Hey guys This seems almost relevant so I'm going to drop this here, before the fall patch makes it irrelevant. This is my first Deity Let's Play with Japan and I think I'm off to a good start. I'm following the advice laid down given by a lot of members here. Go three slingers into archers, prison shank the first civ you meet and take some cities. Also I'm trying to spam the campus and really use Japan's adjacency bonus to move into a more growth based game. Who knows if I'll get a win here, would love any feedback and advice.