The Gongen are a culture based primarily on the planet Gongen, formerly Mars. It was renamed "Gongen" or "Mountain Diety" in honor of "Olympus Mons" the largest volcano in the Solar System. Gongen Culture is based on mutual cooperation and unity, with much of their society managed by the AI entity Shocho.
The Gongen culture is an amalgm of many asian societies who emigrated from earth after the great Nuclear Disaster of 2071 drove them from their homelands. China and Japan seem to dominate much of the culture, described by Decipher as, "a Melding of the Communism of China with the "company man" approach of Japan." However, many other asian nations are either known or assumed to have a presence on Gongen, including South Korea and Russia.