Land of the Rising Sun

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English[edit]

the flag of Japan symbolizes a sunrise

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Japanese 日本 ‎(にほん, Nihon, Japan), from ‎(, hi, sun) + ‎(もと, moto, origin).

Proper noun[edit]

the Land of the Rising Sun

  1. (periphrasis) Japan (country in Asia)

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