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Japan led by Hideki Tojo is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Leugi, Regalman, Knightmare12, Danrell, whoward69, and Andreas Waldetoft.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Oda Nobunaga's Japan.



Japan is an island nation located in East Asia. For centuries, Japanese culture and faith has flourished with much independence from foreign influence and today it remains fiercely unique. Since the assumption of imperial power over the feudal shogunates in the late 1800s by the Emperor Meiji, Japan has rapidly become a highly modern, prosperous, and powerful country.


Hideki Tojo was the Prime Minister of Japan during the second world war. Responsible for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Tojo is considered to be a war criminal responsible for instigating the war between Japan and the United States. Although a capable military leader and a loyal imperialist, Tojo was sentenced to death by hanging following Japan's defeat and much of his legacy is today marred by his political reputation.

In this mod, Tojo leads a militaristic-scientific Japan. He is deceptive, willing to wage war, and highly expansive.

Dawn of Man[]

Hideki Tojo, by the grace of His Imperial Majesty, Prime Minister to Japan and her empire, you stand at the charge of a burgeoning war machine. At the turn of the 20th century, the Empire of Japan had rapidly transformed into an industrial and military superpower, and she sought now an empire like those possessed in the West. Under your directive, Japan would wage war against her classical enemies in China and South-East Asia, seeking hegemony over the Pacific coast. This would culminate into a confrontation with the United states of America, and would ultimately lead to the empire's terrible loss and your terrible shame.

Tojo diplo-0

Leaderscene by Leugi

Dutiful Tojo, the forces of Japan once again stand in obediance to the Chrysanthemum Throne. Though Japan's foes are many, her powers are great, and her desire for glory and honour supreme. Can you take charge and lead her Imperial forces once more? Can you build a civilisation that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister to the Empire of Japan. You are entering a sacred territory, and I advise that you respect this."

Defeat: "This brings to me great shame, and to the Empire of Japan great humiliation."

Unique Attributes[]

Japan (Tojo)

Art by Janboruta

Empire of the Pacific

Gain Science Science for each new Coast or Ocean Tile acquired; doubled in conquered cities. +50% Production Production towards Naval Units in conquered cities.

Yamato (Battleship)
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength vs. Cities
  • May carry two Fighter units
  • -1 Moves Movement

Art by Firaxis

Zero (Fighter)
  • +33% Strength Combat Strength vs. Fighters
  • Does not require Oil Oil
Changes to Japan (Oda Nobunaga)

Art by Knightmare12

Dojo (Armory) (replaces the Zero)
  • Unlocked at Metal Casting
  • Melee and Gun Units gain additional XP equal to 20% of the CultureIcon Cultural output of that city
  • This amount is increased to 30% if the city also has a Temple
City List
  1. Tokyo
  2. Osaka
  3. Kyoto
  4. Nagoya
  5. Kanazawa
  6. Hiroshima
  7. Yokohama
  8. Wakayama
  9. Sendai
  10. Tokushima
  11. Hagi
  12. Shuri
  13. Toyama
  14. Kumamoto
  15. Fukuoka
  16. Kobe
  17. Fukui
  18. Kochi
  19. Sakai
  20. Akita
  21. Matsue
  22. Niigata
  23. Takamatsu
  24. Okayama
  25. Shizuoka
  26. Nagasaki
  27. Hakodate
  28. Kagoshima
  29. Akamazeki
  30. Amagasaki
  31. Otaru
  32. Kawasaki
  33. Yokosuka
  34. Sapporo
  35. Sasebo
  36. Kokura
  37. Miyahara
  38. Yahata
Spy List
  • Amleto
  • Wellington Roo
  • Kinoaki
  • Ma
  • Itagaki
  • Masahiko
  • Kenji
  • Sadao
  • Kingoro
  • Yasuhito



Japan led by Tojo is a military-science civilization. Their unique ability allows them to gain extra science whenever they claim a new coast or ocean tile. Although possible to claim this via natural border expansion, Tojo gets the most out of his ability when capturing enemy cities - especially those with already well-established ocean borders. When playing as Tojo, you should bide your time before launching your military career - which coincides well with their two powerful, late-game unique units: the Yamato, a battleship effective vs cities, and the Zero, a fighter good for defense.


Peace Theme War Theme

Empire of Japan - Tojo Hideki Peace


Empire of Japan - Tojo Hideki War

'Land of the Rising Sun' by Andreas Waldetoft. 'Well-Oiled War Machine' by Andreas Waldetoft.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events & Decisions[]

Modernise the Japanese Navy
Knowing now that our prized isolation has been shattered, we have exposed our greatest shame: the weakness of our Imperial Navy and the vulnerability of our coasts. We should employ the most esteemed shipwrights from across the world to aide in the modernisation of our glorious navy.
  • Player must be Japan (Tojo)
  • Must have researched Industrialization
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 200 CultureIcon Culture
  • 350 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Gain the Steam Power technology
  • Receive two free Ironclads and two free sources of Coal Coal
Adopt the Kantai Kesssen
The Decisive Battle Doctrine is a naval strategy that maintains that an enemy fleet should be dealt with swiftly and in one single, decisive battle. Although there are concerns amongst the Imperial Navy that Air power shall obsolete this strategy, it would nonetheless prove beneficial if it were to be adopted.
  • Player must be Japan (Tojo)
  • Must have entered the Modern Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Ranged Naval Units gain +1 Sight and +1 Range whilst stationed in a city

Divided Military

A plot concocted by members of the Imperial Army to overthrow the government has been uncovered and foiled. But the matter has proven divisive within the military. We must act to ensure that the army does not lose its solidarity, and that it remains fiercely united in service to the imperial throne.
Option 1: We must execute the conspirators. There will be no tolerance of discord.
  • Lose your Capital Capital's garrison
Option 2: Throw money at the army! Better equipment will strengthen their hearts.
  • 20% chance that rebels will spawn near the Capital Capital
  • Lose (25 * Number of Military Units) Gold Gold
  • All current Military Land Units gain 5 XP
Option 3: Perhaps political reforms are needed.
  • 40% chance that rebels will spawn near the Capital Capital
  • Lose (25 * Number of Military Units) Gold Gold
  • Gain a free CultureIcon Social Policy
Note: This event cannot fire without a unit garrisoned in the capital.

Emperor's Summon

We have been summoned to the Imperial Palace at the behest of the Emperor, to discuss matters of state. We can only hope that the Emperor is pleased with our continued service to the empire and to the Emperor's family.
Option 1: This is a tremendous honour. We cannot decline.
  • A Goldenage Golden Age begins
Note: With Piety & Prestige, this event cannot fire unless you have at least 200 Prestige Prestige.

Exploration Continued Expanded[]

Colony List
  1. New Kyoto
  2. Shuri
  3. Keijo
  4. Pyonyan
  5. Shinkyo
  6. Rinko
  7. Taikyu
  8. Chichiharu
  9. Eiko
  10. Pusan
  11. Koshu
  12. Ando
  13. Chonju
  14. Mukuden
  15. Dairen
  16. Kaijo
  17. Kitsurin
  18. Harubin

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now eating your sushi and practicing your martial arts. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."


Sanbo Honbu
  1. Jun Ushiroku
  2. Hata Hikosaburo
  3. Moritake Tanabe
  4. Tsukada Osamu
  5. Sawada Shigeru
  6. Nakajima Tetsuzo
  7. Hayao Tada
  8. Imai Kiyoshi
  9. Nishio Juzo
  10. Hajime Sugiyama
  11. Kenkichi Ueda
  12. Jinzaburo Masaki
  13. Ninomiya Osamu
  14. Okamoto Renichiro
  15. Jiro Minami
  16. Kanaya Hanzo
  17. Nobuyoshi Muto
  18. Kikuchi Shinnosuke
  19. Fukuda Masataro
  20. Tanaka Giichi
  21. Akashi Motojiro
  22. Oshima Ken'ichi
  23. Fukushima Sei
  24. Kodama Gentaro
  25. Fukushima Sei

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 13 April 2015

  • JFD: Code, Design, Writing
  • Leugi: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Regalman: Art (Map)
  • Janboruta: Art (Leader Icon)
  • Knightmare12: Art (Japanese UB Icon)
  • Danrell: Graphics (Yamato)[1]
  • Whoward69: Coding (PlotIterators.lua)[2]
  • Andreas Waldeloft: Music[3][4]

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