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the flag of Japan symbolizes a sunrise

EtymologyEdit

Loose calque of Japanese 日本 (Nihon, Japan, literally origin of the sun), or partial calque of Japanese 日の本の国 (Hinomoto-no-kuni, literally land of the sun's origin).

Proper nounEdit

the Land of the Rising Sun

  1. (periphrasis) Japan (country in Asia)

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