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  1. What if Shinzo Abe Survived Assassination and Escaped?

    I'v Shinzo Abe escaped assassination or Tetsuya Yamagami failed kills Shinzo Abe?
  2. WI: Christian Japan

    What if Christian missionaries from Iberia managed to convert Japan to Christianity in the 1500s? Additionally what if this Japan managed to conquer Korea in the Imjin War (or an alternate version of it) or a later war when the Ming was collapsing
  3. Ana Luciana II

    Differences between Japanese Imperialism and European Fascism?

    Unsurprisingly, due to the major similarities (totalitarian government, violent racism, total war economies, foreign expansionism) Japanese Imperialism and European Fascism are often lumped in together. I was interested, though, in the differences between these two systems and was wondering if...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI: Oda Nobunaga's Imjin War

    (I made this thread talking about this years ago, but it went nowhere and died. This is more of a remake.) For context, the Imjin War was an attempt by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to invade Ming China via Joseon Korea. After landing on Korean soil, the Japanese had initial success, even capturing the...
  5. What if Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Siam?

    Assuming that Hideyoshi was somehow able to conquer Korea and then decided to set his eyes on the Kingdom of Ayutthaya for whatever reason (pick your reasoning: desire to control one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Asia at the time, he wanted to see an elephant, he felt bored, etc.)...
  6. WI there was a large East Asian community in India?

    So this is an idea that has been with me for an undetermined period of time. Since Chinese traders were responsible for creating large Chinese creole communities all over South East Asia, Japan had a period where Japanese traders flourish all over South East Asia and East Asia, and Korea once...
  7. Can Japanese politics be more polarized by the present day?

    I may be wrong, since I'm not too knowledgeable about Japan, but without getting too much into modern politics, it seems to be a lot more politically stable and less polarized than other major western countries. I'm wondering why this is, and if it would be possible, with a post-war POD to get...
  8. Could the Ashikaga shoguns unite Japan?

    Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about this period. While dozens if not hundreds of clans all over Japan fought for dominance during the Sengoku Jidai, the Ashikaga clan, whose kinsmen held the post of shogun (and were, thus, nominal rulers of Japan) for most of the period, were powerless...
  9. GameBawesome

    WI: The Siamese attacks Japan during the Imjin War

    According to some historians in Asia, during the Imjin War (When Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded the Kingdom of Joseon), supposedly the Kingdom of Ayutthaya (Modern-Day Thailand), made a proposal to the Ming Chinese. They offered to dispatch a naval force to sail and attack Japan...
  10. More countries that experienced the Argentine Paradox

    The "Argentine paradox" is a term used for the economic history of Argentina - at the beginning of the last century the country was one of the richest in the world in terms of GNP per capita, surpassing countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands, while today it is a middle-developed...
  11. WI Japan conquer China instead of Song

    POD is that Taika Reform succeeds in centralizing Japan. It takes power away from clan. Their land nationalized and redistributed. Imperial government becomes the sole authority in Japan. The Emperor creates a professional national standing army Tang dynasty in China and Silla dynasty in Korea...
  12. If Japan remained a democracy and never joined the Axis, would manga/anime exist in its modern form?

    As the title said, would anime/manga be very different without an imperialist, Axis Japan being defeated and occupied by the Americans? I would assume that some similarities would exist, as American comic books would inevitably come to Japan, but not in the same way that it did in our timeline
  13. GameBawesome

    WI: No Chongyu War/ No Japanese second invasion of Korea

    The Japanese Invasions of Korea is one of the most pivotal moments in East Asian history, yet understudied elsewhere. It was when the Japanese under Toyotomi Hideyoshi sought to invade Ming China via Joseon Korea. At first, the Japanese steamrolled the Koreans on land, and pushed into the...
  14. GameBawesome

    AH Concept: East Asian West Coast in the 19th Century

    (So, I'm trying to come up with an idea for a concept for a private project of mine, inspired by @Ambassador Huntsman's timeline amazing Nobunaga's Ambition Timeline (Go read it if you haven't), but not using the Gavin Menzies' 1421 idea; I want late East Asian colonization, where Japan...
  15. How big of a Japanese cultural sphere and japanese creole community can Japan maintain in the pre colonial Phillipines?

    This is something that I have been thinking about recently, and I want to know: just how large of a cultural sphere and creole community could Japan create and sustain in the Philippines (prior to Spanish colonization of the Philippines)?I know that China had contacts with the Philippines, but...
  16. TheWitheredStriker

    Doctrine of a Japanese Christianity

    I've been working on a Christian Japan timeline off-site for a little while now, and while I originally started it as a Catholic Japan TL, I recently began exploring the much more rarely explored idea of Japan instead being Protestant. This happened after I read up on the Chinese Rites...
  17. BBadolato

    A Storm Over Okehazama Redux: A Sengoku Japan TL
    Threadmarks: Par1: A Fool is Felled at Okehazama

    June 12th, 1560 Okehazama, Owari Province It was a dull gray sky with the sun obscured by a thunderstorm. In sharp contrast, the sounds of celebration echoed from the camp of the army of Imagawa Yoshimoto, ninth head of the Imagawa Clan of Suruga. Yoshimoto himself sat within his camp...
  18. SealTheRealDeal

    Unbuilt Japan

    Alright, inspired by the recent Unbuilt Canada and Unbuilt Australia threads, along with the somewhat more distant Unbuilt Britain thread. This is a thread for sharing and discussing proposed, planned, or cancelled building/infrastructure projects in Japan, and their potential impact had they...
  19. Forth Eorlingas

    AHC: USA loses war to Japan (1868 start point)

    Challenge: with a POD of 1868, the Meiji Restoration, Japan and the USA fight a war where Japan wins a clear-cut victory and America acknowledges defeat. 3 conditions: - The war starts during or before 1941. - If Japan wins with allies, Japan must contribute half or more of the war effort. - no...
  20. TimTurner

    AHC: Japan and China both on the Axis or Allied side in WW2

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is for a WW2 to start in the later 1930s (preferably in 1939 on schedule) and for both China and Japan to be on the same side in said war. What is required to be changed for this to happen? How many butterfly nets do you need to use, if any? What...
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