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T-shirts featuring the rising sun flag removed from Big W

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Rising sun flag T shirt.

Published 6 September 2019 at 9:35pm
By Euna Cho
Source: SBS

Big W has decided to remove t-shirts featuring Japan’s rising sun flag from sale in all stores across Australia.


Published 6 September 2019 at 9:35pm
By Euna Cho
Source: SBS


Big W has promised to remove t-shirts featuring images of the former imperial flag of the rising sun from sale in all stores across Australia after receiving complaints from Jay Yang.

Mr Yang made a formal complaint to a customer service centre in a Big W store in Sydney when he saw the t-shorts in the store, which gave him a very unpleasant feeling.

The rising sun flag is considered as a symbol of Imperial Japan and many people from Asian countries liken the flag to Nazi symbols – Hakenkreuz.


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