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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  Title in Japanese

The words of National Anthem are as follows:

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