In the year of 199X, the Earth was NOT devastated by a nuclear war. The Hokuto fighters are living in yawnfully peaceful Japan. Kenshiro is a store clerk, Raoh is working in a construction site, and Toki is still looking for a job...
"I know about people who talk about suffering for the common good. It's never bloody them! When you hear a man shouting "Forward, brave comrades!" you'll see he's the one behind the bloody big rock and the one wearing the only really arrow-proof helmet!"
-- Rincewind gives a speech on politics. (Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times)