When the Fall Occurred Japan was just 15 years into its reintegration into the world. Yet even then it had mad much progress. It had the beginnings of a modern Army and Navy. A railroad had started to be built to connect all of the parts of Japan. Still The Fall quickly showed that Northern Japan was going to be uninhabitable. In fact it was clear that Japan was going to have to invade some warm lands so that Japan's population could be save. Okinawa was the first lands that had been incorporated into the Empire. The Generals and the Navy proposed expedition to take Formosa. It was far enough to the south to be safe. The Island of Hanan was also put on the list of lands that would needed to be taken. China was in Chaos and was in no condition to oppose the Empire. In fact the Leaders of the Empire advised the Emperor that they would need resources from China to insure the survival of Japan. The Imperial Government made sure that its military would not venture close to the British Outpost of Hong Kong. Most of the Europeans in China had fled to the south. And so began the Empire of the Rising Suns struggle to deal with The Fall. The Empire would make some mistakes that would result in clashes with powers.