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Regency of Shurigawa シュリガの摂政 Shurigawa no sesshō

Flag of Shurigawa

Flag Imperial Seal

 開國進取 (Kaikoku Shinshu) (Japanese, "Open nation and do enterprising)

Anthem: 《、シュリガワ勇敢の土地》
"Shurigawa the land of the brave"

Capital Okinokyo
Official languages Shurigawan, Japanese,English,Dutch
Government Authoritarian regency under militarist dictatorship



Prime Minister




National Foundation Day

25 June 2014

Area claimed
 -  Total 29,2 km² 
Population 66
Currency Ryō


Time zone Shurigawan Standard Time


Calling code +82

Shurigawa (シュリガワ), officially the Regency of Shurigawa (シュリガの摂政), is an island micronation in East Asia. Shurigawa is an archipelago of three islands. The largest island is Gajajima, it is claimed by the Imperial State of Shurigawa,.The Kaisan prefecture is located on The Netherlands, it became independent from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and joined the Imperial State of Shurigawa being a Shurigawan prefecture. Shurigawa is an Authoritarian regency governed by the Conservative Party, with it's seat of government in the capital city of Okinokyo.


History of Gajajima[]

Per local folklore, the island was one of the havens of the defeated Heike clan after they lost the Gempei War against the Minamoto clan. It came under the control of the Shimazu clan from 1434. During the Edo period, Takarajima was part of Satsuma Domain and was administered as part of Kawabe District. In 1896, the island was transferred to the administrative control of Ōshima District, Kagoshima, and from 1911 was part of the village of Toshima, Kagoshima. A lighthouse was completed in 1940, and the population at that time was 133. The village had an elementary school, and its own ship for connection to the mainland and other islands. From 1946-1952, the island was administered by the United States as part of the Provisional Government of Northern Ryukyu Islands. A junior high school was built in 1948, power plant and water treatment plant in 1961 and telephone system in 1966. The population was economically supported by commercial fishing for bonito. However, the island was repeated devastated by typhoons, especially in 1945, 1951, 1956, and 1957 leading to plans to relocate the population to either Amami Oshima or mainland Kagoshima Prefecture. Collapse of the bonito fisheries for unknown reasons financially ruined the islanders and led to near famine conditions, causing many islanders to leave. A decision was reached by the government to relocate the remaining seven households with a total of 28 people to Kagoshima on January 1970. At the time of the evacuation on 28 July 1970, only 4 households with 16 people were remaining. However, even after the evacuation of the inhabitants, the lighthouse remained manned until April 1982. Although landing is not permitted to the general public, the abandoned buildings have been looted, and in 1996 the Japanese government discovered that a party of six Chinese had illegally landed on the island and were attempting to establish residence. Groups of former island residents have visited the island in 2001 and 2010 to take care of their ancestral graves.

Shikaeshi War[edit][]

The Shikaeshi War was a conflict fought primarily between the Imperial State of Shurigawa with the Fascist Republic of Okinoshima and the Greater Beiwanese Empire from 26 August 2014. Beiwan fought Shurigawa with help from the Principality of Lomellina and Republic of Koya. The Shikaeshi War was the largest micronational East Asian war in the 21st century. The war was the result of the Imperialist Beiwanese policy aiming to dominate Shurigawa politically and militarily. === ===

Occupation of Shurigawa[]

Painting of Empress Yukie sat in front of the abdication treaty ready for her to sign

On 6 July 2014, Shurigawan 

Empress Yukie ordered to surrender to the Imperial Beiwanese Military. Two days later, Empress Yukie was forced to abdicate but she was allowed to live in the Imperial Castle. By order of the Beiwanese Emperor, the Imperial Castle of Shurigawa was forbidden for Beiwanese troops to enter. Shurigawa was ceded to the Greater Beiwanese Empire as the Occupation of Shurigawa.

At the near end of Shikaeshi War, Shurigawa was led by Robert Zhang, the Supreme Commander, with support from the Republic of Koya andPrincipality of Lomellina. It transformed the country into a dictatorship that recalled Beiwanese "authoritarian-personalist" politics.


After Beiwan become communist it become Japanese however Shinmyo annexed it but Toshiko has claimed that Shurigawa has authority over Gajajima it by informing the Government of the Empire of Japan and the Imperial State of Shinmyo about the micronation's claim of independence. The date of the proclamation of the new state entity was 18 July. This claim was denied by the Japanese Authority, however, the Shurigawan government ignored Japan's denial.Shurigawa declared peacefuly inderepndence from Shinmyo on 26 October 2014 and Emperor Toshiko was crowned and inaugurated as Third Monarch of Shurigawa Then Unrest in Shurigawa took place between September and November 2014 in the areas surrounding Shurigawa, and was fought between forces of the ISRAA and the Imperial House After the rebellion Akuro left and a new government is established

End of the Imperial State[]

On 5 December 2014, Emperor Toshiko and Prime Minister Hachiro Kaito held an extraordinary meeting in order make, at first, largely cosmetic constitutional changes. The name of "Imperial State of Shurigawa" was officially changed to "Greater Shurigawan Empire" because the Imperial Government believed that there must come a new age as a micronation and to promote imperialism and shurigawanism in Shurigawa due to modern era, so instead the Emperor and the Prime Minister both decided to change the micronation's name to the "Greater Shurigawan Empire", claim more territories and develop their own culture by blending some Japanese culture with other east asian culture.

North Revolt[]

The North Revolution took place between January 2015 in the areas surrounding Shurigawa, and was fought between forces of the Empire and Harunas forces led by Haruna. Haruna led herarmy to attack Shurigawa's capital Gayo from two directions Imperial forces initially offered no resistance to the rebelling troops, but would not allow The Emperor to occupy the Imperial Palace. Prime Minister Hideji Takeaki decided not to attack the rebels as the Loyalistforce was outnumbered by roughly 3 to 17.

Government and politics[]

Haruna of Shurigawa

Shurigawa is a Authoritarian regency where the power of the Regent is very powerfull. As a ceremonial figurehead, she is defined by the constitution as "the mother of the state and of the unity of the people." Military Power is held chiefly by the Advisor and other elected members of the Imperial Military

Foreign relations[]

Shurigawa is recognized by a few micronations, and maintains diplomatic relations with those countries, as well as unofficial relations with other countries via its representative offices and consulates


Shurigawa has 3 islands that lies along the pacific ocean. The south of Shurigawa is often known as the Shurigawan Archipelago About 73 percent of Shurigawa is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use


Satellite map of Shurigawa

Gajajima is located 28 kilometres (15 nmi) west of Nakanoshima. The island is volcanic in origin, although no volcanic activity has occurred in historic times and no comprehensive geological survey has been performed. The irregularly-shaped island has an area of approximately 4.07 square kilometres (1.57 sq mi) with a length of about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) and a width of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi). The coastline is surrounded by cliffs of up to 100 meters in height, making landing impossible except for one location in the south.The highest elevation on the island is 497 metres (1,631 ft) above sea level. Its climate is classified as subtropical, with a rainy season from May through September.The nearest nation is Kogajajima


Yokoate-jima is located 42 kilometres (23 nmi) south-southwest from Takarajima and 60 kilometres (32 nmi) northwest from Amami Ōshima The island is formed by two smaller stratovolcanos - Higashimine (東峰) (known in Shurigawa as Taikyoto) to the east, with a maximum elevation of 494.8 metres (1,623 ft) and Nishimine (西峰?) (known in Shurigawa as Fukokuoto to the west, with a maximum elevation of 259 metres (850 ft). The only known volcanic activity on either peak was towards the end of the Edo period, around 1835 ± 30 years. The inside of both caldera are forested, whereas the outer slopes of both mountains is largely barren.


File:Yokoate-island Aerial Photograph.jpg

Yokoate island Aerial Photograph

To the North of Yokoate-jima next to our approximately 2.4 km on-roots island and is called desert island. Is considered part of the Imperial State of Shurigawa to configure next to Yokoate-jima is an uninhabited island.


The quick agriculture and services and growth of Shurigawa during the latter half of 2014 has been called "Shurigawa Rise". The Imperial State of Shurigawa has a export-driven economy with gradually decreasing state involvement in investment.

The quick agriculture and services and growth of Shurigawa during the latter half of 2014 has been called "Shurigawa Rise". The Imperial State of Shurigawa has a export-driven economy with gradually decreasing state involvement in investment.



Official users Shurigawa
Code SHR
Coins 両1, 両5, 両10, 両50, 両100, 両500
Banknotes 両1000, 両2000, 両5000, 両10,000
Central bank Imperial Bank of Shurigawa

Ryō (両) is the official currency of the Imperial State of Shurigawa. The Ryō is widely used in the cultural regions of Shurigawa. Originally issued by the Imperial Bank of Shurigawa it has been issued by the Imperial Bank of Shurigawa since 2014. The currency code SHR and common abbreviation EK両.