2256 HRS. YESTERDAY
Japan Self-Defense Forces
CENTRAL COMMAND HUB
Dozens of military and civilian personnel went about busily in the central observation room. It was a Spartan work environment, virtually everything was grey or some dim shade of silver. The entrée of the room was the nearly floor-to-ceiling display monitor, which at the moment depicted a topographical map of Japan overlaid with grid sections. Moving back from there were two rows of monitor stations, long banks of computers with individual partitions for the uniformed staff.
Behind them were two similar stations side by side, but half the length, where four supervisors sat. Up on the dais in the rear of the room, was the U-shaped cadre table, the seats for which were reserved for department heads and the HUB commander. Between this and the wall were work stations for their aides, and a few glass maps in frames, different sections of Japan for strategic marking.
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