossoms are a symbol of Shikiyosa in the sense of embracing the idea of becoming one with the world, nature and the universe. Ponsai is a central idea in the Kandorese culture, meaning to acknowledge one's own mistakes and to make a pledge to improve upon themselves. Katadoma refers to the central belief that every name is imbued and is dwelling in mystical powers, weaknesses and strengths. There are many annual festivals in Kandorith, called matsuri. There are no specific festival days for the entire nation; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsuni or Odon.

    Officially, Kandorith has 16 official, national, government-recognized holidays. Public holidays in Kandorith are regulated in the Public Holiday Law. Beginning in 2000, Kandorith implemented the Cheerful Monday System, which moved a number of national holidays to Monday in order to obtain a long weekend. The national holidays in Kandorith are New Year's Day on January 1, Coming of Age Day on Second Monday of January, National Foundation day on February 12, The Empress' Birthday on March 4, Equinox Day on March 20 or 21. Constitution Day on May 1, Kaito Day on May 4, Midori Day on May 5, Children's Day on May 6, Armed Forces Day on Third Monday of July, Yama Day on August 11, Respect of the Elderly Day on Third Monday of September, Autumn Equinox on September 23 or 24, Health and Sports Day on Second Monday of October, Culture Appreciation Day on November 3, and Labour Thanksgiving Day on December 1.

    Cuisine

    Kandorese cuisine is highly diverse, drawing on several millennia of culinary history and variety, in which the most influential are known as the "Ten Pillars", including Tenkyo, Ginza, Higashu, Imakazawa, Shikada, Higaku, Nori-mo, Yokoroaoi, Chifu and Aki cuisines. All of them are featured by the precise skills of shaping, heating, colours and flavouring. Kandorese cuisine is also renowned for its emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and its presentation. Every region in Kandorith has it's vast array of speciality which all use traditional recipes and local ingredients. Seafood, rice or noodles are the traditional staple of Kandorese cuisine, typically seasoned with radish, soy sauce, miri, vinegar, sugar and salt. Dishes inspired by foreign food have become adapted with variants for Kandorese tastes and ingredients. Kandorese curry, since it's introduction, is so widely consumed that it can be called a national dish. The traditional sweets of Kandorith are known as gorashi. Ingredients such as bean paste and mochi are used. More modern-day tastes include black and green tea ice cream.

    Popular Kandorese beverages include plum wine, rice wine and liquor. Beer has been brewed in Kandorith since the late 17th century and is the most consumed alcoholic beverage within the Empire. Tea, especially green tea, is produced in Kandorith and prepared in various forms which are used in the Kandorese tea ceremony.

    Media


    Football is currently the most popular sport in the empire.

    Television and newspapers take an important role in Kandorese mass media, though radio and magazines also take a part. Over the 1990's, television quickly surpassed newspapers as Kandorith's main form of information and entertainment medium. There are five major nationwide television networks: HKN (public broadcasting), Kanyori Television(KTV), Tenkyo Broadcasting Center(TBC), Hifu Network Systems (HNS) and TV Miku (MT). Television networks were mostly established based on capital investments by existing radio networks. Variety shows, serial dramas and news constitute a large percentage of Kandorese television shows. According to a survey done in 2018 by HKN on television viewing in Kandorith, 75% of Kandorese watch television daily. In recent years television viewing has increased even further because of new technology; such as holo-vision, interactive TV and virtual reality and is not showing any signs of declining any time soon.

    The Kandorese people have a choice of over 100 newspapers, with an average subscription rate of 1.5 newspapers per household. The main newspaper however, remains Shinonome Kyoai. According to a survey conducted by the Newspaper Association in 2000, 85 percent of men and 75 percent of women read a newspaper every day.

    Kandorith boasts a large film industry; movies have been produced in the nation since the late 1890's. Multiple Kaiju films have been national symbols ever since the 1950's and have a very lively subgenre of different monster films, as well as the longest-running film franchises in the Kandorese Empire. Kandorese animated films and television series are well known around the world, largely influenced by Kandorese manga and have been extensively popular in other regions. Through this, Kandorith is a world-renowned powerhouse of animation.

    Sports

    The Empire of Kandorith has one of the oldest sporting cujltures in the world. There is evidence that archery was practiced as early as the year 800. Sword Fighting and Kuyu, a sport loosely related to football date back to the earliest Kandorese dynasties as well.

    Physical fitness is widely emphasized in Kandorese culture, with morning exercises such as Higan chu are widely practiced, and commercial gyms and private fitness clubs are gaining popularity across the entire country.

    Kandorith is home to a variety of traditional sports such as Kato, mixed martial arts are still widely practiced and enjoyed by spectators in the nation. After the Yamagata modernization, many other sports were introduced from abroad. Kandorese people enjoy sports like baseball, softball, volleyball, badminton and the nation's most popular sport: football. Since the establishment of the Kandorese Football Association in 1985 the sport has gained a wide following from football fans throughout the nation. The Kandorese National Football Team is one of the most successful teams in Cordilia and has won their first title during the Cup of Harmony 77 which until now is the greatest achievement of football in Kandorith. The national team has also been a major name in the World Cup and has been present on the event since World Cup 67 yet has never made it past the group phase.

    Other popular sports in the country include table tennis, basketball, swimming and snooker. Board games such as go, mahjong, and more recently chess, are also played at professional levels. In addition Kandorith is home to a massive amount of cyclists, with an estimated 1 billion bicycles as of 2020. Many more traditional sports, such as boat racing, wrestling and horse racing also remain popular.

    Kandorith has participated in the Olympic Games since 1930, although it has mainly participated as the SSR Meikan until 1964. Kandorith is known for getting medals in only a few select sports which are popular sports in Kandorith; martial arts and rhythm sports mainly. Kandorith has been more successful in Winter Olympics when it comes to medals. The Kandorese people are known for their love of ice skating and speed skating in the region and have shown great interest in competing at the highest levels around the world, often with great success.

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