I thoroughly enjoyed this book I must say.
Multiple other reviewers speak of Philip K Dick’s influence (do we ever never quote his name in every dystopian future story?) but I would say the style of writing reminds me of The Themis Files trilogy.
Japan emerges as the victor of the second world war with the USA and most other countries (Germany remains the other hold out) capitulating to the Emperor’s rule.
The alternate reality begins and ends with Beniko Ishimura and the George Washingtons (yes no shit, this is what they call themselves).
I don’t want to give too much of the plot and expansion of the story away, but this is a slam dunk for people like me who revelled in the Pacific Rim universe.
Serving up next: Mecha Samurai Empire!