Here's another of my entries to the Threadless East Meets West Contest. I have been playing with this concept one for a little while and wasn't sure if I should submit it, but really what do I have to loose? I like the idea, even if it uses a common symbol. Mind you turning it sideways gives the impression of some character looking right at you :).
My version of the yin and yang symbol takes into consideration the fact that both the American and the Japanese flags include a depiction of stars. The American flag has 50 stars and the red disk on the Japanese flag represent the sun, a star.
Below is a close up of my drawing. I was inspired to create sun flares around it. I put this one together using Sketchbook Pro on the ipad and I'm pretty happy with the final results.