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On a Knife's Edge, a Post Weltkrieg 2 Kaiserreich Japan Game

christopher_sni

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-Plan Welcome to the 60s; OOC: Thanks to Ryser and Alias
[X]A New Kind Of Tax
-Things had been good in the 50's had they not? The partial demobilization of the Armed Forces, the establishment of the UN, the liberalization of the Empire, further economic integration between CS nations, the free trade agreements, the reduction or outright abolishment of tariffs and state monopolies led to unprecedented economic growth but all good things come with their own downsides.

[X] What the Army wants the army gets
-Preparations for the expansion of the armed forces get underway with a mix of calling for volunteers and an implied increase of national service duration.

[X] Occupied by Shinkansen Construction, finished by 1965.

[X] Coastal Early Warning System

With the destruction caused by Typhoon Vera the Imperial government must begin the construction of a series of weather monitoring stations across the CPS. This would involve land, sea, air and space surveillance of current conditions to allow for the prediction and monitoring of Ocean based storms and weather fronts. We would also revise evacuation orders, upgrade shelters and building codes near coastal areas.

[X] Reconstruction of Nagoya
Assist city and local government with removal of debris, relocation and housing of displaced persons. Upgrade disaster evacuation plans and emergency shelters. Provide no interest loans and grants for small businesses/cultural landmarks-services to rebuild.
 

Jakarta

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You still have one more action point.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
-Plan Welcome to the 60s Revised

[X]A New Kind Of Tax

-Things had been good in the 50's had they not? The partial demobilization of the Armed Forces, the establishment of the UN, the liberalization of the Empire, further economic integration between CS nations, the free trade agreements, the reduction or outright abolishment of tariffs and state monopolies led to unprecedented economic growth but all good things come with their own downsides.

[X] What the Army wants the army gets
-Preparations for the expansion of the armed forces get underway with a mix of calling for volunteers and an implied increase of national service duration.

[X] Occupied by Shinkansen Construction, finished by 1965.

[X] Coastal Early Warning System

With the destruction caused by Typhoon Vera the Imperial government must begin the construction of a series of weather monitoring stations across the CPS. This would involve land, sea, air and space surveillance of current conditions to allow for the prediction and monitoring of Ocean based storms and weather fronts. We would also revise evacuation orders, upgrade shelters and building codes near coastal areas.

[X] Reconstruction of Nagoya
Assist city and local government with removal of debris, relocation and housing of displaced persons. Upgrade disaster evacuation plans and emergency shelters. Provide no interest loans and grants for small businesses/cultural landmarks-services to rebuild.

[X] A Cleaner Japan
With the discovery of disease caused by mercury poisoning, the national government shall conduct an environmental census of worst polluting industries and most polluted areas of the country. Then in partnership with business, local civic and government groups shall work on reducing pollution by technical improvements, shutting down inefficient or older industries and planting native species of plants than can absorb chemicals and metals.
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
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[x]Plan Welcome to the 60s Revised
 
1 last crisis and I'll start writing.

Jakarta

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Sorry for my incompetence, but there's one more action point that needs filling, just fill it out with anything you might want and I'll start writing.

Also, there's one more 'crisis' that needs addressing, it's technically not a crisis since it happens every 4 years.

The Election of 1960.

Normally, this election would be a blowout for the Minseito, and it looks to be that way. Shigeru Yoshida is leading in the polls in the previous year's pre-election polling, and with the consistent unpopularity of the Rikken Seiyukai, and the Shakai Taishuto lacking any potentially willing leaders to took up the gauntlet and fight against Yoshida, everything seems good.

But then, one woman changed the entire landscape, a woman named Michi Nishiura.

Born to poor parents, Michi Nishiura was very much moved by the rhetoric of then Prime Minister Abe Isoo, and then was formally registered herself as a member of the Shakai Taishuto during the late 1940s, at the height of Tetsu Katayama's leadership. She worked tirelessly in the Osaka area as a party member, giving away pamphlets, showing up at political rallies and generally firing up the people in the Kansai region to vote Socialist. And then, 1956 happened, and somehow Michi Nishiura became one of the very few female MP's elected into the Diet after the Constitutional Convention of 1951.

In the Diet, her records are pretty standard, mostly voting among party lines except for matters concerning Military Expansion only. But what distinguishes her from her fellow colleagues was the intensity of her speeches, frequently airing in National TV, most notably NHK. Her national popularity among an increasingly liberalized Japanese populace skyrocketed.

And the Party Nominating her as their candidate for the 1960 election stunned the Political Establishment, in some ways, it is to be expected, there are no other notable candidates among the Shakai Taishuto's ranks. Abe Isoo is retiring, Junichiro Koizumi is too young, and Tetsu Katayama has shown no interest in running again. Nonetheless, Michi Nishiura's nomination will pave the way into a rather interesting matchup.

One side represents youth, energy, and vibrancy, while the other side represents experience and maturity. Nishiura against Yoshida. An election to be remembered.

So who would you vote for? Michi Nishiura has catched up to the polls if the recent data is to be believed, and we are looking at an unexpectedly tight election cycle for 1960.
 

Eliar

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I would say we move as is?

Not certain what can be done for the election and one slot is no biggy.

[x]Let the people decide the way forward without interference by the Palace
 

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
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I was thinking about letting the posters vote for their preferred candidate.
 

Eliar

Well-known member
[x] Shigeru Yoshida

There is liberization and shaking the establishment and there is turning everything on its head.

4 years a a leader of the Opposition will be enough for Michi Nishiura to show how she can handle high level office and give some samples of her policies. I don't believe it would be realistic to expect her to become PM completely untested and coming out of nowhere in a period that Japan is in general going well.

Perhaps in 1964
 

Alias

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[x] Shigeru Yoshida
 
1960 Results, Turn 12

Jakarta

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[X] VAT passes, but just barely (You rolled a 12)

Predictably, the introduction of the VAT proved to be a controversial, with multiple economists, public figures, and even politicians opposing the act. There was a huge fight in Parliament with many opposition party members, most notably members of the Shakai Taishuto opposing the act. Instead proposing an increase of taxes for Zaibatsus and Rich Japanese that would fill the gap. These proposals were shot down however, and, in a party line vote. Minseito and Seiyukai Diet members passed the VAT act.

This WILL have consequences in the 1960 election. And beyond.

[X] The expansion of the Army and Air Force goes on without a hitch, with the Navy expected to get an increase for the next fiscal year (You rolled a 19)

Except for the requirements of National Service, which were fought incredibly hard by the Shakai Taishuto, the Army and the Air Force were given the budgets needed to expand their services respectively. Already recruitment centers for both services are seeing increased rates of men entering, and the Army and Air Force have activated projects long plagued by budgetary issues, such as the Army's Heavy Self Propelled Artillery system, and the Air Force's dedicated Heavy Fighter/ Interceptor Jet Aircraft.

[X] Shigeru Yoshida won the election, but signs are pointing to a Minseito defeat in 1964.

It does come as a surprise though, that the Rikken Minseito won the election of 1960, but just barely. The Minseito gained 51% of the seats, with the Taishuto making significant gains in both Urban and Rural areas. Capitalizing on the VAT, the Hurricane, and implied requirements of National Service, although Michi Nishiura's campaign ultimately lost, her status as someone that can fight Minseito policies at the Campaign rally pretty much solidified her position as a frontrunner in the 1964 elections.

[X] Shinkansen Construction still continuing it's slow progress (You rolled a 6)

Japanese engineers have figured out that Pre-stressed concrete would be the best way to make the railway ties instead of the usual wood. And welding together whole sections of the railway is also necessary to prevent any potential failure zones in case an accident happened, not to mention the earthquake warning systems and testing all of this simultaneously.

The train is also still being slowly designed, construction hasn't even begun. Proving just how much of a technical challenge this project is proving itself to be.

[X] The Coastal Hurricane Warning system runs into immediate problems (You rolled a 2)

From building code revisions, to building the monitoring systems and even partnerships with TV stations, multiple problems, mostly caused by the Minseito's razor thin Parliamentary majority abound. The Taishuto, especially the Taishuto members from Nagoya, are demanding extensive design overhauls of future Japanese buildings, and a construction of a warning system that would be nothing short of State of the Art. A proposal that runs into significant problems because Minseito members are not that keen to spend as much money as what the Socialists are wanting. While an eventual compromise will be made. The efforts to build a modern hurricane and natural disaster warning system is running into problems for now.

[X] Reconstruction of Nagoya runs into another problem (You rolled a 3)

Apparently the influence of Zaibatsu's within the Prefectural Government of Nagoya is much more significant than anticipated, and the funds that are being diverted into the local government is mostly sucked up into rebuilding corporate property and assets, with the populace effectively getting the scraps left off of the table. This corruption problem was just unearthed with the disaster, so it is unknown how long this network of favours, graft, and corruption has been festering.

[X] The Cleaner Japan project goes off without a hitch however (You rolled a 19)

It is perhaps Karma that despite the numerous problems running into recent government efforts, that this particular program is running smoothly, industries that have been leaking chemicals into Japanese seas, rivers, and other water sources are being forced to redirect their waste elsewhere, fined to bankruptcy, or straight up 'politely' asked by government officials to upgrade their wastage systems in case both efforts failed to achieve the desired result. Not even major Zaibatsu's are spared, with the biggest case of 1960 involving Sumitomo and Mitsui chemical plants in Taiwan, spewing toxic byproducts into the local rivers throughout the Island. They are fined millions as a result of the investigation.
 
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Eliar

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Ouch!

Well whoever passed VAT was bound to lose any future election. Hopefully this Japanese government will be wise enough to spend within its -new expanded- means and the generaly conservative culture will prevent a fall to populist spending that will blow up the balancing effect VAT earnings will have
 
World Events, 1960

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
1 January: Oodnadatta, South Australia, recorded the highest temperature ever recorded, at 50.7 degrees celsius, in the shade.

2 January: Prominent Union State Senator John F Kennedy announces his candidacy to contest Huey Long in the 1960 election.

6 January: In the Kingdom of Mashriq, a law was passed by the King that allows various political parties to register and participate in elections.

10 January: With partly Japanese funding, construction of the Aswan Dam has begun.

15 January: The first ever televised Anime, Three Tales, airs on NHK in Japan.

30 January: Simone de Beauvoir criticized the mishandling of the Sudan war for the first time, this is the first public criticism from a major public figure in Communard Politics.

1 February: Greensboro Sit-ins. In Greensboro, North Carolina, 4 Black Students from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University began a sit-in in a woolworths on the white section. The event triggered massive nonviolent protests all across America.

3 February: In the Union of Britain, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announces that he will not be running for reelection, most observers point out that Harold Wilson is the next likely candidate to lead the country.

5 February: The First CERN Particle Accelerator becomes operational in Geneva, Switzerland.

9 February: Adolph Coors III, Chairman of the Coors Brewing Company, was kidnapped and held at ransom. He was later found murdered, his captor, Joseph Corbett Jr, is indicted of the crime.

11 February: Colombian and Amazonian troops clashed in the Colombian Amazon, 2 Amazonian and 3 Colombian troops were killed.

29 February: The Agadir Earthquake. A 5.7 Earthquake shook Agadir, Morocco, killing 12.000 people and leaving 12.000 more injured.

3 March: An agreement between Japan, Egypt, Sudan and Somalia was reached, allowing the formation of permanent Japanese military bases in Port Sudan, Djibouti, Alexandria, and Omdurman.

10 March: Michi Nishiura, a prominent member of the Diet, has announced her intention to run for the Office of the Prime Minister.

21 March: The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa results in more than 69 dead, 300 injured.

28 March: The 5th Eurovision Song Contest, Tom Pillibi by Jacqueline Boyer won 1st place.

1 April: The first ever of the ‘Proposal C’ Carriers, the Izumi. Begins seaworthiness trials today, the next 4 carriers would be named the Mutsu, Nagato, Kaga, and Akagi.
  • Japan launches it’s first weather satellite.
  • The 1960 Japanese census was conducted, and there are a total of 148,823,156 Japanese people, of various nationalities, living in Japan today.

4 April: Elvis Presley’s ‘Are you Lonesome Tonight?’ is recorded for the first time.

9 April: Gunman David Pratt shoots South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in Johannesburg, killing him. Investigators would later reveal that he is aided by Syndicalist Spy Agencies in his assassination.

13 April: The Blue Streak IRBM project enters mass production.

21 April: The number of European Refugees in Japan formally reaches 2 Million people, this includes the children of Europeans who were born in Japan.

1 May: French SAM systems almost shot down a Nakajima SA-1 High Altitude Spy Plane. The IJAF was forced to rethink it’s doctrine around aerial reconnaissance on enemy territory.

3 May: The European Free Trade Association, formed by the only 2 Non-Syndicalist European countries, Denmark and Ireland, was established. Finland, a Co-Prosperity Sphere member state, joined the EFTA a couple months later.

4 May: Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare approves the world’s first contraceptive pill into circulation.

10 May: The I-505 successfully conducts a circumnavigation of the world underwater.

12 May: The Incident in Damascus. A Syrian police officer stumbled into a Syndicalist Spy Network of French, English, Iberian, German, and Italian agents. Overhearing a drunk discussion, he followed 3 British spies into their hideout before a gun battle began. All Syndicalist Spies were captured by Syrian authorities, and intelligence of Syndicalist operations all over the Middle East were unraveled.

18 May: The Bavarian Commune launches it’s first satellite into space, with heavy assistance from French and British Space Agencies.

20 May: Simone de Beauvoir demands early elections in the Commune of France, citing Daniel Guérin’s inability to handle the Sudan Crisis as a key issue, the recent Incident in Damascus is also a major sticking point for her.

22 May: The Valdivia Earthquake, a 9.4-9.6 Earthquake destroys Chile, around 1000 to 6000 Chileans were killed during the disaster, it was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

27 May: A failed military coup in Turkey leads to a massive purge of the service, led by the Turkish President Cêlal Bayar.

1 June: New Zealand’s first television station begins broadcasting, in the city of Auckland.

3 June: The second Carrefour opens in Chambéry, France.

5 June: The Lake Bodom Murders occur in Finland.

9 June: Typhoon Mary kills 1600 people in China.

13 June: An Ainu College Student in Tokyo University was found murdered by off-duty Police Officers in what was suspected as an incident of Police Brutality. The woman, named Resunotek, stumbled into 2 police officers drunk near an Izakaya. She was allegedly groped at, and when she attempted self defense, was killed by the two officers. She was one of the few ethnic minority students, and only 1 out of 10 Ainu students studying at Tokyo U.

15 June: Violent demonstrations in Tokyo University result in 182 arrests, 589 injuries. After the death of Resunotek, Tokyo U Students demanded the firing of the two police officers, and the subsequent clash injured many students.

19 June: The Associated Broadcasting Company, (later named TV5), airs in the Philippines.

22 June: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches its first reconnaissance Satellite, the Advanced Space Research Satellite, or ASRS-1, into orbit. It became the first satellite of Japanese make to reach a Geostationary orbit above both the Commune of France and Union of Britain.

28 June: King Bhumipol Adulyadej arrives in Havana for a 2 week visit of Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

1 July: Kwame Nkrumah was elected on a Social Democratic Platform in the Gold Coast.
  • Canadian Mirage fighter Jets clashed with American F-105 Delta Daggers in what would be known as the Battle of the Northern Rockies. 4 Delta Daggers and 5 Mirages in total were shot down.
  • Insulindian Elections, a tough election battle between Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta resulted in Hatta’s victory. With the rather controversial support of the Murba party, Muhammad Hatta vowed to guide Insulindia into a new age of ‘Syndicalist-Democratic Governance’

4 July: On American Independence Day. The ‘Heroes of the Rockies’ were paraded down Pennsylvania avenue, they would later be the Superstars of the American Air Force, touring the country and participated in enlistment campaigns for the Air Force.

10 July: Rikken Minseito Conference, Shigeru Yoshida is nominated as the party’s candidate for the Japanese elections.

11 July: Famous Japanese author Kenzaburo Oe published The Foreign Girl of Takao. The story explores the experiences of Japanese ethnic minorities as they struggle to deal with authority figures that may or may not understand nor care about the needs or necessities of the Taiwanese Native woman. It became an instant hit with the Japanese audience due to the publication’s proximity with the Tokyo U protests. The author would later reveal that while the Incident in Tokyo U is an inspiration, it is his time in rural Taiwan, and witnessing the struggles of native Taiwanese as his primary inspiration.

14 July: Shakai Taishuto Conference, the Conference of the Shakai Taishuto, held in the city of Hiroshima, confirmed the nomination of Michi Nishiura as the Party’s candidate.

25 July: Syrian Elections. Naziq Al Abid’s Society Party won the election with 65% of the votes, securing her rule for 5 more years.
  • The Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina serves a meal to it’s first Black Customer.

July 29-38: The America First Party’s national convention in Philadelphia descended into Chaos, as both supporters of John F Kennedy and Huey Long clashed on the streets, both Huey Long and John F Kennedy agreed to ‘split’ the party for the purposes of this election. Kennedy would lead the America First Party’s left faction, while Huey Long would lead the center faction.

12 August: The meeting in Bandung, prominent Insulindian General Soeharto met up with Soekarno and other military officials. Discussions on overthrowing the recently elected Insulindian government was brought up multiple times, but no solid agreement was achieved.

16 August: Joseph Kittinger parachutes off of a Balloon over New Mexico at an altitude of 102,000 feet. He became the first American and first human in the world to conduct a Space Dive, and reach the fastest speed a human being could achieve without mechanical or chemical assistance. He survived the ordeal uninjured.

25 August: The 1960 Spartakiade was held in Athens, Greece. This Spartakiade was the first time member countries of the Syndietern invited non Syndietern members to compete, Japan and the American Union State sends it’s Athletes to the event.

26 August: Michi Nishiura and Shigeru Yoshida participated in the first televised debate in Japan’s history, the first of its kind in the world. Nishiura and Yoshida sparred on topics such as the recent spat in Tokyo U, The handling of Typhoon relief funds, ethnic minority rights, and the future of European refugees.

1 September: The Yang dipertuan agung of Malaya, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah of Selangor, dies in office. He is replaced by Tuanku Syed Putra, Raja of Perlis.

5 September: Muhammad Ali (then named Cassius Clay) won the American Union State a gold medal in the 1960 Spartakiade, in the category of Light-Heavyweight Boxing.

8 September: In Huntsville, Alabama. Huey Long formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center.

9 September: The first regular season game of the American Football League (a rival to the NFL) takes place in Boston. The Denver Broncos defeated the Boston Patriots, 13-10

10 September: Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia wins the gold medal in Marathon. he became the first Sub-Saharan African person to win a gold medal in the Spartakiade.

14 September: The Nile Mutual Security Treaty, signed by Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, was brought into force, it is a mutual security pact guaranteeing that an attack on one member state is an attack on all member states.

26 September: John F Kennedy and Huey Long participated in the first Televised Presidential Debate in American History, and second televised debate of such kind in the world.

30 September: The Flintstones airs it’s first episode on ABC.

1 October: Japanese elections, Shigeru Yoshida’s party narrowly wins the Diet. With only 51% of the seats captured. Michi NIshiura’s campaign successfully increased the Taishuto presence with 46% of the seats, the last 3% went to the Kakushinto, and for the first time in history, the Seiyukai was completely ejected from the Diet.

5 October: After the chaos of Hendrik Verwoerd’s assassination, South Africans elected Balthazar Johannes Vorster into office, he vowed to ‘fight syndicalist sentiments all across Southern Africa’, putting his country into tension with Angola and Mozambique, themselves Syndicalist countries.

7 October: Nigeria was admitted into the United Nations, becoming the organisation’s 99th member.

12 October: Inejiro Asanuma, member of the Shakai Taishuto, barely avoided assassination by Otoya Yamaguchi, a far right Japanese ultranationalist, the picture of his assassination attempt became famous worldwide.

13 October: The third John F Kennedy - Huey Long debate takes place.

14 October: The Warragamba Dam was opened in New South Wales, one of the world’s largest domestic water supply dams.

26 October: Robert F Kennedy telephones Coretta Scott King, and secures Dr Martin Luther King’s release from prison for a traffic violation.

30 October: The first ever successful Kidney Transplant was carried out at the People’s Hospital of Edinburgh, Union of Britain.

8 November: 1960 American Union State Presidential Election, John F Kennedy manages to win a majority of votes. 50.4% compared to Huey Long’s 49.6%. Kennedy would become the second youngest man to serve the office of American President.

10 November: Edith Piaf’s “Non, je ne regrette rien” is released in France.

15 November: The first ever ICBM test was conducted by the American Union State. At Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1 December: “The Statement of Interest” was co-signed by representatives of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ivory Coast and Gold Coast. It states that these countries are interested to become formal members of the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Both Communard and American reaction was severe, but the stipulation of common defense in the statement prevented outright war between the AUS, the Syndietern, and the signatory countries.

5 December: Boynton v Virginia, the Union State Supreme Court ruled that segregation in Public Transport is illegal in the country.

8 December: Mary Martin’s Peter Pan is presented as a standalone 2 hour special on NBC. American Union State

11 December: The Wizard of Oz was aired once again on CBS, starting the tradition of reruns in American Television.

12 December: The Union State Supreme Court rules that Louisiana’s racial segregation laws are unconstitutional, overturning segregation in Huey Long’s home state. Huey Long makes no comment.

16 December: New York mid-air collision. Two United Airlines flight collided midair, all passengers aboard the flight were killed.

27 December: In Reggane, Algeria. France conducted it’s first test of a Hydrogen Bomb.

31 December: The last day that the farthing, a coin minted in England throughout the 13th century, was declared legal tender in the Union of Britain.
 
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Jakarta

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Sorry for the extended delay, I'm gonna write some interesting stuff tomorrow.
 
1961 Coup

Jakarta

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You were awoken by the sudden ringing of the telephone. Not the most pleasant sensation in the world, but if the phone's ringing, then it must mean something urgent is coming up. You hope that it is some party official worrying about some policy proposal, and with that in mind, you pick up the phone.

"Hello?"

"Yes, hello Mr Prime Minister, there is no time to explain, but you must go towards the Tokyo Imperial Palace, this is an urgent matter that needs your attention, a National Security One."

You recognize that voice immediately, it is the voice of one of the agents you recruited for that certain job, a job that you hoped turned out nothing. But since he is calling, and from the Imperial Palace by the looks of it. You decided to hang up early and left your bedroom. The situation's urgent enough to mandate not changing your clothes.

Your security detail was surprised by your sudden appearance, but when you ordered that you need to reach the Imperial Palace immediately, they decided to trust you and prepped your vehicle for immediate departure.

The convoy left the Kantei just 2 minutes after your order, and reached the Imperial Palace soon after. You walked straight towards the 'agreed upon' meeting point should the worst happen, predictably meeting the Emperor and the various PSIA agents you've recruited throughout the years.

"Prime Minister, we don't have time. We have just received intelligence, highly verifiable intelligence, that the coup planners are going to execute their plans this morning. The Emperor has agreed that he would make a general address after we have successfully contained the coup. But we need your orders on how to proceed."

"We have confidence that the planners are going to be targeting Camp Asaka, the Parliament, Special Forces Command, and the Imperial Palace. We have contacted, with the Emperor as assurance, both Special Forces Command and the PSIA, and they have pledged their loyalty towards the throne and the government, the PSIA is sending it's agents in search for the Coup Planners' Headquarters, with our given intelligence of course, and Special Forces Command are deploying their troops to secure the Parliament and the Imperial Palace."

"Good." You said, "good on you to inform me on this development."

"But there is a snag, we have tried contacting General Hitoshi Imamura, the commander of Camp Asaka and the Japanese Homeland Army, but he is incommunicado, we don't know if he is with the putschers or not, since while he has been mentioned by the coup planners before, he has never meet with them nor made any statements even remotely in favour of their ideals. We could contact the IJN and IJAF, but the Emperor advised me that you should do the contacting instead. Said that the voice of the Prime Minister would bring in more assurance than some PSIA special agent."

"Yoshida San." The Emperor interjected. "Please forgive him, he is rightfully afraid of the incoming coup, and he may come off a little bit off the cuff, but he is right. In times such as these, gaining the loyalty of the Japanese Navy and Air Force might be the best move we can make, if general Imamura should prove to be disloyal, then I will make a speech specifically impugning the Army for having such un-Japanese tendencies. But the time to act is now Mr Yoshida."

What should you do now? Japan cannot afford to lose the initiative, everyone here knows the consequences of freezing up is disastrous.

[ ] Write In, be as detailed as you can.
 
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Alias

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Wait, why is a coup happening? Didn’t we give the military what it wanted?
 
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