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  • proper n. The flag of Japan, that consists of a large red disk (representing the sun) in the center of a white rectangular horizontal background.


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  • A key focus in court was whether it infringed on the teachers 'constitutional freedom of thought or conscience for the local education board or school principals to order them to stand up for the' 'Hinomaru' 'national flag and sing the anthem.

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  • Other top souvenir concepts (not pictured) include "Kutsu-kutsushita" socks colored to look like shoes, incense sticks tied into traditional mizuhiki knots, and a round red "Hinomaru" paperweight that instantly transforms a stack of paper into the Japanese flag.

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  • A new family wants to adopt Hinomaru, but to do so, they have to accept that the dog may react strangely at first, given his history and abuse by a former owner.

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  • As the first fighter sweep crossed the coast with master armament switches on and gunsight rheostats turned up, the F6F and F4U pilots scanned the cloudy skies, searching for dark green planes bearing rust-red Hinomaru suns.


  • At home, postwar governments have never granted official status to the rising sun flag, Hinomaru, or the medieval anthem, "Kimigayo."

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  • Only since 1989 has the Ministry of Education begun urging schools to raise the profile of Hinomaru and "Kimigayo," leaving thousands of school principals to shoulder the burden of history that crushed Ishikawa.

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  • In response to the suicide, the government said it would consider granting official status to Hinomaru and "Kimigayo."

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  • When my grandfather, Lou Perry, returned from WWII in 1944, he brought back a Japanese flag, or Hinomaru, that belonged to a Japanese soldier killed on the island of Leyte.

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  • I believe there is/has been some controversy about the place of the national anthem (Kimigayo) and the flag (Hinomaru) in such ceremonies so I don't know if either are used much now.

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  • Kimigayo and the national flag Hinomaru are regarded by many people in Asia as symbols of Japan's wartime imperialism and militarism.



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