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Re: Rokkenjima Broadcasting Corporation (RBC)
« Reply #360 on: July 08, 2024, 11:21:56 PM »


With Elections Looming Teikokutō Champions Sonnō jōi


Teikokutō has strongly embraced a nationalist, right-wing platform as elections loom in Rokkenjima.

"Revere the Empress, expel the barbarians," Speaker Sugano explained to our reporter as they discussed the upcoming elections. "By barbarians naturally I don't mean foreigners living amongst us, many of them play a meaningful and productive role in Rokkenjiman society and our economy. The barbarians I refer to, thus, are the internationalists who have taken refuge in the Imperial Palace. I do not blame the Empress for that either, she's young and her Vicegerent is a hold-over from her predecessors, yet this may be a part of her policy of appeasement and the introduction of "Rokkenjiman Apologism" which continues to hamper our interests both at home and abroad. Teikokutō thus plans to craft laws which will see the unquestioned sovereignty of Chrysanthemum Throne restored, mandate that positions in the Imperial Government are helmed only by those of pure Rokkenjiman ancestry, and ensure that the actions of foreign nations which hamper Rokkenjima's tranquility and economic prosperity are dealt with accordingly; no more appeasement or apologism on any front."

"From this point we will be able to enrich the Empire and strengthen the Imperial Rokkenjiman Armed Forces," Sugano continued. "We will not seek to deport anyone who presently lives in Rokkenjima, however, Rokkenjima should stand as it always has primarily as a home for the Rokkenjiman People with those born abroad recognizing that Rokkenjiman concerns should ultimately triumph in the determination of laws and policy. As those already living within Rokkenjiman borders move or pass on, we predict that by the end of the century Rokkenjima will, once again, be inhabited 100% by Rokkenjimans. This is as the All-Mother prescribed, that Rokkenjima should be a home for her chosen people guarded over by the Blessed of Islyna, the Empress."

Seeking comment from a contender for his seat in the House of Councillors we also spoke with the Saisei Empress, who is seeking to represent Azukishima Prefecture in the House of Councillors as well as leadership of the Centre Party. "What can I say," she paused to allow a sigh, "the mask is off and the face of Teikokutō is out there for all to see. The policies they're promising to pursue would not result in a stronger Rokkenjima but one which is more isolated and weaker, ignoring everything we learned in the Anselmo Restoration and the governance of the First Empire up until this point. When Sugano points to Rokkenjima being once again inhabited only by Rokkenjimans he's speaking of our friends and family who were born on foreign shores essentially aging out all while his party seeks what is essentially a ban on immigration to Rokkenjima. This is a policy for disaster, both socially and economically and, if selected as Leader of the Centre Party I will see that we fight to see that the nationalistic jingoism of Teikokutō dies before it ever comes close to becoming the law of the land."

"Having sat on Chrysanthemum Throne myself I know a thing or two about the duties of the Blessed of Islyna, and I might know a thing or two about her teachings," Saisei continued. "All are the Children of Islyna; she does not specify in her doctrine if they're born Rokkenjiman or not, she simply says all. To treat someone of a different nationality with disrespect or disdain, thus, is already in contradiction with the teachings of the All-Mother. To claim to speak for the All-Mother or frame her words beyond what's stated is outright heresy. It has often been said if fascism were to come to Rokkenjima it would be draped with the trappings of the Crown and carrying the Teachings of Islyna. With this tilt towards Sonnō jōi it is clear that it is the duty of every Rokkenjiman to participate in the elections and defeat the roadmap Teikokutō has drawn for this First Empire. We cannot allow our democracy to be smothered in broad daylight as Sugano has stated his intentions to do."

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Re: Rokkenjima Broadcasting Corporation (RBC)
« Reply #361 on: July 11, 2024, 11:44:45 PM »


Sugano: Imperial Council A Non-Starter


Speaker Sugano rallied his party in the House of Councillors to "drive the barbarians to the coasts of Rokkenjima once and for all" ahead of the Imperial Council vote.

"I mean, Ri Sang-Hee, the former leader of the hell-hole that is Kusan, for Foreign Affairs? It's bad enough we have an Achkaerinese Vicegerent who's set his sights on increasing the foreign tentacles in our Imperial Government. This right here is why Teikokutō is calling for an Act which would see all positions of power in the First Empire able to only be held by those of pure Rokkenjiman ancestry. We don't see this in nations such as East Moreland which stands for the Morelanders, Dartfordia which stands for the Dartfordians, Fusan for the Fusanese or the Celtic nations who stand as homelands for their People and, in some cases, have gone to extremes to preserve their nations from impurity. We simply wish to reclaim the purity of our nation for future generations of Rokkenjimans to have a home just as other nations who have a largely homogeneous population are allowed the right to. This is not controversial, it's simply common-sense," Speaker Sugano said quite exasperated.

"My party is leveraging its power prior to elections to bring this farce to an end, and I'll need the Rokkenjiman People to stand with us to see that we protect the purity of our Empire. It is our duty to drive the barbarians to the coasts of Rokkenjima once and for all; whether or not they drown or find their ways back home is not our concern upon their exit from our sovereign, sacred soil. Teikokutō has long stood to empower the Empress and be a legislative extension of her sovereignty but, presenting this list of appointees without protest calls into question her judgement. Whether it is due to age or ignorance, Teikokutō cannot stand by and allow her to make a mistake on allowing these crucial appointments to move forward without challenge. She may be afraid to speak up to the Vicegerent, but Teikokutō will hold the line and see a Rokkenjima which stands for the Rokkenjiman people!"

As voting began some questioned the power of Sugano to influence the course of the vote yet, as the hours passed, the Socialist-Green coalition in the House of Councillors cleared the way for the appointments to pass in that chamber. In the House of Commons the appointments squeaked through with the Socialist, Green and Centre parties whipping up 423 votes to 421 in opposition, as 5 Teikokutō Members elected to vote "present" clearing the way for the appointments to pass the Imperial Diet. As the votes were finalized Speaker Sugano chastised those in the Commons who voted present, while labeling the Green-Socialist-Centre partnership as an "axis of barbarity" which "will allow foreign interests to prevail over those of the Rokkenjiman People."

With the passage of appointments to the Imperial Council the Empress set the date for elections to be held two weeks from today, Thursday July 25th. While the Empress refused to directly comment on the positions of Speaker Sugano she did state that "the voices of bigotry and hate have been dealt a blow they'll long seek to recover from. Our Empire will never be dictated by voices calling for purity, nor those dabbling in the worst impulses of politicians who've enacted horrors upon their Peoples in lands afar. Today, Rokkenjiman democracy proved its resilience to what are increasingly voices advocating for fascism in the open. I thank the Five," she closed, referring to the five Councillors who elected to vote present. Following her remarks #IThankThe5 rose to the number one trending topic on Twitter across the First Empire.

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Re: Rokkenjima Broadcasting Corporation (RBC)
« Reply #362 on: July 16, 2024, 06:55:25 AM »


New Polling Reveals Positions on Azukishima Councillor Seat, Preference For Empress


New polling data has given the former Empress a reason to smile.

According to new polling the former Empress, who has requested that for the purposes of reporting on the election that the RBC refrain from refferring to her by her regnal name, is building support with the electorate she seeks to represent in the House of Councillors. 57% of those polled stated their preference for Beatrice Anselmo whilst 43% stated a preference for Katsuhiko. While the poll is certainly a reason for the former Empress to smile support for Teikokutō remains solid in several regions of the First Empire, representing a challenge for the Centre Party to recover from the losses it suffered following the Offdensen Plot. Speaking briefly with the RBC Mrs. Anselmo said that such a situation was expected by her campaign.

"They're still riding on the coattails of their "support the Empress' power" platform which has now been replaced with a platform which seeks to instate a policy of racial purity in the Imperial Government, eliminate the presence of foreigners via immigration policy, all while calling for conflict, economic or otherwise, with nations who don't prescribe to the views Teikokutō views as acceptable. While this party was once respectable it is clear that, through their change in platform and ludicrous statements, we have the makings of our own Gugnir; it is only by the grace of Islyna that we have not seen them attempt political violence as a tool to date. While support for their party remains solid in some corners of the Empire I have faith in the spirit of the First Empire and that of the Rokkenjiman People; that we reject policies that have failed time and again in foreign lands and hold firm to the values and principles we saw restored in the Anselmo Restoration."

Polling also revealed that momentum continues to build behind the sitting Empress, with just 41% of voters supporting a Saisei return; 59% supported the Empress' continued reign, while none declared themselves undecided. "It is, as it should be," she said when asked of the poll results, "we too often look back on the past with rose-tinted glasses, thinking that things were better because one person or another was in any manner of positions, but the truth is each moment in history has those meant for them; my season came, and it was then succeeded with Chrysanthemum Throne finding in Asuna not only the person meant for it, but the one who will conquer it. I'll always be on hand to give her advice, though I've already made clear the mistakes I made in moments I thought I was right yet, in hindsight, see that I was so terribly wrong in the decisions that I made. I am ultimately happy that the People are supporting me where I can make a meaningful difference as opposed to attempts to return to an era to which there can be no return. In a way, if a situation arose in which I were mandated to once again sit on the Throne then I would view my reign as a failure. It is upon all of us, as Rokkenjimans, to support our Empress and ensure that her stewardship of this First Empire is the success it is meant to be."

Sugano's office declined a request to comment on this article.

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Re: Rokkenjima Broadcasting Corporation (RBC)
« Reply #363 on: July 19, 2024, 02:55:27 AM »


The Empress Is With Child


The Empress was, reportedly, beaming with joy as she shared the news with reporters.

While the Empress has made statements in the passing weeks her presence has been lessened, forcing her to make an official statement to the press. "It's a bit difficult to admit with cultural differences and all those entail, but I can no longer hide it. I am with child and, after discussing it with Thomas, we've both considered our age, the world we're bringing this child into, and how prepared we are for all of that and we reached a mutual decision that we're ready for all that entails. I mean, we're both pretty frilled at this all, and I hope to welcome my son or daughter into a world that is better than the present one we all live in." With the news the Empress was pressed on the wedding plans presently being discussed between Pyrettania and Tsargrad.

"We're to be wed in August," the Empress said with a smile, "and I can't help but to think each moment led us here, child or not. He's my foundation, my rock and my stone, my voice of reason, and though Thomas has a penchant that our child be born on the waves of the seas I'll be happy to have our child in a medical facility, whether it's out to sea or not. I think I made it clear my love for him when I sent a liner after his naval ship, and while these past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions and decisions, I'm happy we're creating a family together. They'll have all the love, joy and wonder at their disposal from both of us and I know Thomas will make a great father," the Empress shared.

When pressed on her age, and the concerns for childhood given the Saisei Empress' concerns given her own the Empress scoffed them off. "I was once a little girl, those times have passed however. I will bear our child, he or she will have the best life possible and through all that I'll be married to the love of my life, I'll be happy and that is what is most important. Empress Saisei is looking forward to being a grandmother, though I swear if she loads my child up with sweets before sending me home I have options at my disposal. I can't wait to welcome the next generation of my family, to plant that first kiss on their forehead that says "I'm here for you until the end" and just lose myself in them. And between Thomas and I, they're going to be a cutie I know," she smiled as she turned from the cameras, "I can't wait to welcome our bundle of love and joy and see that their life is everything we wished."

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