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National Flag & National Anthem

Regarding the national flag and national anthem, in August 1999 the Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem was passed, and the rising sun flag and "Kimi ga Yo" respectively became the national flag and anthem.

National Flag

The rising sun flag

National Flag (Nishoki)

  • RATIO and POSITION
  • height : width = 2 : 3
  • the rising sun
  • at the center of the flags
  • diameter : three-fifths of the flags height
  • COLORING
  • base : white
  • the rising sun : deep red

National Anthem

Title : Kimi ga Yo  

The words of National Anthem are as follows:

word in Japanese

  • Kimi ga Yo wa
  • Chiyo ni Yachiyo ni
  • Sazare-ishi no
  • Iwao to narite
  • Koke no musu made
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