Taikyo (Japanese: 体協 Taikyō, Taikyo-Koku, meaning Sun Home, Korean: 일홈 ilhom) is a sovereign state located on the East Coast of North America. It borders the United States to the East, Canada to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the West. Taikyo has a total population of 47 million as of 2014. The capital of Taikyo is Meijito, while other major cities include Matsuyama and Rosanzerusu.
Taikyo consists of four regions Kewashi Region, Matsuyama Region, Sobabaku Region and Yashihi Region. Characterised by contrasts between lush Pine Forests in the North, and Arid sandy Deserts in the South. The largest concentrations of population are in the South East, in and around Rosanzerusu Metropolis, and around the capital, Meijito in the West. Mount Yuki, in the North, is one of Taikyo's major landmarks.
The modern state of Taikyo was first established during the 18th century, when Japanese Expeditionaries, after traversing the Pacific Ocean under order by the Tokugawa Shogunate, the ruling military government of Japan at the time. The Emporer Reigen ordered the expansion of Japan through exploration of the Pacific for territory to be claimed by Japan during the 1720's. Trading with the Native Americans and introduction of Japanese products, and weaponry caused the beginning of several wars between the Native American tribes in the area inadvertantly wiping out a large percentage of their population, which gave Japan ample territory to claim as a colony. The colony became known as Taikyo, due to its sunny, and hot weather. The main port of the colony, which was only known as Taikyo, became known as Meijito following the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The Meiji Restoration transformed the territory of Taikyo into a form of Dominion of Japan, which lasted the entirity of the Meiji Period having issues with expansion of the newly formed United States, causing several clashes between Japan and the United States resulting in multiple stalemates throughout the end of the 19th century. During the 1940's, Emporer Hirohito's aggression towards the United States caused severe issues in Taikyo, still a dominion of the Empire of Japan. The overthrowing of Hirohito in 1947, caused the end of aggression between Japan and the United States, and a warm, but unsteady relationship ensued. Taikyo became independant gradually between 1956 and 1959, under the Hamabe Reforms in 1955. Taikyo, alongside other territories made independant by the reforms remained in the Japanese Realm, retaining the Head of State of Japan, as their Head of State. Today Taikyo is a highly developed nation, retaining close ties with Asia, whilst also looking to the West.