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belaran

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Yakashima Technologies
« on: (11:32:51/04-17-17) »
Hi all,

As I'm preparing a game in Haiti, I'm looking a bit into the AA corporation called Yakashima Technologies. Indeed, the corporation, known for her a rather "anti-metahuman" stench, have bought the (Haiti infamous)  John Hopkins Institute of Health (JHIH). We know that much thanks to Shadow of Latin America (3ed).

However, the corporation is mentioned a couple of times in Market Panic, as doing some back stabbing - and preventive, mischief with S-K against Shiawase (which may be trying to buy the double A), and also having sold most of its africa assets to MCT, to offer them a "new name" to commit their next corporate crime over there.

So now, the question - did I miss anything 5ed about the AA corp ? (unlikely, but worth double checking) And more importanty - as I more/less skip 4ed, was Yakashima somehow updated/mentioned/part of something during 4ed events ?

Thanks !  :)





Nath

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #1 on: (17:38:09/04-17-17) »
From what I remember, Yakashima Technologies received coverage in the following book :

Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets
Man & Machine
Shadows of Asia
Augmentation
Dawn of the Artifact 4: New Dawn

Longshot23

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #2 on: (06:04:18/04-18-17) »
It's been implied - even strongly - over the years that Yakashima has been a Human Nation stronghold. This seems to have [been] changed in, or as a result of, the Ghost Decade (the name given to the period following the eruption of the Ring of Fire in 2061-2). They were reportedly a major supporter and contributor to Saito's 'Protectorate' around the San Francisco area - maybe Saito disappeared into Yakashima as opposed to anyone else.

The purchase of JHIH in Haiti is not canon, because SoLA is not canon, though it's not surprising - basically a transfer from one part of HN to another.

Market Panic is probably the most up-to-date info on the corp. Go with that.

belaran

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #3 on: (06:21:23/04-18-17) »
While being not canon, stuff describes in SoLA are not clashing (or maybe even being mentioned) in Hard Target (in the Cuba update). However, as there is no "update" (AFAIK) on Ha´ti since SoLA, I'm not sure if Yakashima buying JHIH  will be "canonize" at some point.

In any case, I'll keep it in my game. Thanks for all the refs on Yakashima above !

Longshot23

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #4 on: (09:08:49/04-18-17) »
I didn't mean to imply that SoLA isn't worth considering. There are a few other things covering the same area, but SoLA is pretty much the most comprehensive. And unless CGL releases something canon, it's probably the best you'll find.

belaran

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #5 on: (09:41:32/04-18-17) »
I didn't mean to imply that SoLA isn't worth considering.

Neither did i undersand your comment like that :) - I just wanted to point out that (as far as I know) there is no canon (yet) in contradiction with SoLA (on the carribean league stuff - I have yet to read the rest).

Wakshaani

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Re: Yakashima Technologies
« Reply #6 on: (12:52:42/04-18-17) »
New info about John Hopkins in either Clutch of Dragons or Storm Front ... I blank on which. It didn't emerge form the dragon war untouched.

Yakashima's also one of the corps in the running for elevation to a Triple A. It's bigger than many on the court and has fought for access for years, but back in the day, the other Japancorps froze it out as they had plenty of influence. After that influence poofed, the other corps were able to keep it from joining in to turn the tide back to Japan.

With a place at the table so tantalizingly close, the question starts to be "What would they do to get it?" Was the sale of their African investment a bribe? Are they Japan-aligned or did decades of freeze-out embitter them to be a foe? What leverage do they have? What leverage do they need? Just how many 'runners are being hired by Mr. Johnson right now, all over the world, to get the job done?

(Because, at the end of the day, that's the big question ... how do the players at your table get involved? How does this generate runs for the characters?)

Love their logo, personally. Wonder what it'd look like in full color...

 

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