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start_pos_factions_description_-1778312400 From his castle in Owari, the warlord Oda Nobuhide commands a clan with a formidable reputation. His Oda clan are masters of the strategy of using ashigaru: common soldiers who are a growing part of Japanese warfare. The Oda can recruit better troops of this kind cheaper than anyone else. They are also a warlike folk, and have even turned on each other in the past. Now, however, they face external threats: the Saito clan to the north, the Tokugawa and the Imagawa clans in the east. If they can beat these enemies, then an Oda daimyo may yet call himself shogun, and rule Japan! False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134918 The Shimazu are a proud clan, with a long history worthy of their pride. They can trace their ancestry back to the Minamoto, the founders of the Kamakura shogunate. Their strengths are the traditional ones of any old clan: their samurai and adherence to bushido. To the Shimazu, loyalty is everything, and their generals are less likely to develop ambitions of their own. Shimazu katana samurai are cheaper to recruit and maintain in the field than those of other clans; they can also recruit superior katana-armed samurai. Loyalty, bushido, and brave samurai are powerful assets for an ambitious warlord seeking to be shogun… False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134919 The Mori have a long history of seafaring, and their ships are the finest in Japan. Originally the Kamakura shogun’s stewards of Aki, the clan switched sides and profitably backed the new Ashikaga shoguns. Since then, they have grown in power and made themselves sea masters without equal. They can read the waves and move their fleets further than other clans, and their shipbuilding skills make the construction and maintenance of ships cheaper too. They can also build some rather superior vessels as well. Japan is an island nation, and the daimyo who controls the seas could make himself shogun one day. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134920 The Tokugawa would like others to see them as upholders of law and order, who keep their word. This image has some truth. Technically vassals of the Imagawa, and constantly threatened by the Oda clan, they are also masters of intrigue because they have been forced to it by events. This goes some way to explaining their superior diplomatic skills, their training and use of very good kisho ninja, and the superior metsuke who keep order in their lands. Under the leadership of Tokugawa Hirotada, perhaps now is the time for the clan to throw off their shackles and, perhaps, one day a Tokugawa will sit in the shogun’s palace? False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134921 Takeda men are almost born in the saddle, and they are rightly respected for their mastery of horses and cavalry warfare. Under their daimyo, Takeda Shingen, the clan have opportunities and threats on all sides. They have fought off repeated invasions from the neighbouring Shinano province, and battled against the Hojo and Imagawa clans. This has made them formidable warriors. As a result, the Takeda clan recruit and train cavalry much more efficiently than other clans. They can also produce a superior class of horsemen to anyone else. It may be those horsemen who carry the Takeda daimyo to the shogunate! False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134922 The Uesugi are proud of their Buddhist faith, and rightly too. They are a pious and worthy people. Despite this religious solidarity, the history of the Uesugi is anything but tranquil. Their daimyo, Uesugi Kenshin, changed his name and took control of his new clan when his original Nagao clan helped one Uesugi faction win a family dispute! This fractious and religious nature may explain why they can recruit better and cheaper monks for their armies and as agents! There is much for these monks to do if an Uesugi lord is ever to be shogun. False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134923 Date warriors are loyal to the ideals of bushido, and possess an attacking spirit: they are fierce and unforgiving enemies. All Date troops have a charge bonus, and their no-dachi samurai, with their two-handed swords, are terrible indeed! Attacking without restraint is what the Date do well! They have many enemies worth attacking: Date Harumune is at war with rebels and the Mogami clan, but a successful attack on any enemy would give the clan useful resources. Harumune does not lack the fierceness of his clan: he removed his own father and certainly can imagine himself shogun. Can his warriors’ fierceness gain him that prize? False
start_pos_factions_description_2120134924 The Chosokabe clan can claim three things: to be masters of the bow, able to recruit and maintain bow-armed troops cheaply, and also recruit expert archers; they are also masters of the land, and gain extra income as a result. They also claim descent from the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Their leader, Chosokabe Kunichika, is certainly bold enough to have imperial blood: he once jumped off a castle wall for a dare! Now he is ready to take on his clan enemies, the Kono and Ichijo clans. Perhaps he is also ready, and bold enough, to make himself shogun! False
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start_pos_factions_description_2120134929 The Otomo clan have been part of Japanese feudal politics for over four hundred years. Alongside the Shimazu, they are one of the largest clans on Kyushu, and helped defeat the Mongol invasions in the 13th century. They were also the first to make contact with the Portuguese, establishing trade links in return for advanced European guns and other goods. Since their arrival, Otomo Sorin has showed tolerance towards the Jesuit conversion of his subjects, and may even himself convert one day. This may well bring his clan into conflict with the Buddhist Shimazu. If the Otomo can defeat them, Japan may yet see its first Christian shogun! False
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start_pos_factions_description_2120134965 The Hattori are masters of subterfuge, assassination and the hidden knife in the dark. They are experts in the art of ninjutsu, and one of the families responsible for developing a school of murder and sabotage, the “Iga-ryu ninjutsu”. Not surprisingly, then, they can recruit ninja warriors more cheaply than any other clan, and their ninja have more expertise, both on and off the battlefield. The Hattori are dangerous indeed and, as they look beyond the borders of Iga, their home province, who knows where ambition may take them: perhaps to the shogun’s palace? False
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start_pos_factions_description_2120134973 The Ikko Ikki are mostly common, simple peasants, inspired by faith and hope to fight against their cruel and greedy masters. Known as the “single-minded league”, they are followers of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. While largely a movement of peasants, the Ikko Ikki are not without military skills. They can recruit superior warrior monks, large, relatively cheap ashigaru units, and ronin samurai loyal to the Ikko Ikki cause. Ikko monks spread the faith; the people believe. This has made them a threat to the established order of the great clans, and therefore many enemies. False
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start_pos_factions_description_949938033 The Hojo clan have invested much in the art of building castles and forts. Those who know how to build know also how to destroy. The Hojo, therefore, are masters of fortification and can build cheaper castles than any other clan. They can also produce cheaper, better siege weapons than any other clan. These skills allow the Hojo to pursue a strategy of occupying land, then daring an enemy to evict them. Occupying the right lands could make a Hojo daimyo the shogun of Japan, with as many castles as he wishes… False
start_pos_factions_long_description_-1778312400 From his castle in Owari, Oda Nobuhide commands a clan with a formidable reputation. The Oda are rightly respected for their skills as inspiring battlefield commanders of ashigaru. These common soldiers are cheaper to train and maintain than samurai, if not quite as deadly. Numbers, however, are becoming important in warfare, and ashigaru can be recruited in very large numbers. The Oda not only produce ashigaru efficiently and economically, they can also recruit superior ashigaru forces as well. Originally retainers of the Shiba clan, the Oda grew as the Shiba faded, but this only led to decades of strife within the family for supremacy. Eventually, the Kiyosu branch of the family came to prominence and eventually changed the clan name to Oda, a respectful acknowledgement of their ancestor, Taira no Chikazane, who had settled in Oda in Echizen. Now, the Oda confront outsiders: to the north, the Saito of Mino province; to the east, the Tokugawa clan in Mikawa and, beyond them, the Imagawa lurk. An attack to the east could destroy the clan’s enemies, and will also give the Oda access to valuable warhorses in Mikawa province. No warlord should ever ignore the chance to improve the quality of his cavalry, particularly at the expense of his enemies! Relations with the Tsutsui clan in Ise to the west have been peaceful recently, but Ise is a tempting prize because of its inspirational religious sites. And beyond the immediate lies the prize of the shogunate… False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134918 The Shimazu are a proud clan, with a long history worthy of their pride. To the Shimazu, loyalty is everything, and their generals are less likely to develop ambitions of their own. Shimazu katana samurai are cheaper to recruit and maintain in the field than those of other clans; they can also recruit superior katana-armed samurai. The clan can trace its ancestry back to Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. In 1187, Yoritomo appointed his son, Tadahisa, as military governor of southern Kyushu. The young man took the name of Shimazu in Hyuga province, his seat of government, as his own. Thanks to a well-organised army and administration, abundant local resources, and a certain distance between Kyushu and the Kamakura court, the Shimazu clan became rich and powerful. They did not, however, become hidebound: when their vassals in Tanegashima met a strange, shipwrecked people from the other side of the world, the Shimazu were quick to see that trade with these “nanban” Europeans might be worthwhile. Now, under the daimyo Shimazu Takahisa, the clan has a chance for true greatness. Their home province of Satsuma is secure, and they are at peace with the Sagara of Higo province to the north. Higo, however, is a tempting target for expansion because of the warhorses to be found there. There is the small matter of a war with the Ito clan in the provinces of Osumi and Hyuga, but once these local difficulties are resolved the distance from Kyushu to the shogun’s palace is not so great after all… False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134919 The Mori have a long history of seafaring and are sea masters without equal. They can read the waves and move their fleets further than other clans, and their shipbuilding skills make the construction and maintenance of ships cheaper too. They can also build some rather superior vessels as well. The Mori came to prominence as jito, or stewards, of the Aki province after the Jokyu War in 1221. Despite owing their position to the Kamakura shogunate, they distanced themselves from their sponsors, and were in league with Ashikaga Takauji when he overthrew the old order. They got caught up in the struggles between the Amako and Ouchi clans, and only survived by combining military might with astute diplomacy. Under Mori Motonari, their daimyo, the clan is still at war with the Amako and, indeed, their home in Aki is threatened by an invasion from the north by the Amako. They are still allied with the Ouchi clan of Suo and Nagati to the west, and have peaceful relations with the Kikkawa and Kono in Bingo and Iyo respectively. The war with the Amako is not without opportunity, though: the Amako’s home province of Iwami has deposits of precious metals. Access to other valuable resources would require the removal of the Kikkawa and Kono. But with the sea-going skills of the Mori and the wealth of Iwami, an ambitious daimyo could go far, perhaps as far as the shogun’s palace? False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134920 Although the Tokugawa are an ancient family, claiming descent from Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, they have known hard times since those glorious days. They have also changed their clan name, with the permission of the Emperor, from Matsudaira to Tokugawa, the place where Yorimoto’s descendent settled. The Tokugawa have been squeezed between two powerful and ambitious clans: the Imagawa to the east, and the Oda in the west, a most uncomfortable position. By accepting the protection of the Imagawa, the Tokugawa only guaranteed that they were frequently attacked by the Oda. This goes some way to explaining their superior diplomatic skills, their training and use of very good kisho ninja, and the superior metsuke who keep order in their lands. Now, they are at war with the Oda once again. An Oda army has actually invaded the Tokugawa province of Mikawa. In theory, the Tokugawa are vassals of the Imagawa clan to the east in the provinces of Suruga and Totomi. They do not, however, need to worry about the Kiso in Shinano province, as relations with these neighbours are peaceful. That said Shinano has useful stone resources that could prove useful to an ambitious warlord. Historically, after much struggle, Tokugawa Ieyasu did become the seii taishogun, the “great general who subdues the barbarians” and the ruler of Japan with the emperor as a figurehead. The Tokugawa clan kept control of Japan for over 200 years, shutting the country off from pernicious outside influences. History need not turn out that way: another Tokugawa could quite easily become shogun. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134921 Takeda warlords have ruled Kai, their home province, since the 12th Century, but they have known little peace. Clan infighting, a long series of struggles against repeated invasions from the neighbouring Shinano province, and wars against the Hojo and Imagawa clans, saw to that. They have, however, mastered diplomacy as well as horses, and have achieved peace on occasions. Now, under their daimyo, Takeda Shingen, the clan have opportunities and threats on all sides. A Murakami army is about to invade Kai from northern Shinano; the Kiso clan from beyond the mountains in Shinano, is at peace with the Takeda. Shinano itself, if its current owners are destroyed, has valuable stone resources for the taking. To the east, in Musashi, the Ogigayatsu clan are also peaceful, as are the Hojo of Sagami and Izu provinces. Sagami must be considered a tempting target for an ambitious warlord, thanks to the skilled smiths who live there. To the south the Imagawa clan have recently been reliable allies. The Takeda clan, then, have enemies, worthwhile prizes to aim for, and worthy allies. Not all clans are so blessed! As might be expected of horse-masters, the Takeda clan can recruit and train cavalry much more efficiently than other clans. They can also produce a superior class of horsemen to anyone else. And it may be those horsemen who carry the Takeda daimyo to the shogunate! False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134922 The Uesugi are proud of their Buddhist faith. They can recruit and maintain warrior monks far more cheaply than any other clan. They can also recruit much better fighting monks and more effective monk agents than any other clan. Despite this religious solidarity, the history of the Uesugi is not tranquil. The current Uesugi leaders were originally the Nagao clan of Echigo, and were vassals to the Yamanouchi faction of the Uesugi clan. The Nagao fought alongside their masters against the Ogigayatsu, another part of the Uesugi clan, in a bitter dispute. The Yamanouchi, weakened by a war with the Hojo, were forced to seek help from the Nagao lord, Kagetora. His “help” included adopting the name of Uesugi, and taking control of the whole Uesugi clan! Just to make matters even more complicated, Uesugi Kagetora (as he now called himself) changed his name again to Uesugi Kenshin. He was an adherent of Bishamonten, the war god and took Buddhist vows. He then stepped down in favour of his brother, who proved to be staggeringly divisive and unpopular. Kenshin returned to power and now contemplates the future. There is much struggle yet to come if the clan is to be secure and an Uesugi is ever to be shogun! There are Uesugi rebels in Echigo itself, and to the south there is unfinished business in the shape of the Yamanouchi clan of Kozuke province. Luckily, there are peaceful relations with the Ashina clan of Fukushima, and the Mogami clan of Uzen province, but both of these areas have resources, wood and stone respectively, which could be of considerable use. In keeping with the religious bent of the Uesugi, Kozuke province has a tradition of philosophical scholarship that could be harnessed to the Kenshin’s purposes. A navy might also prove useful, as Sado, off the coast of Echigo, has plentiful gold deposits. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134923 Date warriors have fierce and unforgiving natures. Their foes learn this on the battlefield, shortly before they die. All Date units have a charge bonus, and their fearsome no-dachi samurai, with two-handed swords, are cheap to recruit and maintain. The Date can also recruit superior no-dachi units as well: attack is a Date watchword! Seen from their home province of Iwate, there are many rivals worth attacking. Date Harumune, their daimyo, is already at war with rebels at his own door, not to mention the Mogami clan of Ugo and Usen to the west. An attack there could put holy shrines under Date control. To the southwest, matters are a little more settled: the Hatakeyama clan in Miyagi is currently at peace with the Date, but who knows if such a situation will last? The forests of Miyagi represent a useful resource too. The clan was founded by Isa Tomomune when he was given control of the Date district by the shogun Minamoto Yoritomo at the end of the 12th Century. The clan steadily gained influence until recently, when fighting broke out within the clan over the issue of a marriage alliance with the Uesugi. Date Harumune quarrelled violently with his own father, Tanemune, over plans to marry off his younger brother: a large number of the Date retainers and warriors agreed with Harumune and the old man was removed. Now, Harumune needs a new challenge, perhaps the shogunate? False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134924 The Chosokabe clan claim descent from the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Despite their long history, the Chosokabe clan has had mixed fortunes, and has been under the protection of the Ichijo, who helped them to recapture their castle at Oko. Chosokabe Kunichika, the daimyo, is certainly bold and brave enough to have imperial blood in his veins: he once jumped off an Ichijo castle wall for a dare! He has now broken with the Ichijo, rebuilt Chosokabe influence, and vowed revenge on his enemies. Kunichika can take advantage of the Chosokabe’s traditional strengths: they are phenomenal farmers, and gain extra income from their lands; they produce superb archers and cheap archer units too. With their strength concentrated in Tosa province, the Chosokabe are already at war with the Kono clan of Iyo to the northwest. Now they have to make an interesting strategic decision: deal with their immediate enemies in Iyo, crush the Ichijo clan at home in Tosa, or attack the Miyoshi clan of Awa province. This last might seem like madness, but Awa is blessed with plentiful warhorses, a valuable resource for anyone planning to expand their clan army. The other nearby resource that will be incredibly useful is the good building stone in Sanuki to the north east. Once these immediate opportunities and problems are resolved, then who is to say the next shogun will not be a Chosokabe lord? False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134929 Coming to prominence during the Kamakura Shogunate following the Gempei War, the Otomo clan have remained at the forefront of Japanese feudal politics for almost four hundred years, through the transition to the Ashikaga Shogunate and on to the present day. Alongside the Shoni and Shimazu, the Otomo are one of the largest clans on the southern island of Kyushu, and therefore were amongst the first to make contact with the Portuguese, establishing trade links soon after the Europeans were shipwrecked near the tiny fishing port of Nagasaki. Their daimyo, Otomo Sorin, sees the benefits to both the clan’s economy and the military advantages that trade with the West can bring, making good use of their emerging gun technology. Following the arrival of the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier and their subsequent meeting, Sorin has showed tolerance towards Jesuit conversion of his subjects to Christianity, and may even consider conversion himself if it becomes expedient to do so. As a result, the Otomo can recruit cheaper gunpowder units more quickly that other clans, the actions of Jesuit missionaries are cheaper to perform, and the population can be converted to Christianity faster. Yet their policy of religious tolerance has brought the Otomo into conflict with their neighbours, the strictly Buddhist Shimazu. If they can be defeated, the Otomo may be able to control Kyushu in its entirety, meaning there is a chance that Japan may yet see its first Christian shogun! False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134965 The Hattori are the leading family in Iga, a mountainous province, and the home of the independent Iga Sokoku Ikki, a kind of proto-republic which denied the power of the Kamakura shogunate’s feudal lords. The people of Iga developed a school of martial arts, the Iga-ryu ninjutsu, which combined martial arts, assassination techniques and unconventional warfare tactics. They used their ninjutsu to keep their independence, and then to make themselves wealthy as swords-for-hire. The tradition of independence, however, has remained strong in Iga and among the Hattori. Ninjutsu remains a dark art, passed down through families and jealously guarded from outsiders’ eyes. It is not surprising, then, that the Hattori can recruit ninja warriors more cheaply than any other clan, and their ninja also have more expertise, both on and off the battlefield. Under the leadership of Hattori Yasunaga, the clan remains dangerous. As he looks beyond the borders of Iga, who knows where ambition may take his clan: perhaps to the shogun’s palace? The Hattori are largely at peace with their neighbours, although such arrangements have a tendency to fall apart. To the north, the Asai in Omi represent a tempting target, as there is a school of ninja there. To the south, the Kitabatake and Tsutsui defend holy sites that might be better under Hattori stewardship, while the Ashikaga of Yamato represent all that is wrong with the old tired system of government, as they control what passes for a shogunate at the moment. False
start_pos_factions_long_description_2120134973 The Ikko Ikki, the “single-minded league”, are inspired by their faith, Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, the “true pure land”, a sect founded by the monk and philosopher Shinran. Unlike other Buddhist monks, Shinran married and many of his descendants have been the high abbots, or monshu, of the sect since. Rennyo, the most influential and persuasive of the high abbots, led his sect to Echizen after the Jodo Shinshu temple in Omi province was destroyed as a nest of heretics by Tendai monks. Despite this setback, Rennyo has made Echizen and Kaga provinces into strongholds of his faith. While largely a movement of peasants, inspired by a vision of paradise to create that paradise on earth, the Ikko Ikki are not without military skills. Members of the Shimozuma clan have acted as advisors and commanders for the Ikko Ikki. Shimozuma Rensu was, for example, a staunch supporter of the movement, and a military advisor to Rennyo. Rennyo professed a belief in non-violent action, but not in being defenceless. This explains why the Ikko Ikki can recruit superior warrior monks, and large, relatively cheap ashigaru units. The monks spread the faith; the people believe. The Ikko Ikki also rely on their appeal with the common people to spread the word and dissent in other lands. This makes them a threat to the established order of the great clans and their lords. A religious republic offers many attractions to the downtrodden, but not to the already mighty. Wherever they turn, the Ikko Ikki are likely to be opposed by the clans, and welcomed by the people, assuming the word is spread carefully first… False
start_pos_factions_long_description_949938033 The Hojo are greater builders than any other clan. Any castle costs are reduced for them, and damage is cheaper to repair. They can also produce cheaper, and better, siege weapons than any other clan. These skills allow the Hojo to pursue a strategy of occupying land, then daring an enemy to evict them. The Hojo began their rise to power modestly enough on the Kanto plain, taking advantage of civil war and the troubles of others to establish themselves. Ise Shinkuro, a powerful official in the shogunate, founded the clan, but it was his son who adopted the name Hojo, even though the family have no connection with the Hojo clan of elder days. The clan did not go unchallenged, and they fought both Uesugi factions: the Uesugi even stopped fighting each other to take on the Hojo! They have also had incidents with the Imagawa and Takeda clans, but for now there is an uneasy peace. Should the Hojo daimyo ever be in a position to become shogun, peace will vanish faster than the cherry blossoms. From their homelands in Izu and Sagami, the Hojo are surrounded by threats and great opportunities. They are, for the moment, at peace with Imagawa, and the Takeda in Kai to the northwest. The Takeda, in addition to being superb horsemen, also occupy a province with superior warhorses, and no warlord can afford to ignore such a potential prize. Suruga is also a prize worth contemplating. However, the Hojo also have an immediate problem: they are under threat from an Ogigayatsu clan army about to invade Sagami from Musashi. False
start_pos_regions_long_description_jap_akijap_shogun 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_jap_awajap_shogun 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_jap_awajijap_shogun 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_jap_bingojap_shogun 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_jap_bitchujap_shogun 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_jap_bizenjap_shogun 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_jap_bungojap_shogun 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_jap_buzenjap_shogun 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_jap_echigojap_shogun 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_jap_echizenjap_shogun 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_jap_etchujap_shogun 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_jap_fukushimajap_shogun 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_jap_harimajap_shogun 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_jap_hidajap_shogun 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_jap_higojap_shogun 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_jap_hitachijap_shogun 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_jap_hizenjap_shogun 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_jap_hokijap_shogun 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_jap_hyugajap_shogun 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_jap_igajap_shogun 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_jap_inabajap_shogun 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_jap_isejap_shogun 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_jap_iwamijap_shogun 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_jap_iwatejap_shogun 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_jap_iyojap_shogun 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_jap_izujap_shogun 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_jap_izumojap_shogun 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_jap_kagajap_shogun 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_jap_kaijap_shogun 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_jap_kawachijap_shogun 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_jap_kazusajap_shogun 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_jap_kiijap_shogun 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_jap_kozukejap_shogun 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_jap_mikawajap_shogun 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_jap_mimasakajap_shogun 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_jap_minojap_shogun 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_jap_miyagijap_shogun 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_jap_musashijap_shogun 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_jap_nagatojap_shogun 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_jap_north_shinanojap_shogun 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_jap_notojap_shogun 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_jap_omijap_shogun 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_jap_osumijap_shogun 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_jap_owarijap_shogun 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_jap_sadojap_shogun 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_jap_sagamijap_shogun 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_jap_sanukijap_shogun 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_jap_satsumajap_shogun 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_jap_settsujap_shogun 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_jap_shimosajap_shogun 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_jap_shimotsukejap_shogun 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_jap_south_shinanojap_shogun 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_jap_suojap_shogun 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_jap_surugajap_shogun 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_jap_tajimajap_shogun 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_jap_tambajap_shogun 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_jap_tangojap_shogun 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_jap_tosajap_shogun 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_jap_totomijap_shogun 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_jap_tsukushijap_shogun 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_jap_ugojap_shogun 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_jap_uzenjap_shogun 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_jap_wakasajap_shogun 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_jap_yamashirojap_shogun 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_jap_yamatojap_shogun 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
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start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_awajijap_shogun Miyoshi Rebels False
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start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_harimajap_shogun Bessho Rebels False
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start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_hokijap_shogun Amako Rebels False
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start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_igajap_shogun Hattori Rebels False
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start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_kiijap_shogun Hatakeyama Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_kozukejap_shogun Yamanouchi Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_mikawajap_shogun Tokugawa Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_mimasakajap_shogun Urakami Rebels False
start_pos_regions_rebel_faction_name_jap_minojap_shogun Saito Rebels False
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