Under Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, Japan outlaws war as a means to settle international disputes. A restriction imposed upon them by the United States and the UK after World War II. In July of 2013 Japan announced its desire to assume a more active role in regional security by the acquisition of offensive weapons and surveillance drones. Of coarse this was a was only a half truth as Japanese intelligence discovered North Korean plans to build what South Korea is now calling Goliath. At first the US was in a state of uproar over the decision but after the recent destruction of Califonia, the US has more pressing matters to deal with.
After the mysterious death of robotics genius Hayato Kano, Mizuki and their only daughter Sayoko fled to England. There, Sayoko quickly caught the attention of the Ministry of Defense when she created a small robotic toy from everyday parts found at home and without her mothers knowledge, brought it to school. Later on she would create the MMP and SAM which soon gave birth to Behemoth, UK's first combat mecha. Japan quickly recognizing Hayato Kano's work and ripped through his government lab and found, locked deep within his files, detailed plans of a smaller version of SAM which he used to implant all of his knowledge into his daughter Sayoko's brain. Tensions mounted when England refused to deport Mizuki and Sayoko back to Japan. England final gave in but not until Sayoko produced design plans for 2 new combat mecha that the UK immediately began work on.
Once Sayoko was back in Japan, the government wasted no time in having her design their very own combat mecha, and within months Raijin was born.
Raijin - Awaken Destructions newest Combat Mecha from Japan
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