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Really? What’s the Japanese war flag doing around that tree ?

Nothing to do with Japanese claims against the Kurille islands ? Some other personal interest against Russians ?

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robert maesToday 05:48 am JST

Really? What’s the Japanese war flag doing around that tree ?

Nothing to do with Japanese claims against the Kurille islands ? Some other personal interest against Russians ?

I can't speak to that particular flag, but anybody fighting Russian aggression is doing a public service.

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At least this guy is there. All the whiners on both sides instead of arguing should pick up a rifle and go there instead of pontificating endlessly.

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Why j-navy flag?

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Sadly the war will not be decided by the number of flags or internet comments. It will be decided by boots on the ground, artillery shells, missiles, planes and tanks.

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To those who think it is wrong to maintain a strong military when confronted by numerous armed dictatorships, may I borrow a quote from A. Einstein: "Organized forced can only be opposed by organized force."

Flowers and poems will not stopped missiles and tanks.

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Kyiv regime won't win the war with flags..

Better make capitulations with winner Russia before is too late..

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This would have been fine if not for the Japanese Nazi similar flag.

Still don't understand how almost 100 years later, the flag that was responsible for millions of deaths and genocide all over Asia, is celebrated without any issues...

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Very highly commendable indeed.

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There's a Japanese guy serving with the DPR forces, now integrated into the RAF. There's an interview featuring him on YouTube.

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DanteKH...

This would have been fine if not for the Japanese Nazi similar flag.

It fits in very well with the emblems some of the Ukrainian units like to display.

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DanteKHToday  12:31 pm JST

This would have been fine if not for the Japanese Nazi similar flag.

The Japanese naval ensign has nothing to do with Nazis or their flag. It goes back to the 1800s and is the equivalent of the German Iron Cross which is in use today.

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Mr KiplingToday 09:32 am JST

Sadly the war will not be decided by the number of flags or internet comments. It will be decided by boots on the ground, artillery shells, missiles, planes and tanks.

It will also be decided by food, clothing, training, and who is defending their home.

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The Japanese naval ensign has nothing to do with Nazis or their flag. It goes back to the 1800s and is the equivalent of the German Iron Cross which is in use today.

I didn't say it has to do anything with the Nazis. I said it has the same significance as the Nazi flag, since it was used on the same period when the Imperial Japanese Army was doing masacre after masacre and genocide after genocide, under the cover of that flag, which later was kept by Japanese Navy only.

Displaying a symbol of the worst human atrocities in the history of mankind it's an callous insult to all of the victims by the Japanese Imperial regime.

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From Google:

"The flag was originally used by feudal warlords in Japan during the Edo period (1603 - 1868). On May 15, 1870, as a policy of the Meiji government, it was adopted as the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army, and on October 7, 1889, it was adopted as the naval ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy."

One can conclude that the Rising Sun Flag has a history that goes beyond the period of Japanese Imperial expansion, preceding it by hundreds of years. The swastika as used by the Nazis was indeed a symbol of terror, but it was not widely used in Germany prior to the Nazi era in Germany.

Interestingly, the swastika has been used in many different places around the globe, such as Finland, India, and Korea, without any link to the Nazi party.

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