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

Eliar

Well-known member
Eh *my* party did not get elected but i can't say I am heartbroken. Had it been the right wingers things would have been different.

hopefully the socialists will not push too much or too far. We are already forcing Japanese society forward at an unprecedented pace, not to mention what will happen if they try to target the Imperial Family.

As for developements a much better overall result than last time.

A pity for the african conflict but at least humanitarian corridors and sanctuaries were accepted. Never really expected the call for a cease fire to go throught to be honest, seeing how much of a clear cut moral high ground the syndietern members enjoy in this fight against the Apartheid SA minority. That would probably need a clear 20 roll.
 
World Events, 1964

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
1 January: The Republic of South Africa was formally dissolved via a joint agreement between the Syndietern and South African SDF.

11 January: A report by the Health Committee in the House of Representatives attributed ‘Visible Negative Health Outcomes’ to smoking. Citing increased risks of Lung Cancer and other Lung Diseases to the activity. The report is the first such report in Japanese history.

15 January: The Musical Hello, Dolly! airs in Broadway

22 January: Reunification Day, the parliaments of multiple Brazilian states, with the major exception of Amazonia, voted in favour of creating a Brazilian Socialist Republic. Formally uniting a significant chunk of Brazilian historical territory into one Nationstate.

29 January: Elections for the Premier of Rhodesia, with help from the Syndietern, have officially begun.

1 February: The Beatles jumped into #1 in the Japanese singles chart, with “I want to hold your hand.” Commencing the ‘British invasion’ of Japan.

3 February: Japanese authorities announce that they will be suspending all British cultural imports, sparking widespread outrage from Japanese youths and reprisals from British authorities. Straining the cultural exception clause.

11 February: The first French volunteer Divisions arrive in Angola, with intent to help in the Syndietern’s efforts to overturn the White Minority government of South Africa.

27 February: The Italian Government asks for help to prevent the leaning tower of Pisa from falling over.

1 March: Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida announces on live TV that Japan has developed an aircraft capable of sustaining speeds above 3.200 Km/H and cruising above 21,000 meters.

5 March: Cassius Clay renames himself to Muhammad Ali.

9 March: The first Toyota 2000, an iconic affordable Sports Car, was manufactured for the first time. In Nagoya, Japan.

15 March: A United Nations resolution for the allowing of a ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ within South Africa was ratified in the General Assembly.

27 March: Bechunaland troops, armed with stolen weapons, managed to fight off an incursion by Angolan troops, intent on taking over the country.
  • The Great Alaskan Earthquake. The second most powerful (and the most powerful in North America) Earthquake, with a magnitude of 9.2 on the richter scale, strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people.

1 April: NEC announces the NEC-1 line of mainframe computers. It was a massive commercial success.

12 April: Malcolm X delivers a speech titled ‘The ballot or the bullet.’ in Detroit, Michigan.

14 April: The Great Train robbery. 15 men are sentenced to life in prison at a court in Tokyo, Japan, after robbing an estimated 5 million dollars worth of used bank notes.

17 April: The Toyota 2000 was officially unveiled to the public.

25 April: Thieves stole the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. It was recovered shortly thereafter.

1 May: The Republic of Kenya was formally admitted to the United Nations, bringing an effective end to the now called Reclamation war.

2 May: The IJN Isokaze and IJN Izumi, the first Nuclear Powered carrier and first Nuclear Powered cruiser in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Along with a mix of Submarines and escorting destroyers, begins a worldwide tour of all Co-Prosperity Sphere Nations. Starting in Tokyo and ending in Havana. The trip would be formally called the ‘Grand Gesture’, signalling that Japan is committed towards defending CPS members no matter where they are located.

4 May: The Union State Congress would recognize Bourbon Whiskey as a ‘Distinctive Product of America.’

8 May: East Russia begins the process of purchasing roughly 150 F-1’s and 100 FI-1’s. The rather secretive nature of the purchase would be a point of contention in Russian politics for years to come.

10 May: The T-64/ZTZ-64. A Tank jointly developed by East Russia and China, was unveiled to the public. It featured the same 105mm cannon as the Type 61 MBT, but comparatively heavier armour and slower top speed and acceleration. It’s built due to the Type 61’s inadequacy for China and Russia’s needs of a tank with heavy armour.

15 May: The first drafts for a ‘Next-Generation Fighter’ in the MoD were proposed and discussed in secrecy.

23 May: The Kestrel, a codename for a Confidential British VTOL Jet, begins secret trials in Northern Scotland.

29 May: Roughly 25% of both the Sanyo and Tohoku Railway lines have been electrified as of today.

30 May: Japanese car companies Daihatsu, Toyota and Mitsubishi announce that they will be competing in the 24H of Le Mans. Marking the entry of the ‘Three Japanese’ into the world of endurance racing.

2 June: Barry Goldwater wins the California Primary for the right wing faction of the America First party. Marking his electoral showdown with incumbent John F Kennedy inevitable.

5 June: The Type 61 Main Battle Tank has been exported to Korea, the Philippines, Siam, Burma, Insulindia, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, Cuba, Central Asia, and Syria as of today. While the T-64 has begun production with orders from India and Persia pending.

7 June: Space Race, Yukiko Kawamura becomes the first Female to enter Space. A Major achievement for the Japanese Space Program.

15 June: Nelson Mandela was freed from prison by South African SDF Forces in a daring commando raid in Robben Island Prison.

20 June: The Daihatsu P-5, the first Japanese Race Car outfitted with a V-8 Engine, participated and won 2nd place in the 24H of Le Mans. Stunning European Race Teams and setting off the ‘Cold War in the Tracks.’

23 June: The Cologne School massacre. Walter Seifert attacks students and teachers in a Cologne School with a Flamethrower, killing 10 and injuring 21.

21 July: The Malayan Race Riots. Riots broke out all across Malaya, with tensions between Ethnic Malays and Chinese boiling over, unresolved ethnic disputes dating from Colonial times, and the prospects of Lee Kuan Yew winning the next election has triggered a sense of ethnonationalism among ethnic Malays.

1 August: Lee Kuan Yew and the People’s Action Party, despite the Race Riots, won a victory in the Malayan General Elections. Winning 51% of total seats while the BSRM won 25% of total seats, the Conservative UMNO lost seats, being reduced to 20%, while the remainder were spread out among multiple small Malayan Parties.

10 August: The Internal Security Act. A law that allows preventative detention, increased measures to prevent subversive activities, and increased power to the Minister of Home Affairs, was passed in the Malayan Parliament.

13 August: The USCS Ranger, the first Ranger class Aircraft Carrier. Was christened in San Diego, California. It is the first Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier for the Union State Navy.

18 August: Derek Foster, from the city of Sunderland, became the youngest player to ever play in the English Football League, aged 15 years and 185 days.

24 August: ‘I am Black, I am a Socialist’ was published in British Press by Wilson Harris, a Guyanese immigrant that moved to the Union of Britain during the 1950s. He recounts the various racist encounters in a supposedly ‘Post Capitalist’ society, and argues that the specter of Capitalism will not fully be washed away if racism against all peoples that live in a Socialist country is not addressed.

August 28-30: Philadelphia 1964 Race Riots. Tensions between African Americans and the Police lead to 341 injuries and 774 Arrests.
4 September: The Forth Road Bridge in the Firth of Fourth was opened.

11 September: John F Kennedy visits the city of Philadelphia in the aftermath of the Race Riots, he talked with local black leaders and pledged that the Union State will not stand for racism at an Institutional Level. His speech in front of an all black audience proclaiming such becomes famous.

15 September: A Neo-Druidic organisation, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, is founded in England, Union of Britain.

22 September: The last white holdouts throughout South Africa finally surrender to the combined forces of the South African Defense Forces, Angolan, and Mozambique soldiers.

24 September: The Warren Commission publishes it’s investigations on the attempted assassination of John F Kennedy, and concluded, rather spectacularly, that there is ‘Possibility that Canadian Socialist Agents were involved.’ The conclusion of the report sets off a diplomatic row between America and Canada.

30 September: Clashes between American and Canadian border guards in the Dakotas ensued, injuring 30 but not killing anyone.

1 October: The Moog Synthesizer was first demonstrated by Dr Robert Moog.
  • Japanese elections. Michi Nishiura’s second attempt at power succeeds. With her party garnering 52% of the votes needed to win the elections at the House of Representative and the House of Peers. A stunning defeat for the Rikken Minseito.

4 October: France and Britain formally sends troops, ships and airplanes into Canada. Sparking off the Canadian Crisis.

14 October: Martin Luther King became the first Black American to be a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

15 October: Nikita Kruschev was elected into power in West Russia.

19 October: The New York World’s fair closes for the year.

25 October: The first speech by Michi Nishiura outlines her primary objectives for her term. Completely eliminate poverty across all of Japan, ensure equal access to governmental services across Japan, strengthen union and work safety laws, and pass a Native recognition act and build Japanese-Indigenous relations across the various territories Japan now controls.

29 October: A series of irreplaceable gemstones, including a 565 carat Star of India, was stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

3 November: 1964 Union State Elections. John F Kennedy won a slightly less narrow victory against Barry Goldwater. Winning 55% of the votes to Goldwater’s 45%

5 November: The Tsukuyomi Program. Japan sends a spacecraft called Tsukuyomi to take pictures of the moon. The images beamed back were the first detailed pictures of the moon ever.

13 November: Bob Petit of the St Louis Hawks becomes the first American NBA Player to score 20,000 points.

21 November: The Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York opens for the first time. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge at that time.

28 November: France conducts an underground nuclear bomb test in Ecker, Algeria.

1 December: A memorandum of understanding was signed between France and Panama. In which France agrees to cede the Panama Canal region while Panama agrees that any and all traffic with Syndietern nations will not be blockaded or delayed in any shape or form.

10 December: Dr Martin Luther King Jr is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.

13 December: The Kyushu RP-1 makes it’s first flight in Rabaul, Japan.

18 December: The first of the Pacific Islands Universities, Rabaul Island University, was formally opened to the public. Applications from primarily Melanesian students flock to the University.

20 December: The first proposals for the San’yo Shinkansen were being discussed within JNR offices in Tokyo.

30 December: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development is established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.
 

Eliar

Well-known member
Well.

There goes South Africa, hopefully not to be replaced by one omnicidal madman or another.
 
1965, Turn 17

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
A New year, a new government, and new challenges. From the impending crisis in North America, to some unfinished business in Southern Africa, the relative peace of the 1950s is seemingly unraveling as national ambitions clash, new elections might decide the fate of the most populous nation in the world, and a nation, in shock after a report alleged foreign intervention, seemingly prepares for war.

Good luck!

IMMEDIATE CONCERNS THAT MUST BE DEALT WITH, TAKING ACTIONS ON IMMEDIATE CONCERNS WILL NOT COST AN ACTION POINT.

The Election in China


Chiang Ching Kuo vs Zhang Xueliang. A clash of titans, and a clash, in parallel with the Americans, where the biggest decider of this clash will not intervene. A Chinese public increasingly aware of their current situation and waits, pitchforks in hand, at his resignation from office, Zhang Zuolin made his promise 15 years ago, and 15 years later. His promise was fulfilled, and so a new chapter in modern Chinese history unfolds.

On one hand, is Zhang Zuolin’s own son. Charismatic, a little bit debaucherous, but extremely skilled in strong arming people to get his way. His methodology has garnered a lot of enemies, but also a lot of followers as sympathizers flock into his iron willed personality. Promises of better welfare and an ‘Income Doubling plan’ abound from him, and Zhang Xueliang is poised to win.

And on the other hand, is the late Chiang Kai Shek’s son. Chiang Ching Kuo seemingly bursted into the Chinese politics scene out of nowhere, navigating the factional politics of China with seeming ease, his ability to form coalitions with people on seemingly opposite ideological fronts is astounding, and he is also a favourite to win as well. The one wrinkle being his strong anti-Japanese stance. Both of them are pretty vocally anti-Japanese, but Chiang Ching Kuo visibly advocates for a more ‘independent’ foreign and domestic policy, a visible break from the typical Chinese status quo in decades.

The PSIA does have the resources to swing the pendulum one way or another, but it is ultimately up to you to decide to use those resources for China.

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North America prepares for war

Wow, what a shocker from that Warren report huh? Possible involvement by Canadian Socialist Agents in the attempted assassination of JFK. If only there was a better line that might piss off Americans more. Needless to say, the border situation in America’s northern border is pretty frosty right now, and military units are being mobilized as we speak for a possible advance into Canada.

Americans are incredibly vocal about their demands, a Canadian government apology, the handover over the Canadian agents responsible for coordinating the attempt, and reparations from Canada. And of course, the Canadians held firm in their stance.

We have no idea what’s going to happen now, it is very, very possible that America and the Socialist West might go to war. So what shall we do?

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A new conflict in Southern Africa

And as if that was not enough, the situation in South Africa is still evolving. The defeat of the last White Minority government does not mean an end to the conflict, while all of Southern Africa is governed by a government by the majority. It is unclear if that majority is going to be Syndicalist, or Liberal Democratic.

The various non Syndicalist South African Guerrillas are now forming a new Republic of South Africa, and they have quickly signed a mutual defense pact with Botswana. Their position is tenuous at best, and clashes between these two countries against Angolan and Mozambique forces seems very likely.

Both South Africa and Botswana are now heavily petitioning Japan to send anything to help them. They need weapons, troops, and aid. And the Syndietern and Americans are not really willing to lend them such things. Already countries like Ghana, Somalia, and Cuba. Members of the CPS mind you, are already sending several shipments of rifles, mortars, machine guns, foodstuffs, and artillery to South Africa.

The Japanese public is also increasingly demanding that some action must be taken to defuse the South African conflict, and their voices are getting louder and louder everyday. The thought of a fledgling democratic nation being overturned by the red tide with us sitting by the wayside is a bit too much for several sections of the Japanese public to stomach.

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The Buraku Report

Throughout the chaos of 1961, what with the attempted coup and everything. Perhaps one thing was missed. Certain organisations calling for Buraku rights managed to get a Committee to investigate the Buraku issue and issue a report in 1965. It will detail the history of the Buraku, how they are being currently discriminated in Japan, and potential solutions to solve this discrimination issue.

That was 4 years ago, and the year is 1965.

This is a golden chance for the Shakai Taishuto, ending discrmination for an ethnic group that has been discriminated against for centuries throughout Japanese history is something that vibes well with all of the Shakai Taishuto diet members.

What shall you do?

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[X] Occupied by the Full electrification of the Japanese rail network.

Formation of JICA
JICA, or the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is an idea proposed by Foreign Minister Kijuro Shidehara. It would involve turning responsibility for all our current foreign investment program under One Government Agency, the formation of JICA will pretty much ensure that we can further fine tune our foreign investment/ aid money since supervision of these projects, whether it's grant money for Hyundai Rotem, continued Mantetsu funding, and even Railway modernization in Insulindia would be all under one roof.

The main problem? Well, it's super tricky. Since JICA's formation would be a direct attack on MITI, The Foreign Ministry, and the Ministry of Finance, ALL of them incredibly powerful government agencies with Civil Servants that has high influence in Japanese Politics. MITI alone is a giant to conquer, MITI, FM and MoF altogether? Well, Kijuro Shidehara can handle the Foreign Ministry, but MoF and MITI fighting against your agenda will be...

Just don't underestimate Civil Servants.

Reevaluate the Iron Triangle
A political concept popularized by the German Elite during the era of the Kaiserreich. It generally states that Big Business Conglomerates, the Bureaucracy, and the Government all have an overriding interest in reinforcing their power structures at the expense of everyone not inside of it. The practice of this concept was refined to a T during the glory days of the Kaiserreich, but was shattered when French tanks broke through the Siegfried line and outflanked the Germans in Alsace-Lorraine.

And we don't wanna end up like the Germans now do we?

This will be a gigantic effort, and will take years, if not decades, you're not even sure if you wanna go forward with this. But should you want it, passing a series of labour reforms, strengthening workers rights, create antitrust legislation (will be a first in Japan), and make Japan more Democratic is a surefire way to prevent the self reinforcing power structures in the Triangle from going too far.

GIDC Project: Port Klang and Tanjung Priok expansion
Still a massive project proposed by the Insulindian and Malayan delegates, but considerably more conservative. The cities of Klang and Jakarta is set to begin expanding their port facilities to meet the demands of their rising middle class, and unfortunately they are still trying to entice investors across Australia, Japan and New Zealand to fund their project. It will no doubt be a significant boost to the Insulindian and Malayan economies should the expansion be approved as a GIDC Project, but nonetheless, it will count for tens of billions of dollars of funding for the next couple of years.

Still more feasible than what the Indians are proposing though.

(Campaign Promise) Strengthen Unions and Labour laws
A standby for the Shakai Taishuto if there ever was one. A party calling itself the 'Socialist Masses party' could not call itself that if it doesn't support the right to collectively organize and to ensure a safe and secure work environment for workers all throughout Japan. This will call for the passing of a series of laws, one to increasingly penalize employers who fire their employees who tried to unionize their workplace, even under 'other causes' such as lateness, tardiness, and other such smokescreens, another one calling for a series of strengthened workplace safety laws, most definitely ensuring that workplace safety will be of primary importance for any company.

And finally, appoint ministers and civil servants that are Pro-Unions and Pro-Workers. Self explanatory really.

(Campaign Promise) Indigenous-Japanese Harmonisation law
This is a unique law by itself. A recognition of several indigenous languages throughout the Japanese territories such as Pidgin, Ainu, and the various Native Taiwanese languages to name a few. It would also heavily promote native cultures throughout the Japanese territories via some funding towards the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. And also increased investments throughout the outlying islands in order to further improve government services in islands such as New Guinea, the Micronesian Chain, Palau, Fiji, the Andaman Isles, and many other such places.

Reevaluate Japanese Democracy
The current system of Japanese elections involve some manner of district, in which a single candidate is elected from said district. A system that works in the general, but nonetheless a system that has to be reinforced via independent redistricting commissions and a lot of public relations campaigns throughout the 40s.

There is a new system, increasingly being voiced by the Urban members of the various parties, and it would rework the way of how representatives are elected, for both houses.

It would rewire the districts, but these districts would have the seats for multiple candidates, so a single district can elect a Socialist, a Social Liberal, a Conservative, and a Market Liberal at the same time. It would use the D'hondt apportionment method, and it would also involve a lot of public relations campaigns as well.

In short, it would make the way our system works from a Single District system, into a Proportional Representation system. And there is a clear rural-urban divide in terms of support for this methodology of electing members, at least from the Home-Islands. We are not sure how the outlying islands will react to this way of counting votes though.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
[X] Plan: Preparing for War, Keeping the Peace

The Election in China


[X] Thumb on the Scales: Using the our foreign intelligence sources try to uncover any corruption, extortion or other major crimes committed by Chiang Ching Kuo or his inner circles with plenty of evidence. Anonymously release this information to major Chinese (Pro-Zhang) and ACPS newspapers.

North America prepares for war

[X] Offer to meditate the dispute between the US and Canadians with the assistance of the United Nations. Domestically, begin preparations for any worldwide economic disruptions and possible deployment of forces to Cuba and other ACPS members in the Western Hemisphere in case of war.

A new conflict in Southern Africa

The Japanese public is also increasingly demanding that some action must be taken to defuse the South African conflict, and their voices are getting louder and louder everyday. The thought of a fledgling democratic nation being overturned by the red tide with us sitting by the wayside is a bit too much for several sections of the Japanese public to stomach.

[X] Not One Step Back: Offer to mediate a permanent peace in Southern Africa between all sides. Meanwhile, offer military and economic aid to Botswana and South Africa in return for reciprocal trade and economic policies. Older and surplus military equipment shall be sent by plane or ship as soon as possible. Retired and former military members will receive an offer (regular military pay and one grade promotion) for volunteering to assist the South Africans. Publicly announce our support for democratic self government and peace in the region.

The Buraku Report

[X] The Report and it's proposals shall be fully adopted. Anti-discrimination laws based on Age, Sex, Place of Birth, Name, Religion and Ethnicity shall be enacted in all government offices. Have members of the government give interviews that members of the Buraku have contributed their labor, taxes and lives to Japan and the ACPS and deserve equal treatment under the law and access to government services.


Action Points

[X] (Campaign Promise) Strengthen Unions and Labour laws
[X] (Campaign Promise) Indigenous-Japanese Harmonisation law
[X] Promote the Japanese Car Industry and Electronic Industry in the ACPS and the world as an example of Japanese engineering, design and value.
[X] Towards the Heavens: Have Yukiko Kawamura and other representatives of the Space Program tour schools and Universities in Japan and the ACPS and speak about the need for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics graduates, especially young women. Highlight the scientific and economic benefits of research and development in Space based sciences and technologies and how they interact with people on Earth.
[X] Occupied by the Full electrification of the Japanese rail network.
 

Eliar

Well-known member
[X] Plan: Preparing for War, Keeping the Peace

Although I am a bit leery of getting too tangled up in Africa I fully support the rest
 

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
@christopher_sni, I might have a feeling you don't really have a good footing on the Buraku/ Burakumin issue. I have 2 youtube videos that goes really deep into the problem, give you a chance to perhaps make the proposals more specific and precise rather than the generalities outlined.

Hope you find this insightful.

Also @AlphaOmega, welcome to the RP! I hope you'll write your own proposals in the future :)
 

christopher_sni

Active member
[X] Plan: Preparing for War, Keeping the Peace

Although I am a bit leery of getting too tangled up in Africa I fully support the rest
I do not want another war but we need to show the Syndicalists and others that we will defend democratic states. Hopefully the recent conflicts in East and Southern Africa have tired them out and the tensions in North America will distract them.
 

AlphaOmega

New member
Also @AlphaOmega, welcome to the RP! I hope you'll write your own proposals in the future
Thanks! I have to say this is one of the better quests I had the pleasure of reading/participating in, I hope to write soemthing too, just don't feel confident enough yet, maybe when something I have more knowledge on comes around I propose something.
Edit: Quick question will we be able to core our territories?
 
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christopher_sni

Active member
@christopher_sni, I might have a feeling you don't really have a good footing on the Buraku/ Burakumin issue. I have 2 youtube videos that goes really deep into the problem, give you a chance to perhaps make the proposals more specific and precise rather than the generalities outlined.

Hope you find this insightful.

Also @AlphaOmega, welcome to the RP! I hope you'll write your own proposals in the future :)
Reviewing this.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
[X] Plan: Preparing for War, Keeping the Peace Revised

The Election in China


[X] Thumb on the Scales: Using the our foreign intelligence sources try to uncover any corruption, extortion or other major crimes committed by Chiang Ching Kuo or his inner circles with plenty of evidence. Anonymously release this information to major Chinese (Pro-Zhang) and ACPS newspapers.

North America prepares for war

[X] Offer to meditate the dispute between the US and Canadians with the assistance of the United Nations. Domestically, begin preparations for any worldwide economic disruptions and possible deployment of forces to Cuba and other ACPS members in the Western Hemisphere in case of war.

A new conflict in Southern Africa

The Japanese public is also increasingly demanding that some action must be taken to defuse the South African conflict, and their voices are getting louder and louder everyday. The thought of a fledgling democratic nation being overturned by the red tide with us sitting by the wayside is a bit too much for several sections of the Japanese public to stomach.

[X] Not One Step Back: Offer to mediate a permanent peace in Southern Africa between all sides. Meanwhile, offer military and economic aid to Botswana and South Africa in return for reciprocal trade and economic policies. Older and surplus military equipment shall be sent by plane or ship as soon as possible. Retired and former military members will receive an offer (regular military pay and one grade promotion) for volunteering to assist the South Africans. Publicly announce our support for democratic self government and peace in the region.

The Buraku Report

[X] The Report and it's proposals shall be fully adopted. Citizens with Buraku names can anonymously request a legal name change on all government documents at no cost. A Grant for them shall also be given for either Vocational Training or two years of University. Villages and neighborhoods that are formerly Buraku shall be renamed with residents permissions and investments will be made to bring infrastructure and government services up to national standard.


Action Points

[X] (Campaign Promise) Strengthen Unions and Labour laws
[X] (Campaign Promise) Indigenous-Japanese Harmonisation law
[X] Promote the Japanese Car Industry and Electronic Industry in the ACPS and the world as an example of Japanese engineering, design and value.
[X] Towards the Heavens: Have Yukiko Kawamura and other representatives of the Space Program tour schools and Universities in Japan and the ACPS and speak about the need for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics graduates, especially young women. Highlight the scientific and economic benefits of research and development in Space based sciences and technologies and how they interact with people on Earth.
[X] Occupied by the Full electrification of the Japanese rail network.
 
1965 Results, Turn 17 New

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Well, you tried... (You rolled a 5)

The PSIA's best Chinese HUMINT assets were deployed, scouring all over China and even Tibet to uncover any potential misdeeds the famous Chiang Ching-Kuo managed to do during his time in the 30s, 40s and even 50s. And unfortunately didn't managed to turn up much of anything. Whatever minor stuff they did turn up on Chiang, like say, bribing a smalltime police officer or perhaps asking a hotel to at least give them a stay for free due to Chiang's relative poverty back in the 1930s didn't impressed the Chinese voters, either thinking that's something necessary for a man to do or just a normal part of Chinese life back then.

The election was won by Chiang Ching Kuo by an 8 point margin. While Chiang's party, the Chinese Democratic Party (Social Liberals) won a sufficient enough plurality that they are trying to form a coalition with whoever's interested with governing China in the future.

Pretty much open rejection from everyone, but Cuba and the Caribbean CPS members are pretty satisfied with the Japanese response (You rolled a 10)

Both the Americans and the Socialist west openly reject such offers coming from our side. Essentially telling us to 'mind our own business' in what is looking like a potential conflict that can impact Asia and our Non Asian CPS members as well. The countries of Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico though, are very happy that the Japanese are planning to send a task force in case shit does hit the fan in North America. The recent visit of the Izumi and Isokaze giving much reassurance for our Caribbean CPS members that Japan will come should the Americans, or the Socialists, try something funny near their borders.

Surplus Japanese Equipment and Japanese volunteers are proving their mettle in the open terrain Battlefield of South Africa (You rolled an 18)

Much welcome news from South Africa. The first Japanese volunteers, numbering some 25.000, armed with surplus Japanese jeeps and light vehicles, are definitely proving their worth across the wide plains and semi deserts of South Africa. Their joint patrols alongside the South Africans proving to be instrumental in preventing infiltration from the African Syndietern members across the wide and incredibly porous border of South Africa. Surplus Chi-Nu's and Chi-Ri's are also proving their mettle in the battlefield as well. Old, but proven designs, these 2nd Weltkrieg era Japanese tanks are being well used by the South Africans in defending their country, as do the Ki-43 Hayabusa Light Fighter, the Ki-45, and Ki-96 Heavy Fighters.

Their propeller designs are outdated, but the relatively slow speed of these planes make them excellent CAS assets, with the South Africans gaining experience from experimentation and the various Japanese volunteers teaching them how to fly these planes.

The Buraku report a widespread success, initial efforts showing signs of discrimination dropping (You rolled an 18)

An unexpected success if there was one. The Buraku reforms, once passed, is slowly but surely showing signs of it working. Some Buraku individuals have come out and requested name changes immediately, and the anti discrimination efforts at the governmental efforts will surely show signs in the coming years. While investments into historically Buraku neighborhoods has already brought immediate improvements into quality of life, with Buraku hired to work on the construction projects getting the education needed to do the work, and also making solid money as well. Contributing to the local community's economy as a result.

Unions and pretty much everyone that is not at the top of the Economic Ladder was happy with the various Labour laws you passed (You rolled a 16)

The super-rich and the aristocrats are NOT happy with the reforms, with polls indicating a 56% disapproval of the recent Labour laws being passed. But the rich will always be a minority, and practically everyone who is not ridiculously rich, and not of the Kazoku opened the reforms with open arms. Such is the mandate given to the Socialists when they won last year's elections.

Unionization of the labour force is going up at the end of 1965. With Union Busting efforts being punished severely by the government. The Miike Coalmine, a longstanding monument for the Japanese organized labour movement, that same Coalmine that suffered a massive incident a couple years ago. Is being closed pending workplace safety investigations, the symbolism of such a move is not lost for anyone that knows anything about that mine in Japanese society.

The Indigenous-Japanese Harmonisation Law a general success, with some natural growing pains as a result of the sudden inclusion of many other languages (You rolled a 12)

The recognition of Pidgin, Ainu, Samoan, and various other outlying languages throughout the Japanese Empire is being felt throughout the Southern Territories, with some locals now noticing that they some roadsigns are being changed, and that native languages are permitted to be taught in their schools. This is having a noticeable effect in their approval of the Japanese government, but also in the fact that the increased cultural recognition of the various Native Cultures in the outlying territories is making Japanese culture, already in the process of being multicultural due to the various Sphere Expos and immigration, even more multicultural.

It's only a matter of time until this bleeds into the mainstream.

Most CPS countries are a bit confused by the Promotion of the Japanese car industry, and the rest of the world still sees Japanese cars as being a bit dodgy. (You rolled a 9)

Within the CPS, everyone pretty much admits that Japanese cars are of high quality, they're reliable, affordable, and will take you to various places you wouldn't even think of. So the ACPS countries are pretty confused by the sudden promotion bit. And unfortunately, outside of the CPS, there's not a lot of countries that wanted to even hear of Japanese cars. The Socialist West and the Americans, being the other large markets, pretty much scoffed at the notion of buying Japanese cars.

Well, at least there's a noticeable marginal increase in new car sales for all the major Japanese companies though.

With hope, and with perseverance. We shall head towards the stars (You rolled a 17)

That was Yukiko Kawamura's end sentence at her speech in Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. The PR stunt featuring Yukiko Kawamura was a massive success. With quite a few young women being interested in the sciences as a result. Yukiko Kawamura, whose initial entry into the Japanese Space program was seen pretty much as a fluke, is now being considered the talk of the country, with the Astronaut herself signing multiple book deals and appearing in TV Shows all across the country, touting the need for the country to have it's bright young women, and some men as well, to study STEM subjects and contribute to the nation and it's people.

Already JASA is experiencing a surge in applicants, and multiple universities all across Japan are seeing a rise in applicants interested in studying STEM related subjects as well.
 
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Well it was a pretty sweet turn all told.

A pity for the low rolls but I am much more interested in the smooth adoption of our internal politics initiatives than trying to herd cats.
 

Jakarta

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Just an FYI, but between the sales, the donations, and our very generous policy of giving away surplus equipment in general. Our own stock of Mothballed equipment, at least the ones from the 2nd Weltkrieg era is getting kinda low. It's true that we are building more brand new equipment, but it's very important to note that, should a big conflict arrives. Our own stock of military equipment is becoming thinner and thinner.
 

Eliar

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Just an FYI, but between the sales, the donations, and our very generous policy of giving away surplus equipment in general. Our own stock of Mothballed equipment, at least the ones from the 2nd Weltkrieg era is getting kinda low. It's true that we are building more brand new equipment, but it's very important to note that, should a big conflict arrives. Our own stock of military equipment is becoming thinner and thinner.
Eh the choice is between leaving our allies buck naked or hoard 20-30 year old gear.

There are many pluses to being a global alliance leader but it comes with its own costs.

NATO and Warpac up till the 80's was almost solely subsidised by the US and the USSR.
I mean we keep wowing on the billions the US is spending as military aid on various allies around the world but in comparrison to what they were giving away during the cold war it's not even 0,01% of the cost.

Same goes for the USSR as well.

Perhaps we should look it to keeping some cheapo tanks and planes in production just to give em to various militias and militaries we are subsidising
 
World Events, 1965 New

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1 January: The ‘Battle of the Dakotas’, a series of Skirmishes in the State of North Dakota, between American and Syndicalist forces was conducted, the result was inconclusive.

3 January: The Tsukuyomi Program. The Japanese Space Agency sends yet another probe to the moon, becoming the first Japanese probe to take photos of the moon’s dark side.

20 January: John F Kennedy was formally sworn in as President.

30 January: The funeral of A.V Alexander. A very famous British politician who pioneered legislation into cooperatives within Britain, his funeral was attended by various state dignitaries, politicians, and workers.

15 February: After years of deliberation. A new flag for Canada was unveiled. A maple leaf circled by a gear with Red and Black bands behind it.

17 February: Just a couple days later. A flag for Brazil was also unveiled by the new Brazilian flag committee. It retains the historical flag of Brazil, while also adding in some Socialist designs to indicate the new form of government.

20 February: The North American War. Firefights broke out in the border city of Detroit. The capital of the American automotive industry was the sight of a furious river battle between the American and Canadian marines. The result was a slight American victory.

21 February: Malcolm X, a very prominent Civil Rights activist, very nearly died from a missed gunshot while giving an Anti-War speech in New York City.

2 March: Operation Rolling Thunder, a series of American Air Assaults conducted by American B-58 Hustlers and B-47 Stratojets, escorted by F-106 Delta Darts, wreaked havoc throughout the Canadian Prairie cities from Manitoba to Alberta. French SAM’s managed to down several aircraft, but the result was a pretty open US victory, since multiple Canadian static infrastructure sites were ruined.

9 March: The Selma-Montgomery marches were conducted, now mixed with an Anti-North American war tone. Protesters marched peacefully, and the provisions in ANSA ensured that no major harassments were to take place.

10 March: Goldie, a London Zoo Golden Eagle, was recaptured after 12 days escaping.

15 March: The North American War. The American Navy suffered serious losses, some 2 missile cruisers and 14 destroyers, in the battle of Nova Scotia. 2 American Carrier Battle Groups squared off against a joint Canadian-French-British Naval Force. Canadian Naval Aviation paired with French and British Naval ships ensured victory in the battle.

17 March: The first ever ‘Nightstalker’ operation was conducted in Southern Africa. Where a group of Japanese volunteer aviators, armed with experimental Anti-Radiation missiles, conducted a series of strikes that decimated Socialist Anti Air defenses in Namibia. The casualty rate from the mission is 50%.

18 March: Some 1.600 Protestors congregated in a courthouse in Selma, Alabama.

20 March: President John F Kennedy was cited saying ‘We shall not trample over the right to protest, even during wartime’, when asked a question regarding the brewing anti war movement in America.

22 March: In Eastern Russia, the VDV, long an arm of the Air Force, was officially separated into its own branch.

25 March: The Union State launches the Pioneer, the first in an unmanned series of Space Probes probing the lunar surface.

28 March: At least 400 people are killed or missing after an earthquake triggered a series of dam failures in La Ligue, Chile.

30 March: The first mention of an ‘Joint Space Treaty’ was floated by a French Civil Servant in a newspaper. It quickly caught traction among French society.

3 April: The world’s first space nuclear power reactor, the Model-55, was launched by JASA from the Tanegashima Space Station. The reactor operated for 43 days in Low Earth Orbit.

11 April: Opération Valeur. A Franco-British counterattack into the American East Coast. Conducted by Mirage IV’s, Mirage 5’s, and Avro Valiant bombers, escorted by French Mirage III’s and British De-Havilland Skystars, devastated American midwestern cities such as Milwaukee, Chicago, and Detroit. This was quickly followed by Lightning raids conducted by the newly formed ALAT Regiments. The attack wreaked havoc on American infrastructure before French forces retreated back.

17 April: The 2 week war. After receiving advanced intelligence notices from forward Japanese observers and recon aircraft. The IJAF ‘volunteer force’ in South Africa conducted a massive Air Strike in conjunction with lightning raids into Namibia and Mozambique.

20 April: Haruki Murakami started writing his ‘first’ novel. An Adage to Chaos. An experimental novel of a hypothetical god watching as humanity descends into the madness and chaos of the 2nd weltkrieg, and the ‘peace’ that ensued after. It was published 10 years after he wrote it.

25 April: The first proposal for Platform Screen Doors was made for the Tokyo Metro.

29 April: Insulindia announces that it will be sending a regiment of troops to support the South African forces.

1 May: Liverpool wins the FA Cup Final, beating Leeds United 2-1.

6 May: A Tornado outbreak in the Twin Cities of Minnesota kills 25 and injures 918. Inadequate preparation due to Syndicalist Air Strikes was cited as a major reason why there are so many deaths.

7 May: The Cedarville incident. The SS Cedarville was mistaken as an American combat ship by Canadian forward observers, and was sunk by coastal artillery. The incident triggered an American airstrike deep into Ontario and Quebec.

18 May: IJN and East Russian Navy ships intercepted a bunch of American Missile cruisers and Destroyers within the Barents Sea. It is unknown why these ships are trespassing into East Russian waters in the first place.

25 May: Khabarovsk became the first city in East Russia to be fully nuclear powered. As Siberia Nuclear Plant 1 comes into full service.

31 May: Siberia Nuclear Plant 2. A nuclear plant designed to fully power the Vladivostok metro area, begins construction. This is in conjunction with Volga Plants 1 and 2, which will power the regions surrounding Astrakhan, Volgograd, and Southern East Russia.

1 June: Florida International University is founded in Miami.

3 June: The Burakumin Anti Discrimination law of 1965 was passed through both Houses.

14 June: The Labor Organization law was passed through both Houses.

15 June: The Kingdom of Korea became the 2nd country in the CPS to pass a Universal Healthcare law, guaranteeing that every Korean has a public option to medical care should they want to purchase a medical plan.

20 June: Somalia sends some 1500 special forces soldiers into South Africa, in support of the Japanese and Insulindian effort to prop up the South Africans and Botswanans.

25 June: The Kawasaki CP-1 was formally adopted as a Cargo Aircraft for the Imperial Japanese Air Force. Realizing the sudden need for a propeller aircraft, the IJAF quickly contracted Kawasaki to design and build a Propeller Cargo Aircraft that can carry large amounts of cargo.

1 July: The Mont Blanc Tunnel was officially inaugurated into service.

4 July: The Independence Day attacks. French and British Air Force raid Northwestern cities such as Seattle, Spokane and Portland. The attack sparked American outrage, which triggered counterattacks into the cities of Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton.

7 July: The PSIA’s Chinese HUMINT assets begin operations to disrupt the upcoming elections in Japan’s favour.

10 July: The first American troops occupy the Canadian border town of Estevan and Bienfait, Saskatchewan for 24 Hours. The first such action conducted by American forces.

20 July: Bob Dylan releases his influential single, “Like a Rolling Stone.

25 July: The Electric Dylan controversy. Purist musicians were outraged by the fact that Singer Bob Dylan was ‘going electric’ at the Newport Folk Festival.

1 August: Cigarette advertising was banned on British television.

7 August: The first ever ‘Free Economic Development Zone’, a specialized region where taxes are lowered and bureaucracy concerning business operations are significantly streamlined, was opened in a region near Calcutta, India.

9 August: Insulindian President Muhammad Hatta was shot during a speech in public. His miracle recovery was a subject of great reportage among Insulindian media.

15 August: John F Kennedy expresses his intention to ‘not back down’ in yet another contentious interview by an NBC reporter. He stated that he wanted peace, but his assassination attempt could not be overlooked, since American withdrawal from the conflict would be seen as an opportunity by everyone to exploit American politics for their benefit.

19 August: Days after his interview, American intelligence agents managed to capture and kill several Canadian intelligence operatives suspected of masterminding his assassination attempt. The news of their deaths reached far and wide.

20 August: Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, is murdered in Hayneville, Alabama, while working in the Civil Rights movement.

30 August: President Zhang Zuolin formally resigns from office, and the Elections Committee of China officially sets the date of the election on the 5 of September.

5 September: The Chinese election. Chiang Ching Kuo’s Chinese Democratic Party won a plurality in the Legislative Yuan, with Chiang Ching Kuo himself winning the election 58% to Zhang Xueliang’s 42%

8 September: The Indian Ocean incident. A French navy ship transiting from Diego Garcia back towards France was almost fired upon by an Indian submarine, stalking the French ship and unaware that the ship might be a French Navy Missile cruiser. The Captain of the submarine ordered a last minute hold to fire.

9 September: Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches a perfect game in a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs. The opposing pitcher, Bob Hendley, allows only 1 run, which is unearned, and only one hit. Making the lowest hit game in Baseball history.
  • Hurricane Betsy roars across New Orleans with winds up to 145 Mph, causing 75 deaths and $1.42 Billion in damage. It is the first hurricane to cause up to a Billion dollars in damages.

14 September: The mutual defense treaty was formally signed between Syria, Persia, Iraq, Kurdistan, Arabia, Oman, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The first such treaty for the middle east. The treaty guarantees that an attack on any member of the signatory is an attack on all members of the signatory.

16 September: The Joint Treaty of Economic Partnership was signed between Somalia, Egypt, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. It significantly reduces tariffs imposed by each country and implemented a ‘Free Economic Movement Zone’, areas where goods manufactured within the signatory’s borders are free to move around and about each of the signatory country for export, or for movement up to the supply chains of each country, and would not be subject to tariffs, import duties, or customs bureaucracy.

18 September: Convicted murderer Palle Sørensen shoots 4 policemen in pursuit, he was apprehended the same day.
  • Comet Ikeya-Seki was first sighted by Japanese Astronomers

20 September: North American War, an American F-106 Delta Dart was shot down in the Canadian Rockies by a Mirage III, the first shoot down of a Delta Dart with the plane crashing in enemy territory, the pilot was held captive until 1973.

25 September: Tom and Jerry makes it’s first world broadcast premiere on CBS.

27 September: The Tokyo Maru, the world’s largest tanker ship of it’s time, is launched in Yokohama, Japan.

3 October: The Indigenous-Japanese harmonisation law passes both chambers, paving a path for the various languages that dot the territories of Japan to be recognized, and for the rights of the natives living on these islands to be strengthened and further recognized.

9 October: Yale University publishes the Vinland map.

10 October: The first refugees from South Africa, mostly black South Africans and some whites displaced in the conflict, arrived in Japan via Airplane. This is the first incident in Japanese immigration history where the refugees filed for a refugee application in the Japanese embassy of said country.

18 October: Anti-War protests in BOTH America and the Socialist West draw a combined crowd of some 7 Million people. A record for protests in all countries where these protests are held.

28 October: The Gateway Arch of St Louis, Missouri, is completed.

30 October: English model Jean Shrimpton wears a controversially short white shift dress during a photoshoot for a fashion magazine. This photoshoot became the first introduction of the miniskirt into women’s fashion.

5 November: The American Union State becomes the first country to ban the consumption and production of leaded gasoline. In a shocking move that came as a surprise to everyone. President John F Kennedy signs the Clean Air Act, which bans Leaded Gasoline and establishes air quality standards across America. This is the first instance of such a comprehensive law being enacted.

8 November: North American War, Operation St-Lawrence, an American military operation to raid and attack various Syndicalist positions in the ‘Southern’ side of the St Lawrence river, ended in a costly victory. While all major objectives were achieved, American losses were 80% higher than expected estimates.
  • The Abolition of the Death Penalty is now a formally permanent act within the Union of Britain.

9 November: The ‘War Blackout’, parts of the American Northeast was hit by blackouts as French and Canadian air operations strike down power plants all across the East Coast, causing temporary blackouts in the Eastern Seaboard.

13 November: West Indian ship the SS Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 97 km’s off the coast of Kingston, Jamaica.

15 November: Japanese racer Kenji Matsumada sets a new land speed record of 966.574 km/h.

16 November: The French ‘Venus 3’ spacecraft was launched from Algeria, heading towards Venus. It became the first spacecraft to land on a different planet.

21 November: Mireille Mathieu sings on France’s Télé-Dimanche and begins her successful singing career.

29 November: The Canadian satellite Alouette 2 was launched.

1 December: The December truce, in a joint statement. President John F Kennedy, Chairwoman Simone de Beauvoir, Chairman Tony Benn, and Chairman Pierre Trudeau, announced that from December up to the 1st of January. There will be a cessation of fighting from all sides in the North American war.

3 December: My Generation, an album from The Who, was released. And became the first British cultural product to be reintroduced to Japan ever since the ‘ban’ on British products ended.

5 December: The Race Relations Act became the first significant piece of legislation to address racial discrimination in the UoB.

10 December: Tata Motors produced its first consumer market car under license with Honda.

20 December: The World Food Programme is made a permanent agency in the United Nations.

22 December: In a near miss incident, Italian fighter jets nearly shot down an American envoy jetliner, carrying the American representative to the UN.

23 December: A 110 Km/h speed limit is imposed on British roads.

28 December: A ‘Nightstalker’ aircraft doing missions in Southern Africa utilizes it’s first active jamming technology, spot-jamming Namibian and Angolan radar sites while Aircraft carrying Anti-Radiation missiles finish launcher sites.

31 December: At the stroke of midnight, there was no visible resumption of fighting across the American-Canadian border. This continued well into the end of January.
 
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Force Review, 1966 New

Jakarta

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This is just an informational post, just so you can get an idea on the structure, equipment, and personnel active within the Japanese military.

This is also not truly exhaustive. 'Tail' end units such as logistical support, with the exception of trucks, are not mentioned here. I think I'll have an aneurysm if I try and do that. This is just focusing on the combat equipment side of things.

But anyway, here it is. The Imperial Japanese Military Force Review of 1966. Enjoy!

Total personnel: 1.150.000

Typical Infantry Division Size: 17.000 personnel

Infantry divisions in the IJA: 40, or 680.000 personnel

Organic equipment in the division consists of the Type 94 Truck, the Type 43 Jeep, the Type 60 APC (can be modified to be a mortar carrier), Type 60 MLRS, the Type 58 Howitzer/ Type 96 MOD-7 Towed Artillery/ the 2S7 Pion Heavy Artillery, the Type-37 Missile AA Platform, the Type-61 Mobile AA Platform (Mounted on the Type 60 APC Chassis), the KV-107 Transport Helicopter, the Kawasaki MB-63 Helicopter Gunship (modified with a gun emplacement and rocket launchers if needed), the Type 97 81mm Mortar, the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Sumitomo Type 62 GPMG, the Howa Type 6 Super Rocket (Modernized Type 4 AT Rocket), the Type 92 MOD-2 Machine Gun (Belt fed instead of clip fed), the Arisaka Type-97 Sniper Rifle, and the Sumitomo Type 58 Pistol (A Browning Hi-Power expy).

Typical Armoured Division Size: 10.000 personnel

Armoured divisions in the IJA: 20, or 200.000 personnel.

Organic equipment in the division roughly consists of the Type 61 Tank, the Type 49-105 Tank, the Type 58 Howitzer/ Type 92 MOD-5 Towed Artillery/ the 2S7 Pion Heavy Artillery, the Type-37 Missile AA Platform, the Type-61 Mobile AA Platform (Mounted on the Type 60 APC Chassis), the Type 94 Truck, the Type 43 Jeep, the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Howa Type 6 Super Rocket (Modernized Type 4 AT Rocket), and Type 94 MOD-5 Pistol. Note that all Tanks serving in armored divisions were armed with 105 mm cannons by 1965.

Typical Rapid Movement Division Size: 8000 personnel

Rapid Movement Divisions in the IJA: 15, or 120.000 Personnel.

Organic equipment in the division roughly consists of the Type 94 Truck, the Type 43 Jeep, the Type 60 APC (can be modified to be a mortar carrier), the KV-107 Transport Helicopter, the Kawasaki MB-63 Helicopter Gunship, the Mil Mi-17 Heavy Transport Helicopter, the Mil Mi-26 Heavy Transport Helicopter, the Type 97 81mm Mortar, the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Sumitomo Type 62 GPMG, the Howa Type 6 Super Rocket (Modernized Type 4 AT Rocket), and the Sumitomo Type 58 Pistol (A Browning Hi-Power expy).

Remaining 150.000 personnel are either reservists, administrative staff, miscellaneous staff such as cleaners and contractors listed as personnel in the army, or dedicated special forces units not listed in this section (please see classified section to see specialist units in the Imperial Japanese Army)

Total Personnel: 425.000

Total number of Carriers: 15
  • 6 Izumi Class Carriers: Izumi, Kaga, Nagato, Mutsu, Akagi, Shoukaku
  • 9 Kaga Class Carriers (modernized): Zuikaku, Hiryu, Soryuu, Tenryuu, Taihou, Shohou, Hosho, Ryujo, Junyo.
All remaining Kaga Class Carriers will be fully replaced by Izumi class carriers by 1971.

Total number of Battleships: 3
  • 3 Yamato Class Battleships: Yamato, Musashi, Aki.
Yamato Class Battleships serve a valuable role in shore bombardment and in testing experimental weapons.

Total number of Submarines: 75
  • 8 Asashio Class Nuclear Submarines (ICBM Capable): Asashio, Oyashio, Harushio, Michishio, Kuroshio, Uzushio, Isoshio, Narushio.
  • 15 I-500 Nuclear Submarines (ICBM Capable): I-501, I-502, I-503, I-504, I-505, I-506, I-507, I-508, I-509, I-510, I-511, I-512, I-513, I-514, I-515.
  • 14 Kaidai VI Modified Nuclear Submarines: I-101, I-102, I-103, I-104, I-105, I-106, I-107, I-108, I-109, I-110, I-111, I-112, I-113, I-114.
  • 19 Kaichu Super Diesel Electric Submarines: Ro-11, Ro-12, Ro-13, Ro-14, Ro-15, Ro-16, Ro-17, Ro-18, Ro-19, Ro-20, Ro-21, Ro-22, Ro-23, Ro-24, Ro-25, Ro-26, Ro-27, Ro-28, Ro-29.
  • 19 Yushio Class Diesel Electric Submarines: Yushio, Mochishio, Setoshio, Okishio, Nadashio, Hamashio, Akishio, Takeshio, Yukishio, Sachishio, Takashio, Yaeshio, Hayashio, Wakashio, Natsushio, Fuyushio, Yukishio, Yamashio, Shinrinshio.
The IJN has significantly underestimated the size of the Submarine fleet, and the production capabilities of our Shipyards. Although production of the Asashio and Yushio class Submarines will continue forward, full fleet modernisation will be delayed until 1971. We produce roughly 4 Asashio and 4 Yushio submarines every year.

Total number of Cruisers: 50
  • 1 Isokaze Class Nuclear Cruiser: Isokaze
  • 20 Asama Class Missile Cruisers (Post 2nd Weltkrieg era design): Asama, Tokiwa, Iwate, Tsukuba, Azuma, Yakumo, Kasuga, Nisshin, Aso, Amagi, Takao, Atago, Kongou, Hiei, Haruna, Kirishima, Furutaka, Kako, Myoko, Nachi.
  • 20 Amatsukaze Class Missile Cruisers (1950s design): Amatsukaze, Hamakaze, Tokitsukaze, Kawakaze, Tanikaze, Maya, Choukai, Kumano, Mogami, Tone, Chikuma, Ashigara, Haguro, Aoba, Kinugasa, Yuubari, Fuji, Yashima, Fuso, Yamashiro.
  • 7 Tokyo Class Missile Cruisers (1964 design): Tokyo, Osaka, Yokosuka, Nagoya, Matsushima, Hiroshima, Kobe.
  • 2 Okinoshima Missile Cruisers (1965 design): Okinoshima, Iwo Jima.
The Asama Class Missile Cruisers will be replaced by the Tokyo and Okinoshima Class Cruisers. We are producing 5 total cruisers from both classes, 3 Tokyos and 2 Okinoshimas.

Total Number of Destroyers: 85
  • 6 Hatsuyuki Class Destroyers (Missile Destroyer, 1963 Design): Hatsuyuki, Shirayuki, Mineyuki, Sawayuki, Hamayuki, Isoyuki.
  • 4 Isuzu Class Destroyers (Missile Destroyer, 1960 Design): Isuzu, Mogami, Kitakami, Oi.
  • 40 Momo Class Destroyers (1945 Design, modified to carry missiles and better ASW ops): Momo, Kashi, Hinoki, Yanagi, Momi, Kaya, Nire, Kuri, Nashi, Take, Kaki, Tsuga, Kiku, Aoi, Hagi, Susuki, Tsuta, Ashi, Hishi, Hasu, Sumire, Yomogi, Warabi, Tade, Kamikaze, Hatsushimo, Yayoi, Kisaragi, Shiratsuyu, Ayanami, Isonami, Sakura, Tachibana, Kaba, Kashiwa, Sakaki, Katsura, Kiri, Kusunoki, Matsu.
  • 35 Tachibana Class Destroyers (1944 Design, modified to carry missiles and better ASW ops): Tachibana, Sumire, Enoki, Azusa, Hatsuume, Hatsuzakura, Hishi, Kaba, Kaki, Nashi, Kusunoki, Odake, Nire, Shii, Tsuta, Tochi, Wakazakura, Yadake, Yaezakura, Hagi, Yanagi, Ume, Tsubaki, Nara, Kaede, Kashi, Suzuya, Fujinami, Yugure, Ariake, Nenohi, Hatsushimo, Hatsuharu, Kasumi, Kagero.
By far our largest force. The modernization into a 100 destroyer fleet is well underway, production of the Hatsuyuki class is going at a pace of 10 ships a year. It will take 4 years to replace the entirety of the Momo Class, and 3.5 years to replace the Tachibanas.

The IJN also possesses a fleet of some 55 Naval Patrol Aircraft. Primarily consisting of Shin Meiwa US-1A MPA’s, but also some P1Y3 Super Ginga land based MPA’s as well.

Total Personnel: 400.000

Number of F-1 Fighter Jets: 850 Jets.

Number of FI-1 Interceptor Jets: 500 Jets.

Number of FA-1 Attacker Jets: 450 Jets.

Number of Ki-190 Kai V-4 Tactical Bombers: 300 Bombers.

Number of G12N Bombers: 150 Bombers.

Number of C-1 Cargo Aircraft: 178 Planes.

Number of C-2 Cargo Aircraft: 185 Planes.

Number of CP-1 Cargo Aircraft: 10 Planes.

Number of AEW-1 AWACS Aircraft: 235 Aircraft.

Number of SA-1 High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft: 75 Aircraft.

Number of RP-1 Supersonic Reconnaissance Aircraft: 2 Aircraft.

Total Personnel: 150.000

Total Number of Amphibious Assault Ships: 2
  • 2 Shirane Class Amphibious Assault Ships: Shirane, Kurama.
Shirane Assault Ships are expected to carry 2 wings of VTOL Jets once development is completed.

Total Number of F-1 Fighter Jets: 210

Total Number of FA-1 Attacker Jets: 150

Rikusentai Marine Division Size: 11.000

Total Number of Marine Divisions: 3

Organic equipment in the division consists of the Type 94 Truck, the Type 43 Jeep, the Type 60 APC (can be modified to be a mortar carrier), Type 60 MLRS, the Type 58 Howitzer/ Type 96 MOD-7 Towed Artillery, the Type-37 Missile AA Platform, the Type-61 Mobile AA Platform (Mounted on the Type 60 APC Chassis), the KV-107 Transport Helicopter, the Kawasaki MB-63 Helicopter Gunship, the Mil Mi-17 Heavy Transport Helicopter, the Type 97 81mm Mortar, the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Sumitomo Type 62 GPMG, the Howa Type 6 Super Rocket (Modernized Type 4 AT Rocket), and the Sumitomo Type 58 Pistol (A Browning Hi-Power expy).

Rikusentai Armoured Division Size: 10.000

Total number of Armoured Divisions: 2

Organic equipment in the division roughly consists of the Type 49-105 Tank, the Type 58 Howitzer/ Type 96 MOD-7 Towed Artillery/ the 2S7 Pion Heavy Artillery, the Type-37 Missile AA Platform, the Type-61 Mobile AA Platform (Mounted on the Type 60 APC Chassis), the Type 94 Truck, the Type 43 Jeep, the Type 97 81mm Mortar, the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Howa Type 6 Super Rocket (Modernized Type 4 AT Rocket), and Type 94 MOD-5 Pistol. Note that all Tanks serving in armored divisions were armed with 105 mm cannons by 1965.

Total personnel in the military numbers around 2.125.000 Personnel. The number is expected to rise due to budget increases you've conducted in the early 60s.

EDIT: Changed descriptions, planes, and added some AA
 
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