Last modified: 2012-08-21 by eugene ipavec
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image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 Mar 2012
At http://www.nsjap.com/axis/history.html#2, it says "The National-Socialist Party of Great Japan ("Dai Nippon Kokka Shakai Tou") was founded by Junjuro Ishikawa in 1934 and was active till 1937."
According to the flag graphic on the same page, the party appears to have used a Nazi-pattern flag, but with a character in the place of a swastika. The character is I think 國 ("kuni," the flag shows it super-bolded for some reason) which is odd, as it is the term used for Japan's former feudal subdivisions: I would expect "country" in this context to be "koku." Indeed from the transliteration, that would appear to be the word used in the party's name.
Eugene Ipavec, 16 Mar 2012