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Rank flags of the Self-Defense Forces (Japan)

Last modified: 2018-04-04 by zachary harden
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Prime Minister (Supreme Commander of Joint Self-Defense Forces)

[Prime Minister flag] 8:10
by Zachary Harden, 13 March 2018

Prime Minister as Supreme Commander of Joint Staff Defense Forces five gold cherry blossoms on purple field.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 September 2009


Minister of Defence

[Minister of Defense] 8:10
by Zachary Harden, 13 March 2018

Minister of Defense uses the same pattern as the Prime Minister flag, with the exception of the background and cherry blossom stems being a deep red instead of purple.
Zachary Harden, 13 March 2018


Vice Minister of Defence

[Minister of Defense] 8:10
by Zachary Harden, 13 March 2018

The Vice Minister of Defense uses the same pattern as the Minister of Defense, except there are four cherry blossoms instead of five. Also the cherry blossoms are arranged in two rows of two.
Zachary Harden, 13 March 2018


Chairman of the Joint Staff Council

[Chairman of the Joint Staff council] 9:11.7
image by Zachary Harden, 14 March 2018

Chief of Staff Joint Staff Office four yellow cherry blossoms and a large cherry blossom in the center on reddish purple field.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 September 2009


Chief Staff of Ground Self-Defense Forces

[Chief of Staff - gound forces] 9:11.7
image by Zachary Harden, 14 March 2018

Chief Staff of Ground Self-Defense Force four gold cherry blossoms and a large cherry blossom on white field.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 September 2009


Chief of Staff of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces

[Chief of Staff of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces]2:3
by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 March 2018

Chief of Staff of Maritime Self-Defense Force four red cherry blossoms and a blue anchor on white field.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 September 2009


Chief of Staff of the Air Self-Defense Force

[Chief of Staff - Air Defense] 9:11.7
image by Zachary Harden, 14 March 2018

Chief of Staff of Air Self-Defense Force four white cherry blossoms and a white eagle  on light blue field. A new flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 September 2009