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  1. "Samura Heavy Industries today broke ground on a new 2.4 million square foot manufacturing complex outside the town of Kikonai. Hideki Samura, the tenth-generation owner of the company, said that the facility will require over 4,300 full-time employees. The products to be manufacturered in the vast campus include electronics, appliances, and a range of chemicals used in metalworks. Kikonai residents have decried Samura for ignoring their demands of relocating the chemical operations elsewhere. A Samura spokesperson said that the company had every right to place its efforts in the town and had gotten the uanimous support of local officials. He additionally stated that the people of Kikonai and surrounding communities would come around as many will have first right to employment when it opens next year." "...a milestone has been reached in the ongoing reconstruction and revitalization efforts of the Shintoko district of Miyako. Ashi, the joint Sato-Elergy consortium, that was awarded the 32 billion Ken tender for the project have begun the construction of the first fifth of new towers that will dominate the surrounding area. Shintoko Station is slated to be closed on January 1st, 2020 but will begin to slowly close two months prior with the beginning of rail diversions to Miyako's two other railway stations. Though Ashi is responsible for most development efforts in the district, the Sato Corporation will build their new 102-story headquarters tower in the heart of the area. Asami Sato, CEO of the company that bears her family's name, is set to break ground on September 1st." "...the militant Takeru Party, which only possesses eight seats in the National Assembly, will be holding a rally in the town of Setana next weekend. The purpose of the rally is to urge the Kipanese people to move away from their 'peaceful' path and undertake a massive rebuilding of its military, in the name of national security - and to reimpose the nation's influence on the colonial holdings it once possessed, only to lose them at the end of the Thalassan War in 1947 as a condition of Kipan's surrender. President Yamazaki has denounced the Takeru Party for their hostile messaging and urged the other oppositional parties to join his Rikken Party in isolating the warmonging party. Though most Rikken supporters find the Takeru unsavory, there are some high-ranking officials and donors who do share some views held by the militant faction..."
  2. You mean "closer partnership," perhaps.
  3. If she's coming to this party, I clearly need to bring Asami Sato...
  4. I saw @Rihan's ping. From what I read of Galahinda's, I don't think the island right next to me would make the most sense cultural-wise. I am of the opinion that Northern/Western Aurelia is a sudo-Asiatic-esque area. As with the longstanding opinion, Aurelia is a hodge podge of cultures. Why not consider a portion of the landmass between Aurelia and Alharu? Perhaps a set of islands in Marenesia or even some other islands between Argis and Europa (Adaptus)?
  5. Following the arrival of the Salvian delegation, both Kipanese ministers were informed that the Gallambrians and Bulganstanzi aircraft were on approach for landing. Of all the participating delegations, Minister Takashima was most anxious about was that of the Sunset Sea Islanders. It had been several years since Emperor Toba had dispatched anyone to converse at high-level discussions: and if one was to consider formal engagements, then all the way back to the meetings over the Law of the Seas decades earlier. He just hoped everyone would arrive tonight so they could hear the remarks of their esteemed Emperor who had issued the invitation to the first gathering of what was hopefully become the GIN: the Group of Island Nations. Nakada's aide, who had been sitting in his personal car, got out and rushed over to him. "Honorable Minister, you have a telephone call..." He swatted him away, "not now. Too busy." The aide would not relent. "It is the Venerable Emperor." He growled, "Why didn't you say that the first time..." and walked over to the car.
  6. I am quite far removed from where events for this story would take place, not to mention that Kipan would probably quite isolated at this time. I am not going to participate in this one.
  7. I probably could be involved in a neutral capacity (aka funneling money in exchange for resources).
  8. The State of Kipan will be sending a large delegation of athletes to the Olympics in Fulgistan.
  9. Economics Minister Taro Nakada and Foreign Minister Matsu Takashima had been spent the previous month hastily putting the meeting together. There was one moment in time where they honestly thought they wouldn't have been able to pull it off. They didn't have a choice: the Emperor had given them a direct order to make sure it happened and without a hitch. The Orinese minister was first to arrive and both gentlemen spoke with him for about ten minutes before he was whisked away to his accommodations at the site of the gathering: Hotel Otemachi, which was also one of the tallest buildings in the city of Nakazami. Takashima's staff had set up the conference room located on the 53rd floor of the building for the GIN sessions. As this was the third from the top floor, the viewing deck on the top floor had been converted into an elaborate dining room where the delegates would eat their meals with the view of the increasingly sprawly urbanity of Nakazami stretched out like octopus arms in all directions. This 'suburbanization' had been made possible by the high-speed railways the Kipanese Railways had opened, by proclamation of the Emperor, a decade before. One of the days of the meeting would involve the delegation taking the fast train out of the city and enjoy the sight of Mount Makapu. Back on the tarmac, a soldier of the Kipanese Defense Forces, held a radio that had been speaking in frantic Kipanese for several minutes. He proceeded to share that a half dozen aircraft were all on descent trajectories and would be landing over the next forty-five minutes. Takashima then shouted everyone to straight up and get in position for the next arrival.
  10. Heads up: expect a post getting things underway later this week, sometime around Wednesday.
  11. "...the Aurelian Cup has concluded and the Shukuro beat the national team of Kirvina in a late-hour penalty shootout after both teams tied at the conclusion of extended time. Yanagi Ochiyo has officially become the greatest striker in all of the Aurelian continent having been responsible for two-thirds of Kipan's goals, and over half of all the goals kicked in over the course of the entire competition. Coach Tadao was ecstatic over the team's victory and said that they would take a brief break before beginning practicing in earnest for the Nations Cup. Ochiyo, along with numerous other members of the team, will be part of the Olympic football team competing in Fulgistan this summer..." "...the National Assembly has passed legislation that would allow the recommencement of commercial hunting of whales. Rikken members who represent constituencies on Poksu and Orieku thanked their members for their commitment to not allowing modernity completely wipe away traditional Kipanese culture. NBK has received rumors that with Kipanese recommencement that there are rumors from within the Hall of State in the Rihannsu capital of Dartha where Senators are contemplating following Kipan's lead and also recommence whaling practices. Rihan banned extensive commercial whaling in 1980, with Kipan's then indefinite moratorium went into effect in 1982. Foreign Minister Kaneda reiterated that restarting such activities would cause an international backlash, cause unforeseen issues with the Entente, and derail Kipanese efforts to sign onto the Laren Environmental Treaty signed in Morheim. President Yamazaki has yet announced his intention to sign or not sign the legislation before him..."
  12. Kipanese Imperial Palace, 1974 The economy was booming by leaps and bounds -- the preceding decades had been one of painstaking reconstruction and development following the turmoil of the Thalassan War. The then-Emperor of Kipan, Toba, had been investing heavily in the nation's infrastructure and building foreign relations with the myriad states of Aurelia to the east. Though those opportunities were growing, they wouldn't be sufficient for the level of production that existed -- more markets were needed. Unlike other nations, Kipan had not experienced the same shocks that occurred in the events of the Second Argic War and if anything, the Islands were gearing up to take on the reemerging Sunset Sea Islands, its former partner in the Thalassan War. The Emperor was seated at his office to the side of the throne room. It was relatively utilitarian. He only used the throne room for ceremonial or dedicated viewing sessions with appointed representatives and high-ranking advisors and military commanders. There was a knock on the door and the stranger was instructed to enter. "Wise Emperor," said his recording secretary, "this communique just arrived this morning," handing it to him. Toba began to review it, allowing him to speak on it. "the Orinese monarch is seeking interested island nations to discuss closer collaboration, best practices, and address wider economic concerns that impact sovereign island states." "A Group of Island Nations," commented the Emperor, he leaned back in his chair, putting it down on the desk. If such a group were to come to existence, he wanted Kipan involved. "Bring me Economics Minister Taro Nakada and Foreign Minister Matsu Takashima." His aide bowed and left the room. A few minutes later both would arrive and get their formal orders. Kipan would get ahead of the curve and extend an invitation for the various nations to have such a dialogue as set out in the Orinese telefax, on the islands. From the Wise and Honorable Emperor of Kipan, Toba To the Island Nations of Eurth By now, many of us have probably received similar correspondence from the Orinese monarch about the wider economic fallout from the conclusion of the recent (and now Second) Argic War. While many nations both on the Argic continent and others on this side of the Eurth have had an easier chance of recovering, it is fair to say that many of our nations bared a far higher level of economic pain than any of us expected. Her Majesty, Owa Nabérrie, is right. We must meet and discuss how we can use our collective brainpower and resource potential, to generate economic opportunity and growth. I formally extend the invitation for us all to meet in the city of Nakazami on the Kipanese island of Matigu.
  13. @Orioni: Let's use Nakazami as the host city for the session to be held on my islands. I'll post my response and issue a general expression of hosting the meeting.
  14. I'm happy to host the first informal meeting. Since Kipan is under the Emperors at the time, he'll appoint someone to represent his interest - most likely his economic advisor.
  15. "...today marks the near-open borders between the Kipanese Islands and the wider Aurelian League with the elimination of most border controls between the bloc nations. It is the first of many integration steps Kipan will be taking over the next few months as the State's connection to the League solidifies. President Yamazaki spoke to the National Assembly saying that their involvement in the preeminent southern organization would bring untold prosperity and strengthen Kipan's role as a diplomatic player...stocks went up 10% upon the Government's announcement. Samura Heavy Industries and Sato Corporation saw the highest gains." "...five members of the Kaizoku were arrested last night after National Police officers busted an illegal pornography operation in the seedier Gozu District. Though not nearly as an expansive as the Hogosha or as violent as the Onikanabo, the Kaizoku have been increasing their presence in the capital. The events of last night have only further reinforced National Police urging the Assembly to increase their resources to clamp down on organized crime. Their budget requests have been rejected on more than one occasion and even when the Emperors were in power, rarely gave more than was needed to maintain general law and order. Additional police units have been allocated from elsewhere in the capital to reinforce units based in Gozu. The Kaizoku, besides illegal porn, have gotten involved in bookmaking and match-fixing (of which ten people have been arrested and locked up for violating the country's new gambling laws), and prostitution."
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