That means the Japanese flag?

Officially his name is Nisshōki (日 章 旗, banner shaped sun disk) but is more known as the Hinomaru (日 の 丸, solar Disc) , representing the rising sun. Political change during the years 1866 to 1869 , takes center stage Hinomaru to be used by the Imperial Japanese Navy and later by the Japanese Empire.

The Battle of Shiroyama in 1877.

The Battle of Shiroyama in 1877.

 

Actual flag of Japan.

Actual flag of Japan.

The white means innocence of the Japanese and the red circle symbolizes courage and progress. The origin comes from Omikami Amaterasu , the sun goddess in Japanese mythology and symbol of the Japanese imperial family . From 1889 high as 1945 (end of the Second World War) national flag of Japan becomes the Kyokujitsu-ki (旭日 旗, Flag of the Rising Sun ), is also used by the naval fleet of the Japanese army, with the varying the position of the sun.

Bandera imperial Japonesa

Bandera imperial Japonesa.

 

Bandera naval Japonesa

Bandera naval Japonesa.

 

Bandera actual de l'exèrcit terrestre Japonés

Bandera actual de l’exèrcit terrestre Japonés.

 

Bandera de l'Estandart Imperial

Bandera de l’Estandart Imperial.

The Japanese Empire , also known as the Empire of Great Japan Imperial Japan lasted from 1868 to 1945, until the surrender at the end of World War II (WWII ), in this period of time Japan is mainly spread in the wars sino-japanese to conquer current Koreas and the russo-japanese war to dominate the region of Manchuria (now China). Upon entering World War I (WWI ) won the Marshall Islands, Palau Carolines, Marianas Micronesia hit dominated by Germany. During World invade the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, Midway Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam.

Empire of Japan 1868 al 1945.

Empire of Japan 1868 al 1945.

 

Skull Squadron in Manchuria.

Skull Squadron in Manchuria.

 

Axis Japanese publicity (Japan, Germany and Italy) in the WWII.

Axis Japanese publicity (Japan, Germany and Italy) in the WWII.

The Kyokujitsu-ki and the Hinomaru was severely prohibited during the first years of the North American occupation , until early 1949 when all restrictions were abolished and the Hinomaru was first used normally. Currently the Kyokujitsu-ki is the land army flag of Japan.

Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Japanese soldiers during World War II.

 

A Zero fighter along with the flag of the rising sun, war trophy most sought.

A Zero fighter along with the flag of the rising sun, war trophy most sought.

 

A Zero fighter along with the flag of the rising sun.

A Zero fighter along with the flag of the rising sun.

 

Japanese land army.

Japanese land army.

 

Sailors hoisting the flag of the Japanese naval fleet.

Sailors hoisting the flag of the Japanese naval fleet.

The imperial flag Kyokujitsu-ki in the West is viewed with indifference , you can see in shirts and sweaters but in the East it is not, especially in the neighboring countries of Japan, where it is seen as an imperialist and fascist symbol. The Hinomaru is also a matter of discussion , because for some still represents the extreme nationalism and day today is used sparingly . On the other hand, the Japanese are not willing to change the current flag for any other.

Japanese flags in celebration of the anniversary of Emperor Akihito in 2004 .

Japanese flags in celebration of the anniversary of Emperor Akihito in 2004 .

 

The flag of the rising sun in the qualifying match of World Cup 2014 between Japan and Iraq.

The flag of the rising sun in the qualifying match of World Cup 2014 between Japan and Iraq.

 

Japanese protesters anti Korea separated by the police to Japanese anti racist people.

Japanese protesters anti Korea separated by the police to Japanese anti racist people.

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