South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally in Seoul on August 15, 2019. File photo: AP
South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally in Seoul on August 15, 2019. File photo: AP
South Korea

Seoul slams Japan’s ‘flag of hatred’, as it calls for ban of Rising Sun flag at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • The flag, which typically features a red sun and rays radiating outward, is regarded by some as a symbol of Japanese aggression and militarism
  • The South Korean government says its use at the Olympics goes against the event’s spirit of ‘peace and harmony’

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally in Seoul on August 15, 2019. File photo: AP
South Korean protesters hold Japanese rising sun flags during a rally in Seoul on August 15, 2019. File photo: AP
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