In episode 10, inside General Yan's room there is a world map. The thing I got confused with is that, the story takes place in Tokyo but what the hack is with this map? Why doesn't it have the original world map?

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This is not a world map. It's a map of Japan (tilted about 45° clockwise).

Road map of Japan.

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    This question is a bit unrelated but if your Japanese could you answer it too. Is it a regular thing to show Japan as 45° clockwise in a map or the regular style is the one you posted?
    – Thellimist
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 23:17
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    I'm not Japanese, but I notice that typically the map is rotated somewhat (just not this far). You can see some Japanese maps of Japan on Google Images which might help answer your question. (I think the primary reason it is rotated in the show is because his map is very thin height-wise.)
    – Cattua
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 23:21
  • I believe it's commonly rotated so that it fits on a page easier for maps Commented Oct 30, 2015 at 14:11

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