Nakama

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Nakama
仲間国
"Nakama-Koku"
Motto: 風林火山
"Fuurin Kazan"
Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain
Anthem: 仲間の国
"Nakama no Kuni"
(en:Land of Nakama)
Capital
(and largest city)
Nanohana
Official language(s) Japanese
Ethnic groups  Yamato (87%), Namiyan (5%), Aborigines (3%), Okataian (2%), Korean (1%), others (2%)
Demonym Nakamaese
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarch
 -  Emperor Shirafuji
 -  Prime Minister Hiroshi Takanashi
Major Historical Events
 -  Establishion of Ichihara-kyo 1185 
 -  Yukimasa Edict 8 October 1821 
Area
 -  Total 333,732 km2 
128,855 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) .8
Population
 -  2017 estimate 107,945,832 
 -  2010 census 106,302,626 
 -  Density 323/km2 
836.6/sq mi
HDI (2017) 0.858 (Very High) 
Currency Nakamaese Yen (¥)
Time zone NNT (UTC+10)
Drives on the Left
Simlympic code NKA
Internet TLD .nk

Nakama (仲間国 Nakama-Koku?) is a country in east asia located in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島). Located in the northeastern part of Pacific Ocean, bordering with Japan and Okatabawashi in the west, with Guam in the south, Stretching from the Nakama Sea in the north to the Mariana Islands in the south. Nakama is a series of archipelago consisting about 708 islands with the main islands are Seijima, Higashima and Ogasawara. With 107 millions inhabitant, Nakama currently is AIN 2nd largest country by population. Nanohana the capital city of Nakama currently also hold Earth's 4th largest metropolitan area with about 27 million residents inhabiting there.

Nakama currently AIN 3rd largest economy by the total nominal of GDP with GDP total about $ 3.3 Trillions. Having HDI of 0.858, Nakama is a developed country with the 18th highest standart of living. The economy is export-driven, with production focusing on electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and software programming.

Etymology

According to the history, Name of Nakama (仲間) firstly mentioned after the end of Genpei War where the remaining member of Taira Clan claimed the "southern land" which later become their territory. From the original Japanese Languange, term of Nakama (仲間) literally means united or comrade. It's believed that the name Nakama was taken to unite the remaining power of Taira Clan in the southern land to face the Minamoto Shogunate from the north.

History

Prehistory Era

Archeological research indicated that Nakama firstly inhabited from around 7,000 BC. Settlers believed moved from the mainland asia thoughout Japanese archipelago toward the southeastern part of Honshu and Izu islands.

Pre-Genpei Nakahara (Before 1180)

Nakama prior to Genpei war in late 12th century are in the direct control of Imperial House of Japan. Nakama known as Southern land or Nangoku (南国) with the central power at Naga Province (名賀国). At this period, Nakama divides into 36 provinces while the southern Seijima Island are barely settled and Ogasawara Island not included in the map at this point.

Genpei War and Taira Shogunate

With the Genpei War in Honshu, in 1180 Ichihara-kyo in modern day Ichihara city established as the temporary seat of Japan's Imperial Court, and therefore the capital of the country, for roughly six months in 1180 during genpei war. Eventually with the lost from Genpei War, Taira clan move from Japanese area to the southern land, establishing feudalism over the land ultimately split Nakama from now Minamoto clan ruled Japan. In 1187 Nakama Imperial government officially established alongside with the feudalistic power of Taira Shogunate with the Taira no Suzuki (later known as Emperor Ichiriki) as the imperial leader. Nakama capital set in Ichihara-kyo which remains to be the capital of the country for next 4 centuries where the Kurahashi Shogunate set the capital in Nanohana.

During this period of Taira leadership, Southern land reconciled the relation with northern land who later ruled by Shikken from Hōjō clan. In 1266, Emperor Daiyouki enacted the reform where the administrative territory of Nangoku defined as 53 province which later become the base of the modern Nakama prefecture administrative divisions. Taira Shogun in this period come from the branch line of the early Taira Clan who formed the Nangoku (later Nakama) administration. By 1345, the weakening of main imperial line of Nangoku, Taira Yoshitoshi as the shogun at that time reinforce the situation by strengthened the rule of shogunate on Nangoku and redefine the rule of local daimyos leader of every provinces which resulting for more control of daimyos toward their lands.

Warring State Period

In 1501 with the weakening authority of taira shogunate combined with multiple succession crisis, numberous of local daimyos on the country pursue to gather the power and dominance on their areas initially by seeking the loyality toward one side during a succession crisis which later grow into the open war all over the region. During this period of warring state (1501-1603) many daimyos engage into other in order to gain influence.

With the similar condition during the Sengoku Period in northern land (Japan), in 1579 series of battle happened in Shibasaki between the forces of coalition of Oda Clan from north with the Kurahashi Clan which the daimyo of Shibasaki area alongside with several reinforcement including from declining Taira Shogunate. Although this invasion toward Nakama had failed, it triggers the later Kurahashi Clan's heir at that time Kurahashi Muramasa (1563-1640) to gather the dividing power of Southern Land back into single centralized authority in order to repel any future possible treat toward their land.

in 1590 Toyotomi Hideyoshi seeking to unify the southern land diplomatically. However multiple attempt had been failed, mostly due to the strong disagreement from Kurahashi Clan leader (which is Muramasa at that time) who is the representative of southern land most of time. in 1592, Kurahashi Muramasa started to gather ally in order to start his unification under the banner of Kurahashi. By 1603, Kurahashi able to gain Emperor Yoiki favor after multiple battle with other clans to become the shogun replacing the fallen Taira Shogunate, ultimately ending the warring state period.

Kurahashi Shogunate

Kurahashi


World War 2

Modern Nakama

From 1954-1980, Nakama has developed from the "messed up nation" to one of the world's developed nations. At that range of time, Economy sector growth rapidly also with the education sector which also bring the "hi-tech" to the nation. Nakama also had a "Baby Boom" which also increased its population rapidly during years 1960-1990 (Nanohana, as the capital of Nakama ever suffer overpopulation in years 1990s since the very high population growth though this overpopulation handled by the government with transmigration to the other area in Nakama). With these much developments, Nakama become one of largest economy center in the world alongside with several neigboring nations in the east asia.

In 1965, Nakama parliament decide to ban any of communism and socialist influence in Nakama including dismissing the communist party which still active in parliament due to the recent debate about the communism after seeing situation in several countries in southeast asia (mostly about Karasem 1962 Communism Revolution) which everyone concerned to be happened also in Nakama and its incompatibility with Nakama constitution. This decision however lead to several protest from the communism pro societies yet this wave of protest didnt lead to any larger conflict neither riot since the government able to convince them.

On 1981, Nakama suffer a 9.2 magnitude scale earthquake 19Km offshore Shimotake Prefecture, devasting the nearby city, Yashi which is Nakama 3rd largest city and causing more than 207,000 casualties because of the structural collapse, tsunami, landslide and several post-earthquake fires. This earthquake currently the largest one that hit Nakama and the worst in Nakama history because of its damage and its death toll the highest in the Nakama history. Though then, Nakama suffer another worse earthquake in 2011

Nakama entertainment industries later begun to compete with the surrounding countries in 1990s with the rise of the number of local productions of "manga" (comics) , "anime", films and dramas, and musics. As for today, Nakama entertainment industry become one of the main industry of the country though this industry currently compete very hard with the neighboring countries.

Nakamaese engineers from 1970s developing the technologies in the several sectors such as the earthquake and tsunami engineering (structural), energy conservation (environmental) and electrical technologies. In the structural engineering, with seeing what happened in Shimotake 1981 Earthquake, Nakama built tsunami wall with several alarms in its coastal area (though in 2011 these still failed to intercept the disaster which happened that time which was bigger than what predicted beforehand). Meanwhile, one of the best achievement in environmental sector is on 2009, Nakama noted as its electricity almost 80% come from non fossil fuel energy which also one of the national achievement to reduce the greenhouse effect. Nakama achievement in the electrical technologies as much as now the national economy depends on this sector with its development on the electronic devices, software engineering etc.

Government and politics

Nakama Prime minister in 2007-2017 Aki Fukuzawa
Nakama is a constitutional monarchy where the power of the Emperor/Empress is very limited. As a ceremonial figurehead, he/she is defined by the constitution as "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people." Power is held chiefly by the Prime Minister of Nakama and other elected members of the Diet, while sovereignty is vested in the Nakamaese people. Emperor Shirafuji is the current Emperor of Nakama who took throne since 1992.

Nakama's legislative organ is the National Diet, a bicameral parliament. The Diet consists of a House of Representatives with 500 seats, elected by popular vote every six years or when dissolved, and a House of Councillors of 257 seats, whose popularly elected members serve six-year terms. There is universal suffrage for adults over 18 years of age, with a secret ballot for all elected offices. The Diet is currently dominated by the Nakama Liberal Democratic Party (NLDP). The NLDP has enjoyed near continuous electoral success since 1952.

The Prime Minister of Nakama is the head of government and is appointed by the Emperor after being designated by the Diet from among its members. The Prime Minister is the head of the Cabinet, and he appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State. By 2017 Election, Hiroshi Takanashi from NLDP appointed to be Nakama Prime minister for next 5 years. Although the Prime Minister is formally appointed by the Emperor, the Constitution of Nakama explicitly requires the Emperor to appoint whoever is designated by the Diet.

Foreign relations

Military

Nakama National Force is Nakama armed military forces which as of July 2016 has total 307,290 active personnel. The military is governed by the Ministry of Defense, and primarily consists of the Nakama Ground Forces (NGF), the Nakama Marines Forces (NMF) and Nakama Air Forces (NAF). Although Nakama doesnt have any limitation of Military Deployment, Nakama National Force very rarely deployed in foreign land as armed except for several peace mission and humanitarian missions. Which make Nakama remains rather high in Global Peace Index.

Administrative divisions

Nakama is a Unitary state which national government has supreme privilege than any lower administrative divisions. Administrative division of Nakama consist of 4 level: National/State, Prefecture, Municipal level and sub-municipal for several areas. National/State handled by central government from Nanohana. Below National level, there are prefectural governments which consist total 40 Prefectures. Below prefectural government, there are cities or town or village administration which definition depends of the situation of following area. Lowest divisions are exclusively for Designated cities (excluding wards of Nanohana) which basically division of following city into wards.

Geography

Landscape

Climate

Environment

Economy

Demographics

Nakama population is estimated at around 107 millions, with 86 million or about 80% of total population living on Seijima Island. Majority of population inhabited northern part of Nakama while southern Nakama has lower population density. Nakama mostly consist of Southern Yamato people which makes 87% of its total population with homogenous liguistic and culture. Notable ethnic minorities includes: Namiyan People (5%), Ogasawaran aborigines (4%), Okataian (1%), and Korean (1%).

Nakama have the pretty much high life expectancy at birth compared to any country in the world: 80.6 years for persons born in the period 2010–2015. The Nakamaese population growth decreased as a result of a post–World War II baby boom followed by a decrease in birth rates which caused more controlable population growth (as for 2017 its 0.20%). Nakama population projected to be peaked in 2050 with population around 130 millions and later begun to be decreased as the trend of population agging in east asia.

Nakama population in overall have high living standart with HDI rates .858 moreover some part on Northern part of Nakama have HDI rate .900. Although the several location in Nakama, most notable Ishitani Prefecture know to have several demographic issues with lower living standart of .684 (lowest in Nakama) makes inequity development problem in Nakama which rising since the modernization of Kurahashi Shogunate. Poverty are uncommon in the norhtern part compared to the several area in the southern part of Nakama which have higher rate than northern part.

Nakama suffers from a high suicide rate. In 2011, the number of suicides exceeded 23,000 for the twelfth straight year. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 30.

Largest cities or towns in Nakama
Nakama National Statistic Institute
Rank Name Prefecture Pop. Rank Name Prefecture Pop.
Nanohana
Nanohana

Matsukawa
Matsukawa

1 Nanohana Nanohana 10,478,952 11 Namiya Namiya Prefecture 1,293,021 Mizawa
Mizawa

Shinko
Shinko

2 Matsukawa Matsukawa Prefecture 3,119,416 12 Suzukake Suzukake Prefecture 1,129,384
3 Mizawa Mizawa Prefecture 2,819,022 13 Sumida Sumida Prefecture 1,028,192
4 Shinko Shinko Prefecture 2,204,492 14 Shimazaki Shimazaki Prefecture 901,912
5 Yashi Yashi Prefecture 2,013,901 15 Shiromoto Shiromoto Prefecture 870,392
6 Hazaki Hazaki Prefecture 1,920,123 16 Miyauchi Miyauchi Prefecture 805,439
7 Mashikura Abashiri Prefecture 1,802,293 17 Nagikawa Matsukawa Prefecture 760,392
8 Fukuzaki Fukuzaki Prefecture 1,549,101 18 Kizuta Shimazaki Prefecture 690,493
9 Shizuya Nagaoka Prefecture 1,392,012 19 Shiozawa Shiozawa Prefecture 655,493
10 Ichihara Ichihara Prefecture 1,309,129 20 Hachijo Hachijo Prefecture 629,310

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Modern Nakama Pop

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