Flag of Japan (GIF)

The national flag of Japan (Japanese: 日本の国旗), commonly known as the Nisshōki (日章旗), is a simple yet profound design consisting of a white field with a bold red circle at its center. This red circle, known as the "Hinomaru," symbolizes the sun and is deeply significant in Japanese culture, representing Japan's nickname as the "Land of the Rising Sun." The color white symbolizes the purity, honesty, and integrity of the Japanese people. The flag's minimalistic design embodies the country's cultural and aesthetic principles of simplicity, purity, and elegance. It serves as a powerful symbol of Japanese identity and heritage, reflecting the nation's historical and cultural ties to the sun and its enduring values of harmony and unity.

Adopted:February 27, 1870 (civil ensign),
August 13, 1999 (national flag)
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇯🇵

Japan's national emblem features a 16-petalled chrysanthemum flower, known as the "Imperial Seal of Japan." This symbol holds profound significance as it represents the Japanese Royal Highness, the Emperor, and his imperial family. The chrysanthemum is an ancient and revered symbol in Japanese culture, embodying ideals of longevity, endurance, and imperial authority. This emblem serves as a direct link to the country's imperial history and monarchy, emphasizing the deep respect and reverence for the Emperor within Japanese society and national identity.

The Japan flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Japan is a sovereign island country in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Tokyo, and its population is about 125.7 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with China, South Korea, North Korea, the Philippines, Russia, and Taiwan.

The waving flag of Japan with its seal (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Tokyo
Other major cities:Yokohama,
Official language:Japanese
Region:Eastern Asia
Ethnic groups:98.1% Japanese,
0.5% Korean,
0.4% Chinese,
1% Other
Religions:51.8% Folk Shinto/None,
34.9% Buddhism,
4% Shinto sects,
2.3% Christianity,
7% No response
Nationality name:Japanese
Area:377,973 km²
(145,936 sq mi)
Population:125.7 million (2021)
Country codes:JP, JPN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.jp
Calling code:+81

Keywords: Flag and seal of Japan - Nisshōki - Hinomaru (Japanese: 日本の国旗とシール - 日章旗 - 日の丸), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Seal_of_Japan

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