This template could be used for a History presentation on Japan and the Second World War.
The red and white pattern is a symbol of imperialism in the late 19th century.
The ensign, known in Japanese as the Kyokujitsu-ki (æ—æ—¥æ——), was first adopted as the naval ensign on October 7, 1889, and was used until the end of World War II in 1945.
You will need to be careful how you use this template as in the surrounding Asian countries that were occupied by Japan during WW-II, this flag still carries a negative connotation. It is almost equivalent to the Nazi flag in Europe.
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I am really enjoying free ppt templates and feeling truly thankful for the service. But, as mentioned on the comments, this flag is a symbol of Japanese cruel imperialism during WW2, and other Asians including Koreans often feel uncomfortable seeing this because it reminds us of our grievios histor and Japanese brutality. As far as I’m concerned, it does not make sene to make ppt template with such flag. Thus, I post this comment to ask the manager to consider to remove this template.
I do understand the response that this particular flag brings to the table. It should not be taken off of this site for just the same reasons. We should not forget about our sad past, because we are destined to repeat it over and over again. I believe that is truly awesome that this website developer was sharp wnough to put the information together about the usage of this flag. That will allow each of us to come to the correct conclusion on how to use this image in our presentations. If you choose not to use it, that should be left up to you. If you use this image, then you should be well aware of how some people in your intended audiance may react.
The Rising Sun flag is a symbol of Japan’s Imperialism.
German never reuses its symbol of NAZI after the WORLD WAR 2.
However Japan proudly uses it again and again without any compunction. Korea, China and other asian countries consider it as that Japan is still dreaming of achieving its glory of imperialism again.
Still there are many victims who are suffering from Japan’s past Imperialism. Even Japanese government disapproves of apologizing to victims for its atrocities. Even though you can not fully understand victims’ grief, not using the flag Rising Sun will help them at least in some ways.