campaign_map_playable_areas_onscreen_name_1564135513 Japan False
campaigns_description_jap_boshin Placeholder Boshin description False
campaigns_onscreen_name_jap_boshin Fall of the Samurai False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135711 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135713 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135730 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135735 The Shimazu of Satsuma domain are an old clan, and can claim the Minamoto Shoguns of old as blood relatives. They have long received tribute from the Ryukyu Kingdom and traded with China, making them more independent and open to foreign ideas than many others in Japan. Their loyalties, for the most part, lie with the Emperor. Satsuma has two provinces at the start of the campaign and is rich, with an effective and efficient administration. They also have an advantage when it comes to recruiting foreign veterans as agents. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135741 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135743 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135749 The Nabeshima, lately of Saga domain, were sensible enough to join Tokugawa Ieyasu while there was still doubt over the result of the Battle of Sekigahara. Their domain includes the port of Nagasaki, where Japan has its only official trade with the West. Perhaps this knowledge of the outside world and its dangers has convinced the Nabeshima to throw their weight behind the Imperial Court? The Nabeshima have Western connections and trade that is far ahead of any other domain, making them artillery experts with good shipbuilding and industrial facilities. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135755 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135765 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135775 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135777 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135780 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135781 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135785 The Yamauchi clan owe their position in Tosa to their support for Tokugawa Ieyasu at Sekigahara in 1600. However, by the 1860s the Tosa domain was loyal to the Emperor’s party. Yamauchi Toyoshige urged the Shogun to return authority to the Emperor and so prevent Choshu and Satsuma from becoming too powerful. When this became impossible, Tosa sided with the Emperor’s forces. Skilled in diplomacy, they also have a good deal of naval expertise, reflected by initial ship experience and ability to bombard targets on the shore. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135788 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135796 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135806 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135815 The Mori clan have resented the Shogunate for 250 years. They agreed to keep their forces out of the Battle of Sekigahara and subsequently gave up Osaka Castle without a fight. Their reward for neutrality was not preferment. Instead, they were stripped of their possessions and given Choshu domain: hardly a prize. Eventually, they rose against the Shogunate, and were among those wanting to “expel the barbarians” at sword point. Ishin shishi recruited in Choshu will be of high quality, and Choshu armies are well motivated with a good charge bonus. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135818 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135825 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135833 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135840 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135841 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135846 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135849 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135851 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135860 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135865 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135874 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135882 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135884 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135891 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135896 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135905 The Sakai clan, of Obama domain, are firm supporters of the Shogunate. Sakai Tadakatsu was one of the roju, or elders, under Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun. The Sakai clan also claim to be related to the Minamoto clan, making them well connected. Because of their long experience in government and administration, the Sakai are experts at managing populations. They receive a taxation bonus, are highly efficient at repression, and pay less upkeep for land units. Their garrison troops are also high quality. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135909 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135911 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135913 The Todo clan, rulers of Tsu domain, cannot claim a proud samurai lineage like other clans. Todo Takatora was an ashigaru, a peasant footsoldier, during the great wars of the Sengoku Jidai. He sided with the Tokugawa at Sekigahara, and was rewarded with the fief of Tsu. Changing sides at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, the Todo supported Choshu and Satsuma domains, and therefore the Imperial forces. Such flexibility goes some way to explain why the Todo of Tsu have such excellent shinobi at their command. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135916 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135921 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135927 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135931 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135941 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135942 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135952 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135962 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135964 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135968 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135975 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135978 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135985 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135988 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135993 The Makino clan of Nagaoka are loyal to the Shogun rather than the Emperor. They are administrators rather than warriors, and claim descent from Takenouchi no Sukune, the legendary statesman and advisor to five great Emperors of old. Nagaoka benefits from its rulers’ love of modern ideas, and their links to foreign arms dealers. The domain has better business skills and economic bonuses; it can produce modern-style units at lower cost than others; and Nagaoka troops can reload on the battlefield at speed. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120135996 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136006 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136014 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136023 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136029 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136039 The poor Jozai domain is the fief of the Hayashi Clan. They are another great family that owes its position entirely to the Tokugawa Shogunate, and have repaid this with unstinting loyalty. As might be expected, they are traditionalists at heart and true to the old ways of Japan. Lack of money, however, has not meant a lack of invention, and the Hayashi have become specialists in guerrilla warfare. The units they can raise and the bonuses to their agents reflect this in many ways. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136041 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136048 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136056 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136065 Aizu is ruled by the Matsudaira clan. The Aizu-Matsudaira family owes its position, and even the family name, entirely to its long-standing links to the Tokugawa shoguns. By history and by inclination, Aizu is the principal domain of the Shogunate at the start of the Boshin War. A strong traditionalist streak has made the Matsudaira sponsors of the shinsengumi, former ronin now loyal to the Shogunate. This gives the Aizu domain shinsengumi agents and units an experience bonus, as well as cheaper traditional military units. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136070 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136071 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136078 Date Yoshikuni, the lord of Sendai, is loyal to the Shogunate. His family have been loyal to the Tokugawa clan since the end of the wars of the Sengoku Jidai. They have survived centuries of turmoil through political guile, making them implacable enemies and fierce warriors. They are all of those still, even after centuries of relative peace. In battle, Sendai armies are strong when attacking and defending. They also get a bonus to all diplomatic efforts, and are tolerant towards people of different allegiance. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136081 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136090 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136095 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136098 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136101 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_description_2120136106 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135711 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135713 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135730 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135735 The Independents\n\nShimazu Tadayoshi, the daimyo of the Satsuma domain, is heir to 400 (and more) years of continuous lordship. The Shimazu are an old clan, and can claim the Minamoto Shoguns of old as blood relatives. They are also unusual in that they have had contacts with the world outside Japan for centuries; these dealings have been carefully controlled and limited but they have, nonetheless, profited from contacts with the outside. The Shimazu have long claimed tribute from the Ryukyu Kingdom, and have had trade with China for many generations. They are, therefore, a little more open to foreign ideas than many others in Japan and, thanks to their remoteness from the capital, a little more independent than many others. Their loyalties, for the most part, lie with the Emperor and his vision for the future. \n\nSatsuma has two regions at the start of the campaign and, because of its Shimazu history, it is a rich domain with an effective and efficient administration. They also have an advantage when it comes to recruiting foreign veterans as agents. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135741 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135743 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135749 The Modernisers\n\nThe Saga domain is ruled by Nabeshima Mochizuru, the latest in a line of daimyo who were given this territory after the Tokugawa won the vicious civil war of the Sengoku Jidai. The Nabeshima did well by being sensible enough to join the Tokugawa cause while there was still some doubt over the result. They did not wait until the Battle of Sekigahara to decide where their true loyalties lay. \n\nThe domain includes the port of Nagasaki, a valuable resource for any daimyo. It is here that Japan has its only official trade with the West, and it is here that interesting ideas arrive in the country. Perhaps this knowledge of the harshness of the outside world is what has convinced the Nabeshima to throw their weight behind the Imperial Court rather than the Shogun. \n\nThe Nabeshima clan can rely on a few advantages in the coming struggle: they have Western connections and trade that is far ahead of any other domain. In turn, this learning allows them to be artillery experts, and have good shipbuilding and industrial facilities. The modern world has much to offer to those who would embrace it. Interestingly, the historical Nabeshima Mochizuru eventually resigned his position and left Japan to study in England.`` False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135755 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135765 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135775 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135777 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135780 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135781 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135785 The Mediators \n\nThe Yamauchi clan owe their lordship in Tosa to their support for Oda Nobunaga and then, after that great warlord’s death, their support of Tokugawa Ieyasu at the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Those families who supported the newly victorious Shogun did rather well in the centuries that followed. The Tosa domain, however, was predominantly loyal to the Emperor’s party by the time of the Boshin War: predominantly, but not entirely. Yamauchi Toyoshige urged the Shogun to return authority to the Emperor, avoid open warfare and so prevent Choshu and Satsuma from becoming even more powerful. When this became impossible, Tosa sided with the Emperor’s forces. \n\nHowever, this gives the Yamauchi and their domain some advantages. They are skilled in diplomacy, and have a good deal of naval expertise which is reflected in their ships’ experience and in their ability to bombard shore targets. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135788 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135796 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135806 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135815 The Emperor’s Fury \n\nThe Mori clan, rulers of Choshu, have nurtured resentment against the Shogunate for 250 years, and with what to them seems like good reason. They supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi in his struggle against the Tokugawa clan, but they also agreed with the Tokugawa to keep their forces out of the Battle of Sekigahara and they gave up Osaka Castle without a fight. Their reward for this extremely useful neutrality was not preferment. They were stripped of their possessions, and given the Choshu domain, hardly something that could be counted a prize. As a result, the Mori spent decades in resentment, plotting and near treason. Eventually, they found a cause and rose against the Shogunate when Japan was opened up to foreigners: they were among those wanting to “expel the barbarians” at sword point. Naval bombardments convinced the Mori that getting rid of the barbarians was a good thing, but that using Western, barbarian weapons to do it was going to be useful. \n\nThe Mori, then, are supporters of the Emperor because he is not the Shogun, and modernisers so that they can have the best weaponry for their armies. Any ishin shishi agents recruited by them will be of high quality, and their armies are well trained and motivated, with a good charge bonus. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135818 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135825 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135833 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135840 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135841 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135846 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135849 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135851 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135860 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135865 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135874 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135882 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135884 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135891 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135896 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135905 The Overseers \n\nThe Sakai clan, the rulers of Obama, are firm supporters of the Shogunate. The original Sakai lord of the domain, Sakai Tadakatsu, was one of the roju, or elders, under Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun. This was a hugely important post in the affairs of Japan, and Tadakatsu was correspondingly powerful within the Shogunate’s administration. The Sakai clan could also claim to be related to the Minamoto clan, and to be cousins of both the Tokugawa and the Matsudaira clans. They are, then, very well connected. Their domain is worthy of them. The town of Obama had been a prosperous trading port, but its importance declined as Japan closed itself off from the outside world. It remained an important link to Ezo, modern Hokkaido. \n\nBecause of their long experience of government and administration, they are experts at managing the population of their lands. They receive a taxation bonus, and are highly efficient at repression. They also spend money wisely, and they pay less upkeep for land units. All their garrison troops are also of high quality. \n\nIt is, by the way, a complete coincidence that the 44th President of the United States has the same name as this domain. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135909 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135911 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135913 The Betrayers \n\nThe Todo clan, rulers of the Tsu domain, cannot claim a proud samurai lineage like many of the other great clans of Japan. Their beginnings are actually rather humble: Todo Takatora was an ashigaru, a peasant footsoldier, during the great wars of the Sengoku Jidai. So what? So too was the mighty general Toyotomi Hideyoshi, revered as one of the three great unifiers of Japan! Todo Takatora was wise enough to side with the Tokugawa clan at Sekigahara, and he was rewarded with the fief of Tsu, comprising a good part of the provinces of Iga and Ise. \n\nHistorically, the Tsu chose to play a “long game”, apparently supporting the Shogunate until the very last moment. At the Battle of Toba-Fushimi they sided with the Choshu and Satsuma domains, and therefore with the Imperial forces. They then provided the Imperialists with a strategic position to continue the drive towards Kyoto. Their central position on the mainland, in what is now Mie Prefecture, lay between Edo and Kyoto, and this allowed them enviable flexibility and options in their loyalties. Such flexibility goes some way to explain why they have such excellent shinobi at their command. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135916 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135921 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135927 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135931 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135941 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135942 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135952 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135962 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135964 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135968 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135975 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135978 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135985 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135988 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135993 The Tycoons \n\nUnder the leadership of Makino Tadayuki, the Makino clan and the Nagaoka domain are loyal to the Shogun rather than the Emperor. As a family they owe their position to their successes as administrators rather than warriors and claim descent from Takenouchi no Sukune, legendary statesman and advisor to five great Emperors of old. Nagaoka domain benefits from its rulers’ love of modern ideas, and links to foreign arms dealers. The domain has better business skills (and economic bonuses); can produce modern-pattern units at lower cost than others; and Nagaoka troops can reload on the battlefield quicker than others’ soldiers. \n\nThe various branches of the Makino clan eventually did rather well out of the struggles of the Boshin War: the heads of three separate branches of the family, including the ruler of Nagaoka, were all ennobled as “viscounts” during the following Meiji period. Incidentally, the Nagaoka crater, and its smaller satellite craters, on the far side of the Moon are not named after the domain; they commemorate Nagaoka Hantaro, a noted Japanese physicist of the early 20th Century who put forward an early model for an atom’s structure in 1904. This was only 50 years after Japan had opened up, and vividly shows the tremendous efforts made by the country to modernise rapidly. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120135996 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136006 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136014 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136023 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136029 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136039 The Hidden Warriors \n\nThe Jozai domain is the fief of the Hayashi Clan, commanded by Hayashi Tadakata. They are another one of the great families that owes their position entirely to the Tokugawa Shogunate, and they have repaid this with unstinting loyalty. Previous, the Hiyashi had been retainers to the Matsudaira, who rule in Aizu. Jozai is not a particularly large domain, nor extremely rich, and the Hayashi clan only just have enough income to style themselves as daimyo; this has made no difference to their loyalty to the Shogunate. In this, as in much else, they are traditionalists at heart and true to the old ways of Japan. \n\nTheir lack of wealth has, however, made them think unconventionally about warfare. Lack of money has meant no lack of inventiveness, and the Hayashi clan have become specialists in guerrilla warfare in all its forms. The units they can raise and the bonuses to their agents reflect this in many ways. Open battle is not always the best way to win a war; sometimes it can be more useful to defeat an enemy with his own strength. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136041 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136048 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136056 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136065 The Traditionalists \n\nAizu is ruled by the Matsudaira clan, under their leader Matsudaira Katamori. The domain and its ruling clan can be comfortably counted among the bakufu, the supporters of the Shogun. The Aizu-Matsudaira family owes its position, and even the family name, entirely to its long-standing connections to the Tokugawa, the family of the Shoguns. The Matsudaira also had a clear instruction from the family founder to always support the Shogunate, a wise policy that meant that the family prospered and gained preferment. As a result, by history and by inclination, Aizu is the principal domain of the Shogunate at the start of the Boshin War. It has a proud martial tradition, its troops are well-trained, considered loyal, and are well placed to defend Kyoto, the Shogunate’s capital city, against threats from the Choshu and Satsuma domains. \n\nAs might be expected of such staunch Shogunate loyalists, the Matsudaira also have a strong traditional streak within their makeup. This has made them sponsors of the shinsengumi movement, the “newly chosen men”, former ronin who are also extremely loyal to the Shogunate and the idea of a traditional Japan. This gives the Aizu domain some of its bonuses in the game: shinsengumi agents and units have an experience bonus, and traditional military units are cheaper to recruit. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136070 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136071 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136078 The Negotiators \n\nDate Yoshikuni, the lord of Sendai, is loyal to the Shogunate. His family have been loyal to the Tokugawa clan since the end of the wars of the Sengoku Jidai. Then, Date Masamune had proven himself worthy, and established the domain with the blessing of the first Shogun. Even before then, the Date had been a noble and notable family of samurai, beginning as the Isa clan under the Minamoto. Given control of the Date province, and taking the name as their own, they survived centuries of turmoil. They have done this by political guile, implacable enemies, and fierce warriors. Now, as lords of Sendai, they are still all of those, even after centuries of relative peace. In battle, Sendai armies have longer when attacking, and need to defend for less time, making victory less of a race to achieve. The Date clan also have a bonus to all diplomatic efforts, and are tolerant towards people with different allegiance. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136081 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136090 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136095 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136098 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136101 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120136106 PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_akijap_boshin Aki is a fertile province located on the south coast of Chubu in western Honshu. The province has a long religious tradition and is home to the Itsukushima Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto god Susanoo's progeny, and famed for the torii that stands in the sea before it. The province was home to the Mori clan for many years, but their domain was lost following their defeat at the Battle of Sekigahara by the Tokugawa. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_aomorijap_boshin Aomori is situated in the far north of Honshu, directly facing the island of Ezo. It borders Ugo and Iwate to the south. It also contains the northernmost point of Honshu, the main Japanese island. Although poor in resources, Aomori is suitable to be developed as part of a planned railway system. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_awajap_boshin Situated on the eastern end of Shikoku Island, Awa is a lush and fertile province boasting a variety of agriculture. The province has an abundance of indigo plants, which are cultivated and then used to dye cloth. Awa Odori, a traditional type of dance, began here and is still celebrated in an annual three-day dance festival. The event has claims to be the largest dance festival in Japan today. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_awajijap_boshin Awaji, “the road to Awa”, is a small island province situated between the island of Shikoku and the Honshu mainland. According to legend, Awaji was the first island of Japan to be created by the Shinto gods Izanagi and Izanami. Although the climate is not ideal for the cultivation of rice, or many other foodstuffs, conditions are perfect for growing onions! The sweet Awaji onion is famed throughout Japan. Gods and onions: who needs more? False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_bingojap_boshin Located on the south coast of Chugoku, Bingo is not outstandingly wealthy but has a strong naval tradition. Goods are shipped throughout Japan and to foreign powers. When the Mori conquered the province during the Sengoku Jidai, they constructed Mihara castle, also called Ukishiro “the floating castle”, to  monitor traffic through the Seto Inland Sea. The castle would become an important base for Imperial Japanese Navy in the Meiji period. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_bitchujap_boshin Bitchu is a rather poor province situated on the south coast of Honshu. Towards the end of the 16th century, it would become a significant stronghold for the Mori, protecting their homelands to the west from incursions by the mighty warlord, Oda Nobunaga. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was leading an Oda invasion of Bitchu when Oda Nobunaga was betrayed and killed in Kyoto. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_bizenjap_boshin Bizen is a fertile province located in the west of Honshu. Its mild climate is well suited to agriculture, and the province produces sweet, white peaches. It is also famous for its simple, unglazed pottery, which is adorned with distinctive markings from the kilning process. Today it has a thriving textile industry, and the distinction of being the source of the first Japanese jeans! False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_bungojap_boshin Bungo, the home of the Otomo clan, is a moderately fertile province located on the north-western end of Kyushu. Bungo’s coastal position, combined with its daimyo’s advocacy of foreign exchange, made Bungo an important centre for foreign trade. The daimyo also admired European culture, and converted to Christianity. He invited Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier to Bungo to promote his religious beliefs and to help strengthen relations with Europe. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_buzenjap_boshin Buzen is a small, moderately wealthy province located on the northern tip of Kyushu. Its provincial delicacy, yakiudon, is a type of thick noodle that is very popular throughout Japan. Buzen’s capital suffered heavy pollution following major industrialisation during 20th Century, and it now stands at the forefront of anti-pollution measures in Japan. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_echigojap_boshin Echigo is a moderately wealthy province located to the north of Honshu. During the Sengoku Jidai, Echigo was ruled by Uesugi Kenshin, a great warlord who became famous for his long rivalry with Takeda Shingen. Kenshin had lived in Echigo all his life and was originally called Nagao Kagetora, but he changed his name when he was adopted into the Uesugi clan. It was also in Echigo that nishikigoi, the colourful variety of the common carp that are now commonplace as pets, were first produced through selective breeding. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_echizenjap_boshin Located on the west coast of Honshu, Echizen is a wealthy province famous for the production of ceramics and washi, “Japanese paper”. Washi is used to make clothing and household items, as well as for all the other traditional uses of paper. It was in Echizen that Rennyo, the spiritual leader of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism, established his temple after he was chased out of Kyoto in the late 1400s. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_etchujap_boshin Etchu, located in the west of Honshu, is a coastal province plagued by frequent flooding. This proved detrimental to rice cultivation and agriculture until irrigation networks were established during the Edo period. Because of its strategic position, Etchu was the site of many battles throughout history, including the Battle of Kurikara. This marked the turning point in the Gempei War, when the Minamoto victory cleared the way for their undisputed rise to power and the establishment of the first Shogunate. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_fukushimajap_boshin Situated at the southernmost end of Tohoku, Fukushima is a fertile area with lush forests and tall mountains. Fukushima marked the ancient gateway to the untamed northern regions and, during the Asuka period, great barriers were erected to keep the northern tribesmen from encroaching upon the civilised people to the south. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_goto_islandjap_boshin Goto literally means “five-island archipelago”, although there are actually over 140 small islands in the group, situated off the coast of Kyushu (the south-westernmost of the three large Japanese islands) and spanning 51 miles (82 kilometres) from end to end. Mount Aso, the most active volcano in the region, is in Goto. Its closest neighbouring province on the mainland is Nagasaki. The population of Goto are largely Catholic, thanks to their contacts with the Portuguese during the Sengoku Jidai era. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_harimajap_boshin Harima is a wealthy province situated in the south of Honshu. Its location by the Akashi Strait makes it an important source of seafood. The province is famed for Akashiyaki, a form of fried octopus dumpling. The legendary Forty-seven Ronin hailed from the castle town of Ako in Harima. After their lord was forced to commit seppuku for assaulting a member of the Shogunate who had slighted him, these masterless samurai bided their time before taking revenge upon the man who caused their master’s dishonour and death. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hidajap_boshin Set in the mountainous heart of Honshu, Hida makes up for its lack of agricultural wealth with an abundance of quality lumber. Supplying many of the surrounding provinces with timber, Hida also is renowned for its carpentry and wooden goods. Today, the province is the site of the Hida Minzokumara, an accurate recreation of a traditional mountain village, showing the lifestyle and hardships of people living in the “Japanese Alps”. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_higojap_boshin Higo is situated on the west coast of Kyushu. Its fertile soil and mild climate makes it an agriculturally rich province. An impressive and well-constructed castle was built in the provincial capital of Kumamoto during the late sixteenth century. It was supposed to be impregnable, but it finally fell to an attack during the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, although many of its buildings survived. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hitachijap_boshin Situated to the north of the Kanto plain, Hitachi boasts fertile soil ideal for agriculture and livestock, whilst its large coastline offers an abundance of seafood. The provincial capital, Mito, is home to the Kairakuen, a “garden to be enjoyed with others”. This is considered to be one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hiyamajap_boshin Situated on the northern island of Ezo, Hiyama doesn’t have many useful resources and therefore has a low income and small population. It is this endemic poverty that has led to an increase in smuggling in the area. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hizenjap_boshin Situated on the north-west of Kyushu, Hizen is a wealthy province whose coastal location and proximity to the Asian mainland makes it an important centre for trade with foreigners. It was from Hizen that Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his ill-fated invasions of Korea, culminating in a Japanese defeat at the hands of combined Korean and Chinese armies. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hokijap_boshin Hoki is a small province located on the northwestern coast of lower Honshu. Although somewhat infertile, its location on the Sea of Japan affords it an abundance of seafood, notably sandfish. The area has a long-standing tradition for crafting and trade and a number of shops and warehouses were established in the capital of Kurayoshi during the Edo period. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_hyugajap_boshin Hyuga is situated on the east coast of Kyushu. Although it gives a relatively poor rice yield, the province does boast a variety of other agricultural produce. The capital of Saito is known for the Saitobaru burial mounds, a large collection of tumuli built during the Kofun and Asuka periods of Japanese history. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_iburijap_boshin Iburi is a large province on the south coast of Ezo, the northernmost of the three main Japanese islands. Agriculture is the main source of income, as other exploitable natural resources are few. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_igajap_boshin Located in westernmost Tokaido, Iga province is home to the Iga Sokoku Ikki, a group of minor clans - including the Hattori - and the founders of the Iga school of ninjutsu. Their formidable ninjutsu skills, combined with their intimate knowledge of the mountainous terrain, allowed the Iga families to maintain their independence for many years. They were almost destroyed when Oda Nobunaga invaded Iga in 1581, although many escaped and survived to serve Tokugawa Ieyasu when he rose to power. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_inabajap_boshin On the northwest coast of Chubu, Inaba’s numerous lakes and marshes make it ideal for the cultivation of rice. The provincial capital of Tottori derives its name from the term Tottoribe, meaning “one who catches birds”. This stems from the extensive hunting of water birds in the area, during a period of Japanese history when the Imperial Court ordered that fowl were to be handed over as tax. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_isejap_boshin Ise is a wealthy province located on the east coast of Honshu’s Kii peninsula. It is home to Jingu, a grand complex of shrines dedicated to the Shinto goddess, Amaterasu. It is one of the most important Shinto sites in Japan. The province is also known for its Matsusaka beef, made from cows bred and farmed under tranquil conditions. This helps to improve the superb quality of their meat. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_iwamijap_boshin Iwami province is situated on the west coast of Chubu. Although its annual rice yield is poor, it has significant mineral wealth and was a rich source of silver during the Sengoku Jidai. The province was also the site of many battles as Mori and Ouchi forces frequently clashed with the Amako of Izumo and their allies and retainers. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_iwatejap_boshin Iwate is located in the north-easternmost part of Japan, and has an ample annual rice yield despite the generally cold and inhospitable climate. Remote and sparsely populated, it was still home to indigenous tribes until the end of the Nara period in around 800 AD, when the Japanese began their occupation and subjugation of the area. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_iyojap_boshin On the north-western coast of the island of Shikoku, Iyo is a wealthy province with a long fishing tradition. The province is known for horaku-yaki, a traditional dish first created by pirates, who would grill fresh seafood caught from the Seto Inland Sea on hot stones. When not inventing new fish dishes, Wako pirates terrorized the seas surrounding Japan, even going as far as to launch raids against Korea and China. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_izujap_boshin Located on a peninsula to the southeast of Chubu, Izu’s economy is based on fishing and agriculture other than rice; the yields of rice are not good. Owing to the volcanic islands to the south of the peninsula, hot springs are common throughout Izu. Over the years these hot springs, or “onsen”, have made the province a popular tourist destination. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_izumojap_boshin Izumo is moderately wealthy and situated on the west coast of the Chugoku region. The province is known as “the home of the Gods” and is the setting for many myths and legends. One such legend suggests that the passage to Yomi, the Japanese underworld, was in Izumo. The entrance was said to have been sealed forever by the Shinto god Izanagi after he attempted to rescue his sister from the underworld. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kagajap_boshin This is an exceedingly wealthy province located on the west coast of Hokuriku. The teachings of the Jodo Shinshu priest, Rennyo, whose followers would become infamous as the Ikko-Ikki, were quick to spread throughout Kaga. Following the local lord's suicide in 1488, Kaga would remain under Ikko control, until Oda Nobunaga invaded in 1580. Kaga is also famed for its cuisine and especially its seafood. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kaijap_boshin Situated in the heart of Chubu, Kai is moderately wealthy. Home to the Takeda clan since the 12th Century, the province is believed to have been one of the earliest settled in Japan, with archaeological finds suggesting that people have lived there for around 30,000 years. Today, the province is a major centre of wine production, accounting for over a third of wine drunk in Japan. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kawachijap_boshin Kawachi is a small inland province located in Kansai, Honshu. It is the home of Kawachi Ondo, a traditional form of Japanese folk music often used to recount legendary tales of people and places. Under the rule of the Hatakeyama clan, Kawachi frequently became a battleground, mostly as a result of the constant power struggles that evolved between the different branches of the Hatakeyama. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kazusajap_boshin Situated on the Boso peninsula of Honshu, this is a fairly fertile province. Its mild climate makes it particularly suitable for agriculture, while its coast has given rise to a prolific fishing industry. The province is famed for the production of futomaki matsuri sushi, a traditional and highly decorative form of sushi produced for, and consumed on, festive occasions. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kiijap_boshin Kii is a wealthy province situated on the coast southwest of Kyoto in central Honshu. The mild and temperate climate makes it well suited for farming, and the area produces much fruit, notably mandarins, persimmons and peaches. Today the area is one of the major lacquerware production centres of Japan. Monks living at Negoro-ji started the craft during the Muromachi period. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_kozukejap_boshin Located in the north of Kanto, Kozuke is a fertile province whose cooler climate makes it ideal for the cultivation of highland vegetables. It is famed for the production of konyaku, a plant used in the creation of flour and jelly. Now called Gunma prefecture, it is the home to one of Japan's three 'Melody Roads'. This stretch of road features grooves which create vibrations within a car's body when they are driven over. They are cunningly cut to produce the tune of “Memories of Summer”! False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_mikawajap_boshin Situated on the Tokai coast, Mikawa is a moderately wealthy area, and the ancestral fief of the Matsudaira clan. Matsudaira Takechiyo would later adopt the name Tokugawa Ieyasu and rise to become Seii Taishogun, the “great commander who subdues barbarians”. The Tokugawa clan ruled as Shoguns for more than 200 years. Today, Mikawa is famed for the production of fireworks, a result of an order from the Tokugawa Shogunate that the province should be the sole source of gunpowder in Japan. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_mimasakajap_boshin Mimasaka is a, indeed the only, landlocked province in southern Chugoku. Thanks to its mountain, it has little farming, but the area is rich in iron deposits. The provincial capital Tsuyama is best known today for its outstanding Cherry Blossom Festival. Its 5000 cherry trees and ruined castle provide a setting for a re-enactment of a traditional daimyo procession. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_minojap_boshin Mino is situated in the heart of Honshu, a great and fertile plain surrounded by mountains. A strategically important location owing to its central position, it was often thought that holding the provincial capital of Gifu was the key to victory. Mino province was the site of the hugely important Battle of Sekigahara, which resulted in a Tokugawa victory over the Toyotomi. This battle secured Tokugawa Ieyasu's position, and made his rise to ultimate power almost inevitable. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_miyagijap_boshin The central portion of the old province of Mutsu, Miyagi has a high rice yield and its teeming waters have given rise to many seafood delicacies. The Miyagi coast is famed for its view of the Matsushima islands. These two hundred and fifty islands are covered in pine trees, and are today considered one of Japan’s three most famous sights. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_musashijap_boshin Musashi is moderately fertile and situated in the eastern Kanto plains. Following the Sengoku Jidai, Tokugawa Ieyasu established his seat of power in the provincial capital, Edo, and the city lent its name to the period that marked the rule of the Tokugawa clan as heads of the Shogunate. The city, now called Tokyo, remains the capital of Japan. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_nagasakijap_boshin Nagasaki, on the south coast of Kyushu, was an early centre of trade with the Portuguese during the 16th Century. As a result of this, it has a large Christian population. Banned under the policy of Sakoku, Catholicism was forced underground during the 17th Century. The Tokugawa Shogunate of the day even went so far as to deport the children of Japanese-European liaisons. Trade is key to the wealth of the province, and smuggling is also commonplace. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_nagatojap_boshin Fertile and humid, Nagato is located on the western-most tip of Honshu, Japan’s main island. Many famous battles have taken place here, such as the sea battle of Dan-no-Ura between the Minamoto and the Taira; on a smaller scale, Nagato was where the duel between the sword masters Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro happened. Due to its long coast, fish is the main foodstuff, and the area is famous for fugu, the meat of the Japanese blowfish. Unfortunately for some unlucky diners, fugu is extremely poisonous if not prepared properly! False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_north_shinanojap_boshin Located in the centre of the “Japanese Alps”, the Shinano province is as mountainous as might be expected. It is therefore difficult to farm. In all of Japan, it is the province furthest from the sea in all directions. Stone is extensively quarried. Today, Shinano province is better known as Nagano prefecture, the host area of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_notojap_boshin A distinctive peninsula at the western coast towards Korea, Noto’s land is not particularly good for farming. It is, however, an excellent strategic location to monitor the sea traffic between southern and northern Japan. The capital, Nanao, was the birthplace of Hasegawa Tohaku, a famous painter of the Sengoku Jidai. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_omijap_boshin Omi is dominated by Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. Good soil and plenty of water make this an extremely fertile province. It is also known for the Koga-ryu, a school of ninjutsu from the Koka area. With its closeness to Kyoto, the old Imperial capital, Omi was an important location. When the capital moved to Edo, it became host to a series of post stations along the Tokaido road between the two cities. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_oshimajap_boshin The southernmost province of the northern island of Ezo, Oshima contains the city of Hakodate, the site of the Ezo Republic’s final defeat at the end of the Boshin War. In 1853, Hakodate was the first port open to overseas trade. Oshima is rich in iron ore, an essential resource for industrialising and then modernising an army’s equipment. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_osumijap_boshin Together with Satsuma, Osumi forms the most southerly part of Japan, excluding the Ryukyu Islands. It has many active volcanoes, with Sakurajima being the most unstable. The volcanic soil and frequent ash deposits actually make the place rather fertile. The island of Tanegashima, where the Portugese captain Mendes Pinto was stranded in 1543, belongs to the Osumi Islands. For a long time all muskets were called “tanegashima”, as gunpowder in Japan was thought to originate from here. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_owarijap_boshin Situated on the fertile Chubu plain, Owari boasts an impressive military tradition as the birthplace of great commanders such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kato Kiyomasa. Military and manufacturing industry are still well represented here. Toyota, the Japanese car manufacturer, has its origins within the borders of this province, while the nearby towns of Seto and Nagakute hosted the 2005 World Expo. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_sadojap_boshin Sado Island lies off the north-western coast of Japan. While not very productive in terms of farming, it boasts some of Japan’s richest deposits of gold and silver. Its isolated location makes it easily defensible and a good strategic position. Due to its remoteness from Kyoto and Edo, it was a frequent place of exile for politically inconvenient public figures, among them the Emperor Juntoku and the founder of Nichiren Buddhism, Daishonin. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_sagamijap_boshin Though economically poor, Sagami is rich in history. It is the home of the Hojo clan and seat of the earlier Kamakura Shogunate. Japan’s most famous swordsmith, Masamune, is believed to have worked and taught here. It is also the location of Odawara Castle, which was besieged at different times, and with different degrees of success, by famous warriors such as Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_sanukijap_boshin Situated on the north coast of Shikoku, Sanuki has always had good links to the main islands. Although it is not a wealthy province, its quarries can be a major economic asset. Kukai, the founder of the Shingon branch of Japanese Buddhism, was born and raised here, while the deity of scholarship, Sugawara no Michizane, wrote much of his poetry while governing Sanuki. The province also claims to be the first to adopt udon, the famous noodle dish. Today, Sanuki is the Kagawa prefecture, and is home to one of Japan’s most beautiful traditional gardens. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_sapporojap_boshin Sapporo is the largest province in the south of Ezo island. Rich in coal and home to a large native Ainu population, canals were built across the central Ishikari Plain during the 1860s in order to transport the mined ores to the coast. The plain containing Sapporo is unusual in that it is a rare example of well-drained, flat land on an island of mountainous peaks. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_satsumajap_boshin Satsuma is a wealthy province on the southern end of Kyushu. Home to the Shimazu clan, it has a long and impressive swordsmithing tradition. Its remote location and good trading links make it a good place for foreign trade. The Shimazu ruled the area for a long time, and can be considered one of the most successful clans. They conquered the Ryukyu kingdom, managed to gain various exceptions from Shogunate rule, and had major influence within the Meiji government. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_settsujap_boshin Settsu is not a farming province, but its proximity to the capital and its Inland Sea port makes it very valuable. As a relatively urbanized province with a fairly substantial middle class it is also a place of administration and learning. It is also home to the oldest temple in Japan and to the rebellious and troublesome Ikko-Ikki. Today Osaka, the provincial capital, is the financial hub of Japan and has the headquarters of many well-known companies, such as Panasonic and Capcom. Osaka Castle is a prominent tourist destination, and the city’s inhabitants are well known for both their cuisine and distinctive dialect. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_shimosajap_boshin Comprising the whole of the Boso Peninsula, Shimosa province is small and hilly and therefore does not produce much income. The constant wars conducted in the Kanto plain have stunted much of its potential for development. Today it is the Chiba prefecture, and the capital is a centre for the Japanese steel and oil industries, as well as producing the majority of the country’s peanuts! False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_shimotsukejap_boshin Shimotsuke is located at the northern end of the Kanto plain. Today, it is home to the Nikko Tosho-Gu temple complex, famed for being the final resting place of the great Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. The complex has been designated a World Heritage Site and attracts thousands of tourists per year. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_shiribeshijap_boshin Situated on the west coast of Hokkaido, Shiribeshi contains coal seams that provide a large proportion of its income. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_south_shinanojap_boshin Located in the centre of the “Japanese Alps”, the Shinano province is as mountainous as might be expected. It is therefore difficult to farm. In all of Japan, it is the province furthest from the sea in all directions. Stone is extensively quarried. Today, Shinano province is better known as Nagano prefecture, the host area of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_suojap_boshin Lying at the westerly tip of Honshu, Suo has good transport and horse trading resources. Under the Ouchi family, the capital Yamaguchi has become known as the “Kyoto of the West” due to its great cultural achievements, making it the unofficial second city of Japan. It was here, among the educated population, that Francis Xavier, the famed Jesuit missionary, found patronage and support for his attempts to convert the Japanese to Catholicism. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_surugajap_boshin Being mainly mountains, Suruga is not well suited to farming. The capital, Sumpu, is the main stronghold of the Imagawa clan and has a long tradition of political bickering. Tokugawa Ieyasu apparently retired to Suruga, although he quietly set up a second court to continue his rule out of the public gaze. The last Shogun, Yoshinobu, also came to Suruga to retire, but was refused permission to live at Sumpu Castle by the newly-restored Meiji regime. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tajimajap_boshin Tajima is a small province situated on the San’in Coast. Though it doesn’t produce a large income, it has the advantage of its position, as it is a gateway between the coastal areas separated by the Chugoku Mountains. Nowadays, Tajima has gained global fame for being the birthplace of Kobe beef. Made from Wagyu cattle that are bred and reared following strict tradition, it is widely regarded as a delicacy and, possibly, the best beef in the world. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tambajap_boshin Tamba is one of the few landlocked provinces in Japan, and is not a wealthy area. However, it is very close to the capital city of Kyoto, which gives it some positional, strategic importance. Akechi Mitsuhide staged his coup against Oda Nobunaga here, leading to the Honno-ji incident and eventually Nobunaga forced seppuku. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tanegashimajap_boshin Tanegashima is an island off the coast of the province of Osumi in Kyushu. It is famous for the manufacture of scissors, knives, and other edged tools, including many small precision pieces ideal for the care of Bonsai trees. After Fernao Mendes Pinto, the Portuguese explorer, introduced guns to Japan, they were manufactured on Tanegashima from 1542. In fact, guns were colloquially known as “Tanega-shima” for many years due to the belief that they were first manufactured there and not in foreign parts. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tangojap_boshin While not wealthy, Tango is gifted with one of the three “Views of Japan”. The Amanohashidate, or Bridge to Heaven, is a thin strip of land connecting both sides of Myazu Bay, and is the subject of countless paintings. Today the area is home to a major base for the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, or what would be the Navy if the modern constitution allowed such a thing. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tosajap_boshin Tosa covers the entire southern coast of Shikoku and is a moderately wealthy province that offers a safe haven from the aggression of most other clans. It has plentiful woods, making it a good place for shipbuilding. Today, Tosa has the only castle in Japan that retains both its original keep and palace. Kochi was constructed by Yamauchi Kazutoyo, the provincial ruler, after the Tokugawa victory at the Battle of Sekigahara. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_totomijap_boshin Another important station on the Tokaido road, Totomi is the traditional homeland of the Imagawa clan. It is not wealthy but, as the main route between the east and west around the Japanese Alps, it has strategic importance. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tsukushijap_boshin Tsukushi is in the heart of Kyushu, and is an extremely rich province. The city of Dazaifu is one of the major military and administrative centres of feudal Japan. Historically, Tsukushi was where foreign embassies, including that of the Chinese, could be found. Sugawara no Michizane, a scholar who was deified as the Kami of learning, spent his final years here in exile. Today, the capital is Fukuoka, the most populous city on Kyushu. It is also one of Japan’s most dynamic cities. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_tsushimajap_boshin Tsushima is an island off the coast of Kyushu. Ruled by the So clan during the Edo period, it was the chief diplomatic and trade base for Japan’s dealings with Korea, as well as being strategically important for national defence against foreign invasions. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_ugojap_boshin Ugo is a fertile province, and its remote location in the far northwest helps keep it a very rural place. It produces mainly sake, vegetables and building stone. Nowadays it is part of the Akita prefecture and still famous for the production of sake, along with the drinking of sake. Some claim it is home to the most beautiful women in all of Japan, although is that the sake speaking? It is also home to Ono no Komachi, one of Japan’s most famous female poets and, according to Catholic tradition, the Virgin Mary once appeared there as well. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_uzenjap_boshin Uzen is a fertile, agricultural province, and is known for its cherries and the thistly safflower, used for dyeing. Its mountain ranges make this an easily defensible region. Three of Japan’s most holy mountains stand in the province, and the area is an important site for practitioners of Shugendo, an ascetic Shintoist belief. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_wakasajap_boshin Wakasa province lies on the western coast, between Wakasa Bay and Lake Biwa. While relatively small and underdeveloped, it is a crossroads of major routes, making it of some strategic value. The area is well known for its fishing, and provides much of Kyoto’s seafood. Its capital, Obama, gained some fame-by-association in 2008 due to it sharing the name with the new American president, Barack Obama. The ensuing craze resulted in Hula groups, Obama candy, and other such merchandise. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_yamashirojap_boshin Kyoto is capital of the small province of Yamashiro: it is the spiritual, intellectual and administrative centre of Japan. Both the Ashikaga Shogun and the Emperor reside here, and holding Yamashiro should be the main objective for any daimyo aspiring to subdue and rule Japan. Even today, Kyoto has retained its status as the heart of traditional Japanese culture. With its numerous shrines, temples and cultural events it is the second most popular tourist destination in Japan, receiving over thirty million visitors each year. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_bos_yamatojap_boshin Located in the rich Japanese heartland and bordering Kyoto, Yamato is a valuable asset for its owners. Yamato gives its name to the earliest Japanese empire, which originated here, and Todai-ji, Japan’s largest temple, can be found here. The word “Yamato” is often used in conjunction with subjects and values that are seen as traditionally very Japanese: it has a deep resonance in the culture. This was why the largest warship (other than modern aircraft carriers) ever constructed was the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Yamato, a 73,000 ton super-battleship armed with 410mm guns. The ship saw only limited action in the Second World War, and was sunk by US aircraft in April 1945. The great vessel capsized and then exploded; the captain and commanding admiral went down with their ship. False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_akijap_boshin French Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_aomorijap_boshin French Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_awajap_boshin French Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_awajijap_boshin French Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_bingojap_boshin French Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_bos_bitchujap_boshin French Rebels False
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