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image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 December 2005
image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 December 2005
Emblem adoption: August 19 1961 (Notice No. 39)
flag adoption: November 21 1968 (Notice No. 56)
flag proportion: 2:3
field: dark green
emblem: Japanese light orange (hada iro); a stylized hiragana Ki き.
website (emblem) and (flag)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 December 2005
[Editorial note: source pages no longer available]
The stylised hiragana ki き forms a circular shape with points at
the top and bottom, and wings ("airfoils"?) at the top. The 'wings' represent
progress, while the circle represents harmony/reconciliation.
The light orange colour is literally "skin colour".
Jonathan Dixon, 25 January 2006