Reiji Mitsurugi

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Reiji Mitsurugi

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Nationality Flag-Japan.jpg Japanese
Date of birth May 22, 2009
Date of death 2011
Residence Shikoku
Sex Male
Representative to the Diet of Japan
26 June 2009 – 25 January 2010
Speaker for the Diet of Japan
26 September 2009 – 25 January 2010
Succeeded by danyeo
Ambassador to China of Japan
June 30, 2009 – 5 February, 2010
Foreign Minister of Japan
February 5, 2010 – N/A
Preceded by Angrr
Military rank Icon rank Commander***.png Commander***
Aircraft rank Airman 0.png Airman

Reiji Mitsurugi (御剣令治 in Japanese) was Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan, and President of the Imperial Sun Party. He was also an entrepreneur, a nationalist philosopher, soldier, diplomat and theologian.

Early Life

Born into the wealthy Mitsurugi family of Matsuyama on the island of Shikoku, Reiji wanted for little in his youth. The thousand year old aristocratic Mitsurugi Clan had little difficulty feeding, clothing or housing its members. As such, Reiji received a grand classical education at the famous Tokyo Imperial University that included Japanese, English and Chinese language, as well as western philosophy.

Reiji Mitsurugi at his ancestral home in Shikoku.

But young Mitsurugi wasn't interested in academics nearly as much as he was in the pure science of economics. He wanted to become a business tycoon, like famous grain magnate Akki. He took a small piece of his family fortune and established Kokumotsu Grains in the fertile fields of the newly-acquired Korean provinces.

As a Businessman

Under the banner of his family's holding company, the Mitsurugi Group, Reiji purchased a defunct Korean grain company outside Seoul. Dedicated to his new enterprise, Mitsurugi himself worked the fields alongside his hired help. The new company, which he named Kokumotsu Grains, operated under a pair of two chief principles. First, Kokumotsu was committed to paying a living wage to its employees. Second, Kokumotsu would provide low prices to its customers.

These two principles were difficult to reconcile, and have frequently led to challenges for Mitsurugi's company. Large agribusiness, operating under either regular contracts or major, vertically-integrated conglomerates, would be harsh competition for the small farm.

Kokumotsu was largely supported in its early days through a deal with a German bakery to provide regular shipments of grain, but during Sweden's invasion of Germany, the bakery was destroyed, and so was Kokumotsu's chief source of income.

Months later, with the Theocrat invasion of South Korea, the Kokumotsu farm was destroyed in the Battle of Seoul. Leaving Mitsurugi without a company of his own.

As a Soldier

With his income greatly reduced with the loss of the German bakery, Mitsurugi began feeling a pain in his pocketbook. He was forced to depend on the turbulent open grain market for his income. But before long, the young businessman realized that any pain he would feel could be not but a drop in the ocean compared to what his former business partners were feeling in Germany. Bound by a duty driven by compassion, Reiji Mitsurugi enlisted in the Japanese Imperial Army.

The war was bitter, and the eventual defeat of Germany and her allies was twice as bitter. Mitsurugi's experience in the Japanese military was one of a disorganized rabble. More a militia than a true army. There was no training to speak of, and no coordinated operations. Against the well-disciplined Swedish forces, the Japanese and Germans were nothing. Germany fell. Mitsurugi, with hundreds of German refugees and the remains of the Japanese forces, returned to the archipelago in shame.

Shortly after his return home, Mitsurugi became an outspoken proponent of military reform in Japan. He was an active commentator on the reorganization of the Japanese Imperial Army. He was even part of the group that named the Japanese Imperial Expeditionaries and the Japanese Imperial Guard. With his new activism, Mitsurugi was inspired to found the Ashigaru Taishou newspaper as a military bulletin.

Following the reforms, Mitsurugi was assigned to Fire Team Delta in the Imperial Expeditionaries under Staff Sergeant Minamoto Yoritomo. He served one tour of duty under Staff Sergeant Minamoto, participating in the PEACE war games in Cuyo, Argentina. Upon his election to the Diet of Japan, Mitsurugi was transferred to Fire Team Foxtrot of the Imperial Guard, serving under Sergeant KITA Ikki. He has since served in many different squads, under a number of commanders.

As a Journalist

Reiji Mitsurugi in his office at the Taishou Building in Matsuyama

The Ashigaru Taishou was the gateway to all of Mitsurugi's future careers. His unique writing style, often described as flowery, classical and even at times poetic, attracted a small following of scholars, diplomats, businessmen and government officials interested in his opinions. The nationalist, militarist rhetoric of the paper quickly caught the attention of the Imperial Sun Party, whose leaders like Senator KITA Ikki, opened a correspondence with the young writer. The Imperial Sun Party would soon lead Mitsurugi into the world of politics.

That was not before, however, members of the military began to appreciate the Taishou's writings. With Mitsurugi demanding more funding for the Army and praising the JIA's accomplishments in battle, it was only natural for the military to take notice. Eventually, following Mitsurugi's election to the Diet, the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army agreed to appoint Reiji Mitsurugi and the Ashigaru Taishou as official Public Relations Officer and PR Bulletin respectively.

After President Kokawayoshi Makoto's Secretary of Public Relations, Minamoto Yoritomo, stepped down, the president appointed Mitsurugi to fill his place. Mitsurugi donned the title 'Speaker of Congress' and took up management of the Nihon no Koe administration, into which the Army's PR bulletins were consolidated.

As a Politician

Spurred by the encouraging words of Imperial Sun Party members such as rikugun hare and KITA Ikki, Mitsurugi began considering a congressional campaign. Still, put off by the world of politics, the soldier-journalist was not convinced. Ultimately, it was the Gyeongsangnam Uprising that led to his Declaration of Candidacy.

The Mitsurugi Platform was based on six main points, emphasizing military strength, Japanese culture, Korean autonomy and a new national philosophy called the Righteous Nation Philosophy. With his candidacy declared in the underpopulated Gangwon-do region of Korea, Mitsurugi easily took the election with only a few votes.

Congressman Mitsurugi rapidly became one of the most visible members of the Japanese government. After famous cabinet members and congressmen like Geno Garon, Tohru, Akki and others, Mitsurugi made a point of being heard on almost every issue. From military funding to welfare programs to foreign policy, the Congressman's unique style of antiquated, flowery speech could be heard in the Diet on any matter.

It was this outspoken nature, along with his unique language abilities, that saw Mitsurugi selected by Minister of Foreign Affairs Oraizan to act as Japan's Ambassador to China.

Upon his promotion to Speaker of the Congress, a cabinet-level position, Mitsurugi had access to the highest halls of power in Japan. And retain them into the following administration. When his old commander, Minamoto Yoritomo, took the presidency, Mitsurugi was one of the few members of the Kokawayoshi Administration invited to stay in power.

As a Diplomat

Mitsurugi worked quickly to establish relations among the heavily factionalized Chinese population. Working bilingually, in Chinese and English, with the various communities within China, Mitsurugi connected the Japanese people with several facets of Chinese life that had no prior knowledge of Japan. While President of China Snayke had long, well-established relationships with many top Japanese officials, including President Kokawayoshi Makoto, the Chinese-speaking population, especially among the People's Republican Party (PRP), had had no contact with Japan until Mitsurugi's arrival. That was largely due to linguistic barriers that the ambassador was capable of overcoming.

The establishment of close ties with the Chinese-speakers among the PRP, meant the alienation of the Chinese Pan-Korean Movement Juche Box Party (JBP). While relations between the JBP (colloquially referred to by Mitsurugi as the 'Boxers') had never been good, with the late leader Kim Jong Rad's frequent verbal tirades against the country, Mitsurugi's official recognition of the PRP and the Japanese Government's refusal to accept the existence of a 'West Korea,' a feud broke out between Mitsurugi's embassy and the Juche Box Party.

Eventually, the JBP collapsed, when a Chinese nationalist seized the party presidency in a coup and made sweeping changes. This was not the end of the Juche movement in China, but it has since lost its momentum and has become a very minor player in the Chinese political scene. To this day, Mitsurugi maintains that it was his own actions and his own outspoken nature that was instrumental in the defeat of Chinese Juche.

As a Philosopher

Senior Imperial Sun Party leaders called Mitsurugi 'The Party Philosopher.' As the author of the Righteous Nation Philosophy, a philosophy inspired by the actions of President Kokawayoshi Makoto and adopted by President Minamoto Yoritomo, Mitsurugi's theories of governance have considerable influence on Japanese politics. While not universally accepted by any means, Reiji Mitsurugi Thought is by far the most widely recognized Japanese political ideology.

As the principal author of the Constitution of the Great Japanese Empire, the philosopher has worked hard to ensure that his ideas are carried far into the future. Based on nationalism, traditionalism and democratic centralism, Mitsurugiism was a right-wing political theory.