Good point on the research rate... I still think it could be slowed a bit and then have some change around that time period. But I do wish there were a way to better model the way they pretty much DID go from being a poor backwards nation to becoming a world power in ~70 years. As for the UHV though, I don't really like the "No culture in Honshu" and "Highest score in 1940" ones... I would really like those to be changed, although I cant really think up any that go for pre-Industrial era Japan. Edit: Forgot to mention my second point :/ I still stick to my guns on adding those sea resources. I only suggest adding one near Kyushu, where the city there gets little growth now, one crab in Hokkaido to replace the coal and represent the large amount of well... Crab that come from there, and the one in Edo because Edo should be ridiculously huge.