Niigata Prefecture of Japan like the US state of Virginia is parallel to both
Africa and Europe but with a tilt towards Europe. Thus it qualifies for
a Virginia Tilt flag. The overall design is based on the US flag, Jamaican Flag, and final design of the Cofederacy. But Niigata's Prefectural flag elements and colour scheme are adapted.
Just as Virginia gave rise rousing and respectful warrior - Robert E. Lee - Niigata gave rise to the Imperial's astoudingly astute Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.