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Japanese national focus tree

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.


Contents

The Unthinkable Option BranchEdit

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.png 

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

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

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is  Communist
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
The Unthinkable Option
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   support: +0.10

 Political Power: +200

  Approach the Young Officers Japan:
  • has the focus   The Unthinkable Option.

The following will bypass the focus:
Current Ruling Party is  Communist
Japan:
  Exchange the Exiles Japan:
  • has the focus   The Unthinkable Option.

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

  Manchukuo:

  • Gets event: Exchange of Japanese Generals
  Cast the Die Japan has the focus:
  •   Approach the Young Officers and   Exchange the Exiles.

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

  Mengkukuo:

  Manchukuo:

  The Fate of the Imperial Family Japan:
  • has the focus   Cast the Die.
  • Is not in a civil war
Japan:

Gets event Fate of the Imperial Family

  Rebuild the Civil Service Japan:
  • has the focus   The Fate of the Imperial Family.
Japan:
  Reeducation Campaign Japan:
  • has the focus   The Fate of the Imperial Family.
  • Less than 50%  Stability
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
Reeducation Campaign
Weekly  Stability: +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.
  Finish the Fight Japan:
  • has the focus  Rebuild the Civil Service and   Reeducation Campaign.

  Manchukuo:


The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Japan Gains Puppet (focus)  war goal against   Manchukuo
  Red Brigades Japan:
  • has the focus   Cast the Die.
  • Current ruling party is  Communist
  • Is not in a civil war.
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
Red Brigades
Every man and woman most do their duty to protect the state. We will ensure they have the opportunity to do so.
  Communist Volunteers Japan:
  • has the focus   Red Brigades.
  • Current ruling party is  Communist
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
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!
  Join Comintern Japan:
  • has the focuses:   Finish the Fight and   Communist Volunteers.
  •   does not have the focus   Asian Communist Solidarity.
  • Current ruling party is  Communist
  • Is not a subject
  • Is not at war with   Soviet Union
  • is not in a faction with   Soviet Union
  Soviet Union gets event Japan seeks to join the Comintern
  • If   Soviet Union has no faction or is not faction leader form The New International
  Asian Communist Solidarity Japan:
  • has the focuses:   Finish the Fight and   Communist Volunteers.
  •   does not have the focus   Join Comintern.
  • Current ruling party is  Communist
  • Is not a subject
  • Is at peace with   Communist China

  Communist China:

  • Current ruling party is  Communist
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Is not in faction
    • Is not faction leader
Japan:
  Nationalize the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the 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 with:

 
Nationalize the Zaibatsus
Effective change:
  • Daily  Political 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.
  People-Owned Mines Japan:
  • has the focus   Nationalize the Zaibatsus.
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
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.
  Public Works Japan:
  • has the focus   Nationalize the Zaibatsus.
  • fully controls Koshinetsu (535), Tohoku (533) and Kyushu (528)
Japan:
  Tokyo Aluminum Plant Japan:
  • has the focuses:   People-Owned Mines and   Public Works.
  • has full control of Kanto (282)
Kanto (282) add production of 12  Aluminum
  Open Up the Universities Japan:
  • has the focus   Exchange the Exiles.
Japan:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot

Purge the Kodoha Faction BranchEdit

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.png 

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

Focus Prerequisites Effects
  Purge the Kodoha Faction Japan:
  •   does not have the focus   Strengthen Civilian Government,   The Unthinkable Option or   Support the Kodoha Faction.
Japan:
  Liasion Conference Japan:
  • has the focus   Purge the Kodoha Faction.
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
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
  Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Japan:
  • has the focus   Liasion Conference.
  • Is not a subject
Japan:
  • Set the rule: Can create factions
  • Create Faction: Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere
  Sign Tripartite Pact Japan:
  • has the focus   Liasion Conference.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
  German Reich gets event Japan Proposes Tripartite Pact
  Marco Polo Bridge Incident Japan:
  • has the focus   Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.
  • Is fully independent
  • Is at peace with   China

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Japan:
  •  World Tension is increased by 1.0
  • Unlocks Decision: Escalate the War in China

gets the national spirit:

 
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
  China,   Communist China,   Shanxi,   Xibei San Ma,   Yunnan,   Guangxi Clique and   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…
  Secure China Japan:
  • has the focus   Marco Polo Bridge Incident.
  •   China: More than 30% surrender progress
  • Is at war with the   United States

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

  United States: Gain base  War support: +5.00%

  Develop Chinese Resources Japan:
  • has the focus   Secure China.
  • Has full control of Sichuan (605)
  • Has full control of Yunnan (325)
Sichuan (605): adds production of 8  Aluminum

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

  • Unlocks Prospect for Resources Decisions
  Strike South Doctrine Japan:
  • has the focuses   Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and   Sign Tripartite Pact.
Japan:
  • 2x 100% research bonus for Naval Doctrine
  • Unlocks Decision: Demand Indochina
  Alliance With Siam Japan:
  • has the focus   Strike South Doctrine.
  • Is faction Leader
  •   Siam exists

The following will bypass the focus:
Is in faction with   Siam
  Siam gets event Japan invites Siam to the faction
  Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union Japan:
  • has the focus   Strike South Doctrine.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
  Soviet Union gets event: Non-Aggression Pact with Japan
  Bypass the Philippines Japan:
  • has the focus   Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union.
  •   does not have the focus   Secure the Philippines.
Japan:
  • 1x 100% research bonus for Landing Craft and Advanced Landing Craft
  Secure the Philippines Japan:
  • has the focus   Non-Aggression Pact With the Soviet Union.
  •   does not have the focus   Bypass the Philippines.

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

Gains Puppet (Focus)  War Goal against   Philippines

  Strike on the Southern Resource Area Japan has the focus:
  •   Bypass the Philippines. or   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:

Japan:
  Guide the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the focus   Purge the Kodoha Faction.
Japan:
 
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.
  Nationalize War Industry Japan:
  • has the focuses   Guide the Zaibatsus and   National Mobilization Law.
*Random owned that are not Saipan (646), Iwo Jima (645) or Lagos (555):
  Coal Liquification Japan:
  • has the focus   Nationalize War Industry.
  • Kyushu (528) is fully controlled
Japan:
  Exploit the Southern Resource Area Japan:
  • has the focuses   Coal Liquification and   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:

National Mobilization Law/ National Defense State Sub-branchesEdit

National Mobilization LawNational Research PolicyNational Defense StateSpiritual MobilizationWarrior SpiritStrengthen the Divine WindFile:JAP 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
  National Mobilization Law Japan has the focus:
  •   Challenge the Zaibatsus or   Guide the Zaibatsus.
Japan:
  National Research Policy Japan:
  • has the focus   National Mobilization Law.
Japan:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot
  National Defense State Japan has the focus:
  •   Nationalize War Industry or   Imperial Arsenals.
Japan:
  Spiritual Mobilization Japan:
  • has the focus   National Defense State.
Japan gets the national spirit:
 
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.
  Warrior Spirit Japan:
  • has the focus   National Defense State.
Japan:
  • Allows Kamikaze Strike air missions, suicide attacks against enemy ships.
  • with the  Waking the Tiger:
    • Allows the use of the Last Stand command ability at a greatly reduced cost.
  Strengthen the Divine Wind Japan:
  • has the focuses   Spiritual Mobilization and'   Warrior Spirit.
  • Has technology Rocket Engines
Japan:
  • Enables Production of Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka (Suicide Craft)

Support the Kodoha Faction BranchEdit

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.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
  Support the Kodoha Faction Japan:
  •   does not have the focus   Strengthen Civilian Government,   Purge the Kodoha Faction or   The Unthinkable Option.
Japan:
  •  : +100
  • Gets event Young Officer Coup
  • The  Unaligned party will now be called "The Kodoha Faction"
  Challenge the Zaibatsus Japan:
  • has the focus   Support the Kodoha Faction.
Japan:
 
Zaibatsus Challenged
Effective change:
  Imperial Arsenals Japan:
  • has the focuses   Challenge the Zaibatsus and   National Mobilization Law.
Japan:
  Modern Shogunate Japan:
  • has the focus   Support the Kodoha Faction.
  •   does not have the focus   Showa Restoration.
Japan:
 
Militarism
  Showa Restoration Japan:
  • has the focus   Support the Kodoha Faction.
  •   does not have the focus   Modern Shogunate.
Japan:
  • Will be known as The Empire of Japan
  • Modify   Militarism by:
 
Militarism
  Prepare For War With the Soviet Union Japan has the focus:
  •   Modern Shogunate or   Showa Restoration.
Japan:

if   Manchukuo is a puppet:

if   Mengkukuo is a puppet:

  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
  • Unlocks Decision: Break the London Naval Treaty
  • all else:
  •  
    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   France,   United Kingdom and   United States: +100
  •   France,   United Kingdom and   United States:

    • Gains Join the London Naval Treaty: Opinion of Japan: +100
      Non-Agression Pact With China Japan:
    • has the focus   Join the London Naval Treaty.

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

      Build Up the Manchurian Army Japan:
    • has the focus   Prepare For War With the Soviet Union.
    • At least 2000 Infantry Equipment Stored in stockpile

      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:
      Manchukuo does not exist
    Japan:
    • Send 2000 Infantry Equipment to   Manchukuo
      • Old ones go first
    • Send 500 Support Equipment to   Manchukuo if available
      • Old ones go first
    • Send 250 Artillery Equipment to   Manchukuo if available
      • Old ones go first

      Manchukuo:

    • 2x 100% research bonus for Land Doctrine
    • add autonomy ratio -0.08333
    • gets event Military Aid from Japan
      Create a Manchurian Imperial Air Force Japan:
    • has the focus   Build Up the Manchurian Army.

      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:
      Manchukuo does not exist
    Japan:

      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
      Technological Exchange Japan:
    • has the focuses   Non-Agression Pact With China and   Create a Manchurian Imperial Air Force.

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

      German Reich:

    • Gets event Japan Seeks to join the Axis
    • Joins Technological Exchange
      Pre-emptive War Japan:
    • has the focus   Technological Exchange.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    One of the following must be true:
    Japan:
      Establish the Northern Resource Area Japan:
    • has the focuses   Pre-emptive War and   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
      German Rocketry Japan: Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for Rocket technology

    Japan gets the national spirit:

     
    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

      German Reich

    • Joins German Rocketry

    Strengthen the Civilian Government BranchEdit

    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.png 

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

    Focus Prerequisites Effects
      Strengthen Civilian Government Japan:
    •   does not have the focus   Purge the Kodoha Faction,   The Unthinkable Option or   Support the Kodoha Faction.
    Japan:
     
    Strenghten Civilian Government
    Daily  Democracy 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):
      Ally With the Zaibatsus Japan:
    • has the focus   Strengthen Civilian Government.
    • Has full control of Kanto (282)
    • Has full control of Chugoku (529)
    Japan:
     
    Zaibatsus Empowered
    Effective change:
      Research Spending Japan:
    • has the focus   Strengthen Civilian Government.
    Japan:
    • Gain 1 Research Slot
      Pre-emptive Coup Japan has the focus:
    The following will bypass the focus:
    Current ruling party is  Democratic
    Japan:
    • Gets event Democratic Elements Stage Coup
    • Change in populatity of  Democratic: 10.00%
    •  Fascist Supporters start a civil war
    • Politics will change:
    • Release   Korea
    •   Korea becomes free

      Manchukuo:

      Mengkukuo: becomes puppet of   Manchukuo

      Purge the Militarists Japan has the focus:
    •   Ally With the Zaibatsus or   Research Spending.
    Japan:
     
    Militarism
    •  : +20.00%
    • Mobilization Laws Cost: -25%
    • Justify  War goal time: -20.00%
    • Research Time: +5.00%
      The Showa Constitution Japan:
    • has the focuses   Pre-emptive Coup and   Purge the Militarists.
    • Is not in a civil war
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    Hirohito
     Stability: 50.00%
      West Pacific Treaty Organization Japan:
    • has the focus   The Showa Constitution.
    •   does not have the focus   Rekindle the Old Alliance.
    • Is not a subject
    Japan:
    • Set the rule: Can create Factions
    • Create Faction: West Pacific Treaty Organization
      Rekindle the Old Alliance Japan:
    • has the focus   The Showa Constitution.
    •   does not have the focus   West Pacific Treaty Organization.
    • is not a subject
    • Current ruling party is  Democratic
    • at peace with   United Kingdom

      United Kingdom

      United Kingdom:
    • Gets event Japan seeks to join the Allies
      Pacific Guardian Japan has the focus:
    •   West Pacific Treaty Organization or   Rekindle the Old Alliance.
    Japan:
    • Unlocks Pacific Guardian Decisions
      Anti-Communist Bulwark Japan:
    • has the focus   Pacific Guardian.
    • Current ruling party is not  Communist
    Japan:

      Soviet Union and   Communist China:

    • gains Anti-Communist Bulwark (Opinion of Japan: -100)
      Anti-Communist Volunteers Japan:
    • has the focus   Anti-Communist Bulwark.
    • Current ruling party is not  Communist
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    Anti-Communist Volunteers
    • Max volunteer force divisions: +3
    • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: -100.00%
      The Korean Question Japan:
    • has the focus   Pacific Guardian.
    • at peace with   Korea
    Japan:
      Liberate Manchuria Japan:
    The following will bypass the focus:
    One of the following must be true:
    Japan:
    • Gains Topple Government  War Goal against   Manchukuo.
    • If   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
      Ultimate Deterrence Japan:
    • has the focuses   Liberate Manchuria and   Anti-Communist Volunteers.
    • Is in faction
    Japan and everyone in the faction:
    • Joins Ultimate Deterrence
      Full Sovereignty for the Philippines Japan:
    • has the focus   Liberate Manchuria.

    The following will bypass the focus:
      Philippines is fully independent.
    Overlord of the   Philippines gets event Phillipine Sovereignty

    The Manchurian Project BranchEdit

    The Manchurian ProjectExpand Manchurian RailwaysLight Industry DevelopmentHeavy Industry DevelopmentJapanese SettlementFortify the BorderExpand the Showa Steel WorksDevelop Aluminum SourcesFile:JAP 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
      The Manchurian Project   Manchukuo is a subject of   Japan   Manchukuo:
      Expand Manchurian Railways Japan:
    • has the focus   The Manchurian Project.

      Manchukuo is a subject of   Japan

      Manchukuo:
      Light Industry Development Japan:
    • has the focus   Expand Manchurian Railways.

      Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of   Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    Liaoning (715):
      Heavy Industry Development Japan:
    • has the focus   Expand Manchurian Railways.

      Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of   Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    Liaoning (715):
      Japanese Settlement Japan:
    • has the focuses   Light Industry Development and   Heavy Industry Development.

      Manchukuo:

    • is a subject of   Japan
    • Has full control of Liaoning (715)
    • Has full control of Jehol (610)
    • Has full control of Kirin (328)
      Fortify the Border Japan:
    • has the focus   The Manchurian Project.

      Manchukuo is a subject of   Japan

      Manchukuo:
      Expand the Showa Steel Works Japan:
    • has the focus   The Manchurian Project.

      Manchukuo

    • is a subject of   Japan
    • Fully controls Liaotung (716)
    Liaotung (716):
      Develop Aluminum Sources The DLC  Waking the Tiger is not enabled

    Japan:

    • has the focus   Expand the Showa Steel Works.

      Manchukuo

    • is a subject of   Japan
    • Fully controls Kirin (328)
    Kirin (328):

    Army Expansion Law BranchEdit

    Army Expansion LawSmall Arms ModernizationSupremacy of TechnologyArmy ExpansionSupremacy of WillModern ArtilleryBicycle BattalionsArmored DivisionsFile:JAP 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
      Army Expansion Law None  Army Experience: +30
      Small Arms Modernization Japan:
    • has the focus   Army Expansion Law.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Infantry Weapons
      Supremacy of Technology Japan:
    • has the focus   Small Arms Modernization.
    •   does not have the focus   Supremacy of Will.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    Supremacy of Technology
    • Weapons and Equipment Research Time: -5%
    • Armor Research Time: -5%
      Army Expansion Japan:
    • has the focus   Army Expansion Law.
    Japan:
    • Available as Chief of Army:
      • Hajime Sukiyama (Army drill(Genius)):
        • Division training time: -15.0%
      Supremacy of Will Japan:
    • has the focus   Small Arms Modernization.
    •   does not have the focus   Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    Superior Will
    • Division Defense: +10.00%
    • Division Attack: +10.00%
    • Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%
      Modern Artillery Japan:
    • has the focus   Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan:
      Bicycle Battalions Japan has the focus:
    •   Supremacy of Technology or   Supremacy of Will.
    Japan:
    • Add technology: Bicycle Infantry
      Armored Divisions Japan:
    • has the focus   Supremacy of Technology.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Armor Technology

    Fighter Modernization Sub-branchEdit

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

    Focus Prerequisites Effects
      Fighter Modernization Japan has the focus:
    •   Army Expansion Law or   New Naval Estimates.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Fighter Models
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Heavy Fighter Models
      Range Focus Japan:
    • has the 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%
      Agility Focus Japan:
    • has the 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%
      Bomber Modernization Japan has the focus:
    •   Range Focus or   Agility Focus.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Close Air Support models and Tactical Bomber models
      The Zero Japan:
    • has the focuses   First Air Fleet and   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)
      Strategic Bomber Effort Japan:
    • has the focuses   Range Focus and   Bomber Modernization.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Strategic Bomber models
      Unified Fighter Development Japan:
    • has the focuses=   The Zero and   Agility Focus.
    Japan:
      Jet Prototypes Japanhas the focus:
    •   Strategic Bomber Effort or   Unified Fighter Development.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Jet Technology

    New Naval Estimates BranchEdit

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

    Focus Prerequisites Effects
      New Naval Estimates None Japan if DLC  Man the Guns is not enabled:

    Otherwise:

      Carrier Warfare Experiments Japan:
    • has the focus   New Naval Estimates.
    •   does not have the focus   Supremacy of the Battlefleet.
    Japan:
    • 2x 100% research bonus for: Base Strike Doctrine
      Supremacy of the Battlefleet Japan:
    • has the focus   New Naval Estimates.
    •   does not have the 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%
      Expand the SNLF Japan has the focus:
    •   Supremacy of the Battlefleet or   Carrier Warfare Experiments.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    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
      First Air Fleet Japan:
    • has the focus   Carrier Warfare Experiments.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    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.
      The Ultimate Battleship Japan:
    • has the focus   Supremacy of the Battlefleet.
    Japan:
    • If  Man 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.
      Modern Escorts Japan has the focus:
    •   First Air Fleet or   The Ultimate Battleship.
    Japan:
    • 1x 100% research bonus for: Destroyer Models
      Cruiser Modernization Japan:
    • has the focus   New Naval Estimates.
    Japan:
    • 1x 300% research bonus for: Light Cruiser Models and Heavy Cruiser Models
      Long Lance Tropedoes Japan:
    • has the focus   Cruiser Modernization.
    Japan gets the national spirit:
     
    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.
      Torpedo Cruisers Japan:
    • has the focus   Long Lance Tropedoes.
    Japan:
    • Add technology Torpedo Cruiser