(Timeline 3177) Febuary 22nd, 2213, Neues Hessen under Japanese Occupation. Here we have an IJA soldier (unusually carrying a Katana for a photo) standing in front of the former seat of local government while a Type 125 tank floats by and a pair of Type 50 Yokai Assault Mechs stand on guard. In retaliation for the Invasions of Shin Hokkaido, Shin Tsushima and Yamamoto and to disorginize the Sternenmarine to allow for the retaking of these colonies, the Japanese launched a counter offensive into European Alliance Space in December of 2212 with Neues Hessen being the first world to be taken. Quickly the planetary capital of Neues Wiesbaden fell after a two day long siege and some fighting in a few of it's residential districts. Most of the nation's urban centers fell shortly afterwards, despite this some rural areas still have considerable resistance left in them and 12 million of the planet's 41 million dezidens live in areas that have yet to submit to the Occupational Forces.