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Arasaka and Ornithology: Three Japanese Words to Know is a readable shard in Cyberpunk 2077.

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ARASAKA AND ORNITHOLOGY: THREE JAPANESE WORDS TO KNOW


As conversations over factionalism within Arasaka heat up, many industry insiders wonder about the company's future trajectory. If you struggle to understand the complicated inner machinations of the world's largest arms manufacturer, look no further than the obscure science of ornithology. Yes, that's right; the study of birds can help. At least, in a sense. There are three Japanese words every corporate player ought to be familiar with: kiji, hato, and taka. Kiji - green pheasant. This bird has long held cultural and symbolic significance in Japan. One can admire the world's last living specimens at Hanako Arasaka's private preserve on the island of Shikoku. But the word "kiji" also bears meaning among the factional identities within Arasaka. This group, with Hanako at its center, consists primarily of conservative technocrats who wish to follow the course set by Saburo Arasaka himself. In his daughter, Hanako, they see a guiding force to maintain the old order and stability within the corporation.. Hato - dove. The symbolism of the dove is recognized far and wide. The symbol also aptly captures the character of the a much smaller faction within the company led by Michiko Arasaka, daughter of the late Kei and niece to Hanako.* This liberal wing of the corporation has unified those who seek deeper reforms. Although they currently hold little influence, they enjoy growing support popularity among some politicians and media personalities. Taka - hawk. As symbolic as the dove is, so, too, is the hawk. This faction, headed by Yorinobu Arasaka, often prefers to take the most direct and uncompromising solutions. Both stubborn and temperamental, he resembles Saburo which has given him wide support among the more militant-minded Arasaka Corp. elite. However, his more pro-Western inclinations and ideas that are innovative as they are controversial have weakened his support from the Board's loyal traditionalists. * You can learn more about Arasaka family genealogy from the eight-book series "Two Centuries in the Clover's Shadow." Available in stores soon.

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