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Japan is an eastern civilization with a long history, having a very vibrant culture and being a technological and economic powerhouse at present. The Japanese civilization is led by Oda Nobunaga, who started the unification of Japan and end the Warring States period of Japan. Japan is a civilization with an almost single-minded focus on war. With a very powerful Unique Ability and two strong Unique Units, Japan has the force to dominate the world.

AI Traits[edit]

Oda Nobunaga[edit]

Unique Components[edit]

Unique Ability[edit]

  • Bushido - Units fight at full strength even while damaged.

Unique Units[edit]


  • Cost: 120 Production / 240 Faith
  • Type: Melee
  • Combat Strength: 21
  • Movement Points: 2
  • Shock I promotion, Great Generals II promotion
  • Prerequisites: Steel technology, 1 Iron
  • Obsolete with: Metallurgy
  • Upgrades into: Musketman
  • Replaces Longswordsman
  • Greatly increased Great General spawn rate, free Shock I promotion


  • Cost: 375 Production
  • Type: Fighter (Air)
  • Ranged Combat Strength: 45
  • Range: 8
  • Movement Points: 2
  • Can perform Interceptions and Air Sweeps. 6 tiles around units are always visible. 33% combat bonus against Fighters, 150% combat bonus against Bombers and Helicopters.
  • Prerequisites: Radar technology, 1 Oil
  • Upgrades into: Jet Fighter
  • Replaces Fighter
  • Additional +33% combat bonus against fighters

Using Japan[edit]

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