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Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean on Earth.


A ruin left standing in Hiroshima.

The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century CE. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shoguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, which was ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma, and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism. The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan joined the United Nations in 1956 and fell under the purview of the Unified Earth Government by the 22nd Century.[1]

Economy and society[edit]

A holographic sign atop the Quito Terminus, with "welcome" written in both German and in Japanese.

Japan is crowded and economically volatile.[2] It is, however, consequently well-endowed with scientists, economists, and global culturalism, making it technologically advanced as well.[2] The United Nations Space Command has long taken an interest in Asia for no better reason than its vast size. Japan has always held a great amount of sway in the UEG, and its position on the world stage did not change when the UNSC gained more power during the Human-Covenant War.[2]


List of humans of Japanese ancestry[edit]


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  1. ^ Halo Waypoint, Universe, Factions, UEG
  2. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia, page 296 (2011 edition)