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The National Flag
The national flag of Japan is called the Hi-no-Maru or the Nisshoki. Both words mean "the flag of the rising sun." The sun is represented by a
red circle of a white field. The design had been used on shrine flags and banners for many years before being adapted to a flagfor indicating the nationality of Japanese ships in the sixteenth century.So well did the flag match the name of the country (meaning placefrom where the sun rises) that it was formally designated as the nationalflag for use on merchant ships in 1870. It became Japan's national flagby law in 1999.