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The Foreign Ministry has added a Korean-language explanation of the Rising Sun flag to its website, a move aimed at addressing the backlash over the decision not to ban it at venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The move came Friday in the wake of criticism by the South Korean government, which has likened the flag, used by the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy during World War II, to the Nazi swastika, arguing that it is a form of political speech banned under the Olympic Charter.

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