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Encyclopedia > Rising sun flag
Naval ensign, flown by ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1869–1947) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (1954–present). Flag ratio: 2:3

The Rising sun flag (in Japanese: (旭日旗 Kyokujitsu-ki?) was the ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy and flag of Imperial Way Faction until the end of World War II. It is also presently the ensign of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. This ensign was flown on Imperial Japanese Navy ships, and used sometimes by the Imperial Japanese Army as well[citation needed] throughout World War II. Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links FIAV_000001. ... The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍   or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun), officially Navy of Empire of Greater Japan, also known as the Japanese Navy or Combined Fleet was the Navy of Empire of Japan from 1869 until 1947, when it was dissolved following Japans constitutional renunciation of the use of force... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍   or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun), officially Navy of Empire of Greater Japan, also known as the Japanese Navy or Combined Fleet was the Navy of Empire of Japan from 1869 until 1947, when it was dissolved following Japans constitutional renunciation of the use of force... Kyokujitsu-ki, the Flag of Imperial Japan, symbol of the Imperial Way Faction, before and during their government administrative period. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ...


The design is similar to the flag of Japan in that it has a red circle in the middle signifying the sun, the difference being the addition of an extra 16 sun rays exemplifying the name of Japan as "The Land of the Rising Sun". Civil and state flag and ensign (Aug 13, 1999. ...

Crewman aboard Shokaku launching the Attack on Pearl Harbor with the naval flag above

The flag was used in overseas actions from the Meiji period to World War II. After the Kodoha militarist political group took power in 1941, the banner was also used administratively until 1945.[citation needed] When Japan was defeated in August 1945, the flag was banned by Allied Occupation authorities. Image File history File links Japanesecrewmen. ... Image File history File links Japanesecrewmen. ... Shokaku (Japanese: 翔鶴 shōkaku meaning flying crane) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel (USN), Walter Short (USA) Chuichi Nagumo (IJN), Mitsuo Fuchida (IJNAS), Shigekazu Shimazaki (IJNAS) Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 planes 6 aircraft carriers, 9 destroyers, 2 battleships, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 light cruiser, 8... The Meiji period ) denotes the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ... The Imperial Way Faction (Kodoha) was a right-wing nationalist Japanese political grouping, active in the 1930s. ... In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. ...


This flag is often considered offensive in countries which were victims of Japanese hostility, particularly China and the Koreas, where it is seen as alarming, nationalistic and hostile.


 
 

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