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Independence movements and aspirant peoples (Japan)

Last modified: 2005-04-09 by phil nelson
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Ainu People

by Pascal Gross

Flag of Ainu Nation in Northern Japan.
ratio (probably) 2:3.
Searched by Juanjo Gonzalez.
No explanation about symbolism.

Jaume Ollé - 20 September 1996

The Ainu flag was designed by the late Mr Bikki Sunazawa in 1973.

Cerurean blue stands for sky and sea , white for snow and red for arrow which is running in the snow beneath big Hokkaido's sky .

As a whole, the flag is a symbol of ainu peoles mind and culture which never disappear.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 1999

Republic of the Ryukyus

[Ryukyus flag]
by Ivan Sache

[Ryukyus flag]
by Jaume Ollé

From Constituion of independent Republic of the Ryukyus at (link no longer active)

Article Seven:

The national flag of the Republic of Ryukyus is black, red, and white.

divided horizontally
Gvido Petersons, 16 February 1999

Okinawa Independence Party

[Okinawa Independence Party]
by Jaume Ollé