The Rising Sun. Imperial Flag of the Empire of Japan.

The Japanese is one of 8 nations in the mobile game of DomiNations. They have the Mighty Defenses ability, although in reality it's not mighty; it (along with Greeks) is considered the worst nation.

Building Style Japanese Oriental
Unit Style Oriental
Strategy Defensive

Nation Powers

Mighty Defenses

  • Town Center shoots at invaders (functions like a Tower). As of version 1.5.67, this building has increased range, but forfeits some rate of fire.
  • Increases the length of peace treaties by 25%

Benefits and Disadvantages


  • Boasts an assortment of defensive technologies such as a Town Center that can attack invaders and lengthened Peace Treaty effects.
  • The generally strong Bushi enables this nation to deal a lot of damage quickly.
  • Suggested for inactive players.
  • Good Urban Center Design


  • Due to this nation’s lack of economic prowess, it must frequently engage in offensive battles to keep progressing its growth, which can negate the effects of the Peace Treaty bonus.
  • This nation loses value with every age:
  • The attack of the urban center is too low for advanced ages.
  • Japanese special unit is in disuse in advanced ages.

Unique Units

The Japanese unique assault heavy infantry unit has 20%+ damage than standard assault heavy infantry units they replace. Click the images to go to the pages on the troop specified.



  • The Japanese is the most-played nation in DomiNations according to a survey.
  • The Bushi were also known as mercenary samurai
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