The origins of Japanese national symbols
1 Tomsk polytechnic university, 634050 Lenina str., 30, Tomsk, Russia
2 Tomsk state university, 634050 Lenina str., 36, Tomsk, Russia
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From the point of view of constructivism, the image of national and ethnical identity – the image of a nation as an “imaginary political community” – supposes the inclusion of the specially created symbolic signs, which are recognized by the whole community in general. First of all, these signs encompass national symbols. This article is dedicated to revealing specific aspects of forming of such national symbols as the flag and the anthem of Japan. Analyzing these symbols through the prism of political culture, the authors indicate the stable continuity in symbolism of national tradition modern expression within the historical constituent of Japan.
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