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During World War II, Japan was an Areum superpower and was for a time, at least during its early stages, the empire leading the magi-tec research arms race. The Japanese Empire posed a real threat of invading the United States, and was the US's primary rival in magi-tec. They however lost traction in the later stages of the conflict as their Areum reserves began to deplete and the United States accelerated ahead of them in research, eventually dropping three nuclear bombs on them, two of them magically-enhanced.
After the Japanese capitulated, the United States occupied the island nation for some time before assisting in redeveloping and installing a new form of democratic government. American forces eventually withdrew, but ties between the countries remained strong.
From 1946 to 1970, the capital of Japan was Kyoto, which had previously been a former capital of the nation's predecessor governments. In 1972, the city of New Tokyo was rebuilt in the very same miles-wide blast crater of the atomic bombing that had vaporized the previous incarnation the city, and the capital was relocated back to its former position to some controversy.
During the 1980s, Japan was one of the nations that suffered most from the Parahuman Uprising, due to their high population density factor.
Post Awakening Edit
After the awakening, Japan managed to eventually recover and become a powerful economic force, exporting numerous products and becoming one of humanity's beacons of reconstruction demonstrating the regained ability to manufacture goods.
Japanese automobiles became extremely popular in the United States, dealing a severe blow and outstripping their domestic competitors. As a result automobiles from companies such as Ford, General Motors and Chrysler became reputed as cheap and being of low quality, causing the American auto industry to suffer.
Japan participated in the resumed Korean War in 2029, contributing to the battle a handful of their naval destroyers and managing to intercept several missiles launched from the Korean peninsula.
In August of the same year, it attended the 2029 Korean Summit to negotiate ongoing occupation and reconstruction operations in the aftermath of the conflict.
Locations and Features Edit
- New Tokyo (capital)