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Flag of Japan Japan, as one of the seven major powers, has a unique national focus tree. With the Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger DLC, it gets two additional branches.

The Unthinkable Option BranchPurge the Kodoha Faction BranchNational Mobilization Law/ National Defense State Sub-branchesSupport the Kodoha Faction BranchStrengthen the Civilian Government BranchThe Manchurian Project BranchArmy Expansion Law BranchFighter Modernization Sub-branchNew Naval Estimates BranchFile:NF tree Japan.jpgNF tree Japan.jpg

Japanese national focus tree. Clicking on the branches leads to the appropriate section.

The Japanese national focus tree can be divided into 7 branches:

The Unthinkable Option Branch
The communismCommunist branch and is organized around the idea of establishing a Communist state in Japan with the possibility of either joining the Soviets or forming a faction with the Chinese Communists. It requires Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger.
Purge the Kodoha Faction Branch
The historical fascismFascist tree, it focuses around the aggressive conquest of China, Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines and an alliance with Siam.
National Mobilization Law/ National Defense State Sub-branches
Two Sub-branches that is used for both the Purge the Kodoha Faction Branch and the Support the Kodoha Faction Branch. It Increases economy law and allows Kamikaze Strikes.
Support the Kodoha Faction Branch
The NeutralityNon-Aligned Branch is focused on building up to a war with the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union and joining the Flag of German Reich German Reich's faction.
Strengthen the Civilian Government Branch
The DemocracyDemocratic branch starts a civil war with the fascists and installs a Constitutional Monarchy. It also liberates Flag of Korea Korea, the Flag of Philippines Philippines and allows Japan to puppet or annex Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies, Flag of British Malaya British Malaya or Indochina. It requires Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger.
The Manchurian Project Branch
If Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is a subject, this branch expands Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo's Industry.
Army Expansion Law Branch
This branch expands Flag of Japan Japan's army while also giving it the Bicycle Infantry, a unique unit for Japan.
Fighter Modernization Sub-branch
This sub-branch expands Flag of Japan Japan's Airforce and connects to both the Army and Naval branches.
New Naval Estimates Branch
This branch expands Flag of Japan Japan's naval research and industry.


The Unthinkable Option Branch[edit]

The Unthinkable OptionApproach the Young OfficersExchange the ExilesCast the DieThe Fate of the Imperial FamilyRebuild the Civil ServiceReeducation CampaignFinish the FightRed BrigadesCommunist VolunteersJoin CominternAsian Communist SolidarityNationalize the ZaibatsusPeople-Owned MinesPublic WorksTokyo Aluminum PlantOpen Up the UniversitiesFile:JAP NF The Unthinkable Option.pngJAP NF The Unthinkable Option.png

Communist branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal support communism.png The Unthinkable Option Japan:
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Strengthen Civilian Government focus Strengthen Civilian Government, Purge the Kodoha Faction focus Purge the Kodoha Faction or Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is communismCommunist
Japan gets the national spirit:
The Unthinkable Option icon
The Unthinkable Option
  • Weekly StabilityStability: -1.00%
  • Daily Communism support: +0.03
The future of our nation requires a path that has never been conceived of by our leaders. This option must now be contemplated in earnest.

Available as Political advisor:

  • Sanzo Nosaka (Communist Revolutionary):
    • Daily Communism support: +0.10

Political PowerPolitical Power: +200

The future of our nation requires a path that has never been conceived of by our leaders. This option must now be contemplated in earnest.
Focus generic military mission.png Approach the Young Officers Japan:
  • has the focus The Unthinkable Option focus The Unthinkable Option.

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is communismCommunist
Japan: The older generations are too set in their ways to be easily swayed to the new way of thinking. We shall start with the younger generations, instead.
Goal generic forceful treaty.png Exchange the Exiles Japan:
  • has the focus The Unthinkable Option focus The Unthinkable Option.

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is communismCommunist
Japan:

Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

  • Gets event: Exchange of Japanese Generals
While we previously sent our left-leaning officers and civil servants into unofficial exile in Manchuria, we shall now exchange them for our more right-leaning ones, instead.
Focus jap cast the die.png Cast the Die Japan has the focus:
  • Approach the Young Officers focus Approach the Young Officers and Exchange the Exiles focus Exchange the Exiles.

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is communismCommunist
Japan:

Flag of Mengkukuo Mengkukuo:

Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

Our political and military base is secure enough. It is time to seize our destiny!
Goal tfv burn the royal portraits.png The Fate of the Imperial Family Japan:
  • has the focus Cast the Die focus Cast the Die.
  • Is not in a civil war
Japan:

Gets event Fate of the Imperial Family

The time has come to see to the last vestiges of hereditary rule in Japan. We must decide what fate shall befall the Emperor and his family.
Goal generic national unity.png Rebuild the Civil Service Japan:
  • has the focus The Fate of the Imperial Family focus The Fate of the Imperial Family.
Japan: To manage our nation properly, we shall rebuild the civil service with those people who are most capable.
Goal generic propaganda.png Reeducation Campaign Japan:
  • has the focus The Fate of the Imperial Family focus The Fate of the Imperial Family.
  • Less than 50% StabilityStability
Japan gets the national spirit:
Reeducation Campaign icon
Reeducation Campaign
Weekly StabilityStability: +5.00%
Unrest is rife in the aftermath of our great revolution. We must re-educate the people to reinforce the behaviour we find most appropriate.
Unrest is rife in the aftermath of our great revolution. We must re-educate the people to reinforce the behaviour we find most appropriate.
Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Finish the Fight Japan:
  • has the focusRebuild the Civil Service focus Rebuild the Civil Service and Reeducation Campaign focus Reeducation Campaign.

Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

  • Exists
  • Current Ruling Party is Flag of Fascism Fascist

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Japan Gains Puppet (focus) War goalwar goal against Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo We must bring the fight to our old colony, and eliminate the last bastion of our Japanese ideological adversaries.
Goal generic political pressure.png Red Brigades Japan:
  • has the focus Cast the Die focus Cast the Die.
  • Current ruling party is communismCommunist
  • Is not in a civil war.
Japan gets the national spirit:
Red Brigades icon
Red Brigades
Every man and woman most do their duty to protect the state. We will ensure they have the opportunity to do so.
Every man and woman most do their duty to protect the state. We will ensure they have the opportunity to do so.
Goal generic demand territory.png Communist Volunteers Japan:
  • has the focus Red Brigades focus Red Brigades.
  • Current ruling party is communismCommunist
Japan gets the national spirit:
Communist Volunteers icon
Communist Volunteers
  • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: -100.0%
  • Max volunteer force divisions: +1
Our struggle does not end here. We must see to lift up other nations, as well. Our best and brightest shall be sent forth to champion our cause in those nations that have embraced the revolution!
Our struggle does not end here. We must see to lift up other nations, as well. Our best and brightest shall be sent forth to champion our cause in those nations that have embraced the revolution!
Focus generic join comintern.png Join Comintern Japan:
  • has the focuses: Finish the Fight focus Finish the Fight and Communist Volunteers focus Communist Volunteers.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Asian Communist Solidarity focus Asian Communist Solidarity.
  • Current ruling party is communismCommunist
  • Is not a subject
  • Is not at war with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
  • is not in a faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union gets event Japan seeks to join the Comintern
  • If Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union has no faction or is not faction leader form The New International
We cannot stand alone against the world. We must stand together with the birthplace of communism to protect the revolution!
Goal generic alliance.png Asian Communist Solidarity Japan:
  • has the focuses: Finish the Fight focus Finish the Fight and Communist Volunteers focus Communist Volunteers.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Join Comintern focus Join Comintern.
  • Current ruling party is communismCommunist
  • Is not a subject
  • Is at peace with Flag of Communist China Communist China

Flag of Communist China Communist China:

  • Current ruling party is communismCommunist
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Is not in faction
    • Is not faction leader
Japan:
  • Create faction: Asian Communist Solidarity
  • Invite Flag of Communist China Communist China to our faction
We must stand with our Asian brethren. The Western form of communism has no place here, but together with our neighbours we can spread a version of it that suits Asian needs.
Focus jap zaibatsu.png Nationalize the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the focus Cast the Die focus Cast the Die.
  • Is not in a civil war
Random State that are not Saipan (646), Iwo Jima (645) or Lagos (555):

Replace Zaibatsus Zaibatsus with:

Nationalize the Zaibatsus icon
Nationalize the Zaibatsus
Effective change:
  • Daily Political PowerPolitical Power cost: -0.25
  • Trade Laws cost: -25%
  • Economy cost: -25%
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. It ends here. The state's control will not be challenged.
The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. It ends here. The state's control will not be challenged.
Goal generic construction2.png People-Owned Mines Japan:
  • has the focus Nationalize the Zaibatsus focus Nationalize the Zaibatsus.
Japan gets the national spirit:
People-Owned Mines icon
People-Owned Mines
Resource Gain Efficiency: +10.00%
The people will be allowed to own a stake in the mines they work in, improving worker motivation and efficiency.
The people will be allowed to own a stake in the mines they work in, improving worker motivation and efficiency.
Goal generic construction.png Public Works Japan:
  • has the focus Nationalize the Zaibatsus focus Nationalize the Zaibatsus.
  • fully controls Koshinetsu (535), Tohoku (533) and Kyushu (528)
Japan: A new series of public works will ensure work for all, as well as improvements in nation-wide infrastructure.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Tokyo Aluminum Plant Japan:
  • has the focuses: People-Owned Mines focus People-Owned Mines and Public Works focus Public Works.
  • has full control of Kanto (282)
Kanto (282) add production of 12 AluminumAluminum We will harness the power of our workers to increase the nation's self-sufficiency.
Focus research.png Open Up the Universities Japan:
  • has the focus Exchange the Exiles focus Exchange the Exiles.
Japan:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot
All must be allowed to study, no matter their heritage or social status.

Purge the Kodoha Faction Branch[edit]

Purge the Kodoha FactionLiasion ConferenceGreater East-Asian Co-Prosperity SphereSign Tripartite PactMarco Polo Bridge IncidentSecure ChinaDevelop Chinese ResourcesStrike South DoctrineAlliance With SiamNon-Aggression Pact With the Soviet UnionBypass the PhilippinesSecure the PhilippinesStrike on the Southern Resource AreaGuide the ZaibatsusNationalize War IndustryCoal LiquificationExploit the Southern Resource AreaFile:JAP NF Purge the Kodoha Faction.pngJAP NF Purge the Kodoha Faction.png

Fascist branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic major war.png Purge the Kodoha Faction Japan:
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Strengthen Civilian Government focus Strengthen Civilian Government, The Unthinkable Option focus The Unthinkable Option or Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.
Japan: A new faction has appeared, intent to take control of the government and strike north into the Soviet Union. We must eliminate them before they can do too much damage.
Goal generic intelligence exchange.png Liasion Conference Japan:
  • has the focus Purge the Kodoha Faction focus Purge the Kodoha Faction.
Japan gets the national spirit:
Liaison Conference icon
Liaison Conference
Starting Planning skill level of new army leaders: +1
By sending liaisons of all branches of government and of the military to a central conference, we can greatly increase our decision-making speed.

Every army leader:

  • Add Planning Skill: 1
By sending liaisons of all branches of government and of the military to a central conference, we can greatly increase our decision-making speed.
Goal generic alliance.png Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Japan:
  • has the focus Liasion Conference focus Liasion Conference.
  • Is not a subject
Japan:
  • Set the rule: Can create factions
  • Create Faction: Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere
The time of Western imperialism has come to an end. The peoples of Asia must band together and stand as a strong, unified continent, under our leadership. Asia for the Asiatics.
Goal anschluss.png Sign Tripartite Pact Japan:
  • has the focus Liasion Conference focus Liasion Conference.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Flag of German Reich German Reich gets event Japan Proposes Tripartite Pact The task that lies before us may well prove a challenge for our abilities. We should reach out to other governments with similar goals, so that we may engage in some measure of cooperation.
Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Marco Polo Bridge Incident Japan:
  • has the focus Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere focus Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.
  • Is fully independent
  • Is at peace with Flag of China China

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
  • Beijing(608), Shandong (597) and Hebei (614):
  • Is at war with Flag of China China
Japan:
  • World TensionWorld Tension is increased by 1.0
  • Unlocks Decision: Escalate the War in China

gets the national spirit:

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident icon
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
Flag of China China, Flag of Communist China Communist China, Flag of Shanxi Shanxi, Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan, Flag of Guangxi Clique Guangxi Clique and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang:
  • Attack Bonus against Country: -50.0%
  • Defense Bonus against Country: -25.0%
Japan is poor in resources, but our neighbours are not. We must take from them what we lack, and only require an excuse to begin doing so. Such an excuse could be provided by a few enterprising soldiers, after which the Emperor will have no choice but to assent to a war, no matter how ill-prepared…
Japan is poor in resources, but our neighbours are not. We must take from them what we lack, and only require an excuse to begin doing so. Such an excuse could be provided by a few enterprising soldiers, after which the Emperor will have no choice but to assent to a war, no matter how ill-prepared…
Goal generic demand territory.png Secure China Japan:
  • has the focus Marco Polo Bridge Incident focus Marco Polo Bridge Incident.
  • Flag of China China: More than 30% surrender progress
  • Is at war with the Flag of United States United States

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Japan:

Flag of United States United States: Gain base War supportWar support: +5.00%

Chinese resistance is proving to be stubborn and unceasing. We must redouble our efforts to pacifying the mainland with all haste.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Develop Chinese Resources Japan:
  • has the focus Secure China focus Secure China.
  • Has full control of Sichuan (605)
  • Has full control of Yunnan (325)
Sichuan (605): adds production of 8 AluminumAluminum

Yunnan (325): adds production of 12 AluminumAluminum If Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger is enabled:

  • Unlocks Prospect for Resources Decisions
We must develop the rich Chinese resources that have fallen into our hands so that they may be useful for the next war.
Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Strike South Doctrine Japan:
  • has the focuses Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere focus Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and Sign Tripartite Pact focus Sign Tripartite Pact.
Japan:
  • 2x 100% research bonus for Naval Doctrine
  • Unlocks Decision: Demand Indochina
Though rich, China does not possess all resources we require. Not far away to the south, though, lie the Dutch East Indies and the British colonies of Malaya and Borneo. For true self-sufficiency we must wrest control over these area away from the European imperialists.
Goal generic major alliance.png Alliance With Siam Japan:
  • has the focus Strike South Doctrine focus Strike South Doctrine.
  • Is faction Leader
  • Flag of Siam Siam exists

The following will bypass the focus:
Is in faction with Flag of Siam Siam
Flag of Siam Siam gets event Japan invites Siam to the faction Siam is located in a prime location to aid us in our coming war with the Western powers. By getting them on our side we will greatly facilitate the inevitable invasion of Malaya and, thereby, the East Indies.
Goal generic dangerous deal.png Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union Japan:
  • has the focus Strike South Doctrine focus Strike South Doctrine.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union gets event: Non-Aggression Pact with Japan Our northern border must be secured if we are to have the freedom to strike south. We shall begin negotiations with the the Soviet Union immediately.
Goal generic position armies.png Bypass the Philippines Japan:
  • has the focus Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union focus Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Secure the Philippines focus Secure the Philippines.
Japan:
  • 1x 100% research bonus for Landing Craft and Advanced Landing Craft
The Philippines are an unwelcome distraction on the way to our true goal. We shall ignore it, for now.
Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Secure the Philippines Japan:
  • has the focus Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union focus Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Bypass the Philippines focus Bypass the Philippines.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Japan:

Gains Puppet (Focus) War goalWar Goal against Flag of Philippines Philippines

The Philippines are a necessary base on the way to our true goal. We must secure it for future military operations.
Focus jap strike south.png Strike on the Southern Resource Area Japan has the focus:
  • Bypass the Philippines focus Bypass the Philippines. or Secure the Philippines focus Secure the Philippines.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:

One of the following must be true:

One of the following must be true:

  • Tonkin(671), Laos(670), Southern Indochina (286), Cambodia (741): Not controlled by Flag of France France
  • Has a War goalwar goal against Flag of France France
  • Is at war with Flag of France France
Japan: The time has come to set our plan in motion. We will strike south and take the resource-rich Western colonies for ourselves.
Focus jap zaibatsu.png Guide the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the focus Purge the Kodoha Faction focus Purge the Kodoha Faction.
Japan:
Guide the Zaibatsus icon
Guide the Zaibatsus
Effective change:
The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. With some finesse, we may be able to guide their efforts in our favour.
The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. With some finesse, we may be able to guide their efforts in our favour.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Nationalize War Industry Japan:
  • has the focuses Guide the Zaibatsus focus Guide the Zaibatsus and National Mobilization Law focus National Mobilization Law.
*Random owned that are not Saipan (646), Iwo Jima (645) or Lagos (555): Increasing state control over our war industry will go a long way to improving efficiency and, therefore, output.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Coal Liquification Japan:
  • has the focus Nationalize War Industry focus Nationalize War Industry.
  • Kyushu (528) is fully controlled
Japan: Japan is lacking in oil, and so we must redouble our efforts in the field of synthetic oil.
Goal generic construction2.png Exploit the Southern Resource Area Japan:
  • has the focuses Coal Liquification focus Coal Liquification and Strike on the Southern Resource Area focus Strike on the Southern Resource Area.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of North Borneo (333)
    • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
    • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
  • Has full control of Singapore (336)
  • Has full control of Tonkin (671)
Japan:
  • Singapore (336):
  • Tonkin (671):
    • adds production of 6 Aluminum
  • If Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger is enabled:
    • Unlocks Prospect for Resources Decisions
We must greatly expand the exploitation of the East Indies' abundant resources to nourish our forces in our war.

National Mobilization Law/ National Defense State Sub-branches[edit]

National Mobilization LawNational Research PolicyNational Defense StateSpiritual MobilizationWarrior SpiritStrengthen the Divine WindFile:JAP NF National Mobilization Law.pngJAP NF National Mobilization Law.png

Sub-branches that connect the Fascist and Non-aligned branches of the Japanese national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic axis build infantry.png National Mobilization Law Japan has the focus:
  • Challenge the Zaibatsus focus Challenge the Zaibatsus or Guide the Zaibatsus focus Guide the Zaibatsus.
Japan: New legislation will make military service more ubiquitous, thereby instilling in the people a sense of duty, as well as making the necessity of war clear to them.
Focus research.png National Research Policy Japan:
  • has the focus National Mobilization Law focus National Mobilization Law.
Japan:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot
Government support and control of our research institutions will allow us greater flexibility and productivity in our R&D programs.
Goal generic political pressure.png National Defense State Japan has the focus:
  • Nationalize War Industry focus Nationalize War Industry or Imperial Arsenals focus Imperial Arsenals.
Japan: Every citizen must be made to see the urgency of transforming our nation into a bastion capable of withstanding any assault.
Focus jap spiritual mobilization.png Spiritual Mobilization Japan:
  • has the focus National Defense State focus National Defense State.
Japan gets the national spirit:
Spiritual Mobilization icon
Spiritual Mobilization
"Luxury is our Enemy!" With thrift, hygiene and hard work elevated to national virtues, more manpower is made available to the war effort.
By cultivating those tenets of Shinto that play on the people's sense of military duty we can increase the amount of new recruits.
Focus generic japanese imperial glory.png Warrior Spirit Japan:
  • has the focus National Defense State focus National Defense State.
Japan:
  • Allows Kamikaze Strike air missions, suicide attacks against enemy ships.
  • with the Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger:
    • Allows the use of the Last Stand command ability at a greatly reduced cost.
State Shinto allows us to instill in the people the need to sacrifice oneself for the good of the state and the Imperial family.
Goal generic secret weapon.png Strengthen the Divine Wind Japan:
  • has the focuses Spiritual Mobilization focus Spiritual Mobilization and' Warrior Spirit focus Warrior Spirit.
  • Has technology Rocket Engines
Japan:
  • Enables Production of Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka (Suicide Craft)
Kamikaze, the tactics of the Special Attack Unit, have changed suicide attacks from an improvised measure to an established doctrine. With new planes, essentially manned missiles, these attacks will be unstoppable.

Support the Kodoha Faction Branch[edit]

Support the Kodoha FactionChallenge the ZaibatsusImperial ArsenalsModern ShogunateShowa RestorationPrepare For War With the Soviet UnionJoin the London Naval TreatyNon-Agression Pact With ChinaBuild Up the Manchurian ArmyCreate a Manchurian Imperial Air ForceTechnological ExchangePre-emptive WarEstablish the Northern Resource AreaGerman RocketryFile:JAP NF Support the Kodoha Faction.pngJAP NF Support the Kodoha Faction.png

Non-Aligned branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic military deal.png Support the Kodoha Faction Japan:
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Strengthen Civilian Government focus Strengthen Civilian Government, Purge the Kodoha Faction focus Purge the Kodoha Faction or The Unthinkable Option focus The Unthinkable Option.
Japan:
  • Political Power: +100
  • Gets event Young Officer Coup
  • The NeutralityUnaligned party will now be called "The Kodoha Faction"
A new faction has appeared, intent to take control of the government and strike north into the Soviet Union. For the sake of the Emperor and the Empire's future, we must ensure this faction prevails!
Focus jap zaibatsu.png Challenge the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the focus Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.
Japan:
Zaibatsus Challenged icon
Zaibatsus Challenged
Effective change:
The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. We must remind them they are still subordinate to the Emperor's wishes.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Imperial Arsenals Japan:
  • has the focuses Challenge the Zaibatsus focus Challenge the Zaibatsus and National Mobilization Law focus National Mobilization Law.
Japan: Increasing imperial control over our war industry will go a long way to improving efficiency and, therefore, output.
Goal demand sudetenland.png Modern Shogunate Japan:
  • has the focus Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Showa Restoration focus Showa Restoration.
Japan:
Militarism icon
Militarism
The Emperor must remain in a more ceremonial role, with strong middlemen who act in his name. This will certainly allow the Emperor's word to carry further and wider.
Focus jap showa restoration.png Showa Restoration Japan:
  • has the focus Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Modern Shogunate focus Modern Shogunate.
Japan:
  • Will be known as The Empire of Japan
  • Modify Militarism Militarism by:
Militarism icon
Militarism
The time for figureheads is long past, and the Emperor himself must take direct control of the state. Only then will our Empire be able to stand against the Western imperialists.
Goal anti comintern pact.png Prepare For War With the Soviet Union Japan has the focus:
  • Modern Shogunate focus Modern Shogunate or Showa Restoration focus Showa Restoration.
Japan:

if Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is a puppet:

if Flag of Mengkukuo Mengkukuo is a puppet:

The communist threat to our northern borders must be dealt with. We must begin preparations for a war with the Soviet Union.
Focus generic diplomatic treaty.png Join the London Naval Treaty Japan:
The following will bypass the focus:
has the national spirit London Naval Treaty Signatory or Escalator Clause Invoked
Japan:
The London Naval Treaty icon
The London Naval Treaty
  • Factory Output: +5.00%
  • Naval dockyardDockyard Output: -25.00%
  • Unlocks Decision: Break the London Naval Treaty
  • all else:
  • The London Naval Treaty Signatory icon
    The London Naval Treaty Signatory
    • Carrier Max Cost:9500
    • Cruiser Max Cost:5300
    • Heavy Ship Max Cost: 10000
  • Gains Join the London Naval Treaty: Opinion of Flag of France France, Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and Flag of United States United States: +100
  • Flag of France France, Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and Flag of United States United States:

    • Gains Join the London Naval Treaty: Opinion of Japan: +100
    We must protect our flanks if we are to take on the bear. If signing a piece of paper regulating our naval build-up brings us peace, then so be it.
    Goal anschluss.png Non-Agression Pact With China Japan:
    • has the focus Join the London Naval Treaty focus Join the London Naval Treaty.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    One of the following must be true:
    Flag of China China:
    • Gets event Non-Aggression Pact with Japan

    Japan: If East Hebei (609) Is controlled:

    If Jehol (610) Is controlled:

    If South Chahar (611) Is controlled:

    • Add 3 Land fortLand fort on every province the Chinese border
    Though our relations with China have historically been strenuous, to say the least, we now need a non-aggression pact with them to free up troops for our northern push.
    Goal generic army doctrines.png Build Up the Manchurian Army Japan:
    • has the focus Prepare For War With the Soviet Union focus Prepare For War With the Soviet Union.
    • At least 2000 Infantry Equipment Stored in stockpile

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • One of the following must be true:
      • Is in a faction with Japan
      • Is a subject of Japan

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo does not exist
    Japan:
    • Send 2000 Infantry Equipment to Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo
      • Old ones go first
    • Send 500 Support Equipment to Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo if available
      • Old ones go first
    • Send 250 Artillery Equipment to Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo if available
      • Old ones go first

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • 2x 100% research bonus for Land Doctrine
    • add autonomy ratio -0.08333
    • gets event Military Aid from Japan
    Manchukuo will be at the forefront of any northern war. We must ensure they are strong enough to take any potential enemy attacks.
    Goal generic air doctrine.png Create a Manchurian Imperial Air Force Japan:
    • has the focus Build Up the Manchurian Army focus Build Up the Manchurian Army.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • One of the following must be true:
      • Is in a faction with Japan
      • Is a subject of Japan

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo does not exist
    Japan:

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo

    • 1x 100% research bonus for Tactical Bomber models, Strategic Bomber models, Naval Bomber models and Close Air Support models
    • 1x 100% research bonus for Fighter models and Heavy Fighter models
    • Every owned State
    • add autonomy ratio -0.08333
    Air superiority will be key to winning the war. If Manchukuo had their own air force this would go a long way to improving our air situation.
    Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png Technological Exchange Japan:
    • has the focuses Non-Agression Pact With China focus Non-Agression Pact With China and Create a Manchurian Imperial Air Force focus Create a Manchurian Imperial Air Force.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Is at war with Flag of German Reich German Reich
    Japan:
    • Hirohito loses:
      • Warrior Code
        • AI Modifier: Call Ally Desire: -40
        • AI Modifier: Join Ally Desire: -30
    • Joins Technological Exchange

    Flag of German Reich German Reich:

    • Gets event Japan Seeks to join the Axis
    • Joins Technological Exchange
    We require allies to take on the bear. Germany is not only a good candidate, but also has ample technological advances that could be shared with us to aid in our fight.
    Goal generic war with comintern.png Pre-emptive War Japan:
    • has the focus Technological Exchange focus Technological Exchange.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    One of the following must be true:
    Japan: By fabricating reports of increased Soviet aggression on our northern borders, we can give ourselves the excuse of requiring a pre-emptive strike to eliminate the northern threat.
    Goal generic construction2.png Establish the Northern Resource Area Japan:
    • has the focuses Pre-emptive War focus Pre-emptive War and Imperial Arsenals focus Imperial Arsenals.
    • Has technology Excavation I
    • Has full control of Ulan Ude (564)
    • one of the following must be true:
      • Has full control of Birobidzhan (657)
      • Has full control of Vladivostok (408)
      • Has full control of Nikolayevsk (560)
    Ulan Ude (564):

    Japan:

    • Unlocks Prospect For Resources Decisions
    The rich Siberian wastes must be exploited for our ever-growing war machine.
    Focus rocketry.png German Rocketry Japan: Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for Rocket technology

    Japan gets the national spirit:

    German Rocketry icon
    German Rocketry
    Research Time: -5.00%
    Further German technological advances would be extremely useful for our war effort. We must see to obtaining these schematics, no matter the cost.
    • Joins German Rocketry

    Flag of German Reich German Reich

    • Joins German Rocketry
    Further German technological advances would be extremely useful for our war effort. We must see to obtaining these schematics, no matter the cost.

    Strengthen the Civilian Government Branch[edit]

    Strengthen Civilian GovernmentAlly With the ZaibatsusResearch SpendingPre-emptive CoupPurge the MilitaristsThe Showa ConstitutionWest Pacific Treaty OrganizationRekindle the Old AlliancePacific GuardianAnti-Communist BulwarkAnti-Communist VolunteersThe Korean QuestionLiberate ManchuriaUltimate DeterrenceFull Sovereignty for the PhilippinesFile:JAP NF Strengthen the Civilian Government.pngJAP NF Strengthen the Civilian Government.png

    Democratic branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Goal generic support democracy.png Strengthen Civilian Government Japan:
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Purge the Kodoha Faction focus Purge the Kodoha Faction, The Unthinkable Option focus The Unthinkable Option or Support the Kodoha Faction focus Support the Kodoha Faction.
    Japan:
    Strenghten Civilian Government icon
    Strenghten Civilian Government
    Daily DemocracyDemocracy Support: +0.10
    The increasing values of liberalism and democracy, far from being a threat to our nation, could be its greatest strengths. We must ensure our government is strengthened so that it can protect these ideals.
    • Available as Political Advisor:
      • Kijuro Shidehara (Democratic Reformer):
    The increasing values of liberalism and democracy, far from being a threat to our nation, could be its greatest strengths. We must ensure our government is strengthened so that it can protect these ideals.
    Focus jap zaibatsu.png Ally With the Zaibatsus Japan:
    • has the focus Strengthen Civilian Government focus Strengthen Civilian Government.
    • Has full control of Kanto (282)
    • Has full control of Chugoku (529)
    Japan:
    Zaibatsus Empowered icon
    Zaibatsus Empowered
    Effective change:
    The largest corporations of our nation have long had unprecedented political and economical power. They are a testament to all the opportunities freedom and individuality allow, and we must seek to work together with them for the good of the nation.
    Focus research.png Research Spending Japan:
    • has the focus Strengthen Civilian Government focus Strengthen Civilian Government.
    Japan:
    • Gain 1 Research Slot
    An appropriately large budget must be allocated to R&D, if we are to fully make use of our nation's best and brightest.
    Goal generic military sphere.png Pre-emptive Coup Japan has the focus:
    • Ally With the Zaibatsus focus Ally With the Zaibatsus or Research Spending focus Research Spending.
    • More than 30% support for DemocracyRikken Minseito

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Current ruling party is DemocracyDemocratic
    Japan:
    • Gets event Democratic Elements Stage Coup
    • Change in populatity of DemocracyDemocratic: 10.00%
    • FascismFascist Supporters start a civil war
    • Politics will change:
    • Release Flag of Korea Korea
    • Flag of Korea Korea becomes free

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    Flag of Mengkukuo Mengkukuo: becomes puppet of Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo

    We must strike first and secure the future of our nation for our children, lest our ideals are stamped out by an authoritarian government.
    Goal generic political pressure.png Purge the Militarists Japan has the focus:
    • Ally With the Zaibatsus focus Ally With the Zaibatsus or Research Spending focus Research Spending.
    Japan:
    Militarism icon
    Militarism
    • War support: +20.00%
    • Mobilization Laws Cost: -25%
    • Justify War goalWar goal time: -20.00%
    • Research Time: +5.00%
    Those who believe military force is the answer to everything must be purged from our islands, if we are to make room for more level-headed thinking. They can find their own way outside of our borders.
    Goal tfv strengthen commonwealth ties.png The Showa Constitution Japan:
    • has the focuses Pre-emptive Coup focus Pre-emptive Coup and Purge the Militarists focus Purge the Militarists.
    • Is not in a civil war
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    Hirohito icon
    Hirohito
    StabilityStability: 50.00%
    We accept and respect our nation's imperial history. However, authoritarianism has no place in the Japan we want to build. We will maintain the Emperor as a figurehead leader, but we will limit his power in the constitution, much as is the case in many Western countries.
    Goal generic alliance.png West Pacific Treaty Organization Japan:
    • has the focus The Showa Constitution focus The Showa Constitution.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Rekindle the Old Alliance focus Rekindle the Old Alliance.
    • Is not a subject
    Japan:
    • Set the rule: Can create Factions
    • Create Faction: West Pacific Treaty Organization
    An alliance of our own with other asian nations will allow us to stand firmly against any potential threats to our new-found way of life.
    Focus chi british cooperation.png Rekindle the Old Alliance Japan:
    • has the focus The Showa Constitution focus The Showa Constitution.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus West Pacific Treaty Organization focus West Pacific Treaty Organization.
    • is not a subject
    • Current ruling party is democracyDemocratic
    • at peace with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

    • Current ruling party is democracyDemocratic
    • Is faction leader
    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:
    • Gets event Japan seeks to join the Allies
    Our best chances lie with our erstwhile ally in the Great War. We will re-activate the old alliance and stand with the United Kingdom in the defence of democracy.
    Focus jap pacific guardian.png Pacific Guardian Japan has the focus:
    • West Pacific Treaty Organization focus West Pacific Treaty Organization or Rekindle the Old Alliance focus Rekindle the Old Alliance.
    Japan:
    • Unlocks Pacific Guardian Decisions
    We will assume the role of guardian of all Asian states in and around the Pacific. Once freed from Western imperialism, they will require a guiding hand to lift them up as full-fledged democracies.
    Goal anti comintern pact.png Anti-Communist Bulwark Japan:
    • has the focus Pacific Guardian focus Pacific Guardian.
    • Current ruling party is not CommunismCommunist
    Japan:

    Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union and Flag of Communist China Communist China:

    • gains Anti-Communist Bulwark (Opinion of Japan: -100)
    The principles of democracy are incompatible with communism. We must stand firm against this ideology, and thereby protect both ourselves as well as those who rely on us.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png Anti-Communist Volunteers Japan:
    • has the focus Anti-Communist Bulwark focus Anti-Communist Bulwark.
    • Current ruling party is not CommunismCommunist
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    Anti-Communist Volunteers icon
    Anti-Communist Volunteers
    • Max volunteer force divisions: +3
    • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: -100.00%
    We must fight communism wherever it is found, even if we are not ourselves officially involved in a conflict. We will send volunteers to champion our cause in these instances, instead.
    Goal generic improve relations.png The Korean Question Japan:
    • has the focus Pacific Guardian focus Pacific Guardian.
    • at peace with Flag of Korea Korea
    Japan:
    • If Flag of Korea Korea is democracydemocratic:
      • Flag of Korea Korea gets event Japan Invites Korea to faction
    • If Flag of Korea Korea does not exist and Japan fully controls North Korea (525) and South Korea (527):
      • Activates Mission: Korean Independence
    • If Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is fascismFascist and fully controls North Korea (525) and South Korea (527):
    We have controlled the Korean peninsula for some time, but the question of Korean self-determination becomes ever more pressing. Can we truly claim to adhere to democratic ideals when we deny our neighbours the right to rule themselves?
    Goal generic territory or war.png Liberate Manchuria Japan:
    The following will bypass the focus:
    One of the following must be true:
    Japan:
    • Gains Topple Government War goalWar Goal against Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo.
    • If Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union owns Jehol (610), Liaotung (716), Kirin (328), Liaoning (715), Keilungkiang (714) and Sungkiang (717)
    • Unlocks decision: Return Manchuria
      • Decision can be taken after conquest of Manchuria
    Manchuria continues to exist under authoritarian rule; an ugly relic of our colonial rule. We must remedy this situation and ensure the region is returned to rightful Chinese control.
    Focus wonderweapons.png Ultimate Deterrence Japan:
    • has the focuses Liberate Manchuria focus Liberate Manchuria and Anti-Communist Volunteers focus Anti-Communist Volunteers.
    • Is in faction
    Japan and everyone in the faction:
    • Joins Ultimate Deterrence
    The best way to protect our citizens is to ensure they never fight in a war. The development of new weapons of terrible power may ensure they never have to.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png Full Sovereignty for the Philippines Japan:
    • has the focus Liberate Manchuria focus Liberate Manchuria.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Flag of Philippines Philippines is fully independent.
    Overlord of the Flag of Philippines Philippines gets event Phillipine Sovereignty Self-determination must be spread further throughout Asia. The United States continues to control the Philippines, and must be pressured into respecting the Philippine people's democratic rights.

    The Manchurian Project Branch[edit]

    The Manchurian ProjectExpand Manchurian RailwaysLight Industry DevelopmentHeavy Industry DevelopmentJapanese SettlementFortify the BorderExpand the Showa Steel WorksDevelop Aluminum SourcesFile:JAP NF The Manchurian Project.pngJAP NF The Manchurian Project.png

    Manchurian industry branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Focus jap manchurian project.png The Manchurian Project Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo: While our islands are scarce in usable land, our mainland possessions are not. What we cannot build up ourselves, we can build up on the mainland, instead. We will begin a large-scale industrialization program for Manchukuo.
    Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Expand Manchurian Railways Japan:
    • has the focus The Manchurian Project focus The Manchurian Project.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo: The Manchurian infrastructure needs drastic expansion to carry the load of increased industrialisation.
    Goal generic construct mil factory.png Light Industry Development Japan:
    • has the focus Expand Manchurian Railways focus Expand Manchurian Railways.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    Liaoning (715): Light military industry is of vital importance for an army's basic needs, and so must be expanded.
    Goal generic build tank.png Heavy Industry Development Japan:
    • has the focus Expand Manchurian Railways focus Expand Manchurian Railways.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    Liaoning (715): Heavy military industry is of vital importance for an army's advanced needs, and so must be expanded.
    Goal generic construct civ factory.png Japanese Settlement Japan:
    • has the focuses Light Industry Development focus Light Industry Development and Heavy Industry Development focus Heavy Industry Development.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    • Has full control of Jehol (610)
    • Has full control of Kirin (328)
    By settling our own people in Manchuria, we can increase the work force and thereby create more opportune locations for factories.
    Goal generic construct military.png Fortify the Border Japan:
    • has the focus The Manchurian Project focus The Manchurian Project.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo: The northern border is virtually undefended. We must prepare our northward defenses for a possible attack from this direction.
    Goal generic construct civilian.png Expand the Showa Steel Works Japan:
    • has the focus The Manchurian Project focus The Manchurian Project.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo

    • is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan
    • Fully controls Liaotung (716)
    Liaotung (716): We must expand the Showa Steel Works to drastically increase its production, as a crucial prerequisite for large-scale industrialization.
    Goal generic construction.png Develop Aluminum Sources The DLC Waking the TigerWaking the Tiger is not enabled

    Japan:

    • has the focus Expand the Showa Steel Works focus Expand the Showa Steel Works.

    Flag of Manchukuo Manchukuo

    • is a subject of Flag of Japan Japan
    • Fully controls Kirin (328)
    Kirin (328): Our aviation programs require ample aluminum, and so the Manchurian resources must be developed extensively.

    Army Expansion Law Branch[edit]

    Army Expansion LawSmall Arms ModernizationSupremacy of TechnologyArmy ExpansionSupremacy of WillModern ArtilleryBicycle BattalionsArmored DivisionsFile:JAP NF Army Expansion Law.pngJAP NF Army Expansion Law.png

    Army branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Goal generic army doctrines.png Army Expansion Law None Army experienceArmy Experience: +30 Our government must have as one of its core tenets the immediate and drastic increase of our military forces.
    Goal generic small arms.png Small Arms Modernization Japan:
    • has the focus Army Expansion Law focus Army Expansion Law.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Infantry Weapons
    Our military forces require modernized weaponry to be able to compete with those of our potential enemies.
    Goal generic production.png Supremacy of Technology Japan:
    • has the focus Small Arms Modernization focus Small Arms Modernization.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Supremacy of Will focus Supremacy of Will.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    Supremacy of Technology icon
    Supremacy of Technology
    • Weapons and Equipment Research Time: -5%
    • Armor Research Time: -5%
    Technology is what will bring us victory. All efforts must be directed to those efforts aiming at outclassing our enemies in terms of arms and equipment.
    Goal generic army artillery.png Army Expansion Japan:
    • has the focus Army Expansion Law focus Army Expansion Law.
    Japan:
    • Available as Chief of Army:
      • Hajime Sukiyama (Army drill(Genius)):
        • Division training time: -15.0%
    To achieve our aim of expanding the military, we must use the skills of those officers who have proven ability to train men in the art of warfare.
    Goal demand sudetenland.png Supremacy of Will Japan:
    • has the focus Small Arms Modernization focus Small Arms Modernization.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Supremacy of Technology focus Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    Superior Will icon
    Superior Will
    • Division Defense: +10.00%
    • Division Attack: +10.00%
    • Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%
    The most advanced equipment is useless without a fierce man to wield it, and fierceness can turn the simplest rock in the deadliest of weapons.
    Goal generic army artillery2.png Modern Artillery Japan:
    • has the focus Supremacy of Technology focus Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan: Though our soldiers are brave and fierce, they require superior artillery to aid their advance.
    Goal generic special forces.png Bicycle Battalions Japan has the focus:
    • Supremacy of Technology focus Supremacy of Technology or Supremacy of Will focus Supremacy of Will.
    Japan:
    • Add technology: Bicycle Infantry
    Mobility is key. Our forces will be equipped with bicycles, drastically improving our ability to maneuver divisions around.
    Goal generic army tanks.png Armored Divisions Japan:
    • has the focus Supremacy of Technology focus Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Armor Technology
    Other nations have already learned of the power of the armored division. We must not fall behind, and develop more advanced and more powerful armor models, allowing us to strike at the enemy both hard and fast.

    Fighter Modernization Sub-branch[edit]

    Fighter ModernizationRange FocusAgility FocusBomber ModernizationThe ZeroStrategic Bomber EffortUnified Fighter DevelopmentJet PrototypesFile:JAP NF Fighter Modernization.pngJAP NF Fighter Modernization.png

    Airforce Sub-branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Goal generic air fighter2.png Fighter Modernization Japan has the focus:
    • Army Expansion Law focus Army Expansion Law or New Naval Estimates focus New Naval Estimates.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Fighter Models
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Heavy Fighter Models
    We must maintain superiority over our enemies in all areas, including air warfare. Modernized fighter planes are essential to achieve this.
    Goal generic air production.png Range Focus Japan:
    • has the focus Fighter Modernization focus Fighter Modernization.
    Japan:
    • Available as Design Company:
      • Aichi (Range-focused Aircraft Designer):
        • Air Research Time: -10%
        • Fighter:
          • Range: +10%
        • Heavy Fighter:
          • Range: +10%
          • Reliability: +20%
        • Tactical Bomber:
          • Reliability: +20%
    The distances involved in warfare in the Pacific theater are vast, we need models capable of bridging those distances.
    Goal generic air production.png Agility Focus Japan:
    • has the focus Fighter Modernization focus Fighter Modernization.
    Japan:
    • Available as Design Company:
      • Mitsubishi (Agility-focused Aircraft Designer):
        • Air Research Time: -10%
        • Fighter:
          • Agility: +20%
          • Max speed: +10%
        • Carrier Fighter:
          • Agility: +20%
          • Max speed: +10%
    Range alone will do us no good if our models cannot compete with the enemy when they arrive. We must produce craft with superior agility, so they may never be outmaneuvered.
    Goal generic CAS.png Bomber Modernization Japan has the focus:
    • Range Focus focus Range Focus or Agility Focus focus Agility Focus.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Close Air Support models and Tactical Bomber models
    A modernized tactical bomber force is key to support our military on the battlefield.
    Focus jap zero.png The Zero Japan:
    • has the focuses First Air Fleet focus First Air Fleet and Agility Focus focus Agility Focus.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Has technology Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen (Carrier Fighter 2)
    Japan:
    • Enables production of Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen (Carrier Fighter 2)
    A new design by Mitsubishi may well prove to be the most capable carrier-based fighter aircraft designed to date. Unparallelled maneuverability, coupled with decent range, means that the design will likely last us for years. We should begin prototyping and production immediately.
    Goal generic air bomber.png Strategic Bomber Effort Japan:
    • has the focuses Range Focus focus Range Focus and Bomber Modernization focus Bomber Modernization.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Strategic Bomber models
    Much as we would like, wars cannot easily be won through direct military confrontations alone. Industrial capability greatly influences the outcome of wars, and so we must invest in new strategic bomber models that can destroy the enemy's industry behind the lines.
    Goal generic air fighter.png Unified Fighter Development Japan:
    • has the focuses= The Zero focus The Zero and Agility Focus focus Agility Focus.
    Japan: For too long have we been plagued by separate development of aviation between the army and the navy. We must unify these programs to ensure both uniformity of armament and better use of our limited research resources.
    Goal generic build airforce.png Jet Prototypes Japanhas the focus:
    • Strategic Bomber Effort focus Strategic Bomber Effort or Unified Fighter Development focus Unified Fighter Development.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Jet Technology
    The future of aviation does not lie with propellors. We must look at jet propulsion for improved capabilities for our aircraft.

    New Naval Estimates Branch[edit]

    New Naval EstimatesCarrier Warfare ExperimentsSupremacy of the BattlefleetExpand the SNLFFirst Air FleetThe Ultimate BattleshipModern EscortsCruiser ModernizationLong Lance TropedoesTorpedo CruisersFile:JAP NF New Naval Estimates.pngJAP NF New Naval Estimates.png

    Naval branch of the Japanese national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png New Naval Estimates None Japan if DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is not enabled:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Superheavy Battleship Models
    • Random owned controlled state that are not Saipan (646), Iwo Jima (645) or Lagos (555):
    • Random owned controlled state that are not Saipan (646), Iwo Jima (645) or Lagos (555):

    Otherwise:

    We must issue new estimates for the size of the increase to our navy, and, thereby, the dockyard facilities that will be required to bring about this increase.
    Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Carrier Warfare Experiments Japan:
    • has the focus New Naval Estimates focus New Naval Estimates.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Supremacy of the Battlefleet focus Supremacy of the Battlefleet.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Base Strike Doctrine
    Battleships are the relics of a bygone age. We must look to the future, and the future is aviation. Aircraft carriers will allow us to project that air power across the Pacific.
    Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Supremacy of the Battlefleet Japan:
    • has the focus New Naval Estimates focus New Naval Estimates.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Carrier Warfare Experiments focus Carrier Warfare Experiments.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Battleship Models
    • Available as Design Company
      • Kure Naval Arsenal (Battlefleet Designer):
        • Naval research time:
        • Capital Ship:
          • Armor: +15%
          • Naval firepower: +15%
        • Screen:
          • Torpedo attack: +25%
          • Sub detection: -25%
    With our superior battleship designs, we require only one decisive engagement to decide the naval war. We must ensure we optimize our battlefleet to allow it to force such an engagement and win it.
    Goal generic amphibious assault.png Expand the SNLF Japan has the focus:
    • Supremacy of the Battlefleet focus Supremacy of the Battlefleet or Carrier Warfare Experiments focus Carrier Warfare Experiments.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    Expand the SNLF icon
    Expand the SNLF
    Special Forces Capacity Multiplier: +2.0%
    A war in the pacific will involve naval landings to a large degree. The Special naval Landing Forces require expansion if they are to be up to the task.
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Marine technology
    A war in the pacific will involve naval landings to a large degree. The Special naval Landing Forces require expansion if they are to be up to the task.
    Goal generic navy carrier.png First Air Fleet Japan:
    • has the focus Carrier Warfare Experiments focus Carrier Warfare Experiments.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    First Air Fleet icon
    First Air Fleet
    Sortie Efficiency: +20%
    To maximize offensive striking power we will combine the largest concentration of aircraft carriers the world has ever seen into one battlegroup. By developing the doctrines required to enable concerted offensive operations in this form, our enemies will stand no chance against our superiority in naval aviation.
    To maximize offensive striking power we will combine the largest concentration of aircraft carriers the world has ever seen into one battlegroup. By developing the doctrines required to enable concerted offensive operations in this form, our enemies will stand no chance against our superiority in naval aviation.
    Goal generic navy battleship.png The Ultimate Battleship Japan:
    • has the focus Carrier Warfare Experiments focus Supremacy of the Battlefleet.
    Japan:
    • If Man the GunsMan the Guns is not enabled:
      • 1x 300% research bonus for: Superheavy Battleship Models
    • Otherwise:
      • If 1936 Heavy Ship Hull is not enabled:
        • Add Technology 1936 Heavy Ship Hull
        • Create a variant of Yamato Class:Yamato Class
          • Adds two Yamato-Class Super Battleships to the production queue, at 75% and 50% complete, respectively.
    As we are not rich in resources, we must ensure we put it to best use. We will build the most powerful battleships ever put on the surface of the planet, capable of defeating any enemy in a head-on engagement.
    Goal generic navy anti submarine.png Modern Escorts Japan has the focus:
    • First Air Fleet focus First Air Fleet or The Ultimate Battleship focus The Ultimate Battleship.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Destroyer Models
    Our fleets require the most modern of escorts to operate unhindered by enemy submarines and torpedo boats.
    Goal generic navy cruiser.png Cruiser Modernization Japan:
    • has the focus New Naval Estimates focus New Naval Estimates.
    Japan:
    • 1x 300% research bonus for: Light Cruiser Models and Heavy Cruiser Models
    Cruisers will be the mainstay of our task forces throughout the Pacific, and so we need the best we can build.
    Goal generic occupy start war.png Long Lance Tropedoes Japan:
    • has the focus Cruiser Modernization focus Cruiser Modernization.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
    The Long Lance icon
    The Long Lance
    Torpedo range +100%
    The Type-93 torpedo, commonly nicknamed The Long Lance, was the most advanced torpedo of the time. It was developed by Japan and never really matched by the west, giving smaller ships an effective way of hunting larger, more armored warships at range.
    The cruelties of global resource distribution have left our navy outnumbered by the enemy. We will therefore develop the world's most advanced torpedo, yet: a very long-range and powerful weapon, propelled by compressed oxygen rather than compressed air, that can allow our smaller surface ships to strike well above their weight.
    Goal generic navy cruiser.png Torpedo Cruisers Japan:
    • has the focus Long Lance Tropedoes focus Long Lance Tropedoes.
    Japan:
    • Add technology Torpedo Cruiser
    We will dedicate a whole class of ships to carrying huge numbers of our new torpedoes, enabling them to wreak havoc to the enemy fleet.