Flag of Japan
Adopted August 13, 1999 [1]
Designed by (unknown) [2]
Proportions 2:3

The flag of Japan has a white background with a large red circle in the center of the flag.


Symbolism/セムボリスム[edit | edit source]

  • Red Circle: Sun, Rising Sun/真美癖足り区ねうさがすはえみす

Notes[edit | edit source]

The design was taken from an ancient design, the designer of which is currently unknown.

The previous 1872 flag was in the proportions of 7:10, and the red circle was placed a very small length closer to the hoist.


Nickname[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Circle
    • 赤い円 (Akai en)

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