Yôkoso Dai Nippon Teikoku He !
Welcome to the Great Japanese Empire!
Image courtesy of: JIS Project
"Land of the Rising Sun" This is the motto
of the country of Japan. This motto
is a testament to the fact that the country of Japan is a nation
comprised of thousands of islands populated by millions of people with unique
history and traditions, a growing economic powerhouse. Japan values
unity and cooperation above all else and yet it is a country of more diversity
than many people think. The basic principles that guide life in Japan the
concepts of mutual assistance and consultations to arrive at a consensus.
Japan, officially The Great Japanese Empire (Dai Nippon Teikoku), is
one of the world’s largest archipelagoes spanning 4,600 kilometers (2,900
miles) from north to south along the Asian landmass and 3,200 kilometers (2,000
miles) from east to west. Its total expanse is roughly equivalent to that of
States. Japan is comprised of five major islands (and thousands smaller ones) located
between the Kamchatka peninsula and Taiwan, and all along the equatorial line between Palau and the Marshall Islands. The total land area of Japan is 471,106 square kilometers (184,025 square miles)
which is slightly less than the area of the state of California plus the area of the state of West Virginia.
Japan has not land borders, but shares sea borders with the Soviet Union, Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, the British colony of Gilbert Islands and the United States. Japan is a mostly template, volcanic archipelago. The
topography of most of the islands consists of mountain chains gouged by many
short river valleys and interrupted by many small lowland plains.
For a small nation, Japan has a great variety of climatic conditions. This is
because its islands have a long latitudinal spread and are in the zone where
the conflicting air masses of the Asian continent and of the Pacific Ocean meet. The Nan-yo Gunto Special Prefecture is an exception: it is composed for a vast group of small island along
the Equatorial line; therefore they have a very humid and hot climate.
of Japan in 2002 was about 130 million persons making it the
world's seventh most populous nation after China, India, the United States, the Soviet Union and Indonesia. The annual growth rate in Japan was 0.3 percent during the 1980's. This growth rate
has increased slightly over the past few years as the government of Japan has encouraged an increased birth rate.
language of the country is Japanese. The immense majority of the Japanese
people as a native or second language speak Japanese. There are, however, at
least 14 distinct languages in Japan. Some older Japanese do not speak Japanese, but their
already small numbers are shrinking as the educational system (specially in the
Nan-yo Gunto Special Prefecture) becomes more able to reach the entire population.
The people of Japan are largely of Mongoloid stock with varying degrees
of Korean, Chinese, Ainu, Australasian, and Melanesian influence, almost
perfectly mixed resulting in a highly homogeneous population. Similar to their
diverse ethnic origin, the Japanese people have a significant number of
religious and ritualistic rites and practices. The religious classifications
(Buddhist, Shintoist, etc.) do not clearly reflect the religious structure of
most of the Japanese population. While Shintoism is the largest and official
religion of the nation, most of the people maintain Buddhist and other
religious beliefs and practices.
percent of current Japanese children attend primary schools, and 99.9 percent
of the young are literate. It is very difficult to classify the literacy of the
older Japanese population as many of the languages and dialects of the minority
groups may or may not have significant written or recorded conventions and
structures. There are 58 state universities and over 200 private universities
The island of Honshu is the most populous of the Japanese islands with
roughly 90 million inhabitants, and is representative of many of the cultural
features of the nation of Japan. This cultural representativeness is due in part to
the extensive migration of Japanese from the outer islands. Much of the
discussion of the land of Japan to follow will focus on Honshu and the major centers of culture and population located therein.
Major cities in Japan include:
the capital, located in central western Honshu. 2002 population -
located in southeastern Honshu. 2002 population – 3.0 million
located is central southern Honshu. 2002 population - 2.8 million
located in southern Hokkaido.
2002 population - 1.2 million
located in southern Karafuto. 2002 population - 1.0 million
The Imperial Government
The Imperial Japanese Armed Forces
attractive Japan” Project
Brief Historical Overview of Japanese Emigration
Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Doctrine and Nuclear Power
The Fukuzawa Doctrine
Tenryu: Japan’s Theatre Missile Defence
Japanese Space Program
Beyond the West Pacific: Japan’s Geostrategic Situation
in the 21st Century.
The Destruction of the Yongbyon Nuclear Complex
A brief glimpse into the Future (new! March 11, 2004)
The Korean People’s Republic
Democratic Republic of Manzhouguo
The Soviet-German War (April 1940- June 1942)
A Brief History of the Soviet Union
Lüshun (Port Arthur): The Soviet Naval Base in Manzhouguo
The Thai-Vietnamese War
The new League of Nations
The “Nuclear Treaty”
The League-South Africa War
Other alternate history scenarios:
Braço Forte, Mão Amiga: An alternate history of Brazil
More to come
April 13, 2004: Included “Braço Forte, Mão Amiga” (Strong Arm, Friendly
Hand), an alternate history of Brazil. Don’t worry, Brazil didn’t become a super power. The scenario depicts the
Brazilian Army as a social force, stronger than in OTL, that’s all.
March 11, 2004:
this especial occasion, I’ve finished the “A brief glimpse into the future”.
With the invaluable help of Terence Co, I extended this timeline to the year
2055 and beyond! Check it out. I also
decided to eliminate the other timeline I was working on, it wasn’t going
working in a better scenario, so… :^)
January 27, 2004:
the holidays and a terrible January, an actualization. I’ve added a new
scenario, entitled “A short history of Japan”. In this
timeline (which first part I’ve already uploaded), Japan don’t join the Allies against Germany in 1914, due to its volatile domestic situation. As a
result, Japan joins the war until 1917, participating with naval forces in the Mediterranean and the Baltic, and with ground forces in the Turkish
front. Consequences? Japan receives the Marianas and monetary compensation from Germany and nothing else. This strengthens the domestic
situation of the IJA, forcing Japan to embark itself in a blatantly imperialist
intervention in Siberia, and…
September 28, 2003
included: The Destruction of the Yongbyon Nuclear Complex and the Timeline
(from 1938 to 1989). Major changes in Nakano and minor changes in International
Organizations, Diplomacy, Contemporary Japan, and the League of Nations.
September 22, 2003
included: Japanese Space Program, and Beyond the West Pacific: Japan’s Geostrategic Situation in the 21st Century. I also
made minor changes in Contemporary Japan, Diplomacy, Disclaimer, and Japan’s Theatre Missile Defence.
included a short story I entitled Eneen-Kio. It’s placed in the near future of
the world depicted in this Alternate Timeline. Warning! I’m what some
people call a Questie,
so don’t come to me crying… I’m sure the story is plagued with grammatical
horro.., er, errors. Please bear with my, and if you find something too heinous
or plainly incomprehensible, please let me know. :)
September 1, 2003
included: The Thai-Vietnamese War, The Yokohama Incident, The Battle of
Jakarta, The new League of Nations, The “Nuclear Treaty”, International Organizations, The South
African War, Sino-German Relations., and
the Imperial Japanese Air Defence.
actualized: I completely reformed the “Imperial Japanese Armed Forces”: I not
only augmented the number of men under arms, but separate the individual
branches (IJN, IJA, IJAA, IJNI, and IJAD) into independent documents. I also
assigned an independent document for the Defence Ministry, Doctrine,
Recruitment and Conditions of Service, the Military Intelligence Corps, and the
Nuclear Forces. Minor changes in other
documents, nothing special.
August 11, 2003.
included: A Brief History of the Soviet Union, Tenryu: Japan’s Theatre Missile Defence, and Lüshun (Port Arthur): The Soviet Naval Base in Manzhouguo.
actualized: all the documents were revised and actualized. However, Diplomacy, Nuclear
Weapon…, and The Merdeka War, suffered major changes.
Page created: March 11th, 2003
Last actualization: March 11th, 2004
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