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Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Japan)

JICA, Kokusai kyōryoku kikō, 国際協力機構

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[Japanese International Cooperation Agency]
Main flag
image by Zachary Harden 19 September 2017

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The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent agency of the Japanese government that coordinates official development assistance, assisting with economic and social growth in developing countries around the world, and promoting international cooperation.
Randy Young, 21 May 2015


[Japanese International Cooperation Agency]
Variant (with the gradient removed, based on message from Jaume Ollé, 22 May 2015)
image by Zachary Harden 19 September 2017

The normal flag is white with logo. (Source)
Jaume Ollé, 22 May 2015

The main website of JICA (Japanese only) stated that the logo (symbol design) was adopted on October 1, 2008. The concept of the logo was to show the facets of JICA to show their three main areas of global operation (loans, grants and technological aid) to the developing world. Also, the arc starting and end of the JICA wordmark denotes the never ending focus of JICA and showing the "circulating society" and "sustainable development and development" and the cultural exchange that will benefit both Japanese society and the international community. The red disc, which represents Japan and blends with the circle in "i" to show the unity of Japan with the world. The close cooperation with the people of the world and overall human kindness is symbolized by the lowercase "j" and lowercase "i" close together.
Zachary Harden 19 September 2017

Former flags

[Japanese International Cooperation Agency]
Until October 2008
image by Randy Young, 21 May 2015

A desk flag for JICA can be seen on page 53 of the CEI-RD brochure that Esteban posted to the list. The flag features the JICA logo in white on a blue field. The logo itself is the acronym "jicA" in lowercase letters (except for a capital "A"), with the dot of the "i" intersecting with a larger white circle (almost like a Venn diagram) and the overlapping portions of the circles the same color as the field.
Randy Young, 21 May 2015

I also found a white desk flag in use. Please see this image at This picture was taken in September 2013; The blue flag in the brochure could be a previous flag.(Ed. note; was confirmed later to be a former flag.).
Zoltan Horvath, 22 May 2015

It is of note that there was a flag even before this pre-2008 flag; a photo from 1987 shows a text logo on a dark blue background at. Unfortunately, I do not know of the date when this 1987 logo was adopted or even scrapped or if there was anything in between from this logo to the pre 2008 one.
Zachary Harden 19 September 2017