|Technocratic Republic of Hosokawa|
Hosokawa Kōkyūgijutsukanryō Kyōwakoku
Gijutsu o tsūjite shinpo
"Advancement through Technology"
Anthem: Hundreds of Flowers
|Capital||Kyouko (OTL Seattle)|
|Largest||Kazami-Shi, Mizūri Prefecture|
|Official languages||Japanese, Korean, Mandarin|
|Recognised regional languages||Dakota, Cherokee|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Technocratic Republic|
|Ken Kobayashi (CEO of Mitsubishi)|
|12 August 1610|
|11 August 1611|
|12,842,530 km2 (4,958,530 sq mi) (2nd)|
• 2030 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2030 estimate|
|¥618.479 Quintillion ($5.210 Quadrillion) (1st)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2030 estimate|
|¥219.604 Quintillion ($1.850 Quadrillion) (1st)|
• Per capita
low · 1st
very high · 1st
|Currency||Hosokawan Yen (HSY)|
|Time zone||HST (UTC-10 to -6)|
• Summer (DST)
|(UTC-9 to -5)|
|Drives on the||left|
Hosokawa (Japanese: 細川; Korean: 호소카와; Chinese: 細川), officially the Technocratic Republic of Hosokawa (Japanese: 細川高級技術官僚共和国 Hosokawa Kōkyūgijutsukanryō Kyōwakoku; Korean: 호소카와의 기술 관료 공화국; Simplified Chinese: 细川护熙的技术专家共和国; Traditional Chinese: 細川護熙的技術專家共和國) is a sovereign state located in Vinlandia. It is bordered by the Norse State of Vinland, Indiana, and New Ryukyu to the east, and Mexico to the south. Hosokawa is a multi-party state, with its seat of government in the capital city of Kyouko.
Hosokawa has the world's largest economy by both nominal total GDP and purchasing power parity (PPP), and is also the world's second largest exporter and importer of goods behind China. Hosokawa is a recognised nuclear weapons state and has the world's fifth largest standing army, with the second-largest defence budget. It is also the world's most technologically advanced nation, and many well known inventions were made in Hosokawa, such as cars (when it was a Japanese colony), spaceships and Terraforming technology.
Hosokawa is one of the founders of the League of Nations, and is one of the seven members of the Security Council. Hosokawa is also a member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organisations, including the WTO, Vinlandia Free Trade Agreement (VFTA), Organisation of Vinlandia and Amazonia States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the G-10. Hosokawa is a major power within Vinlandia, and is a Universal Hyperpower.
While the continent of Vinlandia was first discovered by Leif Erikson in year 1000, the Eastern Empires remained unaware of the New World until Takeda Nobumitsu from Japan discovered the continent on the Pacific Northwest in 1230. A few years after Takeda Nobumitsu's first voyage to the New World, other explorers followed with settlement into the Pacific Northwest and the Vinlandian Southwest. Successful Japanese settlement on the western coast of Vindlandia began with the Fujiwara Colony in 1245 at Kyouko and the Theravada Buddhists' Soga Colony in 1263. Many settlers were dissenting religious groups (such as Japanese Taoists), the irreligious, and anti-magic people who came seeking freedom. The continent's first elected legislative assembly, Fujiwara's House of Clans created in 1258, established precedents for the pattern of representative self-government and constitutionalism that would develop throughout the Japanese Vinlandian colonies.
Most settlers in every colony were scientists and small farmers, but other industries developed within a few decades as varied as the settlements. Cash crops included rice, wheat, fruits and vegetables. Extraction industries grew up in furs, fishing and lumber while manufacturers produced rum, ships and weapons (mainly guns). Cities eventually dotted the coast to support local economies and serve as trade hubs. Japanese colonists were supplemented by waves of Koreans, Chinese, and other groups. As coastal land grew more expensive freed indentured servants pushed further east.
By 1432, the now 10 colonies had local governments with elections open to all citizens (Yōkai and Humans), with a growing devotion to self-government stimulating support for republicanism, science, and technology. With extremely high birth rates, low death rates, and steady settlement, the colonial population grew rapidly. The invention of the light-bulb and the telephone in the 1480s, and later the first car in 1502, known as the Great Leap Forward, developed a greater interest in both technology and science.
As scientists, engineers, and pro-independence movements spread out across Japanese Vinlandia, many political movements were established in support of independence from the motherland.
The Hosokawan War of Independence was the first successful colonial war of independence against an Asian power. Hosokawans had developed an ideology of republicanism and technocracy asserting that government rested on the will of the people and advancement of technology as expressed in their local legislatures. They demanded their rights as Japanese and wanted representation in the Council. However, Japan insisted on administering the empire through both the Monarch and their local Council, and the conflict escalated into war by 1608. Hosokawa Tadaoki of the Hosokawa clan, was the main leader in the war (with other clans being co-leaders, such as the Fujiwara, Mononobe, and Chōsokabe), and successfully captured several key cities such as New Shōtoku in Kasodani Prefecture, New Hakodate in Soga Prefecture, and Kyouko in Fujiwara Prefecture. Following the election in 1610, the National Diet of Hosokawa adopted the Independence Act that declared scientists, engineers, and anti-magic users created equal and have rights just like with all the other Yōkai and Humans, and that Hosokawa was fully independent from the Japanese monarch. Shortly after the constitution was written in 1611, and the siege of Kyouko, Japan recognised Hosokawa as an independent state.
For the first 45 years, the Hosokawa clan had rule over the nation via the Presidency. In 1636, during the first few months of Hosokawa Mitsunao's rule, and in light of the independence movements, enforced a policy that was the Mitsunao Doctrine, which was put in place to ensure the independence of any nation in both Vinlandia and Amazonia is protected and any attempt of either the Eastern Empires or Europeans to colonise or intervene would be seen as acts of aggression, and would require Hosokawan intervention; though any existing colonies would be left alone by Hosokawa. Upon enactment of the policy, it had been successfully enforced twice: the first in China's attempt to reconquer recently independent Yuanxian and the second in Thailand's attempt to reconquer Kosṭā Rikā. In both cases, Hosokawa had managed to defend the independent nations, and with Hosokawa's powerful battleships and air force's use of the Mitsubishi F-2 and Mitsubishi F-15J, had decently crushed the enemy military forces, and those who tried to attack with magic faced a tough time, though they did manage to take out a few planes and powerful battleships despite losing in the end.
In 1655, the 45 year rule of the Hosokawa clan in the Presidency had ended, after Hosokawa Okimasa had narrowly lost to Mori Nagatsugu in the 1655 Presidential election. Between 1656 and 1738, the original ten prefectures would be broken down into the current nineteen, with Hokurikudō being the last one to be established in 1738 during Shimazu Tsugutoyo's Presidency. Hosokawa also faced a war with Scandinavia over several disputed islands in 1710, such as Tsurugishima and the islands in Aisai Bay. Scandinavia faced a crushing defeat and ninety-seven percent the military forces that invaded were destroyed by Hosokawa's newly established Mecha Force and high-tech aircraft that was magic resistant. Despite the heavy loss, Scandinavia still claims the islands as its either near or within their territory, but hasn't dared to make another move ever since the loss.
Since the war in 1710, Hosokawa entered an era of peace from 1711 to 1949. During this time, Hosokawa had continued to advance further in technology, created Terraforming technology in 1802 and since then had begun transforming several planets and satellites, such as Kasei (火星; literally "fire star") and Ezoeisei (蝦夷衛星), along with establishing settlements and colonies a few years later upon completion of Terraforming.
Government and politics
Main article: Politics of Hosokawa
Hosokawa is an Unitary Parliamentary Technocratic Republic with a multi-party system. The last parliamentary elections were held on 14 August 2024 and the presidential elections took place on Seventh September 2025.
The Hosokawan head of state is the president (currently Michio Kaku), elected by direct popular vote for a five-year term. Most executive power lies with the head of government, the premier (currently Ken Kobayashi), who is usually the leader of the winning party, but she/he needs to form a majority coalition in the parliament. The premier is appointed by the president. The remainder of the cabinet is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the premier.
Hosokawa's legislative organ is the National Parliament, a bicameral parliament. The National Parliament consists of a House of Representatives with 57 seats, elected by popular vote every five years or when dissolved, and a House of Councillors of 19 seats, whose popularly elected members serve six-year terms. There is universal suffrage for adults over 20 years of age, with a secret ballot for all elected offices.
In the Hosokawan system, citizens are usually subject to three levels of government: national, prefecture, and local. The local government's duties are commonly split between subprefecture, city, town, and village governments.
Main articles: Foreign relations of Hosokawa
Hosokawa is a member of the League of Nations, OECD, WTO, Vinlandia Free Trade Agreement (VFTA), Organisation of Vinlandia and Amazonia States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the G-10. It is the world's second largest donor of official development assistance after China, donating ¥5.732 trillion ($48.1 billion) in 2009.
Hosokawa has close economic and military relations with their motherland Japan; and their security alliance acts as the cornerstone of the nation's foreign policy.
Hosokawa is engaged in several territorial disputes with its neighbour Scandinavia such as Tosashima, Tsurugishima (剣島), the islands in Erikson/Aisai Bay, and Akpatok Island, all are which is effectively administrated by Hosokawa and claimed by Scandinavia.
Main article: Hosokawan Federal Military
The President holds the title of commander-in-chief of the nation's armed forces and appoints its leader, the Secretary of Defence. The Hosokawan Department of Defence administers the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Space Force, Mecha Force, and Air Force. In 2013, the armed forces had 11.8 million personnel on active duty on Earth and over 308.7 million in its space colonies across the Universe. The Reserves brought the total number of troops to 19.1 million on Earth and over 399.8 million in its space colonies across the Universe. The Department of Defence also employed about 1,900,000 civilians, not including contractors.
Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in wartime through the Selective Service System. Hosokawan forces can be rapidly deployed by the Air Force's large fleet of transport aircraft, the Navy's 215 active aircraft carriers, Space Force's expeditionary units at sea with the Space Fleets, and the Mecha Force's over 100 million active Mechas.
Hosokawa is a federal union of 19 prefectures, and each is overseen by an elected governor, legislature and administrative bureaucracy.
Under the current law, each prefecture is subdivided into subprefectures (支庁 (shichō)) and each subprefecture into cities (市 shi), towns (町 machi) and villages (村 mura).
The population of Hosokawa, as recorded by the 2030 national census, was approximately 307,739,571 on Earth, and 79,510,361,940 throughout its space colonies. About 28.3% of the population were 14 years old or younger, 38.7% were between 15 and 59 years old, and 33% were over 60 years old (with 27% being way beyond 110 years old).
Hosokawa has a diverse population; 23 ancestry groups have more than one million members. Japanese Hosokawans are the largest ethnic group (more than 70 million) - followed by Chinese Hosokawans (circa 60 million), Korean Hosokawans (circa 31 million) and Vietnamese Hosokawans (circa 28 million) on Earth alone.
58% of the population are skilled in magic, with 36% of them have a water base, 17% having an ice base, and the rest having other bases such as psychic, earth, wind, fire, and more.
Hosokawa maintains a policy of having freedom of religion and bans the parliament, prefectures, and other local governments from establishing an official religion.
77% of the population are officially atheist/irreligious. The other 23% of the population follows a religion, such as Buddhism (8%), Taoism (7%), Shinto (3%), Korean shamanism (2%), and native religions (3%).
Hosokawa is home to many cultures and a variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Hosokawans or their ancestors settled or immigrated within the past eight centuries. Mainstream Hosokawa culture is an Eastern culture largely derived from the traditions of East Asian immigrants with few influences from other sources, such as traditions brought by immigrants from Africa.
The rhythmic and lyrical styles of African-Hosokawan music have somewhat influenced Hosokawan music at large, distinguishing it from East Asian traditions. Elements from folk idioms such as the blues and what is now known as old-time music were adopted and transformed into popular genres with global audiences. Jazz was developed by innovators early in the 20th century, and rhythm and blues in the 1930s.
Music from neighbouring Indiana has also influenced Hosokawan music, by introducing rock and roll, funk, hip-hop, and rap. Hosokawan artists, such as Flying Lotus, Dr. Yazawa, Misato Takashi, and Togawa Maki are examples of Hosokawan music artists influenced by hip-hop, rap, rock and roll, and funk respectively, and have became well known.
Main article: Transportation in Hosokawa
Personal transportation is dominated by vehicles, which operate on a network of four million kilometres of public roads, including one of the world's longest highway systems. The world's third largest vehicle market, Hosokawa has the second highest rate of per-capita vehicle ownership in the world, with 738 vehicles per 1,000 Hosokawans. About 40% of personal vehicles are vans, SUVs, or light lorries. The average Hosokawan adult (accounting for all drivers and non-drivers) spends 55 minutes driving every day, travelling 49 km.
Mass transit accounts for 20% of total Hosokawan work trips. While transport of goods by rail is extensive, around 10% of people use rail to travel, though travelling on Hosokawa Railways, the national intercity passenger rail system, grew by almost 39% between 2000 and 2010. Also, light rail development has increased in recent years. Bicycle usage for work commutes is fairly large.
The civil airline industry is nearly governmentally owned and has been largely regulated since 1950, while most major airports are publicly owned. Of the world's 30 busiest passenger airports, five are in Hosokawa, including the busiest, the Kaenbyou International Airport.
The Hosokawan energy market is about 59,000 terawatt hours per year. Energy consumption per capita is 8.5 tons of oil equivalent per year, the 10th highest rate in the world. In 2015, 98% of this energy came from renewable energy sources, while the remaining two percent came from nuclear power. Petroleum, Coal, and Natural Gas has long since been out of use since around the late 1600s.