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The Japanese have the power of Bushido.

Faction Type: Asian
National Bonuses:
  • Forts 50% cheaper, built 25% faster and available from the start.
  • Fort research is free
  • Forts exert +3 bonus on national borders
  • Heavy infantry created 10% cheaper and 10% faster
  • Start with 1 level of Military Technology already researched
  • Cities gather +15 wealth
  • Receive free heavy infantry every time a New barrack is built:
    • 1 at Dark Age;
    • 2 with Castle Age plus 3 Military Research; and
    • 3 with Imperial Era plus 5 military research.
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Unique Units:

  • Imperial Legate [2] => Monomi [3]
  • Suicide Soldier [1] => Conscript Swordsman [2] => Naginata Ashigaru [3]
  • Shōen Retainers [1]
  • Retinue Saburai [3] Espadachine-level warrior that is trained from the Castle
  • Saburai Cavalry [3] a heavy cavalry unit that is less troublesome to research and upgrade
  • Saburai Archers [3]
  • Foot Saburai [2]
  • Tower Ship [1] => War Junk [2] => South Sea Barque [3]
  • Covered Swooper [3]
  • (Japan can't create gunpowder units)


Mercenaries:


Upgrades:

  • Imperial Mandate
  • Dojo (Academy)
  • Imperial City
  • Bastion
  • Angkor Wat (wonder)
  • Bamiyan Buddhas (wonder)
  • Confucian Academy (wonder)
  • Porcelain Tower (wonder)
Settlements: Leaders:
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
  • Matsue
  • Matsumoto
  • Matsuyama
  • Mito
  • Miyakonojo
  • Niigata
  • Noshiro
  • Odawara
  • Ogaki
  • Izumo
  • Kanazawa
  • Otsu
  • Sakai
  • Sendai
  • Shimoda
  • Shimonoseki
  • Takamatsu
  • Kokura
  • Kobe
  • Kumamoto
  • Fushimi
  • Himeji
  • Hirado
  • Hiraizumi
  • Hirosaki
  • Ise
  • Tokushima
  • Uraga
  • Uwajima
  • Yamaguchi
  • Yokohama
  • Yonago
  • Yonezawa
  • Gemmei
  • Moriyoshi
  • Narinaga
  • Oda Nobunaga,
  • Ashikaga Takauji
  • Minamoto no Yoritomo
  • Kanmu
  • Taira no Masakado
  • Fujiwara no Sumitomo
  • Fujiwara no Michinaga