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Rising Sun Flag

Rising Sun Flag


The Rising Sun Flag ( Kyokujitsu-ki) is the military flag of Japan. This flag was used as a flag that symbolizes good luck from the Edo period. January 27, 1870, as a policy of the Meiji Restoration, this flag was adopted in national flag.[1] The naval ensign and a modified version of the war flag continue to be used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and the design is also incorporated into many commercial products and advertisements. However, as the flag was used by the Japanese in the conquest and occupation of East Asia and during the war in the Pacific, it is considered offensive in South Korea and China, where it is considered to be associated with Japanese militarism and imperialism.

Naval ensign, flown by ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy (18891945) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (1954present) Flag ratio: 2:3

Design
The design is similar to the flag of Japan in that it has a red circle close to the middle signifying the sun, the difference being the addition of extra sun rays (16 for the ensign) exemplifying the name of Japan as "The Land of the Rising Sun". The Meiji Restoration of Japan first adopted the Rising Sun Flag in 1870. The Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy both had a version of the flag; the naval ensign was off-set, with the red sun closer to the lanyard side, while the army's version (which was part of the regimental colors) was centered. It was adopted in 1889. The flag was used in overseas actions from the Meiji period to World War II. When Japan was defeated in August 1945 and the Imperial Army and Navy were dissolved, the flag fell into disuse. However with the re-establishment of a Self-Defense Force the flag was re-adopted in 1954. The flag with 16 rays is today the ensign of the Maritime Self-Defense Force while the Ground Self-Defense Force uses an 8-ray version.

War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army. (18701945)

Present-day perception
The flag is considered offensive in countries with a strong anti-Japanese sentiment, specifically in China and South Korea, where The flag of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. it is considered to be associated with Japanese militarism and imperialism. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Japanese fans were warned not to fly the flag as it would cause offense and trouble with the Chinese. In Japan itself the flag is sometimes seen at sporting events and protests by extreme right-wing groups. The Rising Sun flag also appears on commercial product labels, such as on the cans of one variety of Asahi Breweries lager beer. The design is also incorporated into the flag of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun as well as banners called Tairy-ki ( Good Catch Flag) flown by fishermen.

Rising Sun Flag

Examples of the Rising Sun design in use

Tairy-ki

Flag of the Asahi Shimbun Company.

United States Military

Emblem of United States Fleet Activities Sasebo.

Patch of Strike Fighter Squadron 94.

Emblem of US Army Aviation Battalion Japan.

The mural painted on a wall at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Insignia of Strike Fighter Squadron 192.

Similar flags

Flag of Tibet

Flag of Russian Air Force

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Rising Sun Flag

Flag of the Karen National Liberation Army

References
[1] Osaka University Knowledge archive Japans National Flag and Anthem: Historical Significance and Legal Position (http:/ / ir. library. osaka-u. ac. jp/ dspace/ bitstream/ 11094/ 10124/ 1/ 25-6_n. pdf)

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