Japan is a nation located on the Japanese Archipelago.
Japan has existed as a united nation 3 separate times, with a period of inactivity existing between the first and second, and a full civil war existing between the second and the third Japanese nation.
The original nation was founded on the 19th November, 2018.
The nation turned into its second iteration as a result of the Civil war between Japan and Imperial_Japan. Imperial_Japan won the war and renamed itself to Japan.
The newest Japan was formed on 17th February, 2020, with Synargle as its emperor, as a result of the unificiation of every Japanese clan.
- 1 History of the first Japanese Empire
- 1.1 Early days (19th November - 27 November)
- 1.2 The Civil War (27 November - 3rd December)
- 1.3 Age of Depression (3rd December - 19th December)
- 1.4 Age of Hope (19th December - 10th January)
- 1.5 Age of Silence (11th January - 2nd February)
- 1.6 Reformation (3rd February - 10th February)
- 1.7 The first Japanese Golden age(10th February - 7th March)
- 1.8 The Japanese succession crisis (7th March - 11th March)
- 1.9 Demise of Japan (11th March - 10th May)
- 1.10 Second Civil War (10th May - 25th May)
- 1.11 The Dissolution of the first nation (25th May)
- 2 History of the second Japanese Empire
- 2.1 Fen's Emperorship (15th May - 15th June)
- 2.2 Synargle's Emperorship (16th June - 22nd July)
- 2.3 Interregnum Period (22nd July - 10th August)
- 2.4 Yllalen's Emperorship (10th August - 29th August)
- 2.6 Clan System ()
- 2.7 First Reunification Period ()
- 2.8 Civil War ( - January 6)
- 2.9 Second Reunification Period (January 6 - February)
- 2.10 United Japan (February - July 2020)
- 2.11 4th Japanese Civil War (July - Present)
- 3 Clans
- 4 Government
- 5 Previous Rulers
- 6 Notable People
History of the first Japanese Empire
This nation was founded on the 19th day of November 2018 and disbanded on the 25th day of May 2019
Early days (19th November - 27 November)
The Japanese nation was found by the 7 original towns of Japan, which were: Sapporo, Chikugo, Mihama (Was Kyoto at the time) Kyoto (Was Osaka), Tokyo, Oboro-Maru and Sendai. The towns had collected 512g at the 14th November, however, the citizens decided to hold elections to decide who should be the Shogun and who should be the emperor. They held the election and Surfboy1 (SurfinNinja) was elected Shogun, with Neon_Krby losing to him. LostInMoonlight of old Tokyo was declared Emperor of Japan, by the citizens. The nation capital was decided to be Tokyo, and when SurfinNinja turned out to be inactive, LostInMoonlight took over the lead of the government.
The Civil War (27 November - 3rd December)
After LostInMoonlight took over the nation lead, he also turned out to be not very active, which upset Dan1804, the owner of Kyoto, who decided to take a 700g loan from Korea and he founded the nation of Oda_Shogunate, on the 28th November. DitheryGames (Hirosaki_jizo) of Hirosaki actually rebelled first, by creating the nation of Tsugaru-Shi on the 27th November. He actually collected the money for that nation by himself, leaving him debt-free.
Oda_Shogunate ended up being very successful during its early days, convincing the majority of towns of Japan to join their nation. However this was going to change soon, as a new challenger approached the nation of Japan, Niigata. The town location was chosen by FenZenyatta's friends on the 29th November. A day later, they made the town. However, FenZenyatta was still processing his sale of Prussia at that time, which made him unable to join and take over the nation until the 1st December.
FenZenyatta spent the money he earned of selling Prussia (384g) on claims. The town of Niigata quickly reached 55 chunks, which made Niigata the largest town of Japan on the day the town was taken over by FenZenyatta. The largest town before that was Chikugo. FenZenyatta quickly stated that he was the most powerful town leader of Japan and started demanding more power from Dan1804, the owner of Oda_Shogunate. He refused however and stated that Fenzenyatta didn't understand enough of Japanese politics. Fen was seeking power but he didn't want to make a 4th nation, so he started messaging every of the 3 japanese nation leaders. He ended up agreeing the most with LostInMoonlight of Tokyo, who promised reforms in the nation. That convinced FenZenyatta to leave Oda_Shogunate and join Japan. He started convincing the other towns to join back, and Oda_Shogunate quickly became a 1man nation.
Age of Depression (3rd December - 19th December)
The age of depression started after the civil war died down. There is no official date but japanese politicians say this age started between the 1st and 3rd December. FenZenyatta was proclaimed as the Japanese shogun, however, LostInMoonlight never gave him the ownership of the nation. FenZenyatta was viewed internally as the leader but he only had the national Chancellor role in-game. He tried making reforms but they all failed as the nation was very inactive during the period. The most significant achievement of Japan during this age was Niigata becoming the 5th largest town on the entire server.
Age of Hope (19th December - 10th January)
On the 19th December, the moderator Synargle made the town of Gensokyo in Japan. The town was located in the place where Gifu exists today. The two active towns of Japan at that time, Niigata and Tottori, decided to name his town the Ceremonial capital of Japan, while the towns of Niigata and Tottori would form the government. However, there was an issue keeping this from happening. LostInMoonlight was at his peak of inactivity and never had the chance to log in to hand over the nation to Synargle. Everyone was mainly inactive during this time, with FenZenyatta only being only online during 6 days of this age. This age ended when Synargle quietly disbanded his town on the 10th January and left the japanese politics scene.
Age of Silence (11th January - 2nd February)
Around the 11th January, Tokyo owned by LostInMoonlight fell to inactivity. Niigata was the next town in the line of succession, which turned FenZenyatta into the emperor. His town grew during this age, but he didn't implement many changes to the nation as he didn't think the nation was active enough. He donated gold to new towns in Japan, which quickly turned Japan into a powerhouse on /n list.
Reformation (3rd February - 10th February)
The Reformation was sparked by a rising amount of active towns in Japan, which seeked a true government, which never had the chance to form before. FenZenyatta got into talks with other citizens and agreed on calling in elections for the leader of Japan. The participants of the elections were FenZenyatta of Niigata, Neon_Krby of Osaka-Kyoto, and Quil_ of Chiba. FenZenyatta won the election on the 10th February, with Quil_ coming second. All of the 3 were campaigning for a reformed Japanese government. Fen won with 70% of the votes
The first Japanese Golden age(10th February - 7th March)
In the early days of this age, FenZenyatta reformed the Japanese discord and government. He opened a Government which helps him with dealing with stuff, he doesn't have time to deal with. During this age, Japan's population was rising sharply, to the point where Japan became the most populated nation on EMC, on the 28th February.
This age was viewed as the Golden age of Japan by many japanese citizens.
The Japanese succession crisis (7th March - 11th March)
The Japanese succession crisis is what started Japan's downfall. It started with FenZenyatta making an announcement, talking about who could take over Japan after himself, and who it could be. FenZenyatta proposed it to be MLGTerra, a veteran from EMC Classic but the citizens didn't agree with his decision. That day was followed by loads of discussions, and some even started plotting to assasinate the emperor. The emperor ended up announcing elections, but the domino effect couldn't be stopped at this point, and the towns Hiroshima and Nagano quit Japan. That was followed by other mayors disbanding their towns/quitting EMC.
A few weeks after this happened, FenZenyatta made a video about it
Demise of Japan (11th March - 10th May)
At the beginning of this area, FenZenyatta handed over Japan's leadership to Surfboy1, and proceeded to move back to Denmark. Nothing important happened during this area, as no one was active.
Second Civil War (10th May - 25th May)
On the 10th May, FenZenyatta had gathered a group of people who were interested in reviving Japan. Everything went as they planned, and they approached Surfboy1 who has been inactive during the Demise. However, they didn't get a response and Surfboy was clearly uninterested in giving away the nation. Once a spy showed the group a screenshot of Surf telling he would rather start a civil war than giveingaway power, a civil war started.
On the 15th May, Neon_Krby, who was a chancellor in Japan, gave Chancellor to FenZenyatta and both of them removed every alliance Japan had and kicked every town out of the nation. They also completely ruined the discord. After that was done, FenZenyatta created the nation Imperial_Japan, proclaiming himself as the new emperor of the newly established second Japanese Empire. All the kicked towns proceeded to join Imperial_Japan, meaning Japan became a one-town nation with its capital in Kyoto.
No battles happened during this civil war, just as in the previous one. It ended on the 25th May when Surfboy finally gave in and disbanded his own nation. Japan was reborn
The Dissolution of the first nation (25th May)
On the 25th, Surfboy1 finally gave in and disbanded his nation, under the deal of him becoming the next Shogun of Japan. Imperial_Japan then followed to rename itself to Japan.
History of the second Japanese Empire
This nation was made on the 15th day of May in 2019, and ceased to exist under the name of "Japan" on the 29th day of August 2019.
Fen's Emperorship (15th May - 15th June)
On the 15 of May, FenZenyatta recieved a loan in form of gold from alek_b, and proceeded to create the nation "Imperial_Japan". His goal was to unite Japan under his leadership.
His government was heavily inspired by the small council in the TV-Series Game of Thrones. The country was to be ruled by him and the Small council, which consisted of his most trusted citizens. The small council consisted of different "Masters", who all had a certain role in the government. The following list shows the masters which ruled in the Small Council during Fen's reign:
- Lord Commander: Arerererekkusu -> Snowyy_b
- Shogun: Surfboy1
- Master of Coin: alek_b
- Master of Ships: Fjolnir05
- Master of Laws: Snowyy_b -> RainbowssDoggo
- Master of Infrastructure: Yllalen
- The Grand Maester: Synargle
Fen started a recruitment drive which started a flow of new players joining Japan. Many of those ended up being important political figures in the futJre japanese history.
Synargle's Emperorship (16th June - 22nd July)
Interregnum Period (22nd July - 10th August)
On the 22nd of July, Synargle suddenly went offline and never returned again on his discord account. During this period, everyone was uncertain about what was about to happen. Snowyy_b ended up holding the capital of the nation, Ashikaga, and elections were made to decide the next Emperor. Yllalen ended up winning those.
Yllalen's Emperorship (10th August - 29th August)
Clan System ()
After the disarray of Japan and the proposal by multiple citizens, Japan adopted the clan system. Japan, led by Yllalen, renamed to Ashikaga, and Ryukyu, led by Baron_Sigma, renamed to Shimazu, becoming the first two clans. Yakuza was later formed by Alek_b, while Minamoto would be made by Phil. These "clans" joined into the Coalition of Japan.
The clan system survived for several months, with more clans (Yakuza and Minamoto) being planned and formed, and with Shimazu slowly becoming the dominant clan. The clan system would fall into ruin following the attempted takeover by Shimazu.
First Reunification Period ()
After the ruin of the clan system, representatives of each group gathered to discuss reunifying Japan. Multiple options were proposed; eventually, a Japanese citizen by the name Fjolnir1 proposed the option of a user named Big Brother to take ownership. Big Brother was later revealed to be QqL, who quickly made a deal with Yllalen for ownership of Ashikaga. The Ashikaga and Minamoto clans joined, with Shimazu declining and Yakuza remaining in isolation.
An increasingly-intensifying standoff period between Shimazu and Japan began, with both racing for towns.
This period ended with QqL kicking all towns out of Japan following a failed reunification.
Civil War ( - January 6)
Upon the kicking of all Japanese towns by QqL, Alek_b, one of the remaining older players, decided to make a push for reunification. He immediately invited the kicked towns, as well as adding several Shimazu towns. He then renamed his nation to Imperial_Japan. Alek proceeded to join the Regional Powers and declared war on Shimazu, making Japan a theater of the Second Great War.
The war dragged on for months. Despite initial gains in the war, Imperial_Japan was stuck in a hiatus due to Shimazu's policy of "Defensive Talk-to-the-Hand-ing" (Self-imposed neutrality) and Alek's inactivity. Alek still attempted a policy of reunification, even with a different leader, and a handful of talks were held between Shimazu and Imperial_Japan. Multiple options were proposed, including introducing Arkas_King as the new emperor. In the end, however, the talks broke down, and the war was restarted, yet stuck in a stalemate. Multiple players on both sides grew tired of the war, with many becoming inactive.
Eventually, most core Imperial_Japan mayor's - Alek_b (Shikara), Krby (Tokyo), Booster_b (Komatsu), and Saayuuki (Shiga) - would sell their towns and move to the Niger town of Alpha. Snowyy and FenZenyatta, two other core Imperial_Japan members, went on to join them. KawadaJP, the final Imperial_Japan leader, joined Shimazu before shortly making his own nation of Asano.
Second Reunification Period (January 6 - February)
Following Alek's leave of Japan, several individuals attempted to move the gap. Synargle decided to make a return to Japan, Baron wanted to buy out the remaining towns, and a newly resurgent Qing, led by Mr_X1234, wanted to create a puppet nation in Japan led by QqL.
Initially, Baron assisted in Synargle buying the nation of Imperial_Japan, as well as its towns Shikara and Tokyo, in an attempt to keep Qing off the island. Imperial_Japan was promptly renamed to Tokugawa, and a new confederation was formed between Shimazu, Shimazu_North Tokugawa, Ashikaga, and Asano. Asano was later kicked from the confederation due to disagreements between its leader, KawadaJP, and the other nation leaders.
Shortly after, the town of Shiga was bought by QqL. Mr_X1234 also proceeded to buy the nation of Asano, with its town Hiroshima. Hiroshima was given to QqL, while Shiga was placed with RatDogGuy.
A few days later, Baron_Sigma quit the server, giving Shimazu to Goddess_Sairene. The leaders of the confederation, as well as QqL and Mr_X1234, joined to mediate peace.
After increased cooperation, Japan agreed to reunify under its new Emperor, Synargle.
United Japan (February - July 2020)
The nation of Japan remained relativly united until, Sairene was made the Empress of Japan by Synargle. At this time KawadaJP was meant to be the leader but wasn't present. This got him mad, which kicked off the 4th Japanese Civil War.
4th Japanese Civil War (July - Present)
The Shimazu clan was made on the 10th of June 2020 with Qorrin leading it which caused massive anger in the rest of Japan. Japan at the time was still in its Golden Era and the majority of the nation was very unified. At the time, the Emperor Synargle was still busy with real life commitments so the nation had to rely on the Prince and Prime Minister. After a few weeks KawadaJP the Prince left EMC while travelling abroad home and stated he would not return and when Synargle eventually left Sairene was given Empress of Japan.
When KawadaJP returned 2-3 weeks later, he wanted his role of leader back. He asked Sairene to share the power which she refused so for a few days he was choosing in his head whether or not to make his own nation. Around this time Important players in Japan including Sairene, QqL, Fen and Fjolnir were all banned from EMC. Another huge loss for Japan was the "TrapGang" leaving which was built up of active and historic players such as IJustGotKarma, Sans, Fjolnir and Dane who moved to Lichtenstein.
Imperial Japan was made on the 27th of June 2020 with KawadaJP being its leader. Imperial Japan quickly began taking towns from Japan and fastly became a decently sized nation. The third to fall was Okuyama which was first led by Viinexx until leadership was suspiciously given to Yllalen who is famous in Japan for wanting his old nation back. Just after this came Ryuzoji led by UnreadiSpaghetti which recently became a Sri Lankan colony.
Eventually, in late August, Date and Japan agreed to unify, with KawadaJp as Emperor and Sairene as Empress. This changed the capital city as well.
NOTE: Not written by a Japanese, source was 
Leader(s): Yllalen, QqL
Fate: Disbanded after the finalized reunification
Leader(s): Baron_Sigma, Goddess_Sairene
Fate: Joined Japan and renamed to Japan_South as a proxy nation
Fate: Disbanded after the finalized reunification
Fate: Clan abandoned before nation creation
Fate: Disbanded after being sniped by the GRE
Fate: Sold to make Korea
Leader(s): Alek_b, Synargle
Fate: Sold to create Tokugawa
Fate: Remade into Japan
Leader(s): KawadaJP, QqL
Fate: Joined Japan, moved to Monbetsu, and renamed to Japan_North as a proxy nation
The government of Japan follows an ideology of Reconstructive Accordoism. It is lead by an Emperor, who acts as the Head of State, with an elected Prime Minister acting as the Head of Government. The Emperor's direct family held honorary Prince/Princess roles,before the positions were abolished. The Prince 'srole now represents the successor to the Emperor.
Government of Japan (March)
Prime Minister: KawadaJP
QqL, Arkas_King, Ozen1, IJustGotKarma, Goddess_Sairene, Sanss, Roineur, Taima, FenZenyatta
Government of Japan (April)
Prime Minister: Qorrin
Prince: QqL (from 9th-)
Ministers: QqL, Ozen1, Goddess_Sairene, KawadaJP, FenZenyatta, Arkas_King (to 7th), Echo (from 8th-), unkosamurai (from 8th-), Dane (from 9th-)
Government of Japan (May)
Prime Minister: Sanss
Ministers: KawadaJP, Dane, Sairene, TechSB, IJustGotKarma, Ozen1, Fjolnir, FenZenyatta
Japan maintains two nations to act as teleportations:
Japan_North - led by QqL, currently in Monbetsu
Japan_South - led by Goddess_Sairene, currently in Kagoshima
Proxy nation leaders also hold honorary Governor titles.
Japan controls several provinces. Each province's citizens maintain the full rights of any Japanese citizen. The nation leader of each acts as a Governor of the region. After the beginning of the 5th civil war, Japan sadly lost its last province, vietnam.
Time: April 6 - Present
Past Governor(s): IJustGotKarma
Time: April 10 - Present
Past Governor(s): QqL (April 10 - April 23)
LostInMoonlight the Inactive
LostInMoonlight was the first Emperor of Japan. He is remembered for his inactivity and lack of effort put into the nation. He lost his emperorship when his town, Tokyo, disbanded due to Inactivity.
Fen the Reformer
FenZenyatta gained power when Tokyo disbanded on the 20th January. However he wasn't viewed as an Emperor until he won the elections. The period of time between the fall of Tokyo and the elections was viewed as an "Interregnum" period by many Japanese citizens.
He was elected as the Emperor of Japan on the 10th February 2019. During his reign, Japan achieved many things, like becoming the most populated nation on /n list.
He was the 3rd leader of Japan. He was the owner of Niigata from December 1st, 2018 to March 19-20, 2019.
He was the 2nd internal leader of Japan. He owned the old city of Tokyo (now disbanded to inactivity), and was known for his extreme inactivity.
Neon_Krby founded the town of Sapporo, which was one of the founding towns of Japan. He later on moved to take care of Sendai (which is now annexed by Niigata). He proceeded to make towns in Alaska and China between his times in Japanese towns. He was the owner of Osaka-Kyoto, which was made on the ruins of old Kyoto (former capital of Oda_Shogunate ) on the 30th January. His current town of Choshi was mainly funded by FenZenyatta.
He was the first Shogun of Japan back in November. He became the Emperor in March 2019, during the Demise of Japan.