Hokkaidō (北海道, literally "North Sea Circuit"), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island and the largest, northernmost of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaidō from Honshū, although the two islands are connected by the underwater Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaidō is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city.
Traditionally, CivGeneral has held Japan under his sphere of influence since at least DRAW Your Own Story 5. However, the emergence of Mr. Toyoda in DYOS 10 has cast doubt on the totality of Coruscant's hegemony, most notably during the Hokkaidō Uprising. Although Toyoda does not claim any political jurisdiction over the island, some observers believe that the influence his followers wield renders Hokkaidō his de facto fiefdom.