What Does Rising Sun Mean?


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The term rising sun could take on a number of meanings depending on the context as well as in which part of the world it is used. It may literally refer to the sun which is on the rise. Typically it is used to refer to Japan since the country is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun". This title is also the name given to the Biafran national anthem.

The phrase Rising Sun may refer to the novel 'Rising Sun' (novel), written by Michael Crichton which involved Japan. A film which starred Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes also shared the same name and was based on this novel. Rising Sun is the name of a yacht which Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison owns. Rising Sun is also the name of a DC Comics superhero.

There are place which share that name which include a Rising Sun in Indiana; in Maryland; in Ohio.

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