| Flag of Japan
|| August 13, 1999 
| Designed by
|| (unknown) 
The flag of Japan has a white background with a large red circle in the center of the flag.
- Red Circle: Sun, Rising Sun
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.
The flag of the Empire of Japan from 1870 to 1945, after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
the flag of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1600 to 1868, when it becomes the "Japanese Empire".
Imperial Banner of the Japanese Emperor, and also the flag from 1868 to 1870.
- ↑ Japan Flag at WorldFlags101.com
- ↑ Japanese Flag at EnchantedLearning.com
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