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Most Valuable International Artwork: 415thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,381stMost Armed: 2,398th
The Rising Sun Pacific Empire of
Mother Knows Best State
Subete no komi e no shi
Empress Haruhi
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Haruhi Japan

Population1.925 billion

CapitalTokyo
LeaderEmpress Haruhi
FaithShintoism

CurrencyImperial Yen
AnimalKing Squid

The Rising Sun Pacific Empire of Haruhi Japan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Empress Haruhi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, enslaved workforce, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.925 billion Japanese are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Japanese economy, worth 462 trillion Imperial Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 240,121 Imperial Yen, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 854,476 per year while the poor average 48,581, a ratio of 17.6 to 1.

Every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, and the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haruhi Japan's national animal is the King Squid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Shintoism.

Haruhi Japan is ranked 9,049th in the world and 27th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,552.78 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 415thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,381stMost Armed: 2,398thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,573rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,056thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,172ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,515thHighest Average Incomes: 3,770thMost Efficient Economies: 3,792ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,888thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,086thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,704thLargest Retail Industry: 5,094thLargest Black Market: 5,189thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,327thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,569thLargest Mining Sector: 5,738thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,577thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,376thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,519thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,049thMost Secular: 9,157thLargest Governments: 9,423rdMost Developed: 9,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,347thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,531stMost Cultured: 12,747thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,238thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,079thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,485thRudest Citizens: 19,722ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,149th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Haruhi Japan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Haruhi Japan changed its national motto to "Subete no komi e no shi".
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Haruhi Japan lodged a message on the The Glorious Nations of Iwaku Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Haruhi Japan, ironic death by tasering is on the rise amongst door-to-door taser salesmen.

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