May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss
Adopted on January 27, 1870, the Japanese flag design is very simple.
The large white field expresses honesty and purity while the red disc
in the center of the flag is named Hinomaru or disc of the Lucky Sun.
36 00 N, 138 00 E
377,915 sq km
Parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
$4.137 trillion (2009 est.)
5.1% (2009 est.)