National Flag and Anthem

The Rising Sun Flag and "Kimi Ga Yo" are respectively the national flag and anthem of Japan. This was formalized in 1999 with the Law regarding the National Flag and National Anthem.

National Flag

(The rising sun flag. Also known as Hinomaru)


height : width = 2 : 3
the rising sun at the center of the flags
diameter : three-fifths of the flags' height


base : white
the rising sun : deep red

National Anthem

Title : Kimi ga Yo

The words of National Anthem are as follows:

Kimi ga Yo wa
Chiyo ni Yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made