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Post World War II Ensigns (Japan)

Last modified: 2014-10-18 by Zachary Harden
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The modified "E" signal code and modified "O" signal code were in use from 2 September 1945 and 31 March 1952 as a civil ensign for Japanese merchant ships and American merchant ships respectively.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 March 2007


Japanese civil ships

[Japanese ensign, 1945]
by Jaume Ollé

The Treaty of 2 September 1945 established Japanese independence but under American occupation. The Japanese civil ships had to use a new ensign based in the letter E of the signal code.
Jaume Ollé, 17 January 2000


American ships bound for Japan

[Japanese ensign, 1945]
by Jaume Ollé

When the ship was American but the destination was Japanese it had to use a flag based in the letter O of the signal code.
Jaume Ollé, 17 January 2000