Occupation of Shurigawa

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This article is about the Beiwanese Occupation of Shurigawa not to be confused with Shurigawa (Koyan Prefecture)

Military occupation

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Flag of Shurigawa
Coat of arms
Official languagesJapanese
GovernmentMilitary occupation
• Emperor
• Military Governor
Robert Zhang
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Imperial State of Shurigawa

The Occupation of Shurigawa at the near end of Shikaeshi War was led by Robert Zhang, the Supreme Commander, with support from the Republic of Koya and Principality of Lomellina. It transformed the country into a dictatorship that recalled Beiwanese "authoritarian-personalist" politics.


The English word Shurigawa derives from the pronunciation of the Japanese name, シュリガワ. The pronunciation Shurigawa is more formal, and is in used for most official purposes. The full title of Shurigawa is Shurigawa no jōtai Inperiaru (シュリガワの状態インペリアル), meaning the "Imperial State of Shurigawa".

Shurigawan surrender and abdication of the Empress

Painting of Empress Yukie sat in front of the abdication treaty ready for her to sign

On 6 July 2014, Shurigawan Empress Yukie ordered to surrender to the Imperial Beiwanese Military. Two days later, Empress Yukie was forced to abdicate but she was allowed to live in the Imperial Castle. By order of the Beiwanese Emperor, the Imperial Castle of Shurigawa was forbidden for Beiwanese troops to enter. Shurigawa was ceded to the Greater Beiwanese Empire as the Occupation of Shurigawa, with the former Beiwanese Prime Minister Robert Zhang as Shurigawa's first governor.