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In 1954, nine years after the end of World War 2, Japan could again establish a military self-defence force. There are three components : the JASDF (Japan Air Self-Defence Force - Koku-Jieitai), the JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force - Kaijo Jieitai) and the JGSDF (Japan Gound Self-Defence Force - Rikujo-Jieitai).
Flag Top

Flag, red disc, white background.

The red central disc on the japanese national flag represent the sun. The flag is also nicknamed Hinomaru (sun disc).

Roundel Top

Red roundel, white border.

The japanese roundel uses the red disc of the national flag. The white border improves the visibility.

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