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Yamatai Star Empire

The Yamatai Star Empire is a technologically-advanced transhuman empire with most of the population using biological android bodies. It's got an 80s anime-inspired flavor and is protected by a massive, politically powerful military called the Star Army of Yamatai, which the site is named after. It is the Star Army setting's cornerstone faction. The Faction Manager for Yamatai is Wes.

Flag of Yamatai

Yamatai is a massive, cultured, and socially progressive in many ways. Yamataians have extensive civil rights. It is notable for its transhuman population, expansionist policies, and its heavy militarization. Yamatai has a compassionate, multicultural, and intelligent population estimated at somewhere over 40 billion distributed in over 40 star systems and on thousands of starships.

Major species in Yamatai include humans, Elysians, Minkan, Nekovalkyrja, Kodians, Separa'Shan, and Phods. It is also home to elves, norians, as well as small numbers of other species from across the galaxy. Due to mass production of Nekos, there are more women than men living in Yamatai.

Yoshi Katai Song Weizhi A Phodian cook Kodian Separa'Shan Technician Eli Destin


Yamatai became the dominant power its region of space in YE 01 (The first year of the Empire) and it remains a strongly influential both politically and through its strong military, the Star Army of Yamatai. The government places its priorities on defense, education, and agriculture. Yamatai has been involved in many wars in its short history.


Yamatai is a Constitutional Monarchy with the Empress as head of state and government, and the Senate as a representative democracy (formerly with the citizenry serving as the national legislature through direct democracy). Traditionally, Yamatai has been a fairly military-focused and expansionist nation. The capital of the Yamatai Star Empire is Kyoto, Yamatai.

See: The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire

Branches of the Government

Empress Himiko

Branch Executive Legislative Military
Leaders Empress Imperial Premier Senate of Yamatai Admiralty
Functions Command Operations Submit and vote on laws Defend and expand

In practice, the Empress tries to stay out of the other branches' affairs despite having the power to do so, and has defended the Military from any control by the Legislative branch. Because of this, the military has tended to act independently (thus its listing as a separate branch of government).

The empire also has one Suzerainty, the Elysian Celestial Empire.

Judicial System

Yamatai's courts exist under all three branches; crimes by military members are held by military tribunals, government-related crimes and some major crimes by Executive courts, and common crimes by courts under Legislative jurisdiction. This can be confusing at times. Generally, a convicted person has the right to appeal to one of the other court systems, and then to the Empress herself.

For Yamataian laws, see: Laws of the Yamatai Star Empire.

Government Organizations

  • Department of Colonization (colony construction, logistics, and transportation)
  • Department of Commerce and Trade
  • Department of Diplomacy (Usually found on diplomacy ships)
  • Department of Education (public schools)
  • Department of Finance (manages currency and oversees finance)
  • Department of Justice (responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice)
  • Department of Correction (responsible for overseeing the incarceration of persons convicted of crimes within a particular jurisdiction)
  • Department of Health and Medicine (nationalized medical system)
  • Department of Immigration (immigration, integration, refugees)
  • Department of Information (Libraries, archives, census, statistics, YINN)
  • Department of Land and Homes (see also: Land Grants)
  • Environmental Management Agency (weather, habitat preservation, pollution law enforcement and cleanup)
  • National Infrastructure and Utilities Service
  • National Oversight Agency (ethics, prevention of fraud, waste, abuse, and overspending)
  • National Personnel Management Administration (government job hiring and assignments)
  • National Intelligence Agency (espionage, anti-terrorism)
  • Scientific Studies Service (exploration and study)


Treaties and Diplomacy

More About Yamatai

Great Things About Yamatai

Planet Yamatai

This is what players had to say about Yamatai:

  • “Yamatai you were the reason I joined this RP, everything from your sleek ships, to sexy characters. Thank you.”
  • “I sometimes fear reading but whenever I do, it's almost always a pleasant surprise with time the only thing keeping me back. Sometimes you do things I disagree with but I respect you for your history and the way you persevere. You are strong and you're moving in a better direction.”
  • “The Japanese theme is pretty cool, and I always liked the way the player community seemed pretty accepting to newbies (I.E me). The ship designs and equipment are familiar in so many ways, yet different in many more. Keep on doing great, Wes.”
  • “You guys are the reason I've joined. The community that they have is just outstanding and the reason why I have a plotship there. :D I'll always have a Yamataian character, don't anyone worry. ^_^
  • “I appreciate how Yamatai isn't a boring galactic peace-mongerer, believe it or not. Yamatai and its respective cultures do things their own way, and sometimes they aren't very liked or appreciated…but I see this as a good thing more often than not. For you see, if Yamatai didn't do the things they do, there would be little conflict, and we'd all be boorishly nodding and frolicking together”
  • “You are the Empire, a wickedly awesome faction to be a part of. The stories and role-play here is what attracted me in the first place. It fits my definite Weeaboo style; mecha, catgirls and save points! But I digress, to get a little more serious, I like the way the faction is ran and all of the inner turmoil about being the biggest of the bunch, it almost reminds me of Rome in a sense and it intrigues me to see how this will evolve with the coming times.”
  • “Often entertaining, the epitome of space opera. It makes a good foundation for the rest of this interesting world.”
  • “I love the cool space ships and art! I Just started RPing with you and love it because of the hard work and organisation I have seen put into it.”
DescriptionThe Yamatai Star Empire is a technologically-advanced transhuman empire with most of the population using biological android bodies. It's got an 80s anime-inspired flavor and is protected by a massive, politically powerful military called the Star Army, which the site is named after. It is the Star Army setting's cornerstone faction.
OOC ManagerWes, Andrew, Yuuki, Ametheliana
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Last Checked2023/10/22

faction/yamatai_star_empire.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/02 14:57 by hollander