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Naval Expansion Expected

In from the Ministry of War, several new vessels are expected to be added to the Imperial Fleet in the coming days. There is no comment yet, and one is not expected, on what kind of ships will be released

Election season drawing near

The term end for the Royal Court is drawing near, and all parties within the Empire are getting ready for the big Campaign. Political analysts are predicting several seat drop offs for the Communist Party, and a drastic upswing in Nationalist popularity. the Green Party is also expected to gain at minimal 1 seat within the Court, though constant absences from the Court itself and frequent fire calls to Green Party official's houses my deter possible support

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Imperial Navy Expanded

As was released in the last edition of this Article, Four new vessels have been released from Imperial Shipyards today.

Two new Katana Class frigates, the INS Akikaze and INS Hayate , and 2 new carriers, the INS Soryu and INS Mizuho have been added to the current Navy.

The INS Mizuho is a new class of Carrier being introduced into the Imperial Naval service. The carrier is a Divine Class carrier. Of smaller size, the Mizuho specializes in Helicopter deployment, though it is fully capable of delivering small amounts of fighter craft on missions at the same sime

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the Divine Class carrier

Navy/Army Deployed as Conflict in world heightens

With the new bolster in Military vessels, the Imperial Naval Service and Imperial Army has informed the public of Imperial Deployment throughout Imperial territory in order to enforce the current lockdown on borders. General Pavel Zvereva, Provincial General of Enkaido, has concentrated troops on the Shillan and Northern Empire Borders. Comparatively, only a small reinforcement has been sent to bolster UFE border guards. An addition 100,000 troops are scheduled to depart to Enkaido to further reinforce the armed forces there

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Imperial Guard Infantry readying for deployment; Borders Continue to stay shut down

Rumors from the Imperial Guard HQ claim that the Imperial Guard Infantry, the Empire's elite special ops soldiers, are preparing for deployment. There is no evidence to suggest that these rumors are true, and the Ministry of War is flat out denying any truth to such rumors

Meanwhile, the war in Europe continues to rage on. the Imperial Armed Forces, from the Army to the Air Force, to the Naval Service, are at full readiness, and are prepared to be deployed to aid our allies in the West. The Emperor continues to keep the Empire out of war, however, until, which he claims, "a legitimate reason to cancel the Empire's NAP with Greater Nordland can be found, or until another party declares war against the Empire or her Allies"

Borders in all corners of the Empire remain closed to outside nations while the War in Europe rages and the Empire maintains neutrality. Several members of the Green Party as well as Liberal and Conservative parties have already petitioned the Royal Court to lift the closure, stating that the closing is detrimental to trade and travel. the Royal Court has already refused the Green Party petition, citing that "Imperial Shipping will still go out to those to whom we trade with in the world, and that the Border Close is only detrimental to those warring parties who seek to pass through Imperial territory without expressed permission. Besides, why are you sober?". The Court has yet to review Liberal and Conservative petitions

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Tensions Continue to Rise as Elections Draw Near: Nationalist Party Merges with the Emperor's Party

Police continue to be deployed throughout the Greater Tokyo Area as well as up and down Honshu as severe discontent continues to erupt in random acts of violence and rioting. Imperial Officials rest the blame of these riots as due to the extreme overcrowding of the Islands ever since the population was evacuated from Shikoku and Kyushu in order to avoid foreigner rule. Officials also state that the Terrorist group known as "Kyokujitsu" being allowed to move into the Home Islands is also a leading, if not one of THE, major reasons why these riots are occuring.

"We can't be 100% sure, but Imperial Psycho-analysts, as well as gauging the general mood, seems to tell us that there is a general sense of betrayal" claims Ougumi Miyagi, a speaker for the Interior Ministry.

"There are many nations throughout the Pacific that are actually harboring these terrorists, these enemies of civilization, what's worse is that some of these nations are our friends and allies! We've tried diplomatic contact with no success...There is simply no trust left in the International Community"

In further news, the Nationalist Party of Japan has merged into the Emperor's Party, effectively increasing the Emperor's Party control over the Royal Court. Former nationalist Party leaders have put out only a short address as to why, stating that "the Nationalist and Imperial Goals are one in the same, there is no need to stay divided any longer".

This has been met with Roaring approval from many without the Empire, especially in Enkaido and Hokkaido, where Imperial support is some of the strongest.

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First Imperial Built Submarines Hit The Waters

Today the Imperial Navy service announced the launch of 4 attack nuclear power submarines.

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these new I-Class Submarines are an advancement from the 3 Untersebootes that have been part of the Imperial Navy for a very long time now, and now add to the fleet, bringing it up to a total of 7 submarines

INS Kyoto

INS Sendai

INS Yokohama

INS Saitama

the new I-class features the latest in Imperial stealth and detection/sensory technology, full armament compliment with several prototype OTN torpedoes, and a max speed of 30 knots

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Measure Fails, CPJ's push to end Japanization stopped

With Green Party members once again failing to show up for Royal Court, the Communist Party of Japan, now leader of the Royal Court, was left to face the Emperor's party in a heated debate over the continuation of Japanization in overseas territories like Sahklin Oblast, Enkaido, and the Northern Marianas (now including Guam).

Without the super-majority in the Court, the CPJ was hard-pressed to even be able to present the issue (the resolution was highly opposed by the Emperor), and found it even harder to garner enough support to force it through.

The Resolution, which would have called for the immediate end of Japanization efforts, failed by a vote of 34-22, with a surprising amount of CPJ court members joining the Emperor's Party stance on continued Japanization

"The Empire needs Homogeneity, if not on the racial then on the cultural and linguistic level at least" said one EP court member

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Provincial General of Enkaido Leads the Way; Embracing Japanization

In a special naming ceremony today, General Pavel Zvereva, head of the armed forces in Enkaido graciously and happily stood before the Imperial Army and citizenry of Enkaido in Khabarovsk* and accepted his Japanese name; Katsutoshi Yuudai. General Yuudai is encouraging all citizens in Enkaido who have joined the armed forces to apply for their Japanese name before joining. As part of the Japanization program, children under the age of 19 are given their japanese name in school, and therefore do not have to apply.

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OOC:

* Im not entirely sure if Khabarovsk falls within Enkaido; I've cross-referenced a map or two with the World Map from RP and it looks like it does

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* Im not entirely sure if Khabarovsk falls within Enkaido; I've cross-referenced a map or two with the World Map from RP and it looks like it does

OOC: Just barely. It's directly south of the Amur, which is your border with UFE. You don't have Vladivostok, though.

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Enkaido Engineering (EE) and Mistubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Join Forces

State-owned companies Enkaido Engineering, a fairly new Technology corporation created by the Imperial Administration a month after acquiring the territory, and Mistubishi Heavy Industries, Neo Japan's leading heavy weapons and large scale construction equipment developer, today signed an agreement which will have both companies pool their resources and efforts into the development of Guam.

Guam, once a territory under control of terrorists, is currently under development into as financial, tourist, and naval center. The island has only so far received support from the occupation force, colonists, and the Imperial Administration, but not any of the Imperial Administration's companies. That's changed now, as EE and MHI will be cooperating in developing Guam, and in exchange will be joint running a new research facility to be built on the island.

At current projections, Guam is scheduled to be open to the international community in 3 months (rp time)

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Community Building Projects Reach Across Empire

It has often been said that Religion is the tool of the Government to keep the peace amongst it's people, and in this case it is true. Today the Emperor granted building rights to the Enkaido Provincial Government (for you readers who don't understand, the equivalent of a state government) to begin construction on 3 major temples across Enkaido; two dedicated to Shinto, one dedicated to Buddhism.

The same building rights were granted to the Northern Mariana Provincial Government, who will be building a large Shinto Temple on Guam and a joint Shinto/Buddhist Shrine on Pagan Island (for the troops stationed there). Such construction rights are heralded by the Imperial Administration as the final stages of Japanization, and construction is estimated to be finished 6 months minimum, given fair conditions and no conflict within that period.

In further News, the 6th auxillary army, designated participants of the Pacific Corps, have been ordered back to the Empire today for a bit of reprieve before their next Deployment. Small casualties were experienced in the ending of the murderous regime of Tunsheim, and a memorial service is being planned for those lost in the fighting. Many families are pleased to see our troops returning from abroad

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Tokyo Times Reporting...

It is with great Horror that the Tokyo Times reports a grievous and heinous crime. Rockport, a once respectable nation, today utterly destroyed, without provocation, the Southern Fleet while in harbor in our supposed friends the Dragon Empire's ports. No apology, no compensation. The Fleet was conducting lawful business in DE territory when Rockport demanded that DKT suspects who were arrested be released from rightful Imperial custody. The fleet refused, and instead demanded that Rockport try to be civil and seek diplomacy instead; a request that was denied. The Southern Fleet now lies at the bottom of the harbors in Dragon Empire, our "friends" who never lifted a finger to deny the barbaric Rockports from slaughtering a Fleet that obstinantly refused to fight. The following vessels have been destroyed, the majority of their crew lost;

INS Akikaze - frigate

INS Hayate - Frigate

INS Ryujo - Carrier

INS Nagasaki - Battleship

We have recieved reports from the Imperial Naval Service that 3 ships were able to escape the devastation, bearing what survivors there could be found from the remaining ships

INS Miyagi - Corvette

INS Saitama - Submarine

INS Sendai - Submarine

No apology or compensation, or even justification has been offered from Rockport, nor has any word come from the Dragon Empire as to why they let this crime be committed in their territory.

Grand Admiral Seiji Tokunaga had this to say

"As of this moment on, no Rockport vessel, craft, or persons may enter Imperial territory. Doing so will result in immediate and unwarned annihilation. Likewise, no longer will any Imperial citizen, for whatever reason, travel into the South Pacific in its entirety unless strictly for business; Rockport has allied itself with terrorism"

"We have discussed the matter with our allies the Triyunicans, and we will be working round the clock to rebuild our fleet. Rockport has been given an official demand for compensation"

Imperial Shipyards have been ordered into full production to coincide with allied production in order to maximize production time to rebuild the fleet. Admiral Tokunaga has ordered a complete recall of all abroad military vessels to return to the Empire to defend its territories while this crippling blow can be repaired.

In the meantime, no word has come from Tokyo on just what the Empire will do with the Dragon Empire on this very blatant breach of treaty. The only word from the Ministry of International Relations is that the treaty is currently under review

More to come...

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Community Building Projects Reach Across Empire

It has often been said that Religion is the tool of the Government to keep the peace amongst it's people, and in this case it is true. Today the Emperor granted building rights to the Enkaido Provincial Government (for you readers who don't understand, the equivalent of a state government) to begin construction on 3 major temples across Enkaido; two dedicated to Shinto, one dedicated to Buddhism.

The same building rights were granted to the Northern Mariana Provincial Government, who will be building a large Shinto Temple on Guam and a joint Shinto/Buddhist Shrine on Pagan Island (for the troops stationed there). Such construction rights are heralded by the Imperial Administration as the final stages of Japanization, and construction is estimated to be finished 6 months minimum, given fair conditions and no conflict within that period.

The Philippines was unaware of Neo-Japan's policy of Japanization, especially in regards to the traditionally Malayo-Polynesian islands of the Northern Marianas and Guam. Manila hereby denounces this policy and urges Neo-Japan to take measures at least on Guam to protect the indigenous 'Chmorro' language and culture.

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Shimizu Corp releases World's first open ended game

Emperor Shocks Empire with controversial Treaty

Empire still to enter Transvaal Cup

Representatives of the Game and Sports Department inside the Ministry of the Internal have answered the press today in a stunning press conference announcing the Empire's continued participation in the Transvaal World Cup. Many were shocked at this announcement, given the rather icy relationship between Transvaal and the Empire right now.

"The Empire has participated in the Transvaal World Cup since it's beginning, and there is no reason to stop playing simply because they don't like us that much" said a lighthearted G&S Department spokesperson.

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Memorial Service for the Murdered

Today the Imperial Armed Forces held an official memorial service for those members of the former Southern Fleet who were brutally, illegally, slaughtered by Rockport attack forces. By government request, no more will be said in this issue

Today in Science

Scientists at the University of Hokkaido Observatory and Space lab today released their discovery of the first known Binary Black Hole system.

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little black hole near this big one - binary system

Team Leader and founder of the project, Hiroshi Kakei, had noticed that for the last 2 years, the Quasar OJ287 had been giving off periodic flashes of light, occurring less than two years apart every 12 years or so. Using Einstein's theory of general relativity, Kakei and his team showed that these pulses could be the result of a small, orbiting black hole entering into the debris disk around the larger one, stationed at one end of the ellipse. In order to confirm the theory, the team created a model to predict the timing of the next pulse - and they were right

"Current science and mathematics won't let us theorize on any other possibility, not that I mind; this is a truly fascinating discovery!" Hiroshi Kakei told our lead reporter

Coming up...

The Sudoku Serial Killer has threatened police to kill 1, 4, or 9 people next...

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War! Nuclear War in Europe and Middle East! Emperor Mobilizes Once Again!

Nuclear Missiles Fly as the war against Rebel Army and her allies continues. Emperor Frost today informed the public that the 1st Army is being mobilized, and the Fleet is currently loading the 2nd army for transport. No official declaration of war or support has been issued yet, and word from the Science Ministry confirms rumors that the entire ministry has been mobilized to deal with Radiation cleanup and protection issues, while working with the Internal Ministry to deal with long-term effects of nuclear war.

more coming soon...

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Imperial Army On Full Alert, Navy Withdrawn to Safer Waters, Preparations for War complete

With the sub-human barbarians of the South Pacific clamoring for war once again, the Empire found itself readying for combat yet again. Already the 1st Army has begun arriving in South Western UFE on the Indochinese Border, and reports of continued readiness from the Imperial Naval Service are only just coming in. The Southern Fleet, which had been deployed on a mission, is being recalled to friendly waters, and is now sitting in UFE waters in the south. The IAF is already claiming to have been conducting reconnaissance missions over Indochina, though no word out of the military has yet come regarding whether or not fighting has broken out

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Outfitting of Imperial Naval Service Complete

With the Exception of the Southern Fleet, which is scheduled to pull into Ports tomorrow, complete refitting of the Imperial Fleet has completed. The recent refit includes equipping rail gun technology bought from the UFE and an upgrade to sensory equippment

Team Japan Ties Vs Azerbaijan

The Opening games for the Transvaal World Cup completed with our own national team facing the Azerbaijan Republic for its first match. It was a slow paced match, and resulted in a tie

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Massive Stimulus Package To be Sent to UFE

With Victory against the barbarians of the South Pacific gained and the Middle East a crater, our allies in the UFE find themselves facing a massive damage control crisis, as well as inevitable economic problems. Because of this, The Emperor has ordered an economic stimulus package to be sent to UFE straight away. Already several of the Emperor's companies, including Enkaido Engineering and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Imperial Steel Works, Rising Sun Naval Co., etc, have begun heavy investment into UFE companies, particularly state-owned areas where the money can be used most effectively. Construction crews and Radiation Teams are also being sent to the UFE to aid in the rebuilding process.

To secure friendships made in haste, the same package of aid will also be sent to our allies and friends the Dutch in Europe

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