This flag is based on the Rising Sun naval war flag of the Imperial Japanese Navy,
which can be an offensive symbol to many people, similar to the WWII Nazi flags.
Click anywhere in this box to view at your own discretion.
Several times I've seen people on the internet make the funny grammatical mistake saying "Empirical Japan" instead of "Imperial Japan".
So what might the war flag of Imperial Japan have been if their governing mantra was simply the steps of the Empirical (scientific) Method?
Special thanks to u/Epoch50 on reddit for making the Japanese version (mouse-over to view).