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Thread: Who here reads Japanese?, WWII medal

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    skelley521's Avatar puter ghost
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    I was asked by a friend if I could find someone to translate the info on the back of this medal for him. Any help would be appreciated.
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    i would also like to know what it says
    how did your friend get the medal?
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    Do you know what medal it was, what the front looked like, was it a ww2 medal, was it a military medal and if it is indeed japanese?

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    skelley521's Avatar puter ghost
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    It was given to him by a family member, they said that it came from a Japanese soldier in WWII.

    .910 in. diameter
    Sterling silver
    Star is either solid gold or heavy rolled gold
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    Veterans badge. 28 mm by 18 mm silvered shield bearing a naval anchor with a bronze star. Issued to any veteran of the war against China, Korea, Manchuria, or the Allies.
    So far it looks similar to a veterans badge for a particular battle front and not a "bravery award". It may have been issued on departure to an arena, but this is just a guess based on information on similar looking items.

    The bird is probably a ho-o.

    The rising sun and the "water splash" around the anchor may make it a naval service medal

    No luck on the characters but it is interesting trying to find it.
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    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    So the anchor and waves made you think it's a medal for naval service.

    How did you come to that conclusion

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    Try some kanji sites, you will have to search for ages but you may eventually find them.

    The katakana letter (the thing that looks like a Z) is "su".
    That's the way the potato mashes.
    That's the way the pan flashes.
    That's the way the market crashes.
    That's the way the whip lashes.
    That's the way the teeth gnashes.

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    I think it says

    "Jim fixed it for me to sail with the Japanese Navy" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    So the anchor and waves made you think it's a medal for naval service.

    How did you come to that conclusion
    The anchor alone doesn't necessarily mean a naval medal, it could be that the assault was a coastal landing. The waves add "extra" IMO. If you look at the veterans badge it has the anchor as well as the star but it is not just for the navy..it could just be military as opposed to a specific service.

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Thanks, my friend seems to think that it is Imperial Navy, but that is as far as he knows.

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