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Sakura City (Part 1)

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About Sakura City


Sakura City, home to over 5 million residents, is the political, financial, and cultural capital of the entire country.  It houses parliament, hundreds of international blue-chip companies, and much more.  In this update, I'll be covering the first 3 districts of the Sakura Federal District (SFD), home to approximately 2.2 million residents.

Quick City Statistics


Population

-Metro: 5,000,000*

-City: 2,200,000*

-Economy (City)

-GDP: USD: USD 158.4 billion

-Per Capita: USD 72,000

*Since last update

Parliament Park


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The heart of Aoyaman politics, the Aoyaman National Parliament houses 150 representatives in both the House of Commons and 50 in the House of Lords. Outside surrounding parliament is Parliament Park, a one acre field, with 8 white cherry blossoms blooming by the side.

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In front of Parliament stand 8 illuminating pillars, near the statues of the first ruling family. Like the 8 cherry blossoms, they represent good luck (8 is a number commonly represented for good luck in Asian cultures). It’s been said however if all eight lights are lit, and one light suddenly breaks, the light must either be replaced immediately, or another light has to be broken. If not, an undetermined time of suffering will befall Aoyama. This rumor started since the sudden death of Former Prime Minister Taro Isei died on the day over 20 years ago when one of the pillar’s lights broke. To this day, the coroners haven't concluded if he was assassinated.  The case to this day, is still a mystery.

 In December 2007, one light did break, but repairs for the light were postponed for nearly a week. That was said to have caused the global credit crunch.


Dominion Centre

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The financial powerhouse of Aoyama.  Only the toughest of Aoyamans survive.


Here, Aoyama's ruthless business CEO’s and ambitious salaryman commute to their offices in black luxury Toyota Crown's, ready to take on the next corporate takeover, financial merger, backroom deal, and government bailout.


Shinatama Development Area

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Shinatama is home to nearly 300,000 of Sakura City’s residents. Like most of Sakura City’s architecture, it comprises of tall, slim, greenish-blue glass buildings.
 
Shinatama is a multiuse area, with residential and commercial property near at close vicinity between each other to save commute time. This however, was accidental. Shinatama was supposed to be Sakura’s enlarged financial capital, but the engineers didn’t read the plans right. This is what happens when you live in a place where people are forced to speak 5 languages, and make them read a blueprint in one.

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Next Update: Sakura City Part 2


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fantastic, you made the pictures bigger. Also, is that parliament building of yours custom made? I really like it, very good job! I can't wait to see more.

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 wow! you really seem to have put a lot of effort, and research into this region. You've done a good job creating a "Far Eastern" atmosphere in Sakura.

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