|“ I thought it [the JLP] was the party that would best help make conditions better for the common citizen ”|
(Makoto revealing in an interview how it all began)
Makoto had but one aim: "To improve the conditions of the common citizen". In furthering this desire, he was immediately drawn towards the socialist leanings of the Japanese Labour Party. He was soon noticed by the party president Gustavius, and a mere three days after joining, he was appointed as the vice president of the JLP. Along with Gustavius, he is regarded to be a key figure in the reforming of the New JLP. After the departure of Gustavius for Malaysia, he became de facto party president of the Japanese Labour Party and stood to be formally elected to the position in the March 2009 Party presidential Election; an election he subsequently won.
Shortly after winning the party presidency of the Japanese Labor Party, Makoto renamed it to the Kageki Minshutou, or "Radical Democratic Party". Under his leadership the party rose to become one of the top five political parties. A major change for Makoto would occur following his first run for Presidency in April of 2009. This featured a closely decided three-way race between incumbent Akki, of the NAP, TFC candidate Angrr and himself. Despite this being his first presidential campaign, Makoto ended up with a respectable 14% of the vote. This in turn led to his appointment to the Cabinet as Secretary of Labour.
When the next elections came around, Makoto decided upon another attempt. This time, he was endorsed by all of the top five parties, making him the unanimous choice of Japan. Over the following months' presidential elections, Makoto would be repeatedly re-elected amongst token resistance and opponents. During his time as Japan's president, he moved the national forum to a new website and started up the gifting company and subsequent organization, Kokawa Jinja, which provided wellness boosts to all new citizens who requested for such aid.
After three consecutive terms of office, Makoto stepped down from the presidency during the August Presidential Elections and endorsed Oraizan as his favoured successor.
Ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne
In early September, the Imperial Diet of Japan passed a constitution that installed Makoto as the country's first legitimate emperor. From that point onwards, Makoto became the ceremonial head of the nation. In pursuance of the duties that followed his acceptance of this great honour, he henceforth resigned from all direct participation in the country's politics so as to prevent any conflict of interest.
Once elevated to the previously vacant Chrysanthemum Throne, Makoto held the title of an emperor with the style His Imperial Majesty; his full style being His Imperial Majesty Emperor Kokawayoshi Makoto of Japan.
As part of his noble duties, Makoto regularly published articles for the benefit of the people of Japan. As emperor, Makoto provided Japan with some manner of spiritual guidance as well as a comforting sense of stability and constancy, amidst what was often a chaotic time in a world rife with upheavals.
The Kokawayoshi Adminstration is considered to be one of the most successful governments to have ever lead Japan. It was generally well regarded both domestically and abroad, and unsurprisingly, Japan was able to cultivate strong foreign relations with other nations during this period of time despite the often tricky effects of opposing alliance politics. It's successes and refined style of governance have had an inspiring influence over the lives of many. In particular, it has played a significant role in inspiring Reiji Mitsurugi's founding of the Righteous Nation Philosophy which consequently led to the drafting of the Japanese Constitution.
He is also remembered for being one of a rare few who have been elected as president without ever holding a prior congressional seat. As such, his sudden elevation to and successful retention of the highest ranking democratic position available in Japan is all the more remarkable.