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National Space Development Agency (Japan)


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Jaxa Flag
image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 July 2006

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National Space Development Agency

The blue NASDA initials on a white background form a nice counterpart to the national flag. (I once saw a logo with red letters on a NASA souvenir page, though.)
NASDA was established in 1969, NAL in 1955 and ISAS in 1964. I haven't discovered NAL's or ISAS's flags yet, although both use a logo or symbol. We may expect the new JAXA logo to appear on flags in the near future.
Jan Mertens, 20 September 2003

JAXA's predecessor NASDA (Japanese space agency) used a blue ball-shaped acronym logo on a white flag. A red-letter patch is also mentioned: "I once saw a logo with *red* letters on a NASA souvenir page, though."
The only evidence we have is for a white-and-blue flag, however here is a link to the patch I was referring to:
This recalls the Japanese sun disk better than the blue version, of course.
Jan Mertens, 18 October 2008