Rising Sun: The Innocent Fascist Symbol
The flag of the Rising Sun was first originally used throughout feudal Japan and during the Meiji Reformation officially became a battle flag for the new imperial military.
During the Second World War and well before, the Empire of Japan used the Rising Sun flag for not just state use or functions but also naval jacks and army banners, cementing its image as a symbol for an aggressive and imperialist Japan.
To many throughout the Asian continent, the Rising Sun symbolizes hostility and serving unwillingly to an empire. To many, it also brings images of comfort women, the Rape of Nanking, and the brutality of a warmongering military.
Apology for War
Japanese Royal Family
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Modern Chinese History
Southeast Asia Military Tactics
Women in War