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Ask anything about Hatsunia and its digital society! [Q&A]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 pm
by Hatsunia
Hatsunia is a twintail-shaped island country in East Asia, where the first sounds of the day are heard. [OOC: It exists in a parallel Earth in the place of Japan.]

According to legend, the country was founded by a singer named Hatsune Miku. The Emperor or Empress has been our country's head of state since ancient times, and music and green onions (negi) have always been important in our culture. From the 12th century, there were several centuries of de facto rule by the samurai and their feudal military dictatorship, but in the 16th century, the Imperial government under Empress Momiji fought a war to successfully restore control. It then engaged in a policy of non-interference with the rest of the world: no expansion, but no isolation either. This allowed for the flourishing of trade and cultural exchange. In the 19th century, Empress Moeji oversaw the birth of the modern Hatsunese government, a democratic constitutional monarchy. It pursued friendly relations with countries in the Western and Eastern worlds, and fought alongside the Allied forces against fascism during WWII [OOC: much unlike Imperial Japan].

Today, Hatsunia is known for being a socially progressive and technologically advanced country with an advanced information technology industry and space exploration program.

Feel free to ask any questions about our country!
[If it is an OOC question, put OOC: before said question.]

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:36 pm
by Slavakino
Will Miku be having a concert anytime soon?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:37 pm
by Nouveau Quebecois
Why is there a celery on your flag?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:08 pm
by Hatsunia
Slavakino wrote:Will Miku be having a concert anytime soon?

Since Miku is a virtual character, she can have a concert every day. There are many locally organized concerts around the country, but really big concert tours (the ones that pack stadiums) happen every few months. The frequency of concerts may be limited whenever there is a live band accompanying her (humans have to rest, after all).

Nouveau Quebecois wrote:Why is there a celery on your flag?

It is not a celery, but a green onion (negi). Some time during the 6th century, people would swing their negi in rhythm to music, especially at dawn. So it came to symbolize music and "the first sounds of the day," and it also became a staple crop, and that's why it's on our flag.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:18 am
by Hatsunia
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:30 am
by White Sun
The Ministry of Inter-dimensional Tourism posits: How digitized is your digital society?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:01 am
by Luziyca
Are there any Amish-like people (who don't use modern technology) in your nation? If so, how do they function in Hatsunia?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:00 pm
by Hatsunia
White Sun wrote:The Ministry of Inter-dimensional Tourism posits: How digitized is your digital society?

Almost all government and business services are available digitally, and almost everyone knows how to use a personal computer or smartphone. For example, one can pay their taxes, access their medical records, do banking, or start a company, all using the internet. Each person has their own identity card as well as a encrypted digital signature or seal that they can use to verify documents. You do not need to do any physical paperwork. Stock trading is completely electronic. The country has one of the highest densities for public wi-fi access. Most people watch television programs, listen to music, and watch or read the news in a digital/online format instead of physical media like CDs or DVDs, and payment is done with contactless cards or smartphones with online bank accounts. People also like to make their own creative content and share it on the internet. Hatsunese offices all use cloud storage and collaboration and management software, allowing teams to communicate in real time, thus increasing productivity. You will not find a single fax machine in the country.

(OOC context)

Luziyca wrote:Are there any Amish-like people (who don't use modern technology) in your nation? If so, how do they function in Hatsunia?

They are a very small minority (a few ten thousand) who live in rural areas, and there is a small division of the government designed to cater to them. But life tends to be less convenient if you're not connected.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:17 pm
by Hurricania Imperium
Hatsunia wrote:Hatsunia is a twintail-shaped island country in East Asia, where the first sounds of the day are heard. [OOC: It exists in a parallel Earth in the place of Japan.]

According to legend, the country was founded by a singer named Hatsune Miku. The Emperor or Empress has been our country's head of state since ancient times, and music and green onions (negi) have always been important in our culture. From the 12th century, there were several centuries of de facto rule by the samurai and their feudal military dictatorship, but in the 16th century, the Imperial government under Empress Momiji fought a war to successfully restore control. It then engaged in a policy of non-interference with the rest of the world: no expansion, but no isolation either. This allowed for the flourishing of trade and cultural exchange. In the 19th century, Empress Moeji oversaw the birth of the modern Hatsunese government, a democratic constitutional monarchy. It pursued friendly relations with countries in the Western and Eastern worlds, and fought alongside the Allied forces against fascism during WWII [OOC: much unlike Imperial Japan].

Today, Hatsunia is known for being a socially progressive and technologically advanced country with an advanced information technology industry and space exploration program.

Feel free to ask any questions about our country!
[If it is an OOC question, put OOC: before said question.]

What are your gun and drug laws

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 pm
by Hatsunia
Hurricania Imperium wrote:What are your gun and drug laws

Hatsunia has may-issue jurisdiction, in which a gun license might be granted to someone who fulfills various legal requirements such as a computerized background check and safety tests, but it is not guaranteed.

Drug addiction is addressed with therapy and rehabilitation; there is no "war on drugs" with harsh punitive measures. The legal drinking age is 18, and public smoking is banned. Cannabis is legal for medical and recreational purposes.

(OOC: Japan's public smoking laws are considered to be "stuck in the last century." Cannabis was only made illegal in Japan after the American occupation. Hatsunia was part of the Allies, and wasn't occupied.)