The Japanese Flag

By Avery Werner

History

The first Japanese flag was documented in 701. The flag that is now representing Japan, became official on August 3rd, 1999.

Representation

The flag represents the beautiful Japanese ocean. The big red dot in the middle of the flag represents the sun. The flag is officially called Nisshōki which means "sun-mark flag" (日章旗). The flag is more commonly known as Hinomaru which means "circle of the sun" (日章旗)
National Anthem of Japan ‒ “Kimigayo” [君が代] (English Subtitles)