Yea, I might caught an episode lately (Anime Network?): the one shown an old bearded men with a young boy below a squadron of air planes had an Italian tri-color (green left, white middle and red right) design, since Hetalia Axis Powers is about countries fought in WW2. Interestingly, Japan like Italy and (Nazi) Germany were the Axis head up against the alliance of the US, Britain and (Soviet) Russia.
If there is will, there is a way, there is want to make the world a better place.
The triumph of intelligence over ignorance - The Phil Hendrie radio comedy show