Nihonkoku Shoukan (WN)

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One day, Japan was transferred to another world.

Because of its poor food production and previous reliance on imports from other countries, Japan faced a food shortage crisis. To slow the effects of starvation from its populace, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force explored the surrounding area and found a land mass about 1000 kilometers to the southwest―the continent of Rodenius.

Japan was able to resolve its food shortage after entering into diplomatic relations with the Principality of Kua Toine and the Kingdom of Quira. However, at that time, another country on the continent, the hegemonic Kingdom of Rowlia, declared war on Kua Toine and Quira.

In light of this new crisis, how will Japan respond? A survival story on a national scale!

Associated Names
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Summoning Japan
日本国召喚
Related Series
Nihonkoku Shoukan (LN) (Light Novel)
Recommendations
Gate – Jietai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakeri (2)
Rune Troopers (2)
Magic Bullet in Magic Land (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/18/19 A Mob of Deer c36
04/12/19 A Mob of Deer c35
04/09/19 A Mob of Deer c34
03/31/19 A Mob of Deer c33
03/27/19 A Mob of Deer c32
03/19/19 A Mob of Deer c31
03/15/19 A Mob of Deer c30
03/14/19 A Mob of Deer c29
03/10/19 A Mob of Deer c28
03/08/19 A Mob of Deer c27
03/05/19 A Mob of Deer c26
03/03/19 A Mob of Deer c25
02/27/19 A Mob of Deer c24
02/24/19 A Mob of Deer c23
02/21/19 A Mob of Deer c22
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SunsetChaos
New SunsetChaos rated it
April 14, 2019
Status: c35
I like Gate. I love stories with technology gap, modern science/technology vs pre-modern and magic. This is my kind of story, no problem.

But one thing that really irks me is how stupid it is sometimes.

A peaceful Japan got transported to a more hostile world... genius idea, let's allow Japanese civilians to go on leisure tourism in a country that is currently in an active state of war with an empire well known for their cruelty who were already hostile to Japan. Omg the Japanese tourists got massacred, publicly executed, slaughtered... more>> like the sheeps they are. <<less
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LTigh
New LTigh rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c33
Everyone makes comparisons to GATE, which is understandable considering GATE's popularity. However, it's more correct to compare this to SM Sterling's "Islands in the Sea Of Time" series, except without the indestructible Bitch Queen fetish and Jaguar rape. Like Sterling, however, it's a civilian's musings and thought exercises on what would happen if a modern society was transplanted into another era, and how its dealings with the natives would affect that world and how that would in return affect the modern society.

Instead of Nantucket, a small little vacation island off... more>> the coast of Massachusetts, we have the entire Island Nation of Japan being transported, not to the past but to a fantasy world which has seen entire nations transplanted there in the past, from all different sorts of universes and parallel realities over the course of millenia, and how this has turned the world into a free-for-all with fantasy weapons versus modern armaments of various eras

Spoiler

In later chapters, we find that a Zero fighter plane from either Japan's past or possibly a parallel universe version of Japan had been transported onto the world eons ago. In addition, we are introduced to Japan's version of Atlantis, the Continent of Mu, whose disappearance from the pages of Earth history are explained by it having been transported to this world 12 thousand years ago. There's also yet another empire that seems to be a parallel earth version of WWII-era Imperial Japan, with the same aggressive expansionist tendencies, so there's Modern GLORIOUS NIPPON vs WWII GLORIOUS NIPPON to look forward to in addition to modern ordinance vs Dragons in the future, I suppose.

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But yeah, like Sterling, Nihonkoku Shoukan's author seems to have a particular focus and ignores some interesting points, including the presence of U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine bases as well as 50, 000 U.S Military personnel stationed all over Japan (not to mention all that U.S. Military hardware), and whatever portion of the 32 million annual foreign tourists that happened to be visiting Japan when it was transported, as well has Japanese nationals of foreign descent. Perhaps whoever facilitated the transport was kind enough to send the U.S. Military assets back, as well as the foreign nationals.

In addition, Japan as a whole tends to make various political blunders and rash decisions in order to move the plot forward and has no basis in realism. Lots of plot holes, but it further emphasizes the author's particular focus and lack of knowledge in certain areas, or rather, his decision not to focus on those areas for the sake of dramatic license. In that sense, the comparison to GATE falls a bit short, the author of GATE was served in the Japanese military and was familiar enough to give a good portrayal of how modern military tactics and weapons would fare against fantasy-world magic and warfare. "Japan in the Sea of Isekai" attempts to expand this into other areas outside of military engagements into foreign relations with the nations of the new world, but we see in the WN version where it sometimes falls short.

Maybe it ruins the immersion for some, but it just reinforces the idea that it's just a thought-exercise, and should be enjoyed as that, nothing more. <<less
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Balze
Balze rated it
January 23, 2019
Status: --
The plot is kinda unrealistic. If this were to happen, I don't think Japan's politicians are stupid enough to make all of the blunders that happened in this novel. I mean, what kind of retard would share knowledge to some primitive, barbaric, and full of sh*t countries/peoples of this Novel's world. Why would they even blatantly have diplomatic relation to a country they barely even know of? Even if it was because of food, it's still not a good reason to explain that (it's not like Japan have no farm... more>> or something). Dammit. Japanese authors really need to have more imagination. They lack some sense. Always with the mentality of the weak. I guess it's the result of their lost in ww2? *Sigh* <<less
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Jeremy51992
Jeremy51992 rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: C21
I like isekai series it has a "what will happen if it will become true". From diplomatic to militaristic way of governing. Well, good thing it's not China but Japan got summon. Hehehe
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LivingCorpse
LivingCorpse rated it
March 19, 2019
Status: c31
This is just GATE all over again. But hey, I love GATE so it's fine.

This wn is unique in which there's actually no set Protagonist... No if I stretch it, the protagonist is Japan itself. This story chronicles the "Adventure" of Japan in isekai, so you know where it's going...

... the good ol, primitive barbaric fantasy countries in awe of the Glorious Japan big boomstick!

... more>> Mmm... nice... stick those 120mm gun far up those pesky dragons ass. Yes! Jam it up till they taste the 21st century in their mouth!

Ha... Ha... *Slurp* my apologies, I seem to get too excited.

Anyway, this novel is great for those who loves Fantasy vs Science story and those who already read similar novel such as GATE and Rune Troopers. Though if there's one thing I want to complain is that the author seems to like to include intermission chapter whenever stuff start to get interesting. I kinda hate this trick, and that's why it only got 4 star instead of perfect 5. <<less
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Mantan
Mantan rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c13
I've been the type of people who enjoy OP Slaughter, In this case, Guns Vs Medieval is like my haven. The Translating is pretty clear and Straight. I Can't Review it profesionally, but I can Say I Love it.
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Western Spy
Western Spy rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: c27
I liked this series as its similar to gate but instead of a gate opeing connecting both world its japan that have been transferred.

As alot of question that people ask. As why japan tried to deploy a relationship with the barbaric country. It is a known fact that alot of asian people still doesn't forgive japan for what they did in ww2 (just read alot of chinese novel and you know what im saying). What im saying is I think this is the most stupid yet kinda realistic decision that... more>> japan prob make if this happend <<less
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Baron Carpi
Baron Carpi rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: c93
Ever since I watched Gate, I've been a fan of this type of modern military VS medieval army in another world kind of story. The story is told in multiple POV of different countries and their interactions with Japan. I think it's interesting how there's different countries and civilizations of varying levels of technology development found in that world. However, I do question some of the decisions made by the Japan depicted here. I don't know much about Japanese politics to complain though...

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Spoiler

For example, during the international conference of the world powers, Japan was invited after they defeated the superpower Papaldia Empire. Here, they only sent their representative with a patrol boat from Japan's Coast Guard as their only escort, since they trusted the host country for the security and didn't want to hurt their host's pride. Unlike Japan, the other countries sent their stronger military vessels practicing "gunboat diplomacy." Then here comes The Eighth Empire representative declaring war on the world and leaving. Later, they come back and wrecked everyone including Japan's patrol boat with their WW2 era battleship and air raid.

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Spoiler

Although Japan tries to prevent the outflow of their technology to the outside, it still spreads through books and material imports. There's even a book that shows how a jet engine works.

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I still enjoy the story and can't wait until more chapters are translated. <<less
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dicloniuslord
dicloniuslord rated it
February 28, 2019
Status: c17
as of chapter 17: I quite like this, and the only larger issues I have with it are immersion-based. Examples would be things like worldwide (apparent) spoken modern japanese despite different written languages. Another (very large) immersion issue is the apparent worldwide use of the meter, which was not defined until the 1700's and used the earth's circumference, despite this planet having a different circumference.

EDIT: messed up when making this, so my rating is 4/5
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