Empire of Japan
Map by Regalman
Hideki Tojo
Start Bias
Religious Intolerance
Imperialistic, Seafaring
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Katsuko Ito
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. Kyoto
  2. Osaka
  3. Tokyo
  4. Satsuma
  5. Kagoshima
  6. Nara
  7. Nagoya
  8. Izumo
  9. Nagasaki
  10. Yokohama
  11. Shimonoseki
  12. Matsuyama
  13. Sapporo
  14. Hakodate
  15. Ise
  16. Toyama
  17. Fukushima
  18. Suo
  19. Bizen
  20. Echizen
  21. Izumi
  22. Omi
  23. Echigo
  24. Kozuke
  25. Sado
  26. Kobe
  27. Nagano
  28. Hiroshima
  29. Takayama
  30. Akita
  31. Fukuoka
  32. Aomori
  33. Kamakura
  34. Kochi
  35. Naha
Spy List
  • Akaishi
  • Oki
  • Hattori
  • Morozumi
  • Momochi
  • Kawashima
  • Orin
  • Sakanishi
  • Kaede
  • Mochizuki



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 Peace

Empire of Japan - Tojo Hideki War

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."

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]

Notes and References

  1. Civ5 WW2 Unit Pack 14: Japan Part 1
  2. Border and Area plot iterators
  3. Hearts of Iron III - Land of the Rising Sun
  4. Hearts of Iron III - Well Oiled War Machine
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