Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem

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Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem
Government of Japan, translated by Wikisource
Translated by Zachary Harden (Zscout370)

Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem (Law No. 127 of August 13, 1999)

(Flag)
Article 1: The Nisshōki shall be the National Flag.
Section 2: The construction details of the Nisshōki shall be published in Appendix 1 of this Law.

(Anthem)
Article 2: Kimigayo shall be the National Anthem.
Section 2: The lyrics and musical notation of Kimigayo shall be published in Appendix 2 of this Law.

(Supplementary Provisions)
(Effective Date)
Article 1: This Law will come into force upon its promulgation.
(Repeal of Previous Ordinance)
Article 2: The Ordinance "Proclamation No. 57 on February 27, 1870" shall be repealed.
(Exceptions to the Law)
Article 3: For flags manufactured before the passage of this Law, notwithstanding the provisions in this Law, the flag's ratio may be seven units length by ten units width (7:10 ratio) and the sun is placed in the center of the flag and shifted 1/100ths toward the hoist.

Appendix 1
(Related to Article 1)
Design of the Nisshōki:
Flag of Japan (monocrome).svg
Section 1: Ratio of the Flag and the Nisshō Symbol

Flag ratio: Two units length and three units width (2:3)
Nisshō size: 3/5ths of the flag's total length
Position of the Nisshō on the flag: Direct center

Section 2: Colors

Background: White
Nisshō: Dark red

Appendix 2
(Related to Article 2)
The lyrics and musical notation for Kimigayo:
Section 1 - Lyrics

君が代は 千代に八千代に さざれ石の いわおとなりて こけのむすまで (Kimi ga Yo wa, Chiyo ni Yachiyo ni, Sazare-ishi no, Iwao to narite, Koke no musu made.)

Section 2 - Musical notation
Kimigayo.svg

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