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Construction of embassies with Eidolon has commenced. Completion expected .
GRO The Modern Roleplay contains 2 nations.
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The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in GRO The Modern Roleplay
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As a region, GRO The Modern Roleplay is ranked 9,463rd in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
|1.||The Colony of Nueva San Jose||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Pura vida”|
|2.||The Community of The Modern Roleplay Head||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Head of the GRO Modern Roleplay”|
- : The Holy Blue Zombie of Krezenel of the region Eidolon agreed to construct embassies.
- : The Community of The Modern Roleplay Head proposed constructing embassies with Eidolon.
- : Embassy established between GRO The Modern Roleplay and The Great Universe.
- : The Community of The Modern Roleplay Head agreed to construct embassies with The Great Universe.
- : Embassy established between GRO The Modern Roleplay and Macula Offeret.
- : Embassy established between GRO The Modern Roleplay and The Vincence Empire.
- : Embassy established between GRO The Modern Roleplay and The Global Roleplay Organization.
- : The Holy Democracy of The Universe World of the region The Great Universe proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Community of The Modern Roleplay Head changed the regional password.
- : The Community of The Modern Roleplay Head appointed The Colony of Nueva San Jose as RP Moderator with authority over Communications, Embassies, and Polls in GRO The Modern Roleplay.
GRO The Modern Roleplay Regional Message Board
The Othalan Party has gathered enough support in the Vestland province to become a legitimate party and propose policy there.
This has prompted anti fascist protests in the region which saw supporters from both sides clash.
These were broken up and the aggressors arrested. Of course, the anti fascists would criticise the king for not taking a firmer stance against the growing number of (worryingly far) right wingers.
And the Othalan supporters would, in turn frame the debacle in such a way that their enemies were subverting the peace and threatening their freedom.
Ooc: are we already doing something on free trade?
IBC NEWS UPDATES [04/05/2021]
LGBT: Parliament to hear debate on marriage definition change on 28 May
Prime Minister Hideyoshi Kaburagi has announced that the Republican Party will be opening a debate on the definition of marriage in the constitution on 28 May 2021, in a major step forward for LGBT equality.
“The time has come for us to put this matter to rest once and for all”, said the Prime Minister, speaking to reporters outside Parliament. “It is not enough that we stop discrimination- we must also fight to ensure that all citizens are equal, and that includes in marriage.”
At present, because the Constitution defines ‘marriage’ as ‘a union between man and woman’, same-sex marriage is technically still not recognised in Nagakawa, although gay couples may enter civil unions which carry the same legal benefits as marriage. The constitutional amendment proposed by the Republican Party would change the wording to ‘a union between consenting adults’, thus recognising same-sex unions as legal marriages, and also further clarifying the age at which one may legally enter a marriage (i.e. 21, or legal adulthood).
CULTURE AND SPORTS
Nobody Cares: Asuka Iruka’s new album breaks chart record
Nobody Cares, the 8th studio album by glam rock singer-songwriter Asuka Iruka, has topped the Nagakawa Records Chart for 89 consecutive days, breaking the record formerly held by punk rock group F#KKU’s 13th studio album Swing Both Ways (2006). Previously, Swing Both Ways had been No. 1 on the NRC for 88 consecutive days, before dropping to second place upon the release of boy group Jumping Jack’s Tell Me to Go Home (2006).
33-year-old Asuka Iruka, whose real name is Asuka Hiranuma, is known for her elaborate instrumentation and her distinctively boyish and vulnerable vocal quality, as well as her use of a violin bow on acoustic guitars to produce a unique sound. She does not reveal her face to the public, and always appears in public wearing a kitsune mask that covers her whole face, along with traditional kimono. Her fifth album, Yamata no Orochi (2011), became the first album by a solo female artist to remain on the NRC’s top spot for more than a month, having remained No. 1 for 47 days total.
“What Asuka has achieved is phenomenal”, said Miyuki Yamamoto, the drummer of F#KKU, who goes by the stage name ‘Dirty B!tch’. “I hope all the girls who listen to her music see this and know that they can achieve anything.”
Nobody Cares is Asuka Iruka’s shortest album to date, comprising only 6 songs and with a length of 36 minutes. It is a concept album detailing the story of a nameless and masterless female assassin on a revenge mission against her master who had betrayed her and left her for dead.
Foreign Minister Kurono proposes visa-free travel between signatories of Yokozu Treaty
Nagakawa’s Foreign Minister Yukihiro Kurono has reached out to his counterparts in France Europe, The Union of Costa Rica, and other signatories of the Yokozu Treaty to propose enacting visa-free travel privileges for citizens of the signatories of the treaty.
The Foreign Ministry is open to any dialogue regarding this matter, and hopes to hear from other signatories of the treaty soon.
Education Ministry announces new student exchange initiative
The Education Ministry has announced the opening of the World Citizens Exchange Scheme (WCES), a new initiative by the ministry to facilitate student exchange and cultural exchange programmes between schools in Nagakawa and elsewhere.
Under the new WCES scheme, unveiled by Education Minister Yōji Hirano, schools both within Nagakawa and in other countries may apply to join the registry managed by the Nagakawan Ministry of Education; foreign schools that are on the registry will receive assistance from the Ministry of Education in arranging student exchange programmes with Nagakawan schools on the registry, and will receive funding and priority access to museums, parks, memorials, and government buildings, as well as assistance from the Ministry in establishing sister school relations and satellite campuses.
“The aim of this scheme shall be to promote stronger ties between our respective nations and to instil in our students a hunger for knowledge about the outside world and a desire for greater friendship”, said Education Minister Hirano.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Education Ministry for more information.
Daniela Jimenez: We agree on enacting Visa free travel privileges between the Union of Costa Rica and the signatories of the treaty, we would also like to enact a free trade policy between us.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
France is strongly in favour of the establishment of a free travel area between the states that attended the Yokozu summit. Thus, as of today, nationals of Nagakawa, The Union of Costa Rica, Republic of Korea and Republic of Taiwan will no longer need to apply for a visa to travel to France. These four countries are those for which this rule did not apply before. In addition, French citizens will no longer need to apply for a visa to travel to these four countries as well as to the American Republic and the Republic of Texas (countries for which this rule did not apply before).
The decision was taken because these countries are considered stable, but also democratic and not hostile to French interests. However, France reserves the right not to grant visa exemption to nationals of a country deemed to be unstable or hostile which would have been admitted to the Yozoku Treaty in the future against French advice.
Furthermore, we hope that the establishment of this free movement zone will stimulate exchanges between our countries, especially for tourism. We therefore encourage people from Nagakawa, Costa Rica, South Korea and Taiwan to visit France. The procedures will be simplified and the French tourism sector is adapting to these changes in order to prepare itself to welcome a larger clientele from these countries. Economically, we encourage the tourism sectors of France and the four countries mentioned above to cooperate and invest further in order to increase tourism flows and develop this economic sector in our respective countries. Notable advances, even before the Yokozu Treaty, have already taken place, such as the tourist resorts built in Guyana by Costa Rica.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Higher Learning, Research and Innovation
France is very committed to international student exchanges as they are seen as one of the best ways to bring countries together. Indeed, the benefits are numerous. These include the development of foreign language learning; direct human contact between the inhabitants of the countries with very enriching human experiences; the stimulation of university cooperation which will result in better interoperability of teaching and will open up possibilities for cooperation between research groups and even companies.
It is thus without hesitation that France officially announces its entry into the WCES initiative of Nagakawa. With this official cooperation at governmental level, it opens the possibility for schools and universities to start setting up exchange and twinning programmes now. The Ministries of Education and Higher Learning are committed to providing students from Nagakawa with many opportunities and support. The Ministry of Higher Learning, Research and Innovation is now committed to participating in the funding of exchange programmes between France and Nagakawa as well as cooperation programmes in the field of research.
OOC: The trade and economic talks for the Yokozu trade summit will come later.
The Union of Costa Rica will place ads to visit france on the television, and this treaty of free travel will go on the news as soon as the summit ends.
The Government of Costa Rica believes that education is an important aspect of our society, therefore we would like to announce that we will join the WCES.
Outside of the summit
Costa rica would like to organize the 50th Gold Cup.
As this is the 50th anniversary, all nations from the Americas will be allowed to participate (it used to only be North America before) France is also formally invited due to its presence in South America through Guyana although they will be representing French Guyana. This is something the Netherlands has done since they own the Dutch antilles.