OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

MALACAÑAN PALACE

Notice to the Public No. 2

HOW TO MAKE, HOIST AND HANDLE THE
JAPANESE FLAG

One of the glorious traditions that weld a nation and a people together is the respect and the reverence in which the national flag is held. For the flag symbolizes the life of the people; it embodies in itself something of their history and their soul.

The Filipino people have in the Flag of the Rising Sun not only the symbol but the guarantee of the able protection and benevolent guidance of the mighty Empire of Japan. It is only proper, therefore, that the public should understand the use of the Flag of the Rising Sun so that no acts of disrespect and irreverence may be committed in the handling of this sacred emblem.

For the information and guidance of the public, the following instructions are given on how to make, hoist and handle the Japanese Flag:

I. How to Make the Flag of the Rising Sun

The correct form of the flag shall be as follows:

1. The height shall be 70, when the width is 100.

2. The diameter of the crimson disk near the center of the flag shall be 3/5 of the height.

3. The center of the disk shall be nearer to the flag pole by 1/100 of the width than the center of the flag.

4. The white spaces above and below the disk shall be equal.

II. How to Hoist the Flag of the Rising Sun— The Flag of the Rising Sun shall be hoisted at

a conspicuous place at the entrance of the office or of the house.

III. How to Handle the Flag of the Rising Sun— The Flag of the Rising Sun is the symbol of the

Empire of Japan. Care should, therefore, be taken that no acts of irreverence are committed in the handling of the Flag of the Rising Sun, as it is considered to be a sacred object.

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

MANILA, October 27, 1942.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library