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Many commercial aircraft operated by japanese airlines like JAL and ANA have a red circle on the wing. Look: enter image description here

Source: Airliners.net

And on this ANA plane, also: enter image description here

Source: Airliners.net

Why do they have that red circle there?

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    $\begingroup$ This is a genuine question and does not deserve all the downvotes. (Although it's an easy/naive one) $\endgroup$
    – Antzi
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 13:44

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That would be the Japanese sun symbol which also appears on that nation's flag. You can also see that symbol on the tail of that JAL 777 on top.

Same as the Japanese Flag: enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ A Google image search for "Japanese air force" will show that red circle somewhere on every aircraft pictured. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 13:44
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May be another example:

Emirates airline:

enter image description here

and the flag of the United Arab Emirates:

enter image description here

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