South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally to mark the South Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule. Photo: AP

South Korea’s complaints about Rising Sun ‘war crime flag’ fall on deaf ears in Japan

  • The 16-rayed flag is often associated with World War Two, the Imperial Japanese Army, and Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula
  • At a time of strained bilateral relations, South Korea has sought to ban the flag from stadiums at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo
Topic |   Japan

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South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally to mark the South Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule. Photo: AP
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