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Nippon-koku (日本国), officially known as the Rokkaku Shogunate (六角幕府) and also known as Japan, is a nation in East Asia.
In 1450, Jūzō Ayase, folk story teller, tells a story about two Satoris walking down a forest. Later in 1451 Jūzō Ayase writes out another story about the two Satoris; the two Satoris go to adopt the Kasha and all later move underground to their own temple. 1452 Jūzō Ayase writes yet another story, this time the two female Satoris with their pet Kasha run into a Kasa-obake that tried to scare them but failed. 1453 Jūzō Ayase continues the story with two female Satoris along with their pet Kasha befriend the Kasa-obake that tried to scare them and they go along their journey. 1454 Jūzō Ayase finishes the story: the two female Satoris with their pet Kasha go back to the underground temple and their friend Kasa-obake visits them there. In 1455, Jūzō Ayase wrote a new story, this time about a young warrior on his quest to defeat some Yōkai, specifically Tengu. In 1456 Jūzō Ayase continued the story: the young warrior goes to defeat some Tengu, and one of them proves to be a challenge; in 1457 story continued: the young warrior continues defeating some Tengu, and eventually runs into a Miko along the way; in 1458: young warrior talked to the Miko and both begun to fighting more Tengu; then story finally concluded in 1459; young warrior and the Miko manage to fight off more Tengu and saved their lands. In 1460 Jūzō Ayase has his new story begin with the young warrior and the Miko soon see the Oni invading their lands and begin to fight them off; in 1461 it continued; both young warrior and Miko continue fighting the Oni and soon the two female Satoris with their pet Kasha appear and help out; in 1462 it continued; the young warrior and the Miko with help from the two female Satoris and their pet Kasha manage to fight off the Oni invasion faster and save their lands again; in 1463 it ended with the young warrior and the Miko thanks the two female Satoris and their pet Kasha and they (two female Satoris and pet Kasha) return home. In 1465 Jūzō Ayase decided to write one last story: the Miko goes sailing and an Akkorokamui appears, and she begins to fight it; in 1466 - Akkorokamui proves to be a major challenge, though soon the young warrior, and the two female Satoris with their pet Kasha arrive to help the Miko against the Akkorokamui. In 1467 - the young warrior, Miko, the two female Satoris with their pet Kasha continue fighting against the Akkorokamui, and wins and saves the seas; afterward, the young warrior and Miko continue going sailing and two female Satoris with pet Kasha travel home again. In 1476, Jūzō Ayase died, though his written stories are kept safe by his daughter, Eiko Ayase. In 1486, Eiko Ayase decides to turn all of Jūzō Ayase's short stories into one book.
Also in 1452, 函館市 (Hakodate) was established as a new city on 北海道 (Hokkaidō). In 1456 Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa also sent a little bit of trained samurai and some supplies to help the Ryūkyū King reclaim his kingdom. In 1465, Manchuria offered support in the war against Ainu, in which Ashikaga Yoshimasa had accepted. In 1478, Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu made 北海道 (Hokkaidō) an official Province/Prefecture and set 函館市 (Hakodate) as the capital of the new Province/Prefecture. In 1479 北海道 (Hokkaidō) became completely conquered. In 1485 Japan obtains designs from Venice, and the Shogun thanks them and had gifted them too.
In 1486 the Satomi Clan begun to construct 高知城 (Kōchi Castle) around 高知 (Kōchi) area. In 1488 a new branch of Shintoism was established, called Mikoism, and this new branch of Shintoism can convert people, similar to Buddhism.
In 1494 Japan reached the Asian Mainland (around OTL Kamchatka) and then begun expanding upwards, while naming both the Peninsula and Prefecture, Reiuzi (霊烏路).
In 1517, the Ashikaga Shogunate declared war against the Pirate-held 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom). The war ended in 1522 with Japanese victory and soon 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) was created as a vassal out of a bit of land gained from the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom).
The Ashikaga Shogunate lasted for 187 years, from 1338 to 1525.
The Sengoku Era had begun in 1525. Much of Japan had been divided into many clans. In 1526, Satomi Hirozō became head of the Satomi Clan and begun to plan reunification of the nation under his control.
In 1531, Manchuria offered support to help the Satomi Clan to reunite Japan, under the condition that the Japanese Empress/Emperor would have a larger role in the government. Satomi Hirozō had agreed to their deal. By around the 10th month in the year, Satomi Hirozō made his first move and begun to attack the Kagawa Clan. The attack lasted until 1534, in which it ended in a ceasefire. By 1538 the Satomi clan declared war against the Kagawa clan, in which they gained some land from them. Meanwhile, the Mononobe and Rokkaku became allies with each other and began attacking the Oda clan in 1541, in which the Oda was defeated by 1543 and the land was split between Mononobe and Rokkaku, with both gaining a small coastline.
In 1544, the Honda and Akechi clans had erupted into a battle against each other; also the Rokkaku and Mononobe Clans had begun eying the Fujiwara. Meanwhile by 1545, the Satomi clan offered a deal to the Kagawa clan convincing them to join and in exchange, they still get to rule their own area and by 1546 the Kawaga agreed to it. By the eight month in the same year, Satomi Hidefumi launched an invasion of the Amako clan.
In 1547 the Honda and Akechi clans ended their fighting with the Honda clan gaining some land. Then in 1549 the Satomi clan was able to conquer the Amako clan and had annexed them. In the same year, the Mononobe and Rokkaku both planned on striking against the Ashina clan instead. By 1551 the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans declared war against the Ashina clan and the war lasted in 1558. The result of the war was that no side gained any land and afterwards the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans begun to rethink their strategies.
In 1557 the Satomi clan declared war against the Ōtomo clan after much preparing, and by 1561 the Ōtomo clan was defeated and annexed into the Satomi clan. Then in 1563 the Satomi clan invaded the Miyoshi clan, and the war lasted for two years and by 1565 the Miyoshi was annexed into Satomi. In 1566, Satomi offered Yamana and Kuroda clans to join him in exchange for letting them rule their own areas. In 1567 the Yamana clan agreed and merged, and later in 1570 the Kuroda clan decided to merge as well out of fear of the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans.
In 1562 the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans, after much preparation and re-thinking, waged war against the Ashina clan again. By 1569 Mononobe and Rokkaku clans managed to win the war and split the former Ashina clan lands between them. After some planning and such the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans declared war against the Fujiwara clan in 1572. Then in 1573 the Satomi managed to make a deal with the Fujiwara: the Satomi helps in Fujiwara's war and once war is won, the Fujiwara would join them with the Fujiwara still ruling their own area. The Fujiwara agreed, and soon the Satomi clan entered the war on Fujiwara's side. By 1576, both the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans became defeated and annexed into Satomi, and in the ninth month Fujiwara merged into the Satomi.
By 1566, the Honda clan decides to declare war against the Akechi clan. Shortly after the Honda's declaration of war, the Imagawa clan joined in to help the Akechi clan. Later in 1570 the Tsugaru clan jumps in to help the Honda clan. Finally by 1578 the Honda-Tsugaru clans managed to win the war and they annexed Akechi and Imagawa respectively.
By 1577 through 1580 the Satomi was planning, and Satomi Kimiyasu decided to go for the two northern clans first before trying to fight against the Honda-Tsugaru clans. In the end he planned that he would take the Suzuki clan by the late 1590s.
Then in 1581, Satomi declared war against the Mogami clan, and by 1584 the Mogami was defeated and annexed. A year later the Satomi went and declared war against the Date clan, and by 1589 the Date clan was defeated and annexed as well.
In 1592 the Satomi clan leads an invasion of the Imagawa clan. In the same year a cold front begun passing by into Japan and caused the Hokkaidō and Sakhalin become connected with Honshū by ice bridges. The Suzuki clan suffered the most out of this coldness and became a bit weakened by the coldness. The Satomi clan also suffered quite a bit in their northern regions as well, and the Imagawa and Honda clans also had problems with the cold.
By 1595, the Imagawa clan was conquered by the Satomi and a year later (1596) Satomi launched an invasion of the Honda clan. Then by 1599 the Honda clan was finally annexed into the Satomi clan.
By 1600, Japan was divided between Satomi clan and the Suzuki clan. The peace didn't last long and by 1604, the Satomi clan launched an invasion of the Suzuki clan. The war lasted for five years and finally by 1609, the Satomi clan managed to unite the rest of Japan.
In 1611 a major earthquake followed by a giant wave had killed over 5000 people, and soon Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu ordered a clean up and aid support for those areas. Later however, the Satomi rule begun to weaken over time due to an expanding Chinese influence. This would lead to the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans gaining more influence as well. By 1628, Shogun Satomi Naoyasu steps down due to ill health and establishes the Council of Five Elders who would rule temporarily until his son, Satomi Katsutaka, become old enough to become the next leader. Satomi Naoyasu elected Ukita Eizō, Sadaoka Akimasa, Hatashi Kagekatsu, Ōtani Ikuhiro, and Mononobe Yukihito to be the Council of Five Elders.
In 1629, Satomi Naoyasu, and later Sadaoka Akimasa, died of natural causes. The Council of Five Elders became unstable and was divided with Ukita Eizō and Ōtani Ikuhiro on one side, Mononobe Yukihito and Hatashi Kagekatsu on the other. Though in 1630, Mononobe Yukihito and Hatashi Kagekatsu established a new document that would give the Empress/Emperor some more power in the central government, and was signed by Mononobe Yukihito, Hatashi Kagekatsu, Ukita Eizō, Ōtani Ikuhiro, and Satomi Katsutaka. Upon Satomi Katsutaka's signing it was then made official.
In 1631 Satomi Katsutaka died of a major illness with no successor. Empress Saigyō then went on and gave the title of shogun to Mononobe Yukihito, thus declaring the end of the Satomi Era and the beginning of the Mononobe Era.
The Satomi Shogunate lasted for 105 years, from 1525 to 1630. However some dispute this, as the Satomi rule of all of Japan didn't begin until after the Satomi clan united Japan in 1609. Some say the Satomi Shogunate actually lasted for 21 years, from 1609 to 1630.
In 1638 the Okinawa Kingdom declared war against the Japanese Pirate-held Ryūkyū Kingdom and had Shogun Mononobe Yukihito's aid and support. The war lasted for 11 years, and by 1649 the Pirate-held Ryūkyū Kingdom was defeated though the fight against the Ryūkyū Pirates continued on. Finally by 1657, the remaining Ryūkyū pirates decide to flee the cause and the remains of the Ryūkyū Kingdom was annexed by the Okinawa Kingdom.
By around 1700, an earthquake happened around Hakurei's (North America) north-western coast and caused much damage to the Kasodani colony. Shortly after the incident, a Tsunami also devastated parts of Japan and also caused damaged to Tōkaidō. It was the worst Tsunami to hit yet.
In 1704, Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko went on to purchase the Southern Half of Sakhalin Island from China. A few months after purchase, the newly bought territory was turned into Karafuto Prefecture.
In 1707 another major earthquake strikes in Japan, and with it as well as the resulting tsunami caused over 5000 casualties. A month later Mount Fuji had erupted, which caused even more problems.
In 1713 Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko and Russia worked out a land deal, which allowed Japan to keep Kamchatka, and in return the Shogun allowed the Russians to freely settle on Reiuzi (Kamchatka) and allow Russian ships to freely cross the Seikaku (Kuril) Islands, as well as establishing ports there.
In 1730 two major earthquakes in a period of three months caused major damage and killed about 300,000 people, and injured many more.
In 1783 Mount Asama erupted and causing widespread damage.
In 1792 Mount Unzen erupted in Kyushu with the resulting avalanche and giant wave caused after an old lava dome collapses, about 15,000 people died.
In the 1800's, Mononobe influence had begun to wane. In 1815, when Mononobe Kiyohito resigned from Shogun, the Mononobe clan decided to not continue the Shogunate due to loss of influence. Soon Empress Meishō decided to elect Rokkaku Mitsuaki from the Rokkaku clan as Shogun, which he accepted. This brought an end to the Mononobe Era, and begun the Rokkaku Era.
The Mononobe Shogunate lasted for 185 years, from 1630 to 1815.
In 1824, Shogun Rokkaku Mitsuaki broke Japan's long neutrality and begun to aid Orissa to help in their war against Germanica. This caused a few clans, notably the Yamana, Kagawa, Mogami, and even the Mononobe angered about the Rokkaku's involvement as it violated Japan's long neutrality, though no signs of protests happened.
In 1859, Empress Go-Shōtoku started to become dissatisfied with the Shogunate, due to the lack of them not helping out the former Japanese colonies in time of need and aid. She decided to take action, and convinced Shogun Rokkaku Yoshinobu to do something about it. Soon, an alliance with Tojiko, Kasodani and Himekaidou was signed.
In 1860, Empress Go-Shōtoku established the Sendai League, a defensive and economic union. Following the establishment, Tojiko and Himekaidou had joined the league after being invited.
In 1878, Empress Go-Shōtoku managed to purchase the rest of Karafuto/Sakhalin Island from China. A year later, the northern part of Karafuto Island was split into a separate Prefecture, called Karaseiga.
From 1895 to 1903, Shogun Rokkaku Kiyomori made huge reforms for the government with the aid of Empress Go-Shōtoku. In 1897 a Constitution was written turning Japan into a Constitutional Monarchy. They went on and turned Japan from a Feudal Military Government to a Democracy. In 1903, the Shogun post was also abolished and replaced with the Prime Minister. Also in 1903, Edo was renamed into Tokyo.
In 1902, Ethiopia sold the Baidu colony to Japan for 100,000,000 Yen after much issues arose in maintaining the colony. Soon the colony was renamed into Kitatojiko. In 1910, Kitatojiko was made into an official Prefecture of Japan, and the Prefecture of Kochiya soon merged into Kitatojiko as well.
In 1938, a film is made by Hazuki Kikuchi, featuring characters Koishi Komeiji and Satori Komeiji for the first time.
Current Situation in Japan
Basically a section of a comic detailing what's happening in Japan now. Updated whenever something significant happens in Japan. It is all dramatisations, so ...
- First Panel:
- Satori and Koishi are representing Japan (hence why they look at Ainu lands). Meanwhile, Japanese Pirates in Ryūkyū (represented by Kogasa Tatara) continue fighting Japanese shipping (Seiga Kaku represents that).
- Second Panel:
- Koishi goes travelling up the Chishima Islands. Satori has stopwatch seeing how long it takes to get Hokkaidō. Japanese pirates continue to be problems.
- Third Panel:
- Koishi has little luck travelling up the Chishima Islands, due to Ainu. Satori has another cup of tea and continues eying Hokkaidō and sees the Ainu as a challenging. Japanese pirates continues to be problems as usual, and the fights will take many more years before the pirates be defeated.
- Fourth Panel
- Koishi continues her trip up the Chishima Island 'staircase' fighting more Ainu each floor (or land in this case). Satori stares at Hokkaidō still, as she expects the defeat of the Ainu sometime soon. Japanese pirate fighting continues, though Seiga used her danmaku to knock off Kogasa's sword, though Kogasa still has a few more swords. Mononobe no Futo (see where the musical note is located, next to it) uses her wind fan to stir up some far future trouble (Hint: Sengoku Era, ~1520s), and whistles while doing it. Unfortunately, no one notices her...for now.
- Fifth Panel
- Koishi continues up the Chishima islands, along with her sister Satori, who is so happy now that Hokkaidō is absorbed into Japan and Ainu is still being fought against (no surprise). In central Japan Mononobe no Futo and Fujiwara no Mokou and both begin to continue to destabilise Japan, which goes unnoticed, and they begin to leave Japan (both be back when Sengoku Era begins). Kogasa gets a new sword and strikes back against Seiga (who is also trying out a pair of glasses, temporary).
- Sixth Panel:
- Koishi obtains designs and stuff of European inventions (represented by holding a book) from Minamitsu Murasa (representing Venice). Satori is a bit annoyed that other nations (China and Korea) have it too and is worried, because she wants Japan to have peace with its neighbours. Kogasa is annoyed as Japanese Pirates will have slight disadvantage, and Seiga pokes fun at her.
- Seventh Panel:
- Koishi is very happy and joyful now that Chishima Islands are conquered, and begin to go up into Kamchatka and wears a purple trench-coat because it's getting cold. Kogasa dodges more bullets but doesn't give up the fight yet, and Seiga continues to taunt her; Japanese Pirates continue fighting. Satori is just having her cup of tea to relax, but she is worried about some things (she reads minds remember?). Oh, don't mind Utsuho (she's in Kamchatka), she's just worried about other things (maintaining Volcanoes).
- Eight Panel:
- Koishi meets Utsuho in Kamchatka areas after finding her via expansion into the area. Kogasa continues to dodge the bullets; though Seiga keeps taunting her and this time Hong Meiling (representing China) joins the fight, as the battle against the Japanese Pirates continue as usual. Satori is chilling now and she sits on a chair, drinking tea. Meanwhile at the colony of Kasodani, Nue (she represents said colony) is chilling as well and enjoying the new area.
- Ninth Panel:
- Koishi and Utsuho feel a strange presence bound to happen soon in Japan. Meanwhile, Satori and Seiga have fought against Kogasa and also created the Okinawa Kingdom (represented by Nazrin), and also the fighting against the Japanese Pirates are continuing. Nue is still chilling at the colony, not much change.
- Tenth Panel
- The Sengoku Era is in full swing and Japan is fractured. Koishi is facing many problems as Futo, Mokou and Youmu (they represent some clans) begin to attack, wile Momiji (representing the Northern Region clans) focuses against Kanako (represent the Suzuki clan). Utsuho is confused, and Satori went and hid. Kogasa pokes major fun at Seiga due to the Sengoku wars. Nue is concerned, as is Yuki (who represents the colony on otl Papua New Guinea). Okinawa Kingdom still exists, but is unrepresented for now, until after the Sengoku.
- Eleventh Panel
- The Sengoku Era continues. Futo goes against Mokou, as the Mononobe clan became allied with the Rokkaku clan and both are eying the Fujiwara clan. Koishi, meanwhile, heads southward trying to secure Kyūshū and Lower Honshū, Youmu tries to resist. Kanako is being confident in herself and Momiji is not amused. Kogasa and Seiga still at tensions with each other. Nue and Yuki is still concerned as always. Finally, Utsuho fled upwards in Kamchatka.
- Twelfth Panel
- The Sengoku Era approaches its end. Koishi now has her focus on Kanako, as the Satomi clan have conquered all of Japan except for the Suzuki clan. Kogasa is worried as once Japan reunites, Japan will refocus on dealing with the remaining Japanese Pirates held Ryūkyū Kingdom. Meanwhile, Seiga is excited to see the war coming to an end. (Side note: Colonies are taken out for now, may reappear in the future).
- Thirteenth Panel
- The Satomi Shogunate had been succeeded by the Mononobe Shogunate since 1631. The Mononobe clan is enjoying peace and prosperity. Meanwhile, Kogasa is almost close to being defeated by Seiga as the Kingdom of Okinawa expands across the Ryūkyū Kingdom, defeating the pirates with Japan's support.
- Fourteenth Panel
- The Mononobe clan is still enjoying peace and prosperity, though not as much. Mamizou (representing Russia) arrives in the area, and Futo looks at her with suspicion. Meanwhile, Seiga is concerned about the huge war that will/is taking place, and is willing to defend Japan's neutrality at all costs.
- Fifteenth Panel
- It's been a long while, hasn't it? Anyway, the Mononobe clan has been out for quite a while now. Seiga (who now represents the Rokkaku Clan) is reluctant to do much in international affairs, especially concerning the former Japanese colonies. Miko (who represents Empress Go-Shōtoku) is growing distrustful of Seiga, and has gotten involved with the Japanese Government as well. In other news, Mamizou is dealing with those rebellious areas in Russia.
The capital of Japan is Kyoto. Other cities include Kōchi, Yokohama, Kobe, Tokoname, Kawasaki, Natori, Sendai, Tahara, Yukuhashi.
Japan has four main islands: 四国 (Shikoku), 本州 (Honshū), 九州 (Kyūshū), 北海道 (Hokkaidō) and also has some land on Mainland Asia: Reiuzi (霊烏路) (OTL Kamchatka)
The colours for different nations are follow:
Blue = Good condition - means that the ally shows no harm or anything and is helping and being friendly to Japan
Red = Risky/Cautious - Japan is very cautious about it, and doesn't know yet whether to actually trust the ally nation or not.
- Majapahit (since 1450)
- Siam (สยาม) (since 1455)
- South Oceans Company/Orissa (दक्षिण महासागरों कंपनी/उड़ीसा) (1678)
- Myanmar (မြန်မာ) (1697)
- Italia (1705)
Japan is mainly a peaceful nation and does not wish to fight anyone, and rather signs/have peace treaties instead.
The colours for different nations as follows:
Yellow = A watch is issued to make sure it does not show any threat to Japan.
Red = Warning/Caution is issued as this nation is acting hostile to Japan and may need help to prevent a war from happening.
Ryūkyū Kingdom (琉球國)(Defeated in 1657, annexed by Okinawa)
Shintō, Buddhism, Taoism and Mikoism are main and official religions of Japan.
Currently Feudal military dictatorship. There is an Empress/Emperor along with a Shogun.
List of Empress/Emperor
- Emperor Go-Hanazono (1450-1470)
- Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1470-1500)
- Empress Hakurei (山田 葉月, Yamada Hazuki) (1500-1576)
- Emperor Hatsuhiko (1576-1603)
- Empress 西行/Saigyō (1603-1650)
- Emperor Katsuyuki (1650-1671)
- Emperor Mitsumasa (1671-1690)
- Empress Seishū (1690-1699)
- Empress Eikō (1699-1748)
- Emperor Nobuhiro (1748-1795)
- Empress Meishō (1795-1838)
- Emperor Hachiko (1838-1851)
- Empress Go-Shōtoku (1851-1912)
- Empress Takata (1912-1958)
- Emperor Yorihito? (1958-1998)
- Empress Futohime (1998-)
List of Shoguns
NOTE: All names listed here are in the order of: Last_First Name.
- Ashikaga Shogunate (足利幕府) (1338-1525)
- Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1449-1473)
- Ashikaga Fumikazu (1473-1498)
- Ashikaga Ginnosuke (1498-1525)
- Satomi Shogunate (里見幕府) (1525-1630)
- Satomi Hirozō (1525-1544)
- Satomi Hidefumi (1544-1576)
- Satomi Kimiyasu (1576-1614)
- Satomi Naoyasu (1614-1628)
- Satomi Katsutaka (1628-1630)
- Mononobe Shogunate (物部幕府) (1630-1815)
- Mononobe Yukihito (1630-1652)
- Mononobe Kesanori (1654-1667)
- Mononobe Hiromitsu (1667-1679)
- Mononobe Akiyuki (1679-1687)
- Mononobe Kiyotaka (1687-1699)
- Mononobe Mitsuhiko (1699-1714)
- Mononobe Nobukazu (1714-1730)
- Mononobe Ryōkan (1730-1748)
- Mononobe Sōichi (1748-1763)
- Mononobe Tadayoshi (1763-1781)
- Mononobe Itsuhito (1781-1795)
- Mononobe Kiyohito (1795-1815)
- Rokkaku Shogunate (六角幕府) (1815-1903)
- Rokkaku Mitsuaki (1815-1838)
- Rokkaku Masamitsu (1838-1851)
- Rokkaku Yoshinobu (1851-1870)
- Rokkaku Iemochi (1870-1878)
- Rokkaku Takahito (1878-1894)
- Rokkaku Kiyomori (1894-1903)
- Empire of Japan (大日本帝國) (1928-present)
- Fujimoto Mitsuru (male, 1928-1932)
- Soga Noriko (female, 1932-1949)
- Tahara Yuyuko (female, 1949-1961)
- Tōyama Yumeko (female, 1961-1975)
- Miyazaki Atsuko (female, 1975-1988)
- Wakana Seika (OTL Seika Kuze) (female, 1988-1999)
- Rokkaku Yoshika (OTL Sayako Kuroda) (female, 1999-2007)
- Miyako Kyōko (OTL Kyōko Hasegawa) (female, 2007-)
- Name: 沖縄國
- Coat of Arms:
- Language: Japanese, Ryūkyū languages
- Religion: Shintō, Buddhism
- Regime: Kingdom
- Currency: Ryūkyū Yen
- Established: 1522
- Dissolved: 1856
The 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) has been a vassal of Japan since the result of the Ryūkyū war. The vassal occupies the Northern part of the Ryūkyū Islands. Its former enemy was the pirate-held Ryūkyū Kingdom until their defeat in 1649, in which it was annexed into Okinawa Kingdom following the Ryūkyū-Okinawa War. In 1856, a few weeks after the death of Shō Iku, Okinawa was annexed into Japan proper, and was split into two prefectures: Okinawa (which contains the Ryūkyū Islands north of, and including, Okinawa) and Miyako (contains all the islands South of Okinawa Island).
List of Empress/Emperor of Okinawa:
- Shō Shin (1477-1526)
- Shō Sei (1527-1555)
- Shō Gen (1556-1574)
- Shō Ei (1575-1588)
- Shō Aoriyae (Empress) (1589-1625)
- Shō Kimitoyomi (Empress) (1626-1640)
- Shō Ken (1640-1659)
- Shō Misato (Empress) (1659-1675)
- Shō Tei (1675-1712)
- Shō Eki (1712-1748)
- Shō Boku (1748-1794)
- Shō Kō (1794-1830)
- Shō Iku (1830-1856)
Kochiya was a prefecture located in OTL South-west Alaska. It was established in 1793. In 1901, parts of the Prefecture was sold to Neu Berlin. Soon, its remains was merged into the Prefecture of Kitatojiko in 1910. After the merge, Kochiya District was created within that covers the remains of former Kochiya Prefecture.
Ibaraki is a colony located somewhere in West Africa. It was established in 1821.
Tojiko was a colony located in Africa at around OTL Namibia. It was first established by Satomi Atsuyoshi in 1590 at around OTL Walvis Bay. From 1699 to 1710, Tojiko suffered a civil war between the Soga clan and the Mononobe clan. After the war, a peace treaty was signed and allowed the Soga clan be in rule of Tojiko. However, in 1792, the Soga clan decided to launch a revolt against the Mononobe Shogunate. It was successful, and in 1794, Tojiko was one of the first colonies to declare independence.
Kasodani was a colony located on the continent of Hakurei (博麗; OTL North America). The colony was established by Satomi Hidetaka in 1503, around OTL San Francisco. It is noted as Japan's first colony in general. After the Satomi Shogunate had been succeeded by the Mononobe Shogunate in 1631, the local Satomi clan within Kasodani managed to continue governing the colony. In 1797, the local Rokkaku, Fujiwara and Imagawa clans had called for Kasodani to declare independence. In 1798, Shogun Mononobe Kiyohito meet with the leaders of the local clans, and allowed them to declare independence. Kasodani soon declared independence in 1800, and is the second colony to do so.
Miyako was a colony located in 物部 (Mononobe) (OTL South America). It was established by Mononobe Atsuyoshi in 1651 at around OTL Tierra del Fuego Province, Chile. Independent movements were nearly non-existent as most of the Japanese colonialists were in favour of being a part of Japan. However, this quickly changed when, in 1798, Shogun Mononobe Kiyohito had recognised the Royalist Selk'nam as the legitimate leaders, and didn't recognise the election of John-Peter. As a result, the Taoist backed Republicans in Selk'nam was shocked and betrayed, and this even lead to several Japanese-born professors at the Taoist University in Miyako Yagich being killed by an angry mob. This sparked independence movements in Miyako to take hold, and many Taoists had converted to Buddhism. In 1800, the Shogun met with the Governor-General and allowed Miyako to declare independence. Later in the same year, Miyako declared independence as the Republic of Byakuren.
In 1855, the Republic of Byakuren was invaded by Cebu and Mataram. Within three years, the nation was defeated and occupied by them. It was only temporary, and in 1860, they sold Byakuren to Japan. Shortly after becoming a part of Japan again, Byakuren was turned into a Special Administrative Region.
A former colony located in Africa. Kazami was established in 1701. Later in 1797, the United Maharajya took an interest in Kazami, and asked the Mononobe Shogunate if they could buy it. Shogun Mononobe Kiyohito after some though declined in selling the colony in 1799, but allowed them to set up a port there. Later, in 1818, the United Maharajya once again asked if they could buy Kazami. Shogun Rokkaku Mitsuaki then sold Kazami to them for one million Yen. Following this, it became a colony of the United Maharajya, though the Japanese colonists that were there before the transfer continued to stay.
In 1820, the United Maharajya renamed the colony to Dakshin Aprika. Despite this, it is still referred to as Kazami by the Japanese settlers there. Many Japanese nations (except Byakuren) do not recognise this name change and continue to refer to it as Kazami.
Tōkaidō was a colony located in Oceania at OTL Papua New Guinea. It was established by Satomi Fukuzō in 1521 at around OTL Wewak.
In 1685, the Koori Union offered to purchase the islands off the coast of Tōkaidō in exchange for an alliance and membership to join the Koori Trading Company. Shogun Mononobe Akiyuki agreed to this deal, seeing as it could provide the Shogunate a large sum of profits, and sold them the islands. In 1700, the Koori Union offered to buy the rest of the colony in exchange for all the silver and gold from the Koori mines for the next five years, as well as letting any of the current colonists at Tokaido be offered Koori citizenship if they wish. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko agreed to this offer, and gave them the rest of the colony. In 1709, Italy sold the colony back to the Mononobes.
Tōkaidō soon declared independence in 1817 as the Republic of Himekaidou.
Japan will always be referred to as 'she' regardless.