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Flag of the State of Japan

Nation in East Asia

Page last modified 04/16/2024


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Nisshoki

Also colloquially known as Hinomaru

Identical to the previous flag, except for a slight change in the shade of red.


IMAGE SOURCE: English Wikipedia

Nisshoki

Also colloquially known as Hinomaru

Reported to have originated sometime in the 12th century.



IMAGE SOURCE: English Wikipedia

Rising Sun Flag

This is currently the naval ensign of Japan, and was formerly the naval ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy. A similar version with a central circle was used as the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army. It is commonly used to represent Japan during WWII.