April 28th, 2014: The Day Chaos Struck....

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  1. 49ersFootball Well-Known Member

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    Stay tuned for a segment on funeral arrangements for the Imperial Royal Family.

    Big question is whether Akihito & Michiko will be buried on the Palace grounds ?
     
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    Tokyo Medical Center:

    It was a Saturday afternoon on July 12th, 2014. Princess Kako was still on a respirator when she began having convulsions non-stop, shaking uncontrollably which alarmed the medical staff. The convulsions had been going on for more than 30 minutes "She's seizing. Bring in the ventilator now!" Dr. Hickugh Raqiaski yelled at one of the nurses, who ran as fast as she could to get the ventilator.

    4:07 PM: They managed to get the convulsions to stop & under control, but Kako was to be on extreme high alert in terms of medical assistance when needed.

    For the moment, Kako appears to have gotten out of the woods...... for now.
     
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    The Boudreaux Residence (Part III):

    It was 4:13 PM & Mako was laying in the bed asleep, still recovering from her injuries in the ensuing aftermath of the bloodbath in Tokyo from Friday, July 11th. Kimberly had walked in to check on the Princess "I see there's some improvement on your condition. I'll be back to check out more new developments."
     
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    4:36 PM JST, Sunday, July 13th, 2014

    Kantei Residence, Tokyo, Japan
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    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe had been grappling on how to address the Japanese people in a nationwide address. He was practicing his speech for a few HRS "Just trying to get this right. I don't want to make any gaffes here, but the Japanese people need to know that their government is intact, making sure nothing is going wrong." Inside Kantei, the Residence of the PM, things were still chaotic as it was heavily guarded by military tanks sent by the Japanese Self Defense Forces in the aftermath of Thursday's violent bloodbath attack against the Imperial Royal Family. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida was coordinating in a telephone conference with US Secretary of State William Burns & US VP Mary Landrieu on the latest developments regarding a joint investigative effort by Japan & the United States in catching the culprit or culprits responsible for the horrific incident on the fateful Thursday morning of July 10th.

    Abe was inside his private office, double-checking the speech while his wife, Japanese First Lady Akie Abe was sitting on the couch, watching TV preferring to watch the nationwide address inside her husband's private office in the family quarters of Kantei. It was closer to 5:00 PM & Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was aggressive in enforcing strict curfew across Japan: nobody could get in or get out of their homes because of the nationwide Martial Law initiative being put in place for the past few days. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera walked into the PM's private office "Your Excellency. You've got 24 minutes before the nationwide address, here are some documents for you to sign Mr. Prime Minister" Abe looked at the documents, which were considered national security & for obvious reasons, they were restricted from public view & hidden from the public for security reasons according to the Japanese government. "Mr. Prime Minister, the Japanese people want to strike back at those who launched this horrific attack on Thursday against the members of the Imperial Royal Family. We have to fight back NOW sir!" Abe signed the documents, which enforced a massive roundup of possible co-conspirators & kickstarting plans in starting up the nuclear weapons program..... "Ok. Let's go downstairs for this major speech" Abe said, grabbing the folder with the updated speech inside as his security detail followed....
     
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    5:36 PM KST, Sunday, July 13th, 2014

    Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul, Korea.
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    February 25th, 2013: Korean President Park Geun-hye saluting the Republic of Korea Armed Forces
    during the 21 Cannon Salute on Inauguration Day as Korea's 18th President.
    Korean President Park Geun-hye had been seeing her approval ratings sliding backwards lately, due to backlash on her handling of the Sinking of MV Sewol on April 16th, 2014. Many Koreans had blasted the government's handling of the MV Sewol sinking disaster, which out of the 476 passengers & crew members, 304 people died in the disaster, most notably around 250 students from Danwon High School (Ansan City). Of the approximately 172 survivors, more than half were rescued by fishing boats & other commercial vessels that arrived at the scene approximately 40 minutes after the Korea Coast Guard.

    In addition to reaction against the actions of the captain & much of the crew of Sewol, there was much wider political reaction to the disaster. Criticism had been ranging from outright anger at the lax regulatory environment which may have contributed to the safety violations that could have sunk Sewol, to anger about the rescue operations, to blatant anger against President Park, who was the President of the Republic of Korea, whose approval ratings went from a high 71% before the Sewol disaster.....plunged to the 40% range weeks afterwards. The political reaction ensued even further intensified by a series of events. A prominent Korean politico from the ruling Saenuri Party, Chung Mong-joon, was forced to apologize when his son wrote a controversial Facebook post criticizing the public for criticizing the government response over the disaster. Many parents of the victims of the tragedy have been expressing deep anger at the government, ranging reportedly from berating PM Jung Hong-won to shouting at President Park, to parents staging protests outside Cheong Wa Dae (Residence of the Korean President) "PARK MUST GO! PARK MUST GO! GO AWAY YOU *******", partly inflamed by a reported remark by a senior news editor at the government-influenced Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) that the number of dead in the ferry tragedy was "not many, compared with the number of people killed in traffic accidents each year."

     
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    Succession crisis is a minor issue in todays society in Japan and the Western world. It´s not like it will spark a civil war. Goverment can just step in and say "Either you accept this outcome or we will be a republic"
     
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    The closest to a civil war it is most likely would cause would be heated special election to decide on what to do.
     
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    I don't think Park gets removed because of this but after the air-strike on North Korea, it might cause her approval ratings to rebound....

    Now I'm assuming you're referring to the crisis in Japan ?
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    Support for President Park will increase for sure. Perhaps delaying her impeachment that occurred in OTL 2016
     
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    I could see Akihito's brother taking over for awhile & I'll be doing a segment on the succession crisis as soon as the funeral services for the slain members of the Imperial Royal Family are completed....
     
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    She'll get a BIGLY boost in her approval ratings following the air strike on North Korea.

    Plus: she's not done upping the ante even further against North Korea yet......
     
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    The Boudreaux Residence (Part IV):

    It was 5:00 PM & Mako was awoke altogether, feeling groggy & slowly gingerly getting out of the bed "I hear the TV so loudly. What's going on ?" she wondered to herself. First, she walked over to the bathroom & looked at herself in the mirror: "What in the Hell ?" (looking at the bandaged parts of her body) realizing she had been hit by gunfire on the fateful day of July 10th. Nervously shaking, she collapsed momentarily on the floor..... before getting herself up, putting on a robe, furry slippers & walked down the hallway towards the living room, where she confronted the Boudreaux family, who were watching the nationwide address of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.....

    "Excuse me. Can you tell me what's going on & what am I doing here ?" Mako asked. Gregory got up from his rocking chair, walked over to the Princess "Your Imperial Highness, this is very difficult to inform you on what had happened...." "Just tell the damn news alright. I need to know how is my family doing ? I haven't heard anything from them in three days. I have to know what's going on please" Mako responded, she was getting intense & frustrated.

    While Gregory was trying to gently, inform her on what had occurred, Mako glanced over at the TV & saw Abe's nationwide address.... Abe: "It is with heartbreaking news that I deliver to the people of Japan & across the entire world that Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Nruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko, Prince Fuhimito, Princess Kiko & Prince Hisahito, Sayako Kuroda (formerly Sayako, Princess Nori), her husband, Yoshiki Kuroda, were killed in the assassination attempt on the 10th day of July 2014 on Thursday morning during....."

    As soon as Mako heard that, she went ballistic, like a spell had taken over her: "GOD DAMN IT! WHY DAMN IT! WHY DID THEY KILL MY FAMILY ? WHY GOD DAMN IT ?" throwing glasses across the wall, waking up Gregory's daughter, Sophia, who ran over to the living room to ask "What is going on Daddy ?" Mako's anger continued, running towards the coffee table, breaking it in two, shattering it. By this time, Kimberly, Monica's nephew, Kenneth Soriano & his cousin, Carlos Boudreaux had to strong-arm Mako with their might to prevent her from doing any other damage. During the ensuing dramatic chaos, Monica ran over to the bedroom & managed to put together a tranquilizer injection shot in order to calm the Imperial Royal Princess down.

    Mako was still angry & furious, Gregory had to hold her strongly tight as Monica walked over with the tranquilizer as Kimberly also held Mako tightly as well. Monica said "Here's something to calm you down for the rest of the day. Just relax & calm down...." Mako looked horrified & scared saying "NO I DON'T WANT IT. I DON'T WANT IT, DO NOT PUT THAT THING INSI..." Monica injected the tranquilizer shot, knocking Mako out, who collapsed in Gregory's arms. She was then placed back into the bedroom, where she was sleeping for the remainder of the night...
     
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    Details on tributes & funeral arrangements for the late Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, Prince Hisahito & Sayako Kuroda (formerly Sayako, Princess Akishino), her husband, Yoshiki Kuroda. (via NHK News Agency)

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    August 31st, 1969: The family of then-Crown Prince Akihito & Crown Princess Michiko with sons,
    Prince Naruhito, Prince Fumihito & daughter, Princess Sayako during happier times.

    National Day of Mourning to be extended past 30+ days according to the Japanese PM's Office.


    Details on funeral arrangements:
    *Due to the horrific assassination, the funeral services for the late members of the Imperial Royal Family have been pushed back, allowing time for numerous ceremonies leading up to the State Funeral, which is expected to be held either on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 or August 2nd, 2014, depending on possible delays, also depending on the weather.

    *Private Viewing only for relatives of the Imperial Royal Family
    Thursday, July 24th, 2014
    9:00 AM JST to 4:00 PM JST
    Imperial Palace

    *Ceremony of Farewell
    Thursday, July 24th, 2014
    4:00 PM JST to 7:00 PM JST
    Imperial Palace

    Public Viewing
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    10:30 AM JST to 8:00 PM JST
    Seiden State Function Hall, Imperial Palace

    Funeral Procession
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    *Hearses containing the bodies of the members of the Imperial Royal Family will leave the Imperial Palace for the two mile-long drive to the Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, where the Shinto & State ceremonies will be held. The hearses will be driven over a stone bridge & out through the Imperial Palace gates. 21 Cannon Salutes for the slain Royals will occur (the Cannons will be very loud when fired) & the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra will be performing a dirge.

    *Motor hearses will be accompanied by 61 automobiles. The route of the cortege through Tokyo will have an estimated 873,000 (possibly more depending on crowd size) & 45,000 special police, who had mobilized to guarding against possible attacks.

    *Path of the funeral procession will pass the National Diet, the democratic core of modern Japan & the National Stadium.

    State Funeral:
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Imperial Palace

    *40-minute procession, accompanied by a brass band will end, once the procession will be pulled into the Shinjuku Gyoen Garden & this is where the funeral services will be held & expected to last around 3 HRS.

    *Caskets of the late Imperial Royals will be transferred into palanquins. Attendants will be dressed in clad, gray robes, narrow tall black hats & black outsized wooden sandals, bearing white & yellow banners, shields & signs of the sun & moon, led by 225-member procession. Musicians will be playing gagaku, the atonal court music. Then gray-robe attendants carrying two sacred sakai trees draped with cloth streamers & ceremonial boxes of food & silk cloths to be offered to the spirits of the late Imperial Royals.

    *During the 9-minute procession, 73+ members of the Imperial Household Agency, clad in traditional gray Shinto attire, will be carrying the respective 1.5 ton Sokarens (Imperial Palanquin) containing the caskets of the late Imperial Royals into the funeral hall, they will walk up the aisle between the white tents with domestic & foreign dignitaries, who will be present in attendance.

    *Behind the caskets, will include chamberlains dressed in white, who will carry a platter of white shoes that tradition will say the deceased monarchs will wear to Heaven. Flutes, pipes & an occasional drum beat will sound as the procession enters the ceremonial grounds. The new Emperor, Masahito & Empress Hanako, will be carrying their own large umbrellas, followed by the palanquins with other family members.

    State Ceremony
    *Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will open up the state portion of the funeral. At 12:00 PM, JST, Suga will be calling for a moment of silence across Japan. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will be delivering the eulogies (combined speech), in which he will also highlights several of the achievements of the late Emperor Akihito.

    *Foreign dignitaries will be approaching the altar & paying their respects. Some will merely inclined their heads; some will be bowing slightly.

    Interment:
    Musashi Imperial Graveyard
    Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan

    *Procession via motor hearse followed by 61 motor vehicles including limousines containing family members & consisting around 40 minutes.
    * Several HRS of ceremonies will be taking place during the interment ceremony.
    *Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko, Prince Fuhimito, Princess Kiko, Prince Hisahito, Sayako Kuroda (formerly Sayako, Princess Nori) & her husband, Yoshiki Kuroda will be entombed in the crypts in the mausoleum complex at nightfall.

    ***Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko will be taken to a mortuary in Hachioji, where they will be cremated.
    *** The ashes of Akihito & Michiko will be interred at the Musashi Imperial Graveyard at a later date when appropriate.
     
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    Stay tuned for more details on who'll be attending the funeral services for the slain members of the Imperial Royal Family.
     
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    Tokyo Medical Center (Part II):

    Princess Kako was still unconscious breathing on a respirator machine inside the hospital room. Doctors had worked hard to prevent a major seizure & convulsions she had suffered earlier. The nurses & doctors had been coming in & out, checking to see if there were any updates on Kako's condition. "No changes in the Princess' condition so far, but there will be periodic updates going forward." As this was going on, a group of ambitious distant relatives began plotting to take over the Imperial throne since they viewed the newly-installed Emperor Masahito "as nothing more but a lightweight, who's weak & too old to lead the country going forward".

    It was unknown whether some of these distant relatives thought of the new Emperor, but they were determined to be scheming & plotting in taking over by any means necessary, even if it meant "exterminating" any remaining grandchildren of the late Emperor Akihito from the Royal landscape....
     
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    NHK News Agency: July 15th, 2014

    *Some of the Dignitaries expected to attend the funeral services for the late Imperial Royals set for July 26th, 2014
    *King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia of Spain

    * US VP Mary Landrieu
    *French President Francois Hollande
    * Prince Charles of Wales & his wife, Camila Duchess of Cornwall
    *Philippine President Benigno SC Aquino, III
    *King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
    *King Philippe of Belgium
    *King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck & Queen Consort Jetsun Pema
    * Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
    * King Tupou VI of Tonga
    * Prince Consort Frederik of Denmark
    * King Harald V of Norway
    *Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand
    *King Mswati III of Swaziland
    * King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan
    ***More details to come later on when available.
     
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    Stay tuned for Noynoy's 5th SONA. You can bet he'll get a massive round of applause when he enters the Philippine House of Representatives chambers.
     
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    GMA News Polling Survey (June 10th to July 15th, 2014):

    Do you approve or disapprove the job Philippine President Benigno SC Aquino, III is doing ?
    Approve: 73%
    Disapprove: 13%
    Undecided: 7%

    Do you approve or disapprove the job the long-standing alliance between United States & the Philippines ?
    Approve: 92%
    Disapprove: 7%

    Do you approve or disapprove the job Congress of the Philippines is doing ?
    Approve: 56%
    Disapprove: 29%
    Undecided: 11%

     
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    I'll probably be writing a cameo of myself in this timeline along with my college friends how we are reacting to the events around the world.
     
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