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Glass
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Should Kirizai Zaibatsu be unwilling or unable to fulfil it's share, action may be taken to secure the company's future.
 

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Final Tally:

Ethnic and Cultural Groups Recognition Act: 21.5/17/1.5
Passed
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Yamagata (1896-1898): The Red Terror

The violence that has plagued the NLP government raged on during the closing days of Yamagata’s first term as Prime Minister. A state of emergency was only temporary relief, so as soon as it was declared over the rebels sprung up again. With an election dawning at the end of the term, it seemed that whoever opposed the NLP would see popularity among the masses. The NLP though wanted no opposition, and did all in its power to prevent opposition to its rule from forming.

The Korean rebels were all but vanquished at the start of the end of Yamagata’s first term. The last remnants of the Nationalist movement were all but eliminated. Japan had once again secured control over the Korean peninsula. With the colonies back under their control, the Japanese government decided to expand interests across the Sea of Japan. China was fighting a brutal civil war at the time. Guangxi, Yunnan, and Diet Nam were engaged in a war against the Qing Empire, which had fractured following the westernization of China. Japan decided to take advantage of this and backed up its ally Qinghai against the Chinese. It was not enough though, as Qinghai soon suffered multiple defeats and would face occupation by the Chinese. In Manchuria, a possible plan to conquer the area fell short as Belgium expanded its influential grasp on the area. If a war with Manchuria were to take place, the Japanese would have to fight against the Belgians as well.

A new community would be established in the world to promote worldwide cooperation. It was called the Olympic community, and it would be responsible for creating the modern Olympiad. Japan gladly joined the community, as an international sporting event would earn the country great praise for its physical strength. The winter games would take place in Moscow, while the summer games would take place in Madrid. Japan felt nervous to attend these games due to the past grievances with both Russia and Spain. They sent athletes anyway, about 15 of them, to compete in both Olympic Games. As Japan put on its sporting attire, word came from the far north. The Artic expedition sent up to reach the North Pole failed. The government decided to try again, and sent another expedition up North to see if the Artic could be fully explored.

Things would get dicey as the election approached. Socialists and radicals were still protesting in the streets over the CPA. The government had to try and keep the socialists in-line, and many suggested nation-wide crackdown on the socialists to put them in their place. A new political party would form in this chaos, the Liberal Democratic Party. The LDP was a combination of socialists and radicals who were disenfranchised in their previous parties. As the government thought of ways to rid itself of this new opposition, another revolt broke out. A Jacobin revolt of over 600,000 men broke out across Japan. They struck quick and hard. By the end of the year 1896, they had controlled Kyushu, Shikoku, and Tohuku. General Kusanagi Miroki once again had to find a way to deal with this dilemma. His advisors suggested that protesters and rebels be rounded up and thrown in jail for opposing the law. Some advisers recommended he passed reforms to appease the people and take their minds off of the CPA. Other advisers even suggested just repealing the CPA. Kusanagi once again decided to wait it out, and ordered the Imperial Army to mobilize against the Jacobins. By the end of 1897, all Jacobins were killed, imprisoned, or forced to flee. Yet, the socialist movement continued to march in protest to the CPA.

As the election season dawned on Japan, it faced a growing crisis. The NLP had silenced all opposition, and made sure no party would rise up to challenge its rule. The opposition that remained was too weak to try and oppose the NLP. However, dissent in the NLP was growing. Many of the NLP who came from the old Freedom Party began to speak out against the NLP’s lack of respect for democracy. Perhaps the new liberal party could inspire them to break off? Regardless, this election would see once and for all if the NLP was to stay in power, or if the shackles of tyranny could finally be thrown off.
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Industrial Wealth:


mrlifeless:
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Earned: 284,773
Debt: 0

Keinwyn:
Cash: 2,314,232
Earned: 646,999
Debt: 0

Scrapknight:
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Earned: 61,831
Debt: 70,403

unweadly:
Cash: 0
Earned: -9,910
Debt: 4,103
 
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[Private: Privy Council]

I ask the Privy Council to consider vetoing the Ethnic and Cultural Groups Recognition Act; such an act runs against the nature of the Empire, and grants legitimacy to the so-called "Ainu" peoples, amongst others.
 

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((Private - National Liberal Party Leadership))

It is time for the usual pre-election primaries, thus I ask all candidates seeking the office of Party Leadership to declare before the Party Congress ((24 hour period)). If Our Honourable Prime Minister does not wish to run, I will throw my hat in the race, to protect the Party's ideals of Nationalism, Datism and Loyalty to the Emperor.

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As we approach elections once more it is time for the Liberal Democratic Party to elect a leader. I ask all candidates who wish to run to declare there intentions so that we might begin the decision making process as to the position. ((Nomination Period Ends 2AM 10.01.2016)) I wish to make it known that I will be running for Liberal Democratic Party Leader.

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Jacobins. Ito Masaki hated the word. He preferred to call them traitors, for that was surely what they were for rising up against the Emperor and his government. Kyushu was crawling with them. It seemed every time there was an invasion or rebellion, the island got hit the hardest. The Ito family had learned from these past attacks and was more than ready this time.

Most of the Jacobins had focused on the towns rather than the estates in the countryside, but one foolish group had wandered onto Masaki's property. They even had the audacity to set up camp right in the middle of his lawn. Right now a campfire was burning on his finely manicured grass. One of them had even lit one of his prize cherry blossom trees on fire and cackled while it burned. They seemed to be content to sit around their fire and share stories for now. Masaki wondered why they didn't attempt to loot his home. The moment the rebels had been spotted nearby, he had called the servants in and doused all the lamps. As far as these rebels were aware, the estate was freshly abandoned, yet they showed no interest in raiding the wealthy mansion. That served to show just how stupid these Jacobins truly were.

From his upstairs window, Masaki watched as one rebel threw a log on the campfire, probably a chopped-up piece of one of his cherry blossom trees. A mischievous smirk spread across his face. These Jacobins didn't know the trouble they had gotten into. Masaki pulled out a telescope and used it to survey the rebel camp. He could only spot about two dozen of them, so a small band. He had hoped for more so he could damage their numbers more, but it'd be much easier this way. Now it was time to test out his toy.

Doing his best not to make a lot of noise, Masaki pushed a full-sized cannon up to the window sill. He'd used his connections in the Ministry of Justice to get his hands on this fine piece of weaponry. With proper aiming, he could hit a target over a mile away. The rebel camp happened to be in that range. When the muzzle was resting on the window sill, Masaki started sighting down his target and aiming the cannon. He only needed one good shot. Once he believed his aim was accurate, he stuffed in the gunpowder and cannonball and lit a match. This was going to be fun.

Before he lit the fuse, Masaki leaned out the window and yelled, "Hey, you damn Jacobins. Get off my lawn!"

The rebels jumped up, startled by his voice. They scanned around for a bit before they realized where he was. By that time, he had already lit the fuse. A cruel grin spread across Masaki's face as the fuse burned away.

With a loud roar, the cannonball burst from the cannon and soared straight at the rebel camp. Masaki knew his aim had been true when the campfire exploded into a giant inferno. Men screamed in agony and several more went flying through the air. A few of them were lying in pieces. It took a few moments before some of them started to move and get back to their feet. Surveying the damage with his telescope, Masaki surmised he had killed or wounded at least a good two-thirds of them.

Once the rebels regained their senses, they grabbed their guns and started shooting up at him. He was too far away for their aim to be accurate. At least that was what Masaki thought until the window in the room over shattered. Time to teach these rebels another lesson.

With quiet precision, Masaki loaded up the cannon once more, took aim, and lit the fuse. The cannon rocked backwards as another blast struck the enemy. The cannonball struck near two men and send dirt flying everywhere. There were some more rebels who wouldn't be causing trouble anymore. Realizing that their guns were no match for a cannon, the few remaining rebels started to scatter. Masaki patiently loaded the cannon again and fired off another shot. This one only hit one man, but the agonizing screaming that followed showed that it hadn't killed him. By that point, the rest had scattered and were far out of range. The fun was over.

Masaki slowly descended the stairs of his home and entered his study. He plucked his father's katana from above the mantle and made his way outside. From there he followed the cries of pain. The first man he came upon barely seemed even aware he was there. He ended the man's suffering with one quick stroke of his blade. He went from man to man, checking to see who had survived and who had not. When he encountered a survivor, he ended their life. Most of them were missing limbs or had severe burns. Killing them was merciful at this point. The last man he approached was attempting to crawl away. He had a jagged piece of metal jutting from his leg, shrapnel from one of the blasts. He whimpered as Masaki approached.

"Please don't kill me," the Jacobin said. Up close, the rebel was no more than a boy, just barely having reached manhood. His face was covered in a mix of dirt, tears, and snot. Masaki scowled.

"Your fate was sealed the moment you rose up against the Emperor," Masaki said. "Now accept your fate and receive an honourable death."

The boy raised his hands to cover his face. "I don't want to die."

Masaki spat in disgust. "This weakness shames you and fair Nippon. If we cannot face death with honour as our ancestors did, then we are no better than the nanban."

The boy stopped sniffling and stared up at Masaki. There was fear in his eyes, but even more so there was understanding. He wiped the mess from his face and forced himself to rise to his knees. He grimaced in pain, for the shrapnel in his legs hindered his movement. Once he knelt before Masaki, he slowly drew a knife from his side. He placed the tip against his stomach and held his head up high. Despite that, the boy trembled in fear.

Masaki held out his katana, watching the light of the nearby fire shimmer off its finely polished blade. The rebel watched it too and did his best to maintain his composure. Masaki was thoroughly impressed. As he raised his sword, he said to the boy, "You shall die with honour this day."

Masaki's katana swung down as the boy pushed his blade into his stomach. He gasped in pain, but that ended as soon as Masaki cut the boy's head from his shoulders. It rolled away into the darkness. Masaki took in a deep breath and wiped the blood from his katana. This had certainly been an eventful night. Now he just had to worry about fixing his lawn.
 

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((Private - National Liberal Party))

I will stand for the leadership of our great party once again with the promise of a continuation of my policies and the eradication of the radical elements within the Empire that are destabilizing it. Let us move forward together for a stronger Japan: one true to the principles of loyalty to the Emperor and following in line with the beliefs held by Prince Date.
 
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Name: Nakamura Isamu

Specialty: Military

Background: Nakamura Isamu was born in Choshu in 1861 to aristocratic parents. Although Isamu's father, a minor samurai, lost what little land he had after the Meiji Restoration, his support for the Imperial forces secured his political position in Choshu. Isamu, wishing to surpass his father in terms of political importance, chose to go into the military. He received a thoroughly modern education at Japan's finest military academy, and he quickly found a home within the nascent Imperial Navy. Isamu saw action in both the Great Asian War, during which he received a commendation for bravery and a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and in the current conflict with Britain and Russia. Promoted to Captain in 1891, Nakamura distinguished himself in the Second Anglo-Japanese War, seeing action in the Hokkaido and Kamchatka Campaigns. He played a vital role in organising the Japanese withdrawal from Russia after the disastrous Battle of Khabarovsk. Following the conclusion of the war in 1893, Nakamura served in several administrative posts before being chosen to lead the second Japanese expedition to the North Pole in 1898. Should he succeed in reaching the Pole, a possible promotion to Rear Admiral could follow.
 

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((Private - National Liberal Party Congress))

Since no one opposes Prime Minister Yamagata in his bid to continue as Party Leader, I do hereby announce that Prime Minister Yamagata will once again lead us in a General Election.

Lord Tanabe Shinzou