A Megacorp-loyal fanatic faction now stands between us and total survival.
The Imperial Japanese Star Fleet
The Japanese spacefleet has a very "corporate" feel; apart from those personnel directly exposed to combat, the typical officer comes over more like a career bureaucrat than like a typical military man. The combat arms are another story, however, with a tolerance for eccentricity which is not only greater than that in most of Japanese society but is sometimes greater than that of allied navies. Only one thing matters: competence. Promotion is rapid where ability is proven; some IJSF capital-ship captains are barely out of their teens.
The IJSF emblem is a rayed bright red, yellow or white circle on a black field. The black field is unique to the IJSF; other arms of the Japanese military, and indeed civilian flag users in Imperial Japan, use a white field (and typically a slightly more muted red).
Again, like the ESU, you will be military-trained and informed about their starships. The IJSF are far technologically superior to our own and are extremely armed with the most dangerous weapons they have in their arsenal, including the deadly Hyperspatial Distortion Cannon, but don't expect their Starships to last forever - IJSF hulls are typically weak; armour is generally not used, and screens only on dedicated fighter-carrier units. Nonetheless, they are a force not to be reckoned with.
---IJSF Starship Database---
Katana MME-9X Fighter
Ashigaru-class Patrol Frigate
Arashi-class Light Cruiser
Samurai-class Heavy Cruiser
Kesshi class Battlecruiser
Musashi-class Super Battleship
Shogun-class Command Dreadnought
Hiryu class Light Carrier
Akagi-class Heavy Carrier