Caserric of Japan
The Caserric of Japan (Japanish: 大日本帝國; Dai Nippon Teikoku), gemeanly shortened to Japan (Japanish: 日本; Nippon) is the mightiest land in Eastasia. It is mainly stelled on the Ielands of Hokkaidō, Hondo, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Formosa; though it also holds bits of Sakhalin, Josen, China, and some ielands in the Pacifish Ocean. The youngest of the Great Mightes, Japan was for long an offsundered backwater before being dragged into the owntide by the Meiji Witherstelling.
While the ielands that make Japan have been befolked by men since 30,000 BC, the earliest followrighty state in the ielands first showed up in 111 YL, but a inwonish Japanish culture likely did not begin until Caser Kanmu settled on Heian-kyō in 794, beginning the Heian eld. Feudalish Japan was held by a ruling crigershift, the Samurai, and much of the eld was characterized by fights between feudal criglords (daimyō) who fanded to gain inflow and become the Shōgun, a word meaning "Greatmarshal", peaking in the yearhundred-lond Sengoku Jidai or the Eld of the Criging States, beginning in 1467. Thanks to forbinding with Europish traders in Nagasaki, fireweapons would be brought to Japan and the Tokugawa dynasty would benit these to end the Eld of the Criging States and beground a half-ervely system beginning in 1600 YL.
The sakoku politic of offsundering that the Tokugawa dynasty had begrounded had been upheld mostly thanks to the gelikehood of technology between Europa and Asia, and when this came to an end in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th yearhundred, the sakoku would also come to an end. America sent in Commodore Perry in 1854 to open Japanish havens to Americanish trade and open diplomatish forbindings between the two lands, through fiendship if needed. Growing anti-western feeling, therefore, meant that the Edo Shogundom's time came to an end, not with a bang but a whimper, and in 1868 the last shogun offstepped to the Caserly Hove of Caser Mutsohito (Caser Meiji after his death). Caserly Japan then went through the snellest forwestering to ever happen in gesheede, going from a mostly thorpely and backward gemeanship in 1870 to a mighty riche uttering to be a gainsteck of Europish Great Mightes at the turn of the yearhundred. Japan industrialized quickly with the help of Frankric, Doechland, the Netherlands, and Great Britain. They bade crig on Ch'ing China in the First Chineish-Japanish Crig through which they took Ryojun at the tip of the Liaodong halfieland and brought Josen under their inflow.
Josen being sought after by the Russers, Japan's sige over China led to the Russish-Japanish Crig of 1905 breaking out, in which Japan would utterly Crush the Russish, becoming the first ever Asianish Mighte to win against a Europish might in the Owntime. Russland had to withdraw and deedsakely give up Josen and the Liaodong Halfieland to Japan, which let Japan later straightforwardly aover Josen in 1910. Such a sige made Meiji's erfollowers Yoshihito and Hirohito let rightwing groups inflow the land and set its politic, sithmostly onwicking an ideology that said Japan was orlain to be the Overlord of all Eastasia. The Kwantung Heere, a onehood of the Japanish Heere put in the South Manchuria Ironway, overfell and aovered Manchuria amid the chaos of the Chineish Burghercrig in 1931. A few years later, Japan overfell China in 1937 following the Mark Paul Bridge Forfall, beginning the Twithe Chineish-Japanish Crig. Early in the crig, they did well, quickly taking China's headstead in Nanking, but could not best the Chineish Generalregering and her heeres led by Jeishi Jiang. The Republic of China banded together with Frankric and Russland in 1941 and dragged Japan into the Twithe Worldcrig. Though Japan saw some siges at first, her back was broken in the Slaught of Yellowstream (July 1942) and China went to take back Manchuria and even cross the Yalu to overfall Josen in March 1943. The Slaught of Heijo the following year put an end to Chineish seesoughts in Josen, and Japan pushed them back to the Yalu thanks to British and Doech soldiers. By 1946, the Japanish had once again took over most of the Chinese coasts, though the Hinterland belaved out of their reach. Following the atombombings of of April 1946, Japan was left alone to fight the belaves of the Twithe Chineish-Japanish Crig, and rose sigefast four years later in 1949. Japan put down the Chineish Folksstate and begrounded the Caserric of China, ruled by the erf of the old Ch'ing Caser as their underling.
Japan onwicked the atombomb in 1953, becoming the last of the Coldcrig's Mightes to onwick one, and afterward Japan quickly built its own stockpile of atomweapons, sickering its unoffhanghood and becoming one of the four poles of the Coldcrig. They witherstelled democracy in 1952, weakened the military, and anewed the law, befreeing farmers through landanreforms, making tradeforbands lawful, giving women the waleright, and making the regering foranswerly to the Richesday and its gewaled lower house. Some Japanish crigmisdoers were fanged and berightened in the so-called Showa Gerights, and lasly Japan's werthship was brought back to its pre-crig standing by 1953 and beyond by 1955, building up the twithe-greatest werthship in the world by 1955. Dretchness in Josen led to the Josenish Uprising of 1966, though Josenish uprisers were tostrewn by 1968. They organized their underlingstates into the Greater Eastasianish Wealthbereach, forwicking them greatly in the Twithe and Third Indochineish Crigs. Unlike Europa -which lost most of her colonies and inflow- and Russland -which fell apart wholesale- Japan came out of the Coldcrig in a beteeingly mightier stelling, keeping not just Josen and Formosa but its inflow on much of Eastasia. Caser Hirohito died in 1989, making him the longest-living and longest-reigning Caser of Japan.
Most lately, a forfall in China in late November of 2021 where Japan burned down the stead of Nanking to put down an uprising led to the Chineish Unoffhanghoodscrig, in which the Caserric -backed by Japan- fought a bound of rebel militarygroups that put together onspoke to be the 'Foroned Provinces of China'. After two months of crig, Japan was made by Frankric, Doechland, Great Britain, and America to give up its overlordship over China and acknowledge its unoffhanghood in late Februay 2022.
PoliticJapan is a onehoodstate constitutional monarchy under a parliamentarish democracy that is split into 70 Provinces (Japanish: 都道府県, Todōfuken). The Caser of Japan (Japanish: 天皇; Tenno), now Naruhito, is the stateshead. The Chrysanthemum Throne passes through male-only primogeniture, with women de facto forbidden from erving, though there are some half-mythish Caserines in Japanish gesheede. The Caser holds a mighty, though bounded, grip over the regering: he can kick or bename the Prime Minister, bode crig and make frith, and break up Richesday, among other things. The regering of Japan is led by its gewaled Prime Minister (Japanish: 内閣総理大臣; Naikaku Sōri-Daijin).
Japan's land- and ambsspeech is Japanish. Smaller lesserhoods also speak Josenish, Ainuish, and Chineish, meanwhile there are some inwanderer gemeanships that speak Doech, Russish, Netherlandish, English, and Portingalish.
WerthshipWith a GIP of $9.1 trillion, Japan is the 2he greatest werthship in the world, only bested by America, while its GIP by head is $54,043.63, the 3rd strongest in Eastasia and Oceania. The Japanish geld is the Japanish yen, overseen by the Bank of Japan which sets its geld- and wealthpolitic. Its main outfares are faretugs, heavy machinery, ships, electronics, tollva, chemish goods, metals, and weaponry. Though Japan lords over the Eastasianish Market, that market only makes about 15% of its outfares put together, Japan's greatest tradepairs being America, Great Britain, Doechland, New Holland, and China. Mickle Japanish geselships inhold Toyota Motor Geselship, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo, Yasuda, Nippon Farpost and -speak Geselship, SoftBank Group, and Hitachi Group.
The Japanish welfare state is somewhat like the Doech system, but it offhangs on the family. Though the state gives pensions and universal, onesel-betaler healthcare, no childcare politic bestands and the plight of caring for the elderly or the young is upon their family. As an outcome, the mean Japanish household is made of three generations. Japan has a world-ranking IMO score and a high GIP by head.
BefolkingThe many ielands that make up Japan are the inwonish homeland of the Japanish Folk, though there are a large ontale of them elsewhere, most noteworthily the Josenish Halfieland which Japan still holds. Today, Japan's befolking across her Riche stands at 168.66 million, of whom 126.3 million live in the Home Ielands. Japan is the 4th most befolked state in the world and the 3rd most befolked in Asia. In 2019, 92% of the befolking lived in steads. Tokyo, Japan's headstead, has a befolking of 13.8 million. Some other noteworthy befolkingscenters are Yokohama, Taihoku, Osaka, Keijo, and Daegu. Japan deals with a falling befolking owing to to its low birthrates. The mean eld is 47.7 and lifeorwarding at birth is 86.2 years, the highest in the world. Japanerines give birth to 1.4 babies each, but the befolkingsgrowthrate is at -0.3% yearly. There are 1.13 women for every man in Japan. As of 2019 one out of every five Japaner is over 65, and it is thought the ontale might rise to one out of three by 2030.
Shintoism (Japanish: 神道; Shintō) is the inlandish belief of Japan and by groundlaw its statechurch, and some 80.4% of the befolking follow it. Up to 14.2% are Christers, mostly of Calvinish stock, which inholds almost all of the Joseners, while 4.7% are Buddhists and the belaving 0.7% are 'others'. These ontales do not soothly mean afastness however: most Japaners follow cultural traditions based on belief, including the First Shrine seeking of the New Year. Traditions originating from Christendom, including Western-like weddings, Valentine's Day, Yuletide and others, are beheld in a secularish way.
MilitaryThe Crigministry (Japanish: 戦争省; Sensō-shō) is the ambight that oversees the Caserly Stridecrafts of Japan (Japanish: 帝国 軍隊; Nihon Teikoku Guntai). The Stridecrafts are split in three, the Caserly Japanish Heere (Japanish: 大日本帝國陸軍; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun), the Caserly Japanish Marine (Japanish: 大日本帝國海軍; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun), and the Caserly Japanish Loftmight (Japanish: 大日本帝国空軍; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kūgun). The Prime Minister is the Overcommander on behalf of the Caser, while the Crigministry oversees the daily dealings of the military and the Caserly General Headquarters (Japanish: 大本営; Daihon'ei), its 'Generalstaff', is the uppershift of its professional command structure.
As it is an ieland nation, Japan's military is built around a marine and a loftmight that can stop fiendly fleets: it has a great fleet of many flytugdrawers, diveboats, and tostoerers to beshield the Sea of Japan, her ordly waters. Their technologish and industrial strength, grouped with her stour stockpile of kernel-, chemish, biologish, and strealing weaponry, back her already-strong military, while Japanish soldiers are known for their guesomeness, ruthlessness, and quite often seeing begrounded laws of crig and onsetsrules as a checklist to be filled out, something that has often brought them the fordamning of the world. Japan has 450,000 soldiers in ongoing thenst and 75,000 reservists, with no conscription. Its military budget was $273.45 billion in 2019, 3% of its GIP.
Patriots feting the Caser's Birthday in Tokyo
Japanish swordmanship or Kendo
Himeji-jō from afar
Akihabara, the Japanophile's Mecca
Japanish Light Flytugdrawer Unshū