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Japanese political parties

Last modified: 2002-02-23 by phil nelson
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Old flag of the communist party of Japan

[Old flag of the communist party]
by Jaume Ollé

Tate No Kai

[Tate No Kai]
by Jaume Ollé

The society Tate No Kai (Shield society) directed by Yukio Mishima who wanted to revive the old militarist era of Japan. The organization ended 1970, after unsuccessful attack against the national army headquarters.

The image is based in a drawing of Lucien Philippe, president of the French vexillological society.
Jaume Ollé - 25 April 1997

Democratic Socialist Party

[Democratic Socialist Party flag]
by Ivan Sache

Red field with a large 4-pointed star touching the four edges of the flag and a red emblem in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 06 August 1999

Nationalsozialistische Japanische Arbeiterpartei

[First flag of the Japanese Fascist organization]

During the second World War, Japanese Representative Seigo Nakano founded the Japanese Fascist organization called "Tohokai (Eastern Society) in 1936. He had a talk with Mussolini (in 1937) and Hitler (in 1938). But he killed himself in 1943 after the being released from false charges and Tohokai was banned after the end of WW2.

The flag of Tohokai is based on a Japanese letter meaning "East"

[Another Japanese Fascist organization flag]

Another flag is based on the flag of Tohokai and the swastika. The swastika is very popular in Japan because it has been used as the symbol of Japanese temples for hundreds of years.
Isao Endo,
General Secretary
Nationalsozialistische Japanische Arbeiterpartei, 29 November 1999