1725 - Present
The Empire of the Rising Sun
Chapter 1: The Eras and Emperors of the Empire of the Rising Sun
The Ninkō Era: 1725 to 1764
Ninkō the Noble: 1701 to 1764
The Kōmei Era: 1764 to 1812
Kōmei the Just: 1732 - 1812
The Meiji Era: 1801 - 1913
Meiji the Magnificent: December 11th 1792 - January 5th 1913
The Taisho Era: 1913-1934
Taisho the Proud: 1848 - 1934
The Shōwa Era: 1934 - 1988
Shōwa the Mighty: 1881 - 1986
The Akihito Era: 1986 - 2028
Akihito the Honourable: 1932 - 2028
The Naruhito Era: 2028 - Present
Naruhito the Fair: 1968 - Present
Chapter 2: The Executive, Legislature and Judiciary of the Empire
The Empire of the Rising Sun’s executive branch is known the Rīdāburanchi, it comprises the Prime Minister of Japan, the Vice Prime Minister of Japan and the Kakuryō Riji-Kai (the Council of Ministers), all are appointed by the Emperor.
List of Prime Ministers
Miyano Fumichi: 1725 to 1736
Ametsuchi Ryoma: 1736 to 1742
Kanbayashi Hirokumi: 1742 to 1764
Horiuchi Unkei: 1764 to 1778
Nishiyama Yoshimitsu: 1778 to 1791
Oshiro Korechika: 1791 to 1800
Aoki Hidemichi: 1800 to 1857
Hiraoka Harada: 1857 to 1886
Watanabe Wakahashi: 1886 to 1888
Umemoto Otakamichi: 1888 to 1913
Kurahita Otā: 1913 to 1925
Kishimoto Tanaka: 1925 to 1934
Hideki Tojo: 1934 to 1945
Kuramoto Utamara: 1945 to 1961
Shimamura Hisashi: 1961 to 1982
Kozutsami Akinari: 1982 to 1986
Aksuko Hiramida: 1986 to 1999
Shinzo Abe: 1999 to 2039
Tadamichi Sakai: 2039 to Present
The Kakuryō Riji-Kai
The Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture organises, manages and maintains food production across the Empire, it runs several nationalised companies that deal with various areas relating to agriculture, from shipping to food haulage and transport to air transportation of food and drinks across the Empire. It also sets mandatory production quotas for the Empire’s numerous agricultural workers to meet each year, often matched to annual demand, the Ministry also runs the Empire’s numerous fisheries and foresting companies.
Minister of Agriculture: Ichihara Ikemoto
The Ministry of Defence
The Ministry of Defence is the overall director of the Imperial Armed Forces. It runs the Imperial Ground Forces, the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Air Force, it also is in charge of the Imperial Special Tasks Group, that organises imperial special forces and their operations. It is equally in charge of maintaining the Empire’s numerous barracks, naval bases, harbours, airfields, training grounds and missile silos.
Minister of Defence: Takamoto Hirohisa
The Ministry of the Economy
The Ministry of the Economy is in charge of maintaining the Empire’s economy, it is headquartered in Kyoto, in the district of Tyō-takai, the centre of Japanese economic prowess, a district full to the brim with banks and stock exchanges a plenty. Alongside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is involved in negotiating trade deals with other nations, imposing and settings tariffs and taxes both.
Minister of the Economy: Otonari Tadayoshi
The Ministry of Education
Minister of Education: Tsujii Masamichi
The Ministry of Education is in charge of directing the education system in the Empire, it’s term dates, holidays, curriculum, uniforms and the like, all to the government’s strict specifications. The Ministry also serves another purpose, to spread government propaganda across the Empire, using loudspeakers, billboards and promulgating the likeness of the Emperor with a persistent and well maintained personality cult, to send the message of the Emperor’s godhood.
The Ministry of Energy and Industry
Minister of Energy and Industry: Hirota Ryuichi
The Ministry of Energy and Industry is responsible for organising the industrial and energy productions of the Empire, from the massive shipbuilding yards, to tank, artillery, airplane assembly factories to the munitions factories all across the Empire. It is also in charge of keeping the Empire’s national power grid in order, from the many tidal power stations, geothermal power stations and nuclear power stations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Minister: Hironaka Odāi
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handles the diplomatic efforts of the Empire of the Rising Sun, negotiating trade deals (alongside the Ministry of the Economy), imposing trade embargoes or other economic sanctions, authorising in conjunction with the monarchy and the Ministry of Defence, any military operations or the actions of declaring war on foreign powers. It is alongside the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of the Interior, one of the so named ‘Haisurī‘ or ‘High Three’ (the most powerful members of the Kakuryō Riji-Kai)
The Ministry of Health
Minister of Health: Shirō Ishii
The Ministry of Health is the handler of the Empire’s national health service and private services both. It manages the various hospitals, medical centres, nursing homes and private care homes across the span of the Empire. Secretly, the Ministry of Health also associates in secret with other government agencies (in this regard, namely Dpt. 727) researching into various diseases via using human beings in live experiments.
The Ministry of Intelligence
Minister of Intelligence: Sakurai Sadanobu
The Ministry of Intelligence is the branching organisation for many governmental agencies.
The Ministry of the Interior
The Ministry of the Interior handles the affairs of the state, managing leisure activities in the Empire such as the parks, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres, natural features and national parks, cultural activities such as the national opera houses, concert halls, statues, monuments and has great influence on national legislation, working with the Teikoku Sōkyoku. It also directs the activities and rights of the imperial police force and the imperial prison service of the Empire.
Home Minister: Takeshima Yujiromichi
The Ministry of Labour and Works
The Ministry of Labour and Works is in charge of managing national state allowances, salaries, pensions, setting the retirement age and managing later life for the elderly (in conjunction with the Ministry of Health).
Minister of Labour and Works: Matsuyama Atsutane
The Ministry of Science
The Ministry of Science is charged with pioneering the Empire’s ever expanding science, research and development divisions. The Ministry theorises, develops and creates technological advancements in military weaponry, civil and military architecture, infrastructure, energy generation, communications, medical science, cryptography, physics, rocket science, chemistry and biology.
Minister of Science: Wanijima Teijō
Other Government Agencies and Departments
Department 727 is a top secret, extremely classified organisation that is responsible for researching chemical and biological weaponry for the Empire. It has a blank cheque and operates, a no sacrifice, no victory approach. Morality is thrown out, in place for discovery, Department 727 often uses live test subjects as guinea pigs, it is a place for those with no scruples and it is run by the Empire’s Minister of Health, Shirō Ishii.
The Jōhōhonbu (JHB)
The Jōhōhonbu, abbreviated to JBB is the Empire’s foremost intelligence service, dealing in foreign, domestic and military intelligence, for comparison‘s sake it could be seen as an amalgamation of the modern day FBI and CIA. It operates an innumerable amount of domestic and foreign agents across the span of the Empire, it is operated by it’s two parent organisations, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Intelligence. The Jōhōhonbu works in close conjunction with the Kenpeitai across the span of the Empire.
The Kenpeitai (KPT)
The Kenpeitai, abbreviated to KPT are a branch of the Imperial Police Force, though it is directed as an independent organisation from the standard IPF, the purpose of the Kenpeitai is to act as a secret police force, detaining possible security risks, both national and extranational, arresting dissidents and providing interrogation services when needed. The Kenpeitai operate a nationwide and oversea network of spies and informants that provide invaluable information to the handlers and guarantee that no one can stand against the Emperor and his formidable reach.
The Empire of the Rising Sun’s legislative branch is known as the Teikoku Sōkyoku, it is a bicameral house made up of the Appāhausu (Upper House) and the Shūjiin (Lower House). The Appāhausu is made up of appointed or hereditary nobles, while the Shūjiin is made up of appointed representatives from the 43 main prefectures, two larger prefectures, the cities of Osaka and Tokyo and the Imperial capital prefecture Kyoto.
The Empire of the Rising Sun’s judicial branch is known as the Saikō-Saibansho, or the Supreme Court. It is the highest court in the Empire, there are specific courts in each of the 46 prefectures and small constituency based magistrate courts across the Empire. The prefecture courts and magistrates are elected by proportional representation, while the Supreme Court are appointed by the monarchy or the highest echelons of the executive. The Saikō-Saibansho is chaired by the Supreme Justice of Japan, one of the highest positions in the hierarchy of the Empire.
Supreme Justice of Japan: Shinzo Nakamura
Chapter 3: The Geography of the Empire
Chapter 4: The Military of the Empire
Chapter 5: The Observances of the Empire
January 1st - New Year’s Day: The celebration of the beginning of the Japanese New Year is celebrated annually on the 1st January.
The second Monday of January - Coming of Age Day: This national festivity, celebrates on the second Monday in January celebrates the time in which the Japanese boy and girl becomes a man or a woman respectively. It is a time for memory and a welcoming into the wide world of adulthood, traditionally with alcohol and a myriad of gifts from relations.
February 11th - Japan Day: One of the largest and most renown celebrations in the Empire comes annually every February 11th, the foundation of the Empire itself on February 11th 1725 is a day of massive jubilation and empire wide celebration. Colloquially, it is known as ‘Japan Day’.
February 23rd - The Emperor’s Birthday (Changes with each new Emperor): The celebration of the birth of the Japanese Emperor is an integral part of Japanese culture, it changes date with each Emperor correspondent to their birthdate.
April 29th - Shōwa Day: April 29th is celebrated annually and it’s purpose is to commemorate the life and reign of Emperor Shōwa, known more popularly by his personal name ‘Hirohito’ ruled the Empire from 1934 to 1988 and presided over several wars and times of incredible change across the span of the Empire, he also presided over the Glorious Age, a time of exceptional technological advancement from 1970 to 1985. As such, he is celebrated each year on April 29th by the nation.
May 4th - Greenery Day: The 4th of May is day in the Empire that celebrates the environment and promotes growth amongst the Empire, as a nation, the Empire is keyed towards the environment, parks, gardens and national parks across the span of the Empire are populated and well maintained by specially assigned workers.
The third Monday of July - Marine Day: Marine Day, celebrated on the third Monday of July each year is a national holiday that promotes the wellbeing and maintenance of the various ponds, rivers, lakes, coasts and oceans of the world.
The third Monday of September - Respect for the Aged Day: Respect for the Aged Day, celebrated on the third Monday of September each year is a national holiday that promotes an integral part of Japanese society, the elderly.
November 3rd - Culture Day: Culture Day is featured annually in the Empire, it celebrates the Japanese entirety of Japanese culture, what it means to be Japanese, how to best represent Japanese national identity and the great many activities, traditions and uniquenesses that are so integral to the Empire and to the Japanese people.
December 11th - Meiji Day: December 11th is perhaps the second most important and renown date in the Empire, after Japan Day is the birthday of one of the most celebrated and venerated members of the Japanese people, Emperor Meiji, Meiji the Magnificent. A national hero, supercentenarian (who reached an astounding 121 years old) and the Empire’s longest reigning monarch, who reigned for an unprecedented 112 year reign. Every December 11th, this Japanese icon’s birthday is celebrated across the Empire