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Civil Factbook of the Empire of Daitō
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The Empire of Daitō (大東 帝国, Daitō Teikoku), often shortened to Daitō, is a Federal Semi-Constitutional Monarchy located in Northeast Ardia. Its history goes back to the first century BC with the founding of the State of Kitami, although the Imperial Government views the year 620 BC as its founding with the accession of the Legendary Shin'ō Emperor. As for the Empire itself, it was officially founded in 690 AD, giving the nation a continuous government going back for over a thousand years. A highly developed country, it has, in recent years, prioritized the improvement of the everyday lives of its citizenry, only now awakening from its decades-long slumber.


NOTE: This section is a brief summary of the nation's history



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Shinkyō — Shinkyō Special Administrative City

Population: 19,771,365

Awara — Awara Special Administrative City

Population: 11,073,000

Tenkyō — Tenkyō Special Administrative City

Population: 9,763,000

Otsu — Hidaka Prefecture

Population: 9,722,500

Yuzawa — Yuzawa Prefecture

Population: 8,939,872

Goris — Tsukishima Prefecture

Population: 8,390,000

Shibetsu — Ishikari Prefecture

Population: 7,991,700

Urasoe — Chibu Prefecture

Population: 7,610,000

Saito — Muroran Prefecture

Population: 3,070,000



National Anthem:
Aikoku Kōshinkyoku
(Patriotic March)

Imperial Anthem:
Umi Yukaba

 • Earliest Human Settlement:
approx. 82,000 BC
 • Migration of Early Daitōjin:
approx. 2,100 BC
 • Legendary Founding: 620 BC
 • Founding of Kitami: 284 BC
 • Founding of the Empire: 690 AD
 • Unification of the Empire: 1042 AD
 • Capital Moved to Shinkyō: 1477 AD
 • First Constitution Signed: 1899 AD

Capital: Shinkyō
Largest city: Shinkyō

Demonym: Daitōjin

Government: Federal Semi-Constitutional

Legislature: Imperial Diet

Population: 229,367,000

HDI: 0.919 (Very High)

Currency: Imperial Mon (₯)
ER: ₯80 IM = $1 USD

Time zone: UTC -01:00 - UTC +04:00

Drives on the: Left

Calling code: +81

Internet TLD: .dt

Space Program: Daitōjin National Space Agency (DNSA)
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The economy of Daitō is a highly developed free-market economy. It is the fifth largest economy nominal GDP and is one of the world's largest developed economies. As of 2020, the country's per capita GDP (PPP) of around $44,585 and a nominal GDP per capita of $42,928. The nation maintains a low poverty rate, with, as of 2013, only 0.7% of the population living on less than $1.90/day, 0.9% on less than $3.20/day, and 1.2% on less than $5.50/day. The nation's unemployment rate is currently at around 1.73% and has a HDI of 0.919, which is classified as "Very High".

The nation has a tax rate of 11%, although it varies by the taxpayer's income, but this is made up for with a corporate tax rate of 33.83%. The funds are used to provide free and universal healthcare, education, and other public services. The national currency is the Imperial Mon (₯), which is made up of 100 Sen and has an exchange rate into Universal Standard Dollars of ₯80=$1. The nation's main industries are as follows:
Motor vehicles • electronic equipment • machine tools • aerospace • steel • ships • natural gas • chemicals • textiles • processed foods


The population of Daitō is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% and is currently at around 229,367,000 people. The nation's population has doubled since 1961, although birth rates have slowed since then. The vast majority of the population is found in Ardia, with 15% residing in Tsukishima and 4.3% in Styria. Regarding ethnicity, approximately 93.6% of the population belongs to the Yamato ethnic group, which includes individuals from the nation itself, Rokkenjima, Juhi, and Toshikawa, although 97% of them are from Daitō itself. 3.8% of the population is Teutonic, primarily hailing from Styria, although some foreign nationals from New Derusmia have gained citizenship as well. Otherwise, 1.7% of the population belongs to various other native ethnicities and 0.9% belong to other foreign ethnic groups, with the largest of those being the Ardians and Tytorians.

In terms of religion, the native Teidō faith is overwhelmingly dominant, with its practitioners making up 87% of the population. 5% of the population does not profess any faith whatsoever or is undecided. 7.5% of the population belongs to a christian denomination, with the largest being various forms of protestantism at around 4.5%. 2% belong to the Catholic church, while 1% belong to various other churches, with a significant part of said percent belonging to the indigenous nestorian church.

Currency: Imperial Mon[/b]
ER: ₯80 IM = $1 USD

(Nominal) GDP:
$5.38 Trillion (₯430.4 Trillion)

(Nominal) GDP per capital:
$42,928 (₯3,434,240)

Labor force: 137.4 million

Unemployment: 1.73%

2020 Census Data
Yamato: 93.6%
Teutonic: 3.8%
Other native: 1.7%
Other foreign: 0.9%

Teidō: 87%
Christianity (Protestant): 4.5%
Christianity (Catholic): 2%
Christianity (Other): 1%
Irreligious: 5%
Other: 0.5%

Life Expectancy
Male: 84.3
Female: 86.9
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Laws and Stances of Daitō

Abortion —Allowed for maternal life, maternal health, rape, fetal defects, and socioeconomic factors.
Adultery —Legal, although it is grounds for divorce.
Affirmative action —No policy of affirmative action currently exists in Daitō.
Age of consent —The unrestricted age of consent in Daitō is set at 18, while the restriction based on authority is set at sixteen.
Age of majority —The Age of majority in Daitō is set at eighteen years old.
Artificial insemination —Artificial insemination is legal in Daitō.
Assisted suicide —Assisted suicide is deemed illegal within the Empire of Daitō and comes with the same sentence as any other murder.
Bestiality —Bestiality is illegal in Daitō and is punishable with a maximum of seven years in prison.
Birth control —Birth control is legal in Daitō.
Concealed carry —Concealed carry is illegal in Daitō.
Death penalty —Capital punishment is a legal penalty authorized within Daitō, being applied in practice only for aggravated murder, although other crimes such as treason are also liable for such a sentencing.
Divorce —Divorce is permitted in Daitō, with four types of divorce being extant within the nation's jurisdiction. They are as follows:
Divorce by Mutual Consent
Divorce by Family Court Mediation
Divorce by Family Court Judgement
Divorce by District Court Judgement
Double jeopardy —Under the 2021 Constitution of Daitō,
"No person shall be held criminally liable for an act which was lawful at the time it was committed, or of which he has been acquitted, nor shall he be placed in double jeopardy."
Drinking age —The legal drinking age in Daitō is set at eighteen years of age.
Driving age —The legal driving age in Daitō is divided into two categories, these being as follows:
Motorcycles under 400 cc — 16
Ordinary/Semi-medium vehicles and motorcycles over 401 cc — 18
Education —Daitō mandates compulsory education in its territories from the age of six until the age of eighteen.
Eminent domain —Eminent domain is permitted under the Land Acquisitions Act of 1909, which mandates that the land be used for the public good and that just compensation be provided to the land's previous holder.
Felony disenfranchisement —Inmates in Daitō are allowed to vote unless this right has been stripped as part of their sentencing. In general, those facing a life sentence or the death penalty are not permitted to vote.
Flag desecration —Under the Daitōjin Criminal Code, it is illegal to revile or damage the Imperial Flags or the War Flag and the flags of the prefectures and regions which comprise it. Offenders can be fined and sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison or fined and sentenced to five years in prison if the act was intentionally used to support the eradication of the Empire of Daitō or to violate constitutional rights. In most cases, however, it will carry a ₯40,000 ($500 USD).
Gambling age —The Legal Gambling age is set at 18 years old.
Firearm Possession —Purchasing age: A Daitōjin citizen must be 18 years old to purchase a firearm or ammunition.
Possession: Citizens are allowed to possess firearms for hunting or sport shooting, although they must submit to a lengthy licensing procedure. Licenses expire after three years.
Homosexuality in the military —All citizens of Daitō, regardless of sexual orientation, are permitted to serve in the Imperial Military and have been since 1970.
Human cloning —No laws regarding human cloning are on the books at this time.
In vitro fertilization —In vitro fertilization is legal in Daitō.
Marriageable age —The minimum marriageable age in Daitō is set at eighteen years of age.
Military conscription —Conscription is legally permitted, although it is not enforced at this time.
Polygamy —Polygamy is illegal.
Prostitution —Prostitution is illegal in Daitō, although it is not a criminal offence.
Racial discrimination —Discrimination against an individual on the basis of race is illegal in Daitō.
Same-sex marriage —Same-sex marriage is legal in Daitō and has been since 2009.
Smoking age —The minimum smoking age in Daitō is 18.
State ideology —While there is no official state ideology, the ideological form of Teidō, as a result of its former status in the Empire until the early 1980s, continues to permeate society to a gradually lessening degree.
State religion —There is no official state religion, although the Teidō faith is dominant in the nation.
Torture —Torture is officially illegal in Daitō, although certain methods of interrogation reportedly performed by the Tokkō have been labeled as treading the thin line between a standard interrogation and torture.
Trial by jury —All citizens of Daitō are permitted a trial in the presence of their peers.
Universal healthcare —A system of universal healthcare exists in Daitō and is paid in part by the nation's higher corporate tax rate.
Voting age —The minimum voting age in Daitō is set at 18 years old.
Women's rights —All citizens in Daitō, regardless of gender, shall enjoy less rights than members of the opposite gender.
Working age —The minimum working age in Daitō is divided by gender and has restrictions dependent on the age of the individual. These are as follows:
15: Restricted occupations and hours of activity.
18: Unrestricted.
15: With broad restrictions for working hours and the type of work.
18: May only participate in underground work if engaged in work specified by ordinance performed underground.
20: Unrestricted.
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Flags and Standards of Daitō, Part One — National Flags

National Flag of the Empire of Daitō (Co-Official)

National Flag of the Empire of Daitō (Co-Official)

Flag of Daitō (Mainland)

Flag of Tsukishima

Flag of Styria
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Flags and Standards of Daitō, Part Two — Imperial Standards

Emperor's Standard

Empress' Standard

Crown Prince's Standard

Crown Princess' Standard

Standard of other Clan Members
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Flags and Standards of Daitō, Part Three — Regional Flags (Mainland Daitō)

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Flags and Standards of Daitō, Part Four — Historical Flags

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Flags and Standards of Daitō, Part Five — Special Flags

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Monarchs of Daitō

This post only contains the Emperors of Daitō and not pretenders to the throne or monarchs from outside of the Imperial Clan. For those individuals, see different pages. For the purposes of this page, only the dates during which each monarch ruled are mentioned. Regnal names will be added over time.
Pre-Unification Emperors (620 BC - 1028 AD)

Legendary Emperors
Emperors Shin'ō to Ing'yō lack historical evidence for having existed and are rather considered to be largely mythical figures.
Regnal Name
Personal Name
Kamu-kitami Shiga-biko no Mikoto
620 - 540 BC
Kamu Yaimimi no Mikoto
540 - 498 BC
Kamu Tarashihiko no Mikoto
498 - 461 BC
Takeshihiko Kushimotose no Mikoto
461 - 360 BC
Mimatsuhiko Kaeshina no Mikoto
360 - 332 BC
Oho Tarashihiko Oshirowake no Mikoto
332 - 284 BC
Retroactive Emperors
Emperor Kōgen is the first Emperor considered to have a direct possibility of existing, though Emperor Go-Kōbun is the first to be completely confirmed as historical.
Regnal Name
Personal Name
284 - 238 BC
238 - 194 BC
194 - 158 BC
158 - 101 BC
101 - 81 BC
First Rule
81 - 74 BC
74 - 61 BC
Second Reign
61 - 3 BC
3 BC - 45 AD
45 - 78
78 - 137
137 - 166
166 - 214
173 - 236
236 - 276
276 - 332
332 - 359
359 - 400
400 - 440
440 - 462
462 - 497
497 - 557
557 - 574
574 - 588
588 - 609
609 - 611
611 - 654
654 - 668
668 - 690
Actual Emperors
Regnal Name
Personal Name
690 - 715
715 - 749
749 - 792
792 - 828
828 - 836
836 - 888
888 - 930
930 - 976
976 - 1011
1011 - 1028

Ishikawa Emperors (1028 - 1426)

Regnal Name
Personal Name
1028 - 1088
1088 - 1121
1121 - 1128
1128 - 1164
1164 - 1193
1193 - 1239
1239 - 1283
1283 - 1316
1316 - 1338
1338 - 1353
1353 - 1381
1381 - 1401
1401 - 1426

Ashina Emperors (1477 - Present)

Regnal Name
Personal Name
1477 - 1498
1498 - 1516
1516 - 1533
1511 - 1545
1545 - 1558
1558 - 1564
1564 - 1568
1568 - 1593
1593 - 1617
1617 - 1642
1642 - 1658
1658 - 1662
1662 - 1668
1668 - 1677
1677 - 1688
1688 - 1703
1703 - 1719
1719 - 1722
Co-Emperor from 1707 to 1719
1722 - 1731
1731 - 1747
1747 - 1758
1758 - 1768
1768 - 1772
1772 - 1815
1815 - 1843
1843 - 1871
1871 - 1932
1932 - 1973
1973 - 1987
1987 - 2020
2020 - Present
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Important Figures of Daitō— Part One — Pre-Imperial Daitō (Pre-1021/1042)

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Important Figures of Daitō — Part Two — First Imperial Period (1042 - 1426)

The Heiwa Emperor (1021 - 1088)

The Heiwa Emperor, known outside of Daitō and the Daitōjin diaspora communities as Emperor Harumitsu, was the first Emperor of Daitō to truly exercise control over the entirety of Daitō. Following the unification of his realm, he would spend the remainder of his years consolidating the realm, and Daitō would flourish as a result.

Emperor Heiwa died in 1088, though the exact date is unknown. Scholars believe that he passed some time in the later part of the year, but as his tomb has, until but 2021, been forbidden from being excavated nor many non-conflicting records of his death remain, this theory cannot be definitively proven. He was buried some 26 km south of Kaiyō.
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Important Figures of Daitō — Part Three — The Interregnum (1426 - 1477)

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Important Figures of Daitō — Part Four — Early Modern Period (1477 - 1800)

The Tōitsu Emperor (1439 - 1498)

The Tōitsu Emperor, known to those outside of Daitō as Sōnosuke Ashina, was the Emperor who reunified Daitō in the mid-to-late 15th century. Like the Heiwa Emperor before him, he would spend the remaining years of his reign stabilizing the state and consolidating his position, though he would launch an invasion of Tsukishima as well, bringing the majority of the island under the rule of the Empire before his death, though some holdouts remained into the mid-15th century.

Starting in 1485, Sōnosuke led an army beyond the Idaina mountains, first striking south before turning his sights to the west, to lands lost by his predecessors. He would prove successful in retaking imperial territories from before the interregnum, but, on the eve of 1490, he dedicated himself to a new goal. He would fulfill the dream of his forebears and establish an Daitōjin Empire stretching throughout all of Northern Ardia. While he would certainly make significant progress in achieving this goal, his death in the battle of Kohei in 1498 proved to be the end of this goal. His heirs would continue the expansion of the Empire, but mostly to ward off further threats. Modern Daitō, being a direct continuation of the Empire under the Tōitsu Emperor, maintains claims on not insignificant portions of this realm, though it formally abandoned it's claim on lands within Rokkenjima in the 1960s.

The Tōitsu Emperor is venerated in many sects of the Ishitic faith as either an incarnation of the war god, Kashima, or as a lesser Kami (spirt).
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Important Figures of Daitō — Part Five — Late Imperial Period to the Great War (1800 - 1945)

The Keiyo Emperor (1853 - 1932)

The Keiyo Emperor, or Emperor Shigenori, was the Emperor of Daitō from 1871 to 1932. His reign is seen as the beginning of a rebirth for the nation, taking it from a minor power to one capable of exerting its influence far beyond it's own borders. He began his reign in the shadow of defeat at the hands of the Ardian Empire, a defeat which would cost the Empire significant territory beyond the Feltasi Mountains. For a brief period during the late 1880s, the Empire found itself in a civil war wherein a general, Jin Nojiri, sought to overthrow the monarchy and establish a "republic" (though given his ideology and how he administered the land he held, this would've been little more than a dictatorship). The war would come to an end within two years with the Imperial loyalists remaining in power.

In 1895, he would appoint his cousin, Prince Eiji of Clan Himekawa, to the position of Imperial Chancellor, effectively making him his closest advisor and giving him a significant position within the government. While some in the modern day would consider this nepotism, this was a common practice within the Imperial Court at the time, after all, he was next in line to become head of the clan (his first choice, Eiji's other cousin, declined the offer), as was a de-facto requirement at the time. Regardless, history has proven that this was an excellent choice for the Emperor.

Emperor Keiyo made it his first goal to ensure that the nation would be able to defend itself in the future, especially from the behemoth that was the Ardian Empire. Thus, he would, for the early part of his reign leading up to the great war, embark on a wide series of reforms to both the military and society as a whole. While he would not seek to go against tradition, he would, for example, model the government on one similar to many countries at the time, with a parliament (or national assembly) and universal suffrage for the population, though this part was not universally extant across the globe.

Emperor Keiyo is well-regarded for succeeding in his goal of reclaiming much of the lands lost to the Ardian Empire and even some more, though he would be unsuccessful in regaining the territories of Kohonai and Arahan, both lost to Cassiopeia and which continue to fuel animosity towards the nation to this day. His reign also saw the acquisition of Styria, a country in northern Albion, as a protectorate in 1899 and later a proper part of the Empire in 1922.

Eiji died in 1932 from pneumonia arising from influenza. He was 79 years old.
Eiji Himekawa (1861 - 1937)

Eiji Himekawa was an Daitōjin nobleman and the Imperial Chancellor of Daitō from 1895 until his death in 1937. His father, Kintarō Himekawa, was well-known for leading the defense of Tasiri and evacuation of a significant part of the population, though he would be maimed in the fighting by an Ardian cannon. His mother, on the other hand, was a member of the Imperial House of Daitō, which led to him and his heirs being Being the second son of the governor of the Kohai Province, he was trained both as a warrior (as was expected of someone in his position) and governance with the goal of assisting his elder brother, Jiro.

Then, the Civil War came. Early on, he and his elder brother signed up, being commissioned as Sub-Lieutenants in the Imperial Army in 1885. The war, however, would drive a permanent wedge between the two brothers, albeit not one they caused, as Jiro would die in the Kasan campaign. During this campaign, Eiji would be wounded in action, but would also earn the star of valour after saving three other wounded soldiers while under fire. The war would, despite it's relative briefness, leave deep scars within Eiji, who now found himself the heir to his father's domain. For his father's part, Eiji would, after the war, find himself the son of the Imperial Chancellor, though he doubted he could ever live up to his father's legacy.

Following the war, Eiji would study law at the newly established University of Ashina, completing his studies in 1891. He married the daughter of Gentaro Yamakawa (the famed gunsmith and head of Clan Yamakawa), Taeko, in 1888, and in the same year, his father passed away as a result of severe illness. Due in part to his wish to complete his studies, Eiji would initially refuse to inherit the position, though he would accept it in 1895 after he had graduated.

Eiji would, upon taking the position of Chancellor, embark on a series of sweeping reforms to the nation, first proposing the drafting of a constitution (with the Emperor's support) in 1897 before getting his wish in late 1898. He would, taking into account his experiences in the army, also call for major reforms to the military, particularly in order to combat the effects of modern technology in regards to the tactics used at the time. He would be a proponent of war with Styria following the sinking of the Kasen in the Norden Bight by their forces. After all, the honor of the nation had to be preserved, and it would prove an excellent opportunity to test out some of his reforms.

The war in Styria would last only eight months, ending shortly before the 1899 constitution would be signed. As part of the treaty, Styria would become a protectorate of the Empire which would have limited home rule. This period of Styria's history would come to an end in the early-1920s when the kingdom was fully integrated into the Empire, though not without some protestation by Eiji, who believed that it would have a higher financial burden than the Empire was, at the time, prepared to manage. These fears would be proven at least partially poorly placed, however, when oil was struck there in 1929, though the wells would dry up by the mid-80s.

In 1906, Eiji would write the poem "the Native Land", which gained popularity over the next few decades, being set to its most famous composition by Yasuji Okada in 1928. This song would be adopted in 1961 as the anthem of the Empire to commemorate what would've been his 100th birthday.

The year 1914 would be an important year for Eiji, not only because of it beginning Daitō's involvement in the Great War, but also because of his becoming the official head of Clan Himekawa and Grand Duke of Ishikari following the death of his cousin, whose children were disqualified from inheritance due to them being born into a morganatic marriage. Regardless, the following four years would prove to be the chancellor's greatest test, taking an active role in both military planning and in the day-to-day operations of the nation. When an armistice was signed, he would lead the Daitōjin delegation in the signing of a peace treaty with the Ardian Empire, securing for the nation most all that had been lost. But on that day, between honorable nations, there was betrayal, for many key contested territories would instead be handed over to the Cassiopeians, lands which the Empire would not reclaim. Not yet, anyways.

With peace achieved, Eiji turned to a new task, that being ensuring that the Empire's new citizens were equally accommodated within society. He would push repeatedly for bills that would prevent segregation of society between the Ardians and everyone else, though he would fail in this regard. This was to be his greatest failure, as he admitted many times in his later writings. In 1932, when the Keiyo Emperor died, he would, alongside his new Lord, lead the funerary procession to his mausoleum.

The twilight years of Eiji's life saw him withdraw further and further from the public eye, effectively retiring in 1935 though retaining his position as chancellor. He would, in 1936, be ordered by the new Emperor to work alongside Tsugio Esumi, the future dictator of Daitō from 1941 to 1952, to help bolster the nation's defenses. He never could get along with Ikir, but he would nonetheless do what he could in his already failing health, having been diagnosed with Leukemia in 1933.

Eiji Himekawa, son of Kintarō Himekawa, father to Matsuko, Genka, and Iyo, died on July 12th, 1937 while surrounded by close family and friends after a battle with leukemia. He was seventy-five years old at the time. His state funeral was, up until the death of the Kunan Emperor in 1976, be the largest state funeral in Daitōjin history.
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Important Figures of Daitō — Part Six — Modern History (Post-1945)

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Constitution of the Empire of Daitō

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Constitution of the Empire of Daitō

We, the Arashin people, acting through our duly elected representatives in the National Assembly, determined that we shall secure for ourselves and our posterity the fruits of liberty, justice, and unity, and resolved that we shall never see the rise of totalitarianism within our lands.

Chapter I. — The Eshva

Article 1
   The Empire of Daitō shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal.
Article 2
   The Imperial Throne shall be succeeded by Imperial descendents via the practice of Absolute Primogeniture except in cases where the heir is deemed unfit, according to the provisions of the Imperial House Law.
Article 3
   The Emperor is the de-jure head of the Empire, combining in him the rights of sovereignty, and exercises them according to the provisions of the current constitution.
Article 4
   The Emperor is sacred and inviolable.
Article 5
   The Emperor shall be granted the right under the constitution to dismiss and appoint the Prime Minister of Daitō during times of National Crisis, as voted upon by the National Assembly.
Article 6
   Executive power rests in the hands of the Emperor, acted upon with the consent of the Cabinet.
Article 7
   The Emperor shall derive his authority not from above, but by mandate of the people, within whom resides absolute sovereign power, though conferred upon him by their will.
Article 8
   The Emperor convokes the National Assembly, opens, closes, and prorogues it, and dissolves the Imperial Senate.
Article 9 
   1. The Emperor, in consequence of an urgent necessity to maintain public safety or to avert public calamities, issues, when the National Assembly is not sitting, Imperial ordinances in the place of law.
   2. Such Imperial Ordinances are to be laid before the National Assembly at its next session, and when the Assembly does not approve the said ordinances, the Government shall declare them invalid for the future.
Article 10
   No ordinance issued by the Emperor shall in any way alter or violate existing laws.
Article 11
   The Emperor shall act as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Daitō.
Article 12
   The Emperor shall not unilaterally declare war, make peace, nor conclude treaties, for such power lies in the hands of the National Assembly as the elected representatives of the Arashin people alone.
Article 13
   The Emperor confers titles of nobility, rank, orders, and other marks of honour.
Article 14
   The Emperor orders amnesty, pardon, commutation of sentences and rehabilitation.
Article 15
   The Emperor shall be permitted the right to abdicate by this Constitution, whereupon he shall rescind all powers of governance granted by this Constitution and be conferred upon the title of Emperor-Emeritus.
Article 16
   In times of crisis, as determined by the Privy Council and National Assembly, the Emperor may be permitted, with their recommendation, to take further power and establish an emergency government headed by him.

Chapter II. — Rights and Duties of the People

Article 17
   The conditions necessary for being an Arashin national shall be decided by law.
Article 18
   The people shall not be prevented from enjoying any of the fundamental human rights. These fundamental human rights guaranteed by this Constitution shall be conferred upon the people of this and future generations as eternal and inviolate rights.
Article 19
   The freedoms and rights guaranteed to the people by this Constitution shall be maintained by the constant endeavour of the people, who shall refrain from any abuse of these freedoms and rights and shall always be responsible for using them for the public wealthfare.
Article 20
   All of the people shall be respected as individuals. Their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness shall, to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare, be the supreme consideration in legislation and in other governmental affairs.
Article 21
   All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, social status or family origin.
Article 22
   1. The citizens have the inalienable right to choose their public officials and to dismiss them.
   2. All public officials are servants of the whole community and not of any group thereof.
   3. Universal adult suffrage is guaranteed with regard to the election of public officials.
   4. In all elections, secrecy of the ballot shall not be violated. A voter shall not be answerable, publicly or privately, for the choice he has made.
Article 23
   Every person shall have the right of peaceful petition for the redress of damage, the removal of public officials, for the enactment, repeal, or amendment of laws, ordinances, or regulations and for other matters; nor shall any person be in any way discriminated against for sponsoring such a petition.
Article 24
   Every person may sue for redress as provided by law from the State or a public entity, in case he has suffered damage through illegal act of any public official.
Article 25
   No person shall be held in bondage of any kind. Involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime, is prohibited.
Article 26
   Freedom of thought and conscience shall not be violated.
Article 27
   1. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all. No religious organization shall receive any privileges from the state, nor exercise any political authority.
   2. No person shall be compelled to take part in any religious act, celebration, rite or practice.
   3. The state and its organs shall refrain from religious education or any other religious activity.
Article 28
   1. Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press, and all other forms of expression are guaranteed.
   2. No censorship shall be maintained, nor the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.
Article 29
   1. Every person shall have freedom to choose and change his residence and to choose his occupation to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare.
   2. Freedom of all persons to move to a foreign country and to divest themselves of their nationality shall be inviolate.
Article 30
   Academic freedom is guaranteed.
Article 31
   1. Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both partners and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of both spouses as a basis.
   2. With regard to choice of spouse, property rights, inheritance, choice of domicile, divorce and other matters pertaining to marriage and the family, laws shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the partners.
Article 32
   1. All people shall have the right to maintain the minimum standards of wholesome and cultured living.
   2. In all spheres of life, the State shall use its endeavors for the promotion and extension of social welfare and security, and of public health.
Article 33
   1. All people shall have the right to receive an equal education correspondent to their ability, as provided by law.
   2. All people shall be obligated to have all boys and girls under their protection receive ordinary education as provided for by law. Such compulsory education shall be free.
Article 34
   1. All people shall have the right and obligation to work.
   2. Standards for wages, hours, rest, and other working conditions shall be set by law.
   3. Children shall not be exploited.
Article 35
   The right of workers to organize and bargain and act collectively is guaranteed.
Article 36
   1. The right to own or to hold property is inviolable. Property rights shall be defined by law, in conformity with the public wealthfare.
   2. Private property may be taken for public use upon just compensation therefore.
Article 37
   The people shall be liable to taxation as provided by law.
Article 38
   No person shall be violated of life or liberty, nor shall any other criminal penalty be imposed, except according to procedure established by law.
Article 39
   No person shall be denied the right of access to the courts.
Article 40
   No person shall be apprehended except upon warrant issued by a competent judicial officer which specifies the offense with which the person is charged, unless he is apprehended while the offense is being committed.
Article 41
   No person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel; nor shall he be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his presence and the presence of his counsel.
Article 42
   1. The right of all persons to be secure in their homes, papers and effects against entries, searches and seizures shall not be impaired except upon warrant issued for adequate cause and particularly describing the place to be searched and things to be seized, or except as provided by Article 38.
   2. Each search or seizure shall be made upon separate warrant issued by a competent judicial officer.
Article 43
   The infliction of torture by any public officer and cruel punishments are absolutely forbitdden.
Article 44
   1. In all criminal cases the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial tribunal.
   2. He shall be permitted full opportunity to examine all witnesses, and he shall have the right of compulsory process for obtaining witnesses on his behalf at public expense.
   3. At all times the accused shall have the assistance of competent counsel who shall, if the accused is unable to secure the same by his own efforts, be assigned to his use by the state.
Article 45
   1. No person shall be compelled to testify against himself.
   2. Confession made under compulsion, torture or threat, or after prolonged arrestor detention shall be admitted in evidence.
   3. No person shall be convicted or punished in cases where the only proof against him is his own confession.
Article 46
   No person shall be held criminally liable for an act which was lawful at the time it was committed, or of which he has been acquitted, nor shall he be placed in double jeopardy.
Article 47
   Any person, in case he is acquitted after he has been arrested or detained, may sue the state for redress as provided by law.

Chapter III. — The National Assembly

Article 48
   The National Assembly shall be the highest organ of state power, and shall be the sole law-making organ of the state while in session.
Article 49
   The National Assembly shall consist of two houses, namely the Chamber of Deputies and the Imperial Senate.
Article 50
   1. The Chamber of Deputies shall consist of solely elected members, representative of all the people; Two senators shall be appointed by provincial governments, representative of the local governments.
   2. The number of members of each house shall be allowed to be changed based on the size of Daitō and the population of her territories.
Article 51
   The qualifications of members of both houses and the electors of the Chamber of Deputies shall be fixed by law. However, there shall be no discrimination because of race, creed, sex, social status, family origin, education, property or income.
Article 52
   The term of office of members of the Chamber of Deputies shall be four years, however, the term shall be terminated before the full term is up in case the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved.
Article 53
   The term of office of members of the Senate shall be six years, and election of half the members shall take place every three years.
Article 54
   Electoral districts, method of voting, and other matters pertaining to the method of election of members of the Chamber of Deputies shall be fixed by law.
Article 55
   No person shall be permitted to be a member of both Houses simultaneously.
Article 56
   Members of both Houses shall receive appropriate annual payment from the national treasury in accordance with law.
Article 57
   Except in cases provided by law, members of both Houses shall be held exempt from apprehension while the Assembly is in session, and any members apprehended before the opening of the session shall be freed during the time of the session upon demand of the House.
Article 58
   Members of both Houses shall not be held liable outside the House for speeches, debates or votes cast inside the House.
Article 59
   An ordinary session of the National Assembly shall be convoked every year.
Article 60
   The Cabinet may determine to convoke extraordinary sessions of the National Assembly. When a quarter or more of the total members makes the demand, the Cabinet must determine on a convocation.
Article 61
   1. When the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved, there must be a general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies within forty days from the date of dissolution, and the Assembly must be convened within thirty days of the election.
   2. When the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved, the Senate is closed at the same time. However, the Cabinet may, in times of national emergency, convoke the Imperial Senate in emergency session.
   3. Measures taken at such a session as mentioned in the proviso of the preceding paragraph shall be provisional and shall become null and void unless agreed to by the Chamber of Deputies within a period of ten days after the opening of the next session of the Assembly.
Article 62
   Each House shall judge disputes related to qualifications of its members. However, in order to deny a seat to any member, it is necessary to pass a resolution by a majority of two-thirds or more of the members present.
Article 63
   1. Business cannot be transacted in either House unless one-third or more of total membership is present.
   2. All matters shall be decided, in each House, by a majority of those present, except as elsewhere provided in the Constitution, and in case of a tie, the presiding officer shall decide the issue.
Article 64
   1. Deliberation in each House shall be public. However, a secret meeting may be held where a majority of two-thirds or more of those members present passes a resolution therefor.
   2. Each House shall keep a record of proceedings. This record shall be published and given general circulation, excepting such parts of proceedings of secret session as may be deemed to require secrecy.
   3. Upon demand of one-fifth or more of the members present, votes of the members on any matter shall be recorded in the minutes.
Article 65
   1. Each House shall select its own president and other officials.
   2. Each House shall establish its rules pertaining to meetings, proceedings and internal discipline, and may punish members for disorderly conduct. However, in order to expel a member, a majority of two-thirds or more of those members present must pass a resolution thereon.
Article 66
   1. A bill becomes a law on passage by both Houses, except as otherwise provided by the Constitution.
   2. A bill which is passed by the Chamber of Deputies, and upon which the Imperial Senate makes a decision different from that of the Chamber of Deputies, becomes a law when passed a second time by the Chamber of Deputies by a majority of two-thirds or more of the members present.
   3. The provision of the preceding paragraph does not preclude the Chamber of Deputies from calling for the meeting of a joint committee of both Houses, provided for by law.
   4. Failure by the Imperial Senate to take final action within sixty days after the receipt of a bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies, time in recess excepted,may be determined by the Chamber of Deputies to constitute a rejection of the said bill by the the Imperial Senate.
Article 67
   1. The budget must be submitted to the Chamber of Deputies.
   2. Upon consideration of the budget, when the Imperial Senate makes a decision different to that of the Chamber of Deputies, and when no agreement can be reached even through a joint committee of both Houses, provided for by law, or in the case of failure by the Imperial Senate to take final action within thirty days, the period of recess excluded, after the receipt of the budget passed by the Chamber of Deputies, the decision of the Chamber of Deputies shall be the decision of the Assembly.
Article 68
   The second paragraph of the preceding article applies also to the Assembly approval required for the approval of treaties.
Article 69
   Each House may conduct investigations in relation to the government, and may demand the presence and testimony of witnesses, and the production of records.
Article 70
   The Prime Minister and other Ministers of State may, at any time, appear in either Houses for the purpose of speaking on bills, regardless of whether they are members of the Houses or not. They must appear when their presence is required in order to give answers or explanations.
Article 71
   1. The Assembly shall set up an impeachment court from among members of both Houses for the purpose of trying those judges against whom removal proceedings have been instituted.
   2. Matters relating to impeachment shall be provided by law.
Article 72
   The Chamber of Deputies, when the Prime Minister fails to form a government, shall be permitted to vote to remove them from office and elect a new Prime Minister from among the ranks of the governing party or coalition.

Chapter IV. — The Cabinet and Privy Council

Article 73
   1. The Respective Ministers of State shall give their advice to the Emperor and Prime Minister, and be responsible for it.
   2. All laws, Imperial Ordinances, and Imperial Rescripts of any kind, that relate to the affairs of the state, require the signature of a Minister of State.
Article 74
   The Privy Councillors shall, in accordance with the provisions for the organization of the Privy Council, deliberate upon important matters of State when they have been consulted by the Emperor.

Chapter V. — Judiciary

Article 75
   1. The whole judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as are established by law.
   2. No extraordinary tribunal shall be established, nor shall any organ or agency of the Executive be given final judicial power.
   3. All judges shall be independent in the exercise of their conscience and shall be bound only by this constitution and the laws
Article 76
   1. The Supreme Court is vested with the rule-making power under which it determines the rules of procedure and of practice, and of matters relating to attorneys, the internal discipline of the courts and the administration of judicial affairs.
   2. Public procurators shall be subject to the rule-making power of the Supreme Court.
   3. The Supreme Court may delegate the power to make rules for inferior courts to such courts.
Article 77
   Judges shall not be removed except by public impeachment unless judicially declared mentally or physically incompetent to perform official duties. No disciplinary action against judges shall be administered by any executive organ or agency.
Article 78
   1. The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Judge and such number of judges as may be determined by law; all such judges excepting the Chief Judge shall be appointed by the Cabinet.
   2. The appointment of the judges of the Supreme Court shall be reviewed by the people at the first general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies following their appointment, and shall be reviewed again at the first general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies after a lapse of ten (10) years, and in the same manner thereafter.
   3. In cases mentioned in the foregoing paragraph, when the majority of the voters favors the dismissal of a judge, he shall be dismissed.
   4. Matters pertaining to review shall be prescribed by law.
   5. The judges of the Supreme Court shall be retired upon the attainment of the age as fixed by law.
   6. All such judges shall receive, at regular stated intervals, adequate compensation which shall not be decreased during their terms of office.
Article 79
   1. The judges of the inferior courts shall be appointed by the Cabinet from a list of persons nominated by the Supreme Court. All such judges shall hold office for a term of ten (10) years with privilege of reappointment, provided that they shall be retired upon the attainment of the age as fixed by law.
   2. The judges of the inferior courts shall receive, at regular stated intervals, adequate compensation which shall not be decreased during their terms of office.
Article 80
   The Supreme Court is the court of last resort with power to determine the constitutionality of any law, order, regulation or official act.
Article 81
   1. The Supreme Court is the court of last resort with power to determine the constitutionality of any law, order, regulation or official act.
   2. Where a court unanimously determines publicity to be dangerous to public order or morals, a trial may be conducted privately, but trials of political offenses, offenses involving the press or cases wherein the rights of people as guaranteed in Chapter III of this Constitution are in question shall always be conducted publicly.

Chapter VI. — Finance

Article  82
   The power to administer national finances shall be exercised as the Assembly shall determine.
Article 83
   No new taxes shall be imposed or existing ones modified except by law or such conditions as law may prescribe.
Article 84
   No money shall be expended, nor shall the State obligate itself, except as authorized by the Assembly
Article 85
   The Cabinet shall prepare and submit to the Assembly for its consideration and decision a budget for each fiscal year.
Article 86
   1. In order to provide for unforeseen deficiencies in the budget, a reserve fund may be authorized by the Assembly to be expended upon the responsibility of the Cabinet.
   2. The Cabinet must get subsequent approval of the Assembly for all payments from the reserve fund.
Article 87
   No public money or other property shall be expended or appropriated for the use, benefit or maintenance of any religious institution or association, or for any charitable, educational or benevolent enterprises not under the control of public authority.
Article 88
   1. Final accounts of the expenditures and revenues of the State shall be audited annually by a Board of Audit and submitted by the Cabinet to the Assembly, together with the statement of audit, during the fiscal year immediately following the period covered.
   2. The organization and competency of the Board of Audit shall be determined by law.
Article 89
   At regular intervals and at least annually the Cabinet shall report to the Assembly and the people on the state of national finances.

Chapter VII. — Local Self-Government

Article 90
   Regulations concerning organization and operations of local public entities shall be fixed by law in accordance with the principle of local autonomy.
Article 91
   1. The local public entities shall establish assemblies as their deliberative organs, in accordance with law.
   2. The chief executive officers of all local public entities, the members of their assemblies, and such other local officials as may be determined by law shall be elected by direct popular vote within their several communities.
Article 92
   Local public entities shall have the right to manage their property, affairs and administration and to enact their own regulations within law.
Article 93
   A special law, applicable only to one local public entity, cannot be enacted by the Assembly without the consent of the majority of the voters of the local public entity concerned, obtained in accordance with law.
Article 94
   The Empire of Daitō recognizes the existence of the States of Rusan and Andreπ as constituent countries within its borders, with their own constitutions and Assemblies under which they are governed.

Chapter VIII. — Ammendments

Article 95
   1. Amendments to this Constitution shall be initiated by the Assembly, through a concurring vote of two-thirds or more of all the members of each House and shall thereupon be submitted to the people for ratification, which shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast thereon, at a special referendum or at such election as the Assembly shall specify.
   2. Amendments when so ratified shall immediately be promulgated by the Emperor in the name of the people, as an integral part of this Constitution.

Chapter IX. — The Imperial Chancellery

Article 96
   The Emperor shall be permitted to select from the populace a person who shall serve in the role of the Imperial Chancellor.
Article 97
   The Office of the Imperial Chancellor shall serve as a mediary between the Imperial Household and the National Assembly.
Article 98
   The Imperial Chancellor will be held accountable to the National Assembly, who shall be permitted to remove them from office
Article 99
   The Imperial Chancellor shall act to hold the Emperor and Prime Minister accountable for their actions taken while they hold office. Likewise, the Emperor shall hold the Chancellor and Prime Minister accountable, and the Prime Minister shall hold the Emperor and Chancellor accountable in similar circumstances.
Article 100
   In times of crisis, with the expressed permission of the Emperor, the Chancellor shall be permitted to take over as the de-facto leader of the nation, capable of dismissing the National Assembly for a period no greater than two months at a time.
Article 101
   The Chancellor shall serve as the de-jure Head of the Government, though he or she shall not preside over the day-to-day operations of the state except in times of crisis.
Article 102
   The Chancellor shall be permitted the right to recommend the expulsion of members of the National Assembly should they threaten the safety and stability of the state.

Chapter X. — Supreme Law

Article 103
   The fundamental human rights guaranteed by this Constitution to the people of Daitō are fruits of the age-old struggle of man to be free; they have survived the many exacting tests for durability and are conferred upon this and future generations in trust, to be held for all time inviolate.
Article 104
   1. This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the nation and no law, ordinance, imperial rescript or their act of government, or part thereof, contrary to the provisions hereof, shall have legal force or validity.
   2. The treaties concluded by Daitō and established laws of nations shall be faithfully observed.
Article 105
   The Emperor or the Regent as well as Ministers of State, members of the Assembly, judges, and all other public officials have the obligation to respect and uphold this Constitution.

Chapter XI. — Supplementary Provisions

Article 106
   1. This Constitution shall be enforced as from the day when the period of two weeks will have elapsed counting from the day of its promulgation.
   2. The enactment of laws necessary for the enforcement of this constitution, the election of members of the Chamber of Deputies, and other preparatory procedures necessary for the enforcement of this Constitution may be executed before the day prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

Article 107
   If the Imperial Senate is not constituted before the effective date of this Constitution, the Chamber of Deputies shall function as the Assembly until such a time as the Imperial Senate shall be constituted.
Article 108
   The term of office for half the members of the Imperial Senate serving in the first term under this Constitution shall be three years. Members falling under this category shall be determined in accordance with the law.
Article 109
   The Ministers of State, members of the Chamber of Deputies, and judges in office on the effective date of this Constitution, and all other public officials who occupy positions corresponding to such positions as are recognized by this Constitution shall not forfeit their positions automatically on account of the enforcement of this Constitution unless otherwise specified by law. When, however, successors are elected or appointed under the provisions of this Constitution, they shall forfeit their positions as a matter of course.

Adopted 31 January, 2021
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Re: Civil Factbook of the Empire of Arashkai
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2021, 12:45:30 AM »
The Imperial Cabinet

His Imperial Lordship,
the Go-Tenshi Emperor
      The Go-Tenshi Emperor, or Eijiro, is the reigning Emperor of Daitō
and son of the previous Emperor, the Antei Emperor. He ascended to the
throne in 2020 and has, since his father's assassination in 2021, held
powers granted under Article 16 fof the 2021 constitution.
His Lordship,
Prince Sachio Himekawa
      A direct descendant of the Imperial Family, Sachiro Himekawa is the current
head of Clan Himekawa and Imperial Chancellor, thus making him the de-facto
second-in-command of the national government.
Fumito Gushiken
State Minister of Defense
Tadakatsu Haruno
State Minister of Foreign Affairs
Benkei Hiraide
State Minister of the Interior
Yūdai Sasabe
State Minister of Justice
Sakiko Besujima
State Minister of the Treasury
Dr. Yorinobu Watanabe
State Minister of Health
Hideki Yamaoka
State Minister of Labour
Emon Nakajima
State Minister of Education
Ginji Kosei
State Minister of Agriculture
Friedrich Leitzke
State Minister of Commerce
Haruto Uehara
State Minister of Energy
Anna Avakian
State Minister of Transportation
Minako Norimoto
State Minister of Public Safety
Hakaru Asakawa
State Minister of Disaster Management
Eiji Akiya
State Minister of the Environment
Oki Nagase
State Minister of Culture
Daiji Ganaha
State Minister of Housing and Human Development
Special Advisors
Isao Anami
Special Advisor on National Security
Jin Himekawa
Special Advisor on Diplomacy
Ayai Kusaka
Special Advisor on Climate Change
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2021, 12:28:22 AM »
Anthems of Daitō

"Patriotic March"
Anthem of the Empire of Daitō
Poetic English
ᠮ‍ᠢᡁᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣᠤᠬᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠬᠣᠤᠮ‍ᠡᠢ ᠬᠡᠲ‍ᠡ
Lo! above the eastern sea clearly dawns the sky;
ᠬᡁᠣᠤᠵ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠠᠬᠠᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠺ‍ᠠᡁᠠ ᠬᠡ ᠪ‍ᠠ
Glorious and bright the sun rideth up on high.
ᠲ‍ᠡᠩᠴ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠬᠢ ᠾ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠣ
Spirit pure of heaven and earth fills the hearts of all,
ᠬᠢᠪ‍ᠣᠤ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠣᠳ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠤ ᠰ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠬᠤ
Hope abounding springs--O sweet Lands Imperial.
ᠣᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠷ‍ᠣᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠤᠮ‍ᠣ ᠩᠢ
Yonder where the clouds of morn shed a radiant glow,
ᠰ‍ᠣᠪ‍ᠢᡁᠤᠷ‍ᠤ ᠢᠳ‍ᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠤᠪ‍ᠠᠲ‍ ᠬᠣᠰ‍ᠣ
Idai Mountain, Daitō's pride, rears its crown of snow.
ᠬᠢᠩᠣᠤ ᠮ‍ᠤᠬᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᡁᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠺ‍ᠢᠩᠠᠬᠢ
Fair of form without a blot nobly doth it stand,
ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠ ᠢᠬ᠊ᠾ‍ᠠᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠷ‍ᠢᠩᠠᠬᠡ
And unshakable--a true symbol of our land.
ᠲ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠡ ᠢᠬᠬᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠣᠬᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠣ
He who reigns above in power and in virtue dight,
ᠾ‍ᠢᠻ‍ᠠᠷ‍ᠢ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣᠸ‍ᠠ ᠩᠢ ᠢᠲ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠡᠬᠢ ᠲ‍ᠡ
Sovereign of unbroken line, is our changeless light.
ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠮ‍ᠢᠩ ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠᠷ‍ᠡᠷ‍ᠡ ᠮ‍ᠢᠩᠩᠠ ᠲ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠣ ᠩᠢ
We will follow--one and all loyal subjects, we--
ᠮ‍ᠢᠢᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠣᠸ‍ᠠᠩ ᠲ‍ᠠᠢᠱ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠡᠢ
Follow Him aright: fulfil our great destiny!
ᡁᠤᠬᠡ ᠾ‍ᠠᠬᠬᠣ ᠸ‍ᠣ ᠢᠡ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠩᠠᠱ‍ᠢ
Onward, east, west, north and south. Over land and main!
ᠱ‍ᠢᠬᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠣ ᠸ‍ᠣ ᠮ‍ᠢᠴ‍ᠢᠪ‍ᠢ ᠬᠢᠲ‍ᠡ
Let us make the world our home, call to fellow-men
ᠲ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢᠬᠢ ᠾ‍ᠡᠢᠸ‍ᠠ ᠤᠴ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠡᠩ
Everywhere on the four seas, let us build the tower
ᠷ‍ᠢᠰ‍ᠣᠤ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠾ‍ᠠᠩᠠ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠰ‍ᠠᠬᠢ ᠻ‍ᠠᠣᠷ‍ᠤ
of just peace--let our ideal bloom forth like a flower!
ᠢᠮ‍ᠠ ᠢᠬᠤᠲ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠢᠬᠠ ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠ ᠤᠧ ᠩᠢ
Though again and yet again trials we may meet,
ᠱ‍ᠢᠷ‍ᠡᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠷ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠲ‍ᠠᠬᠡᠷ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠣ
Over us may tempests roar, storms upon us beat,
ᠲᠠᠩᠬᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠮ‍ᠠᠮ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠤ ᠰ‍ᠣᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠺ‍ᠢ
Resolute in heart and mind justice we defend.
ᠰ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤᠮ‍ᠠᠩ ᠮ‍ᠢᠴ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠣᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠮ‍ᠢ
But one road we know to gain triumph in the end.
ᠠ᠂ ᡁᠤᠡᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠬᠠᠮ‍ᠢᡁᠣ ᡁᠣ ᠷ‍ᠢ
Hark! Far from the hallowed past of the Age Divine
ᠲ‍ᠣᠳ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠤ ᠾ‍ᠣᠴ‍ᠣᠤ ᠤᠬᠡ ᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤᠺ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ
軣く歩調 受け継ぎて
Sounds our fathers' measured tread. O come fall in line!
ᠳ‍ᠠᠢᠬᠣᠤᠱ‍ᠢᠩ ᠩᠣ ᡁᠤᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ
大行進の 往く彼方
As we, sons and daughters, march, shines our path before.
ᠬᠣᠤᠬᠣᠬᠤ ᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤᠩᠡ ᠩᠢ ᠰ‍ᠠᠬᠠᠡ ᠠᠷ‍ᠡ
皇国常に 栄在れ
Glory be unto our land ever, evermore!

"Umi Yukaba"
Imperial Anthem of Daitō

ᠤᠮ‍ᠢ ᡁᠤᠻ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠢᠽ‍ᠤᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠪ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
海行かば水漬く屍 /
At sea be my body water-soaked,
ᡁᠠᠮ‍ᠠ ᡁᠤᠻ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠠ ᠬᠤᠰ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤ ᠬᠠᠪ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
山行かば草生す屍 /
On land be it with grass overgrown.
ᠣᠬᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠡ ᠩᠢ ᠬᠣᠰ‍ᠣ ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠮ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
大君の / 辺にこそ死なめ /
Let me die by the side of my Sovereign!
ᠬᠠᠡᠷ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠰ‍ᠡᠵ‍ᠢ
かえりみは / せじ
Never will I look back.

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Re: Civil Factbook of the Empire of Arashkai
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2021, 03:16:03 PM »
Religions of Daitō

The Imperial Way

            Teidō (帝道, "the Imperial Way"), also known as Daidō (大道, the "Great Way") and Kodō (古道, the Ancient Way), is a faith native to Eastern Ardia that is mostly associated in the modern day with the Empire of Daitō, better known as the Empire of Daitō. While the term "Teidō" applies to all practitioners of the religion, the other terms, "Daidō" and "Kodō", refer to practitioners of the mainstream form of the religion and other, smaller sects respectively. While scholars sometimes refer to practitioners as "Teidōists", the term is largely nonexistent among said practitioners.

            Teidō is a polytheistic (though it has some henotheistic tendencies) and revolves around the kami ("gods" or "spirits"), supernatural entities that are believed by practitioners to inhabit all things. This has resulted in Teidō being considered animistic and pantheistic. The kami are worshipped at kamidana (household shrines), family shrines, and jinja (public shrines). The latter of these are staffed by priests known as kannushi, who oversee offerings made to specific kami enshrined at the location. This is done to cultivate harmony between humans and kami as well as to solicit the latter's blessing. These shrines are also staffed by miko, or supplementary priestesses, who take part in a variety of duties in the maintenance of the shrine, assisting the shrine's chief priest, or gūji, and performing a variety of spiritual rites. Common rituals include the kagura dances, various rites of passage, and seasonal festivals. Public shrines often provide religious paraphernalia such as amulets to the religion's adherents. Teidō does not emphasize specific moral codes, instead placing major conceptual focus on ensuring purity, largely through cleaning practices such as ritual washing and bathing. Teidō historically has had no specific creator or specific doctrinal text, though this changed starting in the 16th century with the birth of the Daidō sect.
            Kotoamatsukami is the collective term for the first gods within the faith, who were said to have come into existence at the time of the creation of the universe. According to the religion, they were "born" in Takamagahara, the world of Heaven, at the time of creation. Unlike the future generations of gods, they were not born, but rather manifested themselves. As a result, while they are generally known to have a form, this form is unknown and perhaps unknowable to mortals. Two of these deities came into existence after the first three, though only a short while later than the rest. They are as follows:
Supreme Lord of the gods
god of agriculture/creation
god/goddess of creation
The first deity
Sometimes associated
with gravity
One of the
alleged ancestors
of the Emperor
Ancestor of the gods
god of energy
god of heaven
associated with mundus
associated with Takamagahara
            The Kamiyo-nanayo are seven generations of kami that emerged after the formation of heaven and earth. They appeared after the Kotoamatsukami according to many religious texts. While the first two generations lacked an identifiable gender, the five that followed came into being as male-female pairs of kami: male deities and "sisters" (though this is less them literally being siblings and more of a term to describe their shared origins) who were at the same time married couples. Of these, the last two are viewed as the most important, being responsible for the formation of Daitō. In total, there are twelve kami in this group, which are as follows:
Male deity
Female deity
Major Kami
Inari Ōkami
goddess of the sun
goddess of the dawn and revelry
god of the wind
god of war
goddess of rice and fertility
purported ancestor of the first emperor
Ancestor of the Emperor
Mother of Ninigi-no-Mikoto
Apparent descendant of
Alleged first practitioner
of the Kagura dance
One of the oldest kami
Portrayed as an Oni in artwork
Brother of Raijin
A Divine Protector
of Daitō
Associated with foxes
Considered one of the more popular kami
Ancestor of all Emperors of Daitō
a god of nation-building, farming,
business, and medicine
a god of nation-building, farming,
business, and medicine
god of wisdom and intelligence
god of thunder and lightning
god of the sea
god of water
Sometimes viewed as
the same deity as
Sometimes viewed as
the same deity as
Depicted as an oni in artwork
Brother of Fūjin
Associated with the region of Kitami
Sometimes conflated with Ryūjin
god of storms
god of thunder and storms
god of hunting
god of artifacts
Imperial ancestor
god of the moon
Closely tied to the Daitōjin
Discovered the sword
Well known for slaying the dragon
Yamata no Orochi
an Ancestor of the Imperial Clan
Sometimes known as Kashima
A Divine Protector of Daitō
The daughter of Ryūjin
Grandmother of the "First" Emperor
Killed Ukemochi out of disgust and anger
for the way she prepared a meal.
Resulted in a feud with the sun goddess, which is why
the sun and moon appear in different parts of the sky.
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2021, 05:02:04 AM »
Major Clans of Daitō
The Imperial Clan

Mon of the Imperial Clan

The Imperial Clan of Daitō, also known incorrectly as the Ashina clan, is the ruling clan of Daitō, having held the position of Tenno, or "Heavenly Sovereign", for over over 1,230 years. The names "Ishikawa" and "Ashina" are not clan names, rather, they are geographic descriptors to identify between the pre- and post-interregnum Emperors of Daitō, with the former taking their name from the Ishikawa river that flows through the old capitol of Kaiyō, while the name Ashina derives from the Ashina peninsula that the modern capital, which is also named Ashina, is located on. Despite having actually held the position of Emperor since the 690s, the previous rulers from the clan before that date would likely have been more accurately referred to as kings.

The clan's founding is attributed to Emperor Shin'ō, an undoubtedly mythical figure who was said to be the grandchild of Ninigi-no-Mikoto, and thus also the deities Takamimusubi and Amaterasu-Ōmikami. In reality, the earliest leader of the clan was Emperor Kōgen, though even this one has doubts, and was certainly not an Emperor in life. He was the ruler of Kitami, then a petty-kingdom on the northern coast. Over the centuries, the realm would continue to expand across the nation, eventually unifying it in the early-to-mid 11th century, though the clan held nominal rule over the Empire as early as the 690s.

The western branch of the clan, known as the Ishikawa branch for the Ishikawa river, largely died out in the early 14th century, being supplanted by the eastern Ashina branch based out of Ashina. This would be after the empire briefly fell under the regional control of warlords, which would be resolved in time. This Ashina branch of the clan remains the rulers of Daitō into the modern day. The Imperial Clan is one of the oldest monarchies still in existance, having survived at a minimum for 2,305 years, though in that time it's power greatly fluctuated, being ceremonial rulers from the 3rd to the 7th centuries at it's weakest to absolute monarchs from the 16th to 19th centuries, as well as other periods of strengthening and weakening.
The Heishi Clan

Mon of the Heishi Clan

The Heishi, also known by their more modern name, the Himekawa were once the rulers of the state of Ishikari. Now, while they maintain the title of "Grand Duke", they are more well-known for their forays into military and political service. The current head of the clan is Sachio Himekawa, a descendant of the Imperial Clan and the famed Eiji Himekawa, who currently serves as the Imperial Chancellor. The Heishi have, for a thousand years, exercised considerable influence within the Empire, though like the Emperors, their power has waxed and waned over the centuries.
The Satomi Clan

Mon of the Satomi Clan

The Satomi were once the kings of Teshio, a kingdom on the northern coast of Daitō. They were among the first to accept the lordship of the Imperial Clan of Daitō, for which they were rewarded by being made the realm's first Grand Dukes. The clan is led by Katsumoto Satomi, grandson of the late Dairoku Satomi, though due to his age, his uncle, Noriyuki, is acting as regent for the clan. This regency will last until 2022, when he is deemed to have come of age.
The Hatakeyama Clan

Mon of the Hatekayama Clan

The Hatekayama Clan was once a branch of the Imperial Clan founded in the 13th century. They are now, however, their own clan, holding the title of Grand Duke of Hidaka. The clan is the second youngest mentioned in this list and is currently led by Daiji Hatakeyama, who is the oldest Grand Duke currently alive, being 99 years old.
The Matsumae Clan

Mon of Clan Matsumae

The historical rulers of Sagami, the Matsumae have existed for nearly a millennium, having come to power with the unification of the Empire under Emperor Heiwa. They briefly lost control over the region during the interregnum, during which time the local lords of the region declared the "Empire of Sagami" in direct contest to the empty throne of the Empire, but they would march alongside Emperor Tōitsu during his reconquest of the region and further expansion to the west of the Idaina mountains. The clan is currently led by Etsuko Matsumae.
The Yamana Clan

Mon of Clan Yamana

Clan Yamana has resided in Tsukishima since the 1600s. Sent there to quell unrest during the reign of Emperor Fukugen, they were responsible for many of the laws that led to the cultural assimilation of the island. They are known for having destroyed several key sites for the native faith, as well as building new temples for the Teidō faith in their place. The clan is somewhat unpopular among the other major clans. It is led by Hisayoshi Yamana.
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2021, 05:57:31 PM »
Timeline of Daitō

   • 82,000 BC - Earliest evidence of human habitation in mainland Daitō.
   • 13,000 BC - Beginning of the Sumihori period.
   • 4,700 BC - Beginning of the Chalcolithic era in Daitō.
   • 4,100 BC - Earliest evidence of proto-writing in Daitō, the Seinaru mizu no sei cave inscriptions.
   • 3,600 BC - End of the Chalcolithic era, beginning of the Bronze Age.
   • 2,100 BC - Early migration of the Soten people into southern Daitō. They would become the modern Daitōjin.
   • 1,700 BC - Earliest city in Daitō, Osumi, is founded.
   • 1,540 BC - Earliest recorded writing among the Sumihori peoples. End of Pre-Historic Daitō.
Late Sumihori Period
   • 1,300 BC - The Sumihori city of Asadal is sacked by the early Daitōjin.
   • 1,050 BC - Collapse of the Sumihori civilization, end of the Sumihori period. Beginning of the Warring States period.
Warring States Period
   • 1,050 - 620 BC - Expansion of Daitōjin civilization throughout mainland Daitō.
   • 920 BC - Earliest Daitōjin settlement in Awara.
   • 850 BC - Earliest Daitōjin settlement in Ashina.
   • 780 - 550 BC - Raids from Aranye and Rusan frequent the coast of Daitō.
   • 750 BC - Kaiyō is founded.
   • 620 BC - Mythical enthronement of the first Emperor, Shin'ō Tenno.
   • 540 BC - Mythical death of Emperor Shin'ō. Emperor Shihō takes his place.
   • 440 BC - Earliest directly traceable form of the Teidō faith.
   • 293 BC - Earliest form of the Daitōjin Calligraphic Script appears.
   • 284 BC - Enthronement of Emperor Kōgen. Founding of Kitami. End of the Warring States Period.
Pentarchical Era
   • 178 BC - Founding of Ishikari.
   • 146 BC - Earliest mention of Clan Heishi.
   • 128 BC - Founding of Teshio.
   • 53 BC - Founding of Hidaka.
   • 6 BC - Founding of Sagami.
   • 29 AD - Establishment of the Grand Shrine at Mount Idai.
   • 87 - 96 AD - War between Kitami and Teshio.
   • 96 AD - Kitami seizes the rest of the Bōsō Peninsula from Teshio.
   • 152 AD - Clan Heishi seizes power in Ishikari.
   • 167 AD - The King of Ishikari, seeking to stabilize his position, captures Mount Idai following a brief conflict with Hidaka.
   • 204 AD - Christianity first arrives in Daitō, though it does not dislodge local faiths in all but a few communities.
   • 236 - 491 AD - Ishikari undergoes a golden age, holding significant sway over Daitōjin society.
   • 372 - 397 AD - Civil war in Sagami.
   • 392 - 403 AD - Civil war in Teshio.
   • 400 - 416 AD - Kitamian intervention in Teshio.
   • 416 AD - Kitami subdues Teshio, transforming it into a de-facto vassal of the former kingdom.
   • 488 AD - A confederation of the five Daitōjin states and various other small principalities is established, with the leading monarch rotating every ten years. The King of Kitami is the first head of this confederation.
   • 488 - 690 AD - Confederal Period in Daitō.
   • 506 - 631 AD - The Baruungar Khaganate controls western Daitō up to the Idaina mountains.
   • 668 AD - Enthronement of Sadaakira as King of Kitami. His reign would see the strengthening of his realm's position within the confederation, transforming it into a hereditary monarchy.
   • 690 AD - Enthronement of Emperor Suizei. Proclamation of the Empire of Daitō. End of the Pentarchical era.
Early Imperial Era
   • 715 AD - Emperor Suizei dies and is succeeded by his son, Emperor Shinwa.
   • 726 - 733 AD - The Keisen rebellion rages in Sagami.
   • 749 AD - Emperor Shinwa dies and is succeeded by Empress Kaika.
   • 806 AD - Teshio is integrated into Kitami.
   • 962 AD - Ishikari is integrated into Kitami.
   • 1017 AD - Hidaka and Sagami declare independence.
   • 1017 - 1042 AD - The Wars of Unification
   • 1028 AD -
      • March 1028 - Emperor Ankan dies. Emperor Heiwa accedes to the throne. A regency is established in the Empire.
      • October 1028 - The city of Saito is captured by Imperial forces.
      • November 1028 - Hidaka surrenders and is integrated into the Kitami.
   • 1037 AD - The regency for Emperor Heiwa ends.
   • 1042 AD - Sagami surrenders. End of the Wars of Unification. Proclamation of the Empire of Daitō.
Western Court Era
   • 1048 AD - The Heiwa Emperor appoints Satomi no Kazumasa as Taikō (Grand Duke) of Teshio.
   • 1052 AD - The Heiwa Emperor appoints Heishi no Masatsune as Taikō of Ishikari.
   • 1053 AD -
      • June 1053 - The Heiwa Emperor appoints Matsumae no Yoshimasa as the Taikō of Sagami.
      • October 1053 - The Heiwa Emperor appoints Nishiōji no Kazunori as the Taikō of Hidaka.
   • 1057 AD - The Armies of the Heiwa Emperor march west, beyond the Akaishi and Idai mountains. The Western campaigns begin.
   • 1071 AD - Having seized a significant part of the coast of the Ardian Gulf, the Western campaigns come to an end.
   • 1073 AD - The Heiwa Emperor, his ambition knowing know bounds, orders the conquest of what is now Northern Rokkenjima. Though it would see less success owing to more organized resistance in the region, the region around modern-day Aldspring would fall under Daitōjin control for fifty years and see frequent incursions for much of the Western Court Period.
   • 1081 AD - Construction begins of a funerary complex for the Heiwa Emperor. It would take a form similar to older Imperial tombs known as Kofun, being the largest of these tombs.
   • 1088 AD - The Heiwa Emperor dies. The Shiroi Emperor is enthroned. The Heiwa Kofun is sealed off to any visitors, eventually being abandoned save for a small shrine until the 1880s.
   • 1106 AD - The Harigatani Rebellion begins in Sagami, with the city of Nigata being seized by the rebels in October.
   • 1109 AD - The Harigatani Rebellion is crushed and its leaders executed.
   • 1121 AD - The Shiroi Emperor dies. The Sangaku Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1128 AD - The Sangaku Emperor dies. The Kaiyō Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1164 AD - The Kaiyō Emperor is assassinated. The Midori Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1170 AD - The Kosen Uprising begins.
   • 1171 AD - The Kosen Uprising is crushed at the hands of the Midori Emperor.
   • 1193 AD - Emperor Go-Shiroi is enthroned following the death of his father, the Midori Emperor.
   • 1199 AD - Beginning of the First Daitōjin Golden Age.
   • 1239 AD - The Go-Shiroi Emperor dies and is succeeded by his grandson, the Hikari Emperor.
   • 1247 AD - The Hatekayama clan is founded as a branch of the Imperial clan.
   • 1283 AD - The Hikari Emperor abdicates. The Ryokō Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1309 AD - First mention of Clan Yamana.
   • 1316 AD - Emperor Ryokō dies. The Go-Sangaku Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1328 AD - The First Daitōjin Golden Age ends.
   • 1338 AD - The Go-Sangaku Emperor is killed in a duel with the famed swordsman, Gentaro Hasei. The Sesai Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1353 AD - The Sesai Emperor abdicates and the Go-Hikari Emperor is enthroned. The Isaka Clan is founded.
   • 1357 AD - The former Sesai Emperor begins his first voyage abroad, travelling to and expanding the edge of the known world, at least for the Daitōjin people.
   • 1381 AD - The Go-Hikari Emperor abdicates. The Kōtoku Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1393 - 1426 AD - Rebellions ravage the Empire.
   • 1401 AD - The Kōtoku Emperor is killed in the Battle of Ojiya. The Suihei Emperor is enthroned.
   • 1426 AD - The Suihei Emperor is assassinated. With no clear heir, a succession dispute plunges the Empire into fifty years of civil war, a period known as the "Northern and Southern Courts" period.
Northern and Southern Courts Period
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2021, 10:30:50 PM »
the Daitōjin National Space Agency

The Daitōjin National Space Agency (DNSA), also known as the Daitōjin Kokuritsu Uchū-Kyoku (大東人立宇宙局), is the national space agency of the Empire of Daitō. The organization was founded in 1964, originally with the goal of simply launching and operating satellites for the nation. It launched its first satellite, Tengoku-1, in 1967, and later in that year it began its crewed flight program. This program would be realized with the creation of the Ryū spacecraft. Only in the early 2000s would the agency set its eyes on a lunar mission, which would require either a modification of the Ryū spacecraft or a completely new design. The agency also began looking into a reusable spaceplane in the early 1980s, which would result in the KUK program and later the UHS, which is scheduled to fly in late 2021.
Launch Vehicles
Below are launch vehicles currently in use by DNSA.
In Service
Payload to LMO
1997 - Present
1,800 kg
2013 - Present
1,200 kg
1990 - Present
443 kg
In Service
Payload to LMO
2001 - Present
15,000 kg
1989 - Present
6,100 kg
Heavy Lift
In Service
Payload to LMO
2001 - Present
23,000 kg
Tenjin CK-02.4
2002 - Present
27,707 kg
2014 - Present
24,500 kg
Super-Heavy Lift
In Service
Payload to LMO
Tenjin O-02
1996 - Present
63,603 kg
Tenjin O-03
2012 - Present
77,765 kg

Crew Capacity
Ryū M
Crewed Spacecraft
Low Mundus Orbit
Lunar Orbit
30 Days (Undocked)
200 Days (Docked to a station)
Kōnotori 2
Cargo Spacecraft
Low Mundus Orbit
30 Days (Undocked)
200 Days (Docked to a station)
Crewed Spacecraft
Low Mundus Orbit
26 Days/i]
Four - Six

Space Stations
Note: As there are no DNSA-operated stations currently in active use, those mentioned here will, save for the last, be entirely historical.
In Service
Kyūden I
12 May, 1986 - 5 July, 1986
Kyūden II
19 October, 1987 - 12 August, 1989
Kyūden III
26 July, 1989 - 8 January, 1998
Kyūden IV
3 February, 2002 - 29 August, 2019
(Still operating, uncrewed)
NET March 2022
(In development since 1999)


Project Ryū
Spoiler: Project Ryū • show
The Ryū spacecraft has served DNSA for nearly forty years, with it being the second manned spacecraft operated by the agency. The spacecraft, in its modern iteration, launches with its orbital module stowed beneath it, where it is extracted from the launch vehicle upon reaching orbit.

Pictured: Recent variations of the Ryū spacecraft.
The current iteration of the spacecraft, the Ryū M, is designed for both station-borne operations and missions to lunar orbit. The spacecraft features a noticeable difference from previous versions with the abandonment of the TKU Active-Passive Docking Mechanism on its orbital module in favor of an International Docking System Standard (IDSS)-compatible docking system dubbed the "DNSA Docking System".

Despite the continued progress of the UHS program, which is planned to conduct its first launch later this year, DNSA has made it clear that it will commit to further launches of the spacecraft for at least another decade.

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The UHS Spacecraft is an Orbital Spaceplane in development by the DNSA. Development began in the 1980s with the UYS program, though it stalled through the 90s before being cancelled. The UHS was designed with the launch of heavy payloads into LMO and service the Kyūden IV space station and its successors. It bears similarities in design to both the Tytorian Challenger and Rokkenjiman Hakken systems, with the latter being seen as closer in design as a result of the launch system, though the orbiter is closer to the former. Perhaps its strongest influence, however, was the planned UYS orbiter, which was largely cancelled due to cost overruns despite nearly completed in the 90s. The modern UHS will launch with a pair of reusable liquid fuel motors in place of the SRMS planned for the UYS, although the former is being maintained as an option.

Pictured: UYS Shirotsuru undergoing fit tests at MFS Artsiv, 1993 - The facility, though heavily modified, is planned to be used to launch the UHS starting in 2021.
While the UYS program was cancelled, its resources were not put to waste. Rather, the DNSA was ordered to research a way to salvage the equipment and if possible, to design a better, safer system. That led to the UHS (宇宙発射車両, Uchū hassha sharyō, Space Launch Vehicle) that is currently undergoing testing and is planned to launch in mid-October. The shuttle is capable of launching with a maximum of two remote manipulator systems (RMS), with the second being an auxiliary one in the event of damage to the primary one or for tasks which could, in theory, require the use of two arms, though it will largely only operate with one.

As of 9/20/21, there is one such orbiter in existence, the Tenryū (Heavenly Dragon). The Shirataka (White Hawk), scheduled to be the second completed, is currently under construction and due for its first flight in 2022.

Kyūden I
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Kyūden I, also known by its internal name "KYE", was a short-lived space station operated by DNSA. Its first and only crew was launched on the 12th of May, 1986 before being forced to abandon the station on July 5th. While it has never been confirmed or denied, rumors exist that it was operated in part by the military as a reconnaissance platform. The station was abandoned following a micrometeorite impact which caused it to begin to depressurize.

Pictured: A cutaway image of Kyūden I

Kyūden II
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Kyūden II, or KYE-II, was a space station operated by DNSA from October 19th, 1987 until August 12th, 1989. While it was indeed a KYE-type station like Kyūden I, it was explicitly a civilian station operated solely by DNSA. It has been dubbed a "Generation 1.5" station on account of it being designed for a long duration mission, capable of having more than one spacecraft dock with it, but being planned as a testbed for technologies that would lead up to Kyūden III and Kyūden IV. It saw six manned flights to the station and five cargo missions before being abandoned on the 12th of August. It burned up in the atmosphere over the Great Northern Ocean on April 27th, 1991.

Kyūden III
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Largely identical to its predecessor save for its paintjob and scientific experiments, the Kyūden III was a single-module station in use for nearly a decade from 1989 to 1998. Like its predecessor, it had its crews fly on a four-month rotation, receiving a resupply vessel on a similar rotation two months after crew arrival. Due to the limitations of the spacecraft used, the station would usually accommodate only three crew, though it was designed to be able to house an additional crew if it needed to rendezvous in an emergency; such a procedure was, thankfully, never performed.

In 1994, Ryū Y-23 was launched to the station. Without information on the situation with the station, one might've assumed it was a standard mission. However, the previous flight, Ryū Y-22, had departed the station early after it went dark (that is to say, the power systems on it failed), thus causing widespread systems failure and effectively killing the station in orbit. Thus, the mission would be devoted to getting the station back online, necessitating that the crew live in the spacecraft they arrived on for the first week and a half, a task they would ultimately prove successful in, though the station would only return to 100% nominal activity nearly two months after the crew arrived. To date, it is the only time an Daitōjin crew has had to dock with a dead station. The media would, afterwards, dub the station with the semi-affectionate moniker "Zombie Station" due to it being brought back from nigh-total systems failure.

The station saw 28 crewed and 27 resupply spacecraft visit during its decade-long mission, with 18 Ryū Y's and 10 Ryū YK's carrying crew and cargo to the station.

Kyūden IV
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Kyūden IV, or KYE-IV/V, is the most "recent" of the KYE-type stations launched by DNSA and the first and so-far only modular station built by the agency. Its first module, Myōjō (KYE IV), was launched on December 9th, 2001, with the first crew arriving on February 3rd. The Myōjō module features a spherical node module on the more tapered end, originally designed to facilitate multiple supply vessels and other expansions. The second module, named Kasei (KYE-V), was of a similar design, though it lacked the spherical node and was effectively a copy of KYE-III. With its arrival in September 2002, the station was deemed to have achieved basic operational capacity, though other modules were planned and a few were launched. Despite this, the Basic Operational Capacity configuration of the station remains the most recognizable form of it thanks in part to a documentary series filmed aboard the station in late 2002 and early 2003 by the crew of Ryū YK-12. The Station was originally designed as a stopgap for Shirotsuru, though it would be decided it would be pursued for many years, delaying the latter station into the early 2020s. Below is a timeline of the station's various modules:
   • Myōjō* - 9 December, 2001
   • Kasei - 14 September, 2002
   • Setsugō - 16 November, 2004
   • Rikai - 5 July, 2006

Pictured: Kyūden IV in late 2004 with Setsugō docked to Port 2 on KYE-IV[hr]
*OOC note: This only covers the basic structure. As the image above shows, the module possesses the same solar arrays as KYE-V and a similar paintjob to its predecessor. The node also has only three ports rather than five.

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Shirotsuru is the planned successor to Kyūden IV and will be the first Daitōjin space station not primarily based around the KYE-type core module. While initial plans, then under the name "Space Station Nozomu", called for an entirely new station, due to the cancellation of the UYS program in 1997, proposals for what to do with the hardware prepared for it were undertaken. Eventually, it was decided that Nozomu would be cancelled in favor of converting the Shirotsuru orbiter and its fuel tank into a "wet workshop" which would provide ample space for experiments and habitation as well as potentially serve as a staging point for more ambitious programs in the coming decades.

Pictured: A Cutaway view of the Station's basic structure as currently planned by the DNSA

The Station will feature fifteen modules in total, including four built into the shuttle's hull, cargo bay, intertank, and liquid oxygen tank, two node modules, a cupola, a logistics module, an airlock, and three large laboratories, as well as two Pressurized Mating Adapters (PMA) and a docking module for visiting shuttle flights. It is intended to be able to host at maximum five spacecraft ranging from cargo vessels to the UHS and other similar orbiters and smaller crewed capsules such as the Ryū M and others. However, it is expected that at least one PMA will remain constantly occupied by a capsule as a sort of liferaft, with various competing designs for it being considered.

The station will feature a pair of solar arrays which will deploy from the station's cargo bay as well as, until these are deployed, a single interim array to keep critical systems online. It will eventually have two robotic arms installed, launching with one inside the former cargo bay and one being attached by a later flight on the former external fuel tank.

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Taka (Hawk) was the first type of manned spacecraft launched by the DNSA, with its first launch occurring on 7 December, 1977. The spacecraft would launch another seven times over the next four years leading up to the beginning of the Ryū programme.

Pictured: A Taka spacecraft

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Tenjin is the name of a family of modular rockets used by the DNSA since the 1990s, as well as their predecessor, the so-called "Tenjin I". Known for their distinctive red hulls, they have carried crew and cargo aloft for thirty years and are planned to continue to serve for decades to come.

Pictured: an assortment of Tenjin variants

Data on the Tenjin launch vehicle variants is provided below.

Tenjin Multibody Family Elements
Thrust (sea
ISp (sea
Tenjin Common Core, common first stage core of
all Multibody Vehicles
9,189 kN310s8,003 kN270s
Tenjin Common Booster, common liquid
booster for all Tenjin heavy variants
9,189 kN310s8,003 kN270s
DSK-237-segment solid rocket motor used on
some Multibody variants
7,112 kN272s6,406 kN245 s
T-IIIAUpper stage for Tenjin11,760
2,322 kN446s
T-IIIBAlternate upper stage for large Multibodies25,938
2,322 kN446s
SubzumeOptional third stage for extremely demanding
146 kN444 s
Tenjin Multibody Family Rockets
Tenjin CK02Tenjin CK22Tenjin CK42Tenjin CK43Tenjin O02Tenjin O03
BoostersNone2x DSK-234x DSK-234x DSK-232x SCB2x SCB
185Χ185 km, 28.5°30,226 kg46,704 kg56,938 kg72,080 kg66,920 kg84,021 kg
430Χ430 km, 51.625,576 kg40,033 kg48,915 kg61,287 kg57,540 kg71,297 kg
430Χ430 km, 28.526,823 kg41,826 kg51,077 kg64,241 kg60,095 kg75,274 kg
300Χ900 km, 97.822,240 kg35,229 kg43,129 kg24,906 kg
185Χ35785 km, 28.515,692 kg18,302 kg23,131 kg19,783 kg27,339 kg30,757 kg
C3 = 0, 185xinf km12,428 kg12,785 kg16,662 kg15,630 kg20,262 kg20,846 kg
C3 = 15, 185xinf km10,091 kg8,884 kg12,106 kg9,044 kg15,058 kg13,480 kg
Note 1: For Tenjin CK02 only, Subzume third stage assumed for all beyond-Mundus Orbit missions.
Note 2: C3 = 0 Corresponds to TLI; C3=15 correspond to TMI
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Daitōjin Currency

The Mon (₯) is the currency of the Empire of Daitō that has been in use since the 1880s. It's full name is the Daitōjin Mon or alternatively the Daitōan Mon, though the former is more common (though nowhere near as common as just calling it the Mon). It is divided into two forms, the titular Mon and the Sen, which is valued at 1/100th of a Mon and equivalent to the cent found in other currencies. It is, as of 2021, valued at ₯80 per $1 USD. Below are various forms of the currency:
Currently-circulating coins
Currently-circulating Banknotes
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150 x 76mm
154 x 76mm
156 x 76mm
160 x 76mm

Daitō formerly made use of smaller Mon and Sen banknotes, though they (and the Sen banknotes as a whole) were discontinued in the 1970s. The currency is issued by the Bank of Daitō (大東銀行, Daitō Ginko, BOD), a bureau of the Treasury Ministry.
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Mainland Daitō

Pictured: The Northern Akaishi mountains
   Daitō (大東; "Great Eastern Country"), also known as Akitsukuni (秋津國, "Autumn Harbor Country"), is a region in Northeastern Ardia which borders Cassiopeia to the west, Rokkenjima to the south, and the Kynean and Dauntelan seas to the North and East. Covering an estimated area of 228,297 kilometers, it is 1,876.9 kilometers from east to west and 1,414.5 kilometers from north to south. It's most populous city, Ashina, has a metropolitan population of 32,763,000 and a population within the city-proper of 19,771,365 according to the last census. The region is known for it's hilly terrain and is bound by the Idai mountains to the south and west; these mountains have served to defend the residents therein from attack on the continent for millennia, with only a few ever truly breaching it.
Pictured: Mount Idaina
   While the term "Idai Range" refers to all of the mountains that run along the west and south of Daitō, the mountain range is technically divided into two, those being the Akaishi mountains in the West and the Kunan in the south. The mountains were formed as a result of the subcontinent colliding with Ardia around 28 million years ago. The highest peak, Mount Idaina (偉大な山, Idainayama), as pictured above, stands at 7,852 meters and is one of the tallest mountains on the continent. Mount Idaina is seen by the Daitōjin as one of the holiest sites in the Teidō faith, being where Ninigi-no-Mikoto, the ancestor of Shin'ō Tennō, first descended to Mundus from the heavens with mandate to rule over man.
Pictured: Kitagishima Island, Lake Mutsu
   Despite being between 1,890.5 and 3,903.3 km south of the equator, Daitō's climate is, due to a variety of factors ranging from ocean currents and the jet stream to the nation's higher than average elevation and wetter climate, far cooler than would be expected at its latitude. On average, the coasts see higher precipitation than inland regions save for around Lake Mutsu and in the mountains. Rainfall across the region regularly sees more than 900mm each year. Generally speaking, Daitō's climate ranges on the Kφppen-Geiger climate classification system between a Dfb (Cold, no dry season, warm summer) in the south of the country to a Cfa (Temperate, no dry season, hot summer) in the north. The peaks of the Idai mountains are often classified as a Dfc (Cold, no dry season, cold summer) on this scale as well. While snowfall is common in winter in most of the country, the further north you go, the less common it becomes and the less likely it is to stick. Regardless of this, it will still snow as far north as Ashina several times each winter.
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Landmarks of Daitō

The following is a list of major landmarks within Daitō and her overseas territories, as well as a bit of information regarding these sites.
Imperial Residences

Shinkyō Imperial Palace

An Entrance to the Imperial Palace
The Shinkyō Imperial Palace, more typically referred to as just "the Imperial Palace", is the primary residence of the Emperor of Daitō and his or her family. It has been used in this role since the late 1400s with the moving of the capital from Tenkyō to the city of Shinkyō. Since then, it has undergone several expansions and renovations, with the last one occurring in the early 90s. The total area of the palace including its gardens is approximately 1.15 square kilometers and was, in the 1980s, valued by some as more than the value of all the real estate in Centralia combined.
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Pictured: Map of the Kyūden (Main Palace, Provided by the Grand Secretariat of the Imperial Household Agency, c.2019)

Pictured: Map of the Imperial Palace Grounds

Tenkyō Imperial Palace

The Shishinden of the Tenkyō Imperial Palace
The Tenkyō Imperial Palace is the older of the two main Imperial Palaces, having existed in its current form since the 11th century. It was in this palace that the Heiwa Emperor, who unified Daitō, ruled, and where the Emperors from him until as recently as Emperor Kunan were enthroned. Today, while the Emperor's time is spent between various palaces, he does make an effort to spend some time each year at this historically significant site. Previous palaces are known to have existed in the region as well, dating as far back as the Empire itself.
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Overhead view of the Tenkyō Imperial Palace, c.1982

Enthronement of Emperor Kunan, c.1932

Replica of the Celestial Throne in the Shishinden
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Orders, Decorations, and Medals of Daitō

The Daitōjin Honours System originated in the 1870s, following the end of the Ardo-Daitōjin war of 1868. It was modeled off of occidental honour systems, though certain native honours still exist in one form or another. The following are these orders, decorations, and medals.
Current Orders
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   • Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum — Established in 1877 as the premier collar of the Empire of Daitō; originally in one class (Grand Cordon) before being expanded to two classes (Collar; Grand Cordon) in 1886
      • Collar — The highest possible honour that may be conferred. The Collar is only ever worn by the reigning Emperor and is normally only awarded to foreign monarchs as a courtesy. Before 1958, the Collar was also conferred upon extremely influential Cabinet members, senior members of the Imperial Family, and certain senior military officers who held the rank of Marshal. It can be awarded posthumously to extremely distinguished Prime Ministers of Daitō.
      • Grand Cordon — Typically conferred upon royals of the Imperial House of Daitō, foreign royalty who are not reigning monarchs, certain foreign non-royal Heads of State, and select Daitōjin Prime Ministers. Until 1958, the Grand Cordon was often conferred upon eminent military officers of the rank of Marshal. It is often conferred posthumously.
   • Order of the Paulownia Flowers — Ordinarily the highest regularly awarded honour, the Order of the Paulownia Flowers is conferred in a single class (Grand Cordon); typically, it is awarded to Daitōjin Prime Ministers, senior statesmen, select foreign heads of state, distinguished cabinet members, and jurists. Until 1958, it was also awarded to distinguished military officers of the rank of General or higher, or its equivalents.
   • Order of the Rising Sun — Established in 1872, it was Daitō's first order. It was, until 2005, awarded in nine classes, though only six are awarded now. It is awarded to foreign heads of government, chairpersons of prominent international organizations and leading politicians, business leaders, diplomats, prominent academics, and military officers. They are often awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to Daitō in varying degrees.
      • 1st Class — Grand Cordon
      • 2nd Class — Gold and Silver Star
      • 3rd Class — Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon
      • 4th Class — Gold Rays and Rosette
      • 5th Class — Gold and Silver Rays
      • 6th Class — Silver Rays
   • Order of the Sacred Treasures — Established in 1892 as the Imperial Order of Keiyo (and frequently referred to as such). The Order of the Sacred Treasures has been awarded to civil servants for their long-term contributions. They include government and local officials, military personnel, scholars of national universities, and school teachers. For example, the former Gensui-Rikugun-Taishō of the Imperial Army is awarded the Grand Cordon upon turning 70 years of age.
      • 1st Class — Grand Cordon
      • 2nd Class — Gold and Silver Star
      • 3rd Class — Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon
      • 4th Class — Gold Rays with Rosette
      • 5th Class — Gold and Silver Rays
      • 6th Class — Silver Rays
   • Order of Culture — Established in 1946 as a single-class order of merit to honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Daitōjin culture.
   • Order of the Celestial Throne — Established in 1889 as an honour for foreigners who were not eligible for a higher honour, it was subsequently converted into a de-facto women's version of the Order of the Rising Sun. In 2001, with the opening of the Order of the Rising Sun to Daitōjin women, the order was only awarded to foreign women.
      • 1st Class — Grand Cordon
      • 2nd Class — Peony Class
      • 3rd Class — Butterfly Class
      • 4th Class — Wisteria Class
      • 5th Class — Apricot Class
      • 6th Class — Ripple Class
   • Order of the Golden Kite — A purely military award, the Order of the Golden Kite was established in 1890 and is the military equivalent to the Order of the Paulownia Flowers. It initially had seven ranks, though the seventh was dropped in 2001.
      • 1st Class — Grand Cordon
      • 2nd Class — Gold and Silver Star
      • 3rd Class — Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon
      • 4th Class — Gold Rays with Rosette
      • 5th Class — Gold and Silver Rays
      • 6th Class — Silver Rays
   • Medals of Honour —
      • Medal with Red Ribbon — Awarded to individuals who have risked their own lives to save others.
      • Medal with Green Ribbon — Awarded to morally remarkable individuals who have actively taken part in serving society.
      • Medal with Yellow Ribbon — Awarded to individuals who, through their diligence and perseverance, became public role models.
      • Medal with Purple Ribbon — Awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements, and accomplishments.
      • Medal with Blue Ribbon — Awarded to individuals who have made prosperous efforts in the areas of public welfare and education.
      • Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon — Awarded to individuals who have made exceptionally generous financial contributions for the good of the public.

Criteria for Awards (Daitōjin Nationals)
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   • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum — The highest conferred honour; for exceptional merit.
   • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers — For an exemplary and distinguished level of merit.
   • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun — For highly distinguished national and/or public service.
   • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure — For long and distinguished public service.
   • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Golden Kite — For long and distinguished military service.
   • Second through Sixth classes of the Order of the Rising Sun — For those cited for outstanding achievement.
   • Second through Sixth classes of the Order of the Sacred Treasure — For long and distinguished public service.
   • Order of Culture — For particularly significant achievements in regards to the furthering of cultural development.

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Order of the Chrysanthemum


Grand Cordon

Ribbon Bar
Order of the Paulownia Flowers

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Order of the Rising Sun

Grand Cordon

2nd Class

3rd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

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Order of the Sacred Treasures

Grand Cordon

2nd Class

3rd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

Ribbon Bar
Order of Culture

Ribbon of the Order
Order of the Celestial Throne






Order of the Golden Kite

Grand Cordon

2nd Class

3rd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

7th Class

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The Kazoku

The Kazoku (華族, "Magnificent/Exalted lineage") is the hereditary peerage of the Empire of Daitō which has existed since 1871. They succeeded the remnants of the old feudal lords (who still exist as the "Monbatsu"), or daimyo, and court nobles, or kuge. They are frequently members of the House of Peers, though, like the rest of the Imperial Diet, they currently serve largely in an advisory role to the Emperor.

Ranks of the Kazoku
There are six ranks within the Kazoku system, established to replace the older systems in place and streamline them. They, as well as their equivalents, are as follows:
   1. Taikō (大公) - Grand Duke
   2. Kōshaku (公爵) - Prince
   3. Kōshaku (侯爵) - Marquess
   4. Hakushaku (伯爵) - Count
   5. Shishaku (子爵) - Viscount
   6. Danshaku (男爵) - Baron

The position of Taikō (not to be confused with the similarly-spelled Taiko drum) is the highest rank of the Kazoku system, held only by six individuals in Daitō at a time. These individuals are the ceremonial rulers of the regions of Ishikari, Teshio, Hidaka, Sagami, Tsukishima, and Styria, though the last of them does not use the Daitōjin term. Notably, Kitami, being the seat of the Heavenly Sovereign, does not have a Taikō.

The rank of Kōshaku is the second highest rank, being translated to both "Prince" and "Duke". Despite this translation, it does not correspond with the common understanding of the role of a prince, that being a member of a monarch's family, but rather as a ruler in its own right (though of course, it lacks any actual authority in that regard).
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Daitōjin Calendar

The Daitōjin calendar refers to the co-official calender used within the Empire of Daitō. At present, Daitō uses both the Gregorian calendar and its traditional one, with efforts to blend the two having been undertaken. As a result, for example, July 25th, 2011 can be written as 14時代2631年6月25日, 14時代2011年7月25日, or 14時代2011年6月25日. In this context, 年 reads nen and means "year", 時代 reads jidai and means "era" or "age", 月 reads gatsu and means "month", and finally 日 reads nichi and means "day".

Prior to the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar in the 1890s, the year listed would be equivalent to the years since the beginning of the reign of the legendary Shin'ō Tennō.
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Fukugen Calendar published in 1729 by the Mito Grand Shrine
The Fukugen Calendar (復元暦, Fukugen-reki) was a Daitōjin lunisolar calendar in use from 1682 to 1756 in its original form and still in use today in a modified form. It was formally adopted in 1683.

The Fukugen-reki system was developed and explained by the scholar and astronomer Shizuki Yoshitoki, who recognized that the length of the solar year is 365.2417 days. Shizuki discovered errors in the traditional calendar, the Ninmyō calendar, which had been in use for nearly eight-hundred years. The calendar, while undergoing several alterations over time, has remained in use into the modern day.

The Daitōjin calendar as it is known in the modern day traces its roots within the traditional calendars of central Ardia that were introduced through frequent contact and trade between the powers there and the east. The first calendar that can definitively be traced to this link comes from the fifth century, being introduced to Daitō from what is now modern-day Lijiang and Jiayuan through Juhi in the late-fifth to mid-sixth centuries. After that point, Daitō calculated its calendar using Sinitic procedures, and from 1682, using Daitōjin variations of Sintic procedures. In 1899, with the adoption of the eponymous 1899 Constitution, the Imperial Government would make the Gregorian calendar co-official within the Empire, but despite this, the Daitōjin calendar remains the preferred system to this day.

Daitō has had more than one system for designating years, including:
   • The Sinitic sexagenary cycle, which was introduced into Daitō during the 6th century. It was often used together with era names, as shown in the above 1729 calendar published by the Mito Grand Shrine. This system fell out of use with the adoption of the Fukugen calendar outside of religious functions before largely being dropped entirely. Today, it is largely used around the New Year and rarely anywhere else.
   • The era name (元号, nengō) system was also introduced from central Ardia and has been in continuous use since the 7th century. Since the accession of Go-Kaiyō Tennō in 1843, each emperor's reign has begun a new era, ending the era of the previous emperor. This system was retroactively applied to all emperors, whose last era name (which was also their posthumous name) would be used for their era. Nengō are the official means of dating years in Daitō, and virtually all government business is conducted using that system. It is also in general use in private and personal business.
   • The Daitōjin Imperial Year (皇紀, kōki, or 紀元, kigen) is based on the date of the legendary founding of Daitō by Emperor Shin'ō in 620 BC. It was first used in the official calendar in 1871, however, it never replaced era names.
   • The Occidental Common Era (Anno Domini) (西暦, seireki) system was adopted in 1899, however, it is only infrequently used in the modern day outside of dealings with foreign powers.

Official Calendar
The official dating system known as nengō has been in use since the 7th century. Years are numbered within regnal eras, which are named by the reigning Emperor. Beginning with Emperor Go-Kaiyō (1843 - 1871), each reign has been one era, but many earlier Emperors decreed a new era upon any major event; the last pre-Go-Kaiyō Emperor's reign was divided into four eras, being changed on a seven-year cycle starting with the new year. The nengō system remains in wide use, especially on official documents and government forms.

The Imperial Year system (kōki) has been in use since 1871, when the new Emperor, Keiyo Tennō, proposed it. Usage of kōki dating can be seen as a nationalist signal, pointing out that the history of Daitō's Imperial Family is longer than that of Christianity, the basis of the Anno Domini (AD) system. Kōki 2600, or 1980, was an especially special year in the calendar, with celebrations occurring throughout the year and major events including the Ashina Expo occurring as anniversary events.

The law determining the placement of leap years is officially based on the kōki years, using a formula effectively equivalent to that of the Gregorian calendar. If the kōki year number is evenly divisible by four, it is a leap year, unless the number minus 620 is evenly divisible by 100 and not by 400. Thus, for example, the year Kōki 2520, or 1900, is divisbile by 4; but 2520-620 = 1900, which is evenly divisible by 100 but not 400, so kōki 2520 was not a leap year, just as in most of the world.

The present era, Go-Tenshi, commonly referred to as simply "Tenshi" in official documents, formally began on 28 August, 2020. The name of the new era was decided up on by the Daitōjin government in July of that year, though due to some potential issues was delayed from being released until the new year. The previous era, Antei, came to an end on 27 August, the day before the previous Emperor abdicated the throne.
English Name
Daitōjin Name
Traditional Dates
5 February - 6 May
7 May - 8 August
9 August - 7 November
8 November - 4 February
While there was a proposal to rename the months on the calendar to effectively be just "number + month", it was never adopted. Rather, the Daitōjin calendar still makes use of its traditional names for the months. It should be noted that while the English names for the months are provided, they are less directly the same months and more equivalents due to the nature of the calendar.
Daitōjin Name
English Name
Translation and Notes
睦月 (Mutsuki)
"Month of Love" or "Month of Affection"
如月 (Kisaragi)
"Changing Clothes"
Refers to the changing temperatures
弥生 (Yayoi)
"New Life"
卯月 (Uzuki)
"u-no-hana month"
The u-no-hana is a flower of the genus Deutzia.
"Early-rice-planting Month"
"Month of Water"
The 無 character, which normally means "absent", is ateji here and is only used for the na sound.
文月 (Fumizuki)
"Month of Erudition"
"Month of Leaves"
長月 (Nagatsuki)
"The Long Month"
(Kannazuki or Kaminazuki)
"Month of the Gods".
The 無, which normally means "absent", was probably originally used as ateji. It still is around the Oshima Grand Shrine, where this name is used. Outside the Oshima province,
the name of the month is "Kannazuki" instead of "Kaminazuki", which means "Month without Gods". Due to false etymology, this is interpreted to mean that all Teidō Kami gather
at Oshima Shrine, thus meaning that there are no gods in the rest of the country. Thus, in Oshima province, the name means "Month with Gods".
霜月 (Shimotsuki)
"Month of Frost"
師走 (Shiwasu)
"Priests Running"
Refers to priests being busy at the end of the year for New Year's preparations and blessings.
Subdivisions of the month
Daitō uses a seven-day week, aligned with the Occidental calendar. The seven-day week, with names for the days corresponding to the Ardian system, was brought to Daitō around AD 730 with the Buddhist calendar. While the religion failed to make a foothold, the system remained in place. The system was used for astrological purposes and little else until the 1870s.

In a similar manner to the English names for days coming from the Ardian names (based on what the Ardians considered the seven visible planets, meaning the five visible planets and the sun and moon), in Daitō and other parts of Eastern and Central Ardia with several exceptions, the five visible planets are named after the five Sintic elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth).
Element (Planet)
English Name
Fire (Mars/Nergal)
Water (Mercury/Nabu)
Wood (Jupiter/Marduk)
Metal (Venus/Ishtar)
Earth (Saturn/Ninurta)

Sunday and Monday are regarded as "Western style take-a-rest days". Since the late 19th century, Sunday has been regarded as a "full-time holiday" and saturday a "half-time holiday". These "holidays" have no religious meaning (except for those who belive in Christianity and Judaism). Many Daitōjin retailers do not close on Saturdays or Sundays; this is because many office workers and their families are expected to visit the shops during the weekend.

Daitōjin people also use 10-day periods called jun (旬). Each month is divided into two 10-day periods and a third with remaining 8 to 11 days.
   • The first (from the 1st to 10th) is jōjun (上旬, upper jun)
   • The second (from the 11th to 20th) is chūjun (中旬, middle jun).
   • The last (from the 21st to the end of the month) is gejun (下旬, lower jun).
These are frequently used to indicate approximate times in either a vague sense or as an allusion to a particular part of that period of time.
Days of the Month
Each day of the month has a semi-systematic name. The days generally use kun (native Daitōjin) numeral readings up to ten, and thereafter on (Sinitic-derived) readings, but there are some irregularities. The following table shows dates written in traditional numerals, though the usage of standard numerals occasionally appears as well.
National Holidays
The following table lists the various national holidays of Daitō:
English Name
Official Name
First New Moon
of the Year
New Years Day
Second Monday
of January
Coming of Age
Seijin no Hi
19 January
The Emperor's Birthday
Tennō Tanjōbi
11 February
Festival of the Accession of the
First Emperor and the Foundation
of the Empire
Around 20 March
Vernal Prayer
Shunki kōrei-sai
17 April
Armed Forces Day
4 June
Keiyo Day
Beginning of Golden Week
Keiyo no Hi
9 June
Greenery Day
Midori no Hi
10 June
Children's Day
Kodomo no Hi
11 June
Citizen's Holiday
Kokumin no Kyūjitsu
Third Monday
of July
Marine Day
Umi no Hi
11 August
Mountain Day
Yama no Hi
Third Monday
of September
Respect for the
Aged Day
Keirō no Hi
Around 23 September
Autumnal Prayer
Shū-ki Kōreisai
Second Monday
of October
Health and Sports
Taiiku no Hi
3 November
Culture Day
Bunka no Hi
11 November
Rememberance Day
Shōri no hi
23 November
Harvest Day
17 December
Chancellor Heishi Day
Shushō heishi no hi
Day before
First New Moon
of January
New Years Eve
Seasonal Days
Some days in Daitō have special names to mark the change in seasons. The 24 sekki (Daitō: 二十四節気, ardiji: nijūshi sekki) are days that divide the solar year into four equal sections. Zassetsu (雑節) is a collective term for the seasonal days other than the 24 sekki. 72 (七十二候, Shichijūni kō)are made from dividing the 24 sekki of a year further by three.
Spoiler: The 24 sekki • show
   • Risshun (立春): 4 February - Beginning of spring
   • Usui (雨水): 19 February - Rain water
   • Keichitsu (啓蟄): 5 March - Awakening of hibernated (insects)
   • Shunbun (春分): 20 March - Vernal equinox, middle of spring
   • Seimei (清明): 5 April - Clear and bright
   • Kokuu (穀雨): 20 April - Grain rain
   • Rikka (立夏): 5 May - Beginning of summer
   • Shōman (小満): 21 May - Grain full
   • Bōshu (芒種): 6 June - Grain in ear
   • Geshi (夏至): 21 June - Summer solstice, middle of summer
   • Shōsho (小暑): 7 July - Small heat
   • Taisho (大暑): 23 July - Large heat
   • Risshū (立秋): 7 August - Beginning of autumn
   • Shosho (処暑): 23 August - Limit of heat
   • Hakuro (白露): 7 September - White dew
   • Shūnbun (秋分): 23 September - Autumnal equinox, middle of autumn
   • Kanro (寒露): 8 October - Cold dew
   • Sōkō (霜降): 23 October - Frost descent
   • Rittō (立冬): 7 November - Beginning of winter
   • Shōsetsu (小雪): 22 November - Small snow
   • Taisetsu (大雪): 7 December - Large snow
   • Tōji (冬至): 22 December - Winter solstice, middle of winter
   • Shōkan (小寒): 5 January - Small Cold; or Kan no iri (寒の入り)—Entrance of the cold
   • Daikan (大寒): 20 January - Major cold

Note: for further reading, I recommend the following article: Japanese Calendar as it proved invaluable for making this page. It has far more detail, while unchanged for the context of Mundus, than I could provide here.
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