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Ministry of Public Works (Japan)

Last modified: 2014-04-17 by Zachary Harden
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Both flags are white with that design in them, but whereas the older one had it over all the flag, from extremity to extremity, the more recent one is a typical plain flag with the charge in the center. In both cases, the background is white and the charge red, in Japanese national colours.
Jorge Candeias, 5 July 2006


I suggest the emblem is actually the similar kanji 工, meaning construction/works (pronounced kou in this context, I think).
Jonathan Dixon, 5 July 2006


Ministry of Public Works, vessels 1871-1885

[Ministry of Pubic Works flag, 1871-1885] umage by Jaume Ollé

The flag of the Ministry of Public Works vessels was used from 2 December 1871 to 22 December 1885.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 February 2000


This flag was used only at sea.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 July 2006


Ministry of Public Works, 1921-1945

[Ministry of Public Works, 1921-1945] image by Jaume Ollé

This flag was used c 1921-1945 as the Imperial government Railways flag, of course on land.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 July 2006