Japan is a nation in East Asia.
In 1970, Kazutomi Takayama released a manga, called Imperishable Night which featured Seiga Rokkaku (OTL Seiga Kaku) as the main character. Japan also officially apologised to China for the Second World War atrocities.
In 1971, Tatsunori Katsumata in Hyōgo Prefecture, established a new religion, called Zen Taoism, which is based mainly from Taoism, but adds some Shintoist characteristics, along with much focus on Shikaisen and Jiang Shi. Later, Kazutomi Takayama released the Imperishable Dawn manga; Seiga Rokkaku manages to run into a powerful Jinag Shi named Yoshika Miyako during her hunt and has a long challenging battle; eventually Yoshika is defeated and becomes a subordinate of Seiga, and an ofuda is put on Yoshika's forehead.
By mid year, an abandoned Alaskan ship had crashed into Kagoshima, Japan, caused several initial outbreaks. Shortly after the incident Prime Minister Eisaku Satō had Japan shut down everything, borders were closed, and Kagoshima Prefecture became quarantined and closed. The outbreak however continued to spread and Kagoshima fell to the zombies, and Kyūshū soon became closed down. The Self-Defence Forces begin using more tactics, such as burning down infected areas and blockading Kyūshū to attempt the outbreak from spreading. The Tōhōkai was re-established in Niigata Prefecture, with Tōshoku Karahashi becomes the leader of the revived party.
In 1976, the Zombie infection had been spotted in Kanazawa and believed to have spread from China. Following the event, Ishikawa Prefecture was shut down and quarantined and Self Defence Forces were sent there to prevent it from spreading. By 1981, the Self Defence Forces managed to clear Japan from the Zombies. Despite this, Kyushu and parts of Ishikawa Prefecture are still off limits at the time being. Later in 1983 the Republic of Kyushu was established as a vassal of Japan.
In 1983, a few Japanese travelled to Qui Nhon and soon established a colony called Miyako. Then in 1984, contact was made between the Japanese settlers and the Vietnamese government at Qui Nhon. Soon, many Vietnamese had flocked to the settlement looking for food and supplies, and demanded aid from the Japanese government. A few days later, several wealthy Japanese settlers in Qui Nhon begin employing Vietnamese labourers to work small farms and shops in the town, which later caused the Vietnamese (a large majority) to revolt against the Japanese. As a result several thousand dollars of manufactured goods are destroyed or stolen during the workers’ strike, and at least two dozen people are found dead. Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone aided the Vietnamese with supplies and also condemned the wealthy Japanese settlers who used the Vietnamese as labourers and ordered an arrest for said wealthy Japanese settlers.
In 1987, Tatsunori Katsumata released his first game in the Touhou Project series, Highly Responsive to Prayers. It went on to become popular in Japan.
In 1990, Russia invited Japan to join the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, in which Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone accepted. Later, in 1994, a few months after Takako Doi was elected prime Minister, held a referendum for having Japan leave CTSO and the ULN. The referendum was passed with a major support, and shortly afterwards, Japan left said organisations. Then in 1998, Japan left the Pacific Cooperative Organisation after another referendum.
In 1991, the colony of Miyako was officially annexed into Japan as an Autonomous Prefecture.
In 2001, Prime Minister Takako Doi discussed with Russia about the Kuril Islands Issue and a possible purchase of the southern Sakhalin Island. The result of the discussion was that Russia gave the Kuril Islands, along with all of Sakhalin Island, to Japan in exchange for allowing Russia to maintain cooperative military control and still have any naval bases located.
In 2002, Japan asked Korea and the Korean Chinese Confederacy about the Takeshima Island and Senkaku Islands dispute. After a discussion, Korea and Kochino agreed to recognise Takeshima and the Senkaku Islands as Japan.
The Japan Self-Defence Forces (自衛隊 Jieitai) was established after the Second World War. Up until now, the JSDF was confined to the islands of Japan and not permitted to be deployed abroad. However, with the recent fear of Chinese Expansion and the rise of Zombies in the West, the JSDF has been built up and been put on high alert.
List of Prime Ministers
- Eisaku Satō 1964-1972
- Kakuei Tanaka 1972-1976
- Takeo Miki 1976-1982
- Yasuhiro Nakasone 1982-1994
- Takako Doi 1994-2004
- Sanae Takaichi 2004-
- Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand
- South Africa
Prefectures of Japan