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  1. This is admiral Yamamoto Shinjiro.
  2. It looks like one of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meritorious_Service_Medal_(China)
  3. If you are talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_August_First, then
  4. Nick, Could you please PM me?  Thanks, EJ

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    2. 922F


      Hello Nick,

      Thank you!   I am trying to trace Manchukuo  awards to Central Americans 1936-1940.  You already know, I'm sure, that three Central American nations, El Salvador (March 3, 1934), the Dominican Republic (March 17?, 1934) and Costa Rica (September 23, 1934),  agreed to de jure relations with Manchukuo. 

      The Manchukuo Year Book includes notes of awards to foreigners but not names.  I suspect that the Yearbook has accurate figures but do not have one from 1936 onwards. 

      I have been able to find reference to three Salvadorians, President General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez [Dragon Ray], Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Araujo [Order of the Auspicious Clouds or Pillars of State, whichever one, lst class]  and the Salvadorean Consul General in Tokyo, León Siguenza.  [Pillars of State 2nd class].    These awards reportedly made in 1938. 

      Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic supposedly  received Gran cordón especial de la Orden de las Nubes Propicia [Order of the Auspicious Clouds 'special' grand cordon] in 1937 or 1938 and his  Foreign Minister/Vice President, Manuel de Jesús Troncoso de la Concha, obtained a Pillars of State Grand Cordon at the same time.  I do not know of any other Dominican awardees.

      I have not found any record of  Manchukuo  decorations bestowed to Costa Rican President León Cortés Castro, [1936 to 1940]  or his Foreign Ministers 1934–1936: Raúl Gurdián Rojas, 1936–1937: Manuel Francisco Jiménez Ortiz or 1937–1940: Tobías Zúñiga Montúfar.  Costa Rica did not have a tradition of giving or receiving Orders so none may have been offered.

      Also, in 1985, Bill Koonce mentioned that several Brazilians and a Peruvian received Manchukuo decorations for humanitarian work but I cannot find any verification.

      Could you possibly help in verifying these awards or provide any additional information?

      With sincere thanks, EJ Fischer  

    3. JapanX


      I am looking but no results yet. 

      If I`ll find anything - I let you know immediately. 



    4. 922F


      Thank you, Nick.  I would like to make this subject the topic of my seminar presentation at OMSA's 2019 convention this August.  Most likely I would submit an article summarizing the talk for the OMSA Journal.  Naturally, I would give full acknowledgement to your contribution.  Again my  thanks!  EJ  

  5. This is his St. Vladimir order (no exact date but I think all these orders he recieved somewhere around 1813/1814) This is defintely St.Vladimir (thanks to the portrait by Carl Vilhelm Nordgren). No info about his Nevsky but I have a date for his order of St. George 4th class. He received it "for distinctionsin the wars with Napoleon" on October 8, 1813 (No. 2712 according to the Grigorovich - Stepanov list of cavaliers). Med vennlig hilsen, Nick
  6. Yes, he definitely was a cavalier of St.Anna order. No exact date but here comes a little compensation. The very same breast star of St.Anna order that belonged to him.
  7. JapanX

    Rising Sun

    Yes Alex, this is order of rising sun of 2003 + type. Ex 5th class. The new name for this class is 旭日双光章/Kyokujitsu sōkōshō/ Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
  8. This is not the actual document, but the scroll with the image of the document. Such scrolls were sold to the cavaliers of the medal unfilled (i.e. without the document number and the name of the cavalier) so they can proundly display them on holidays at home. Best, Nick
  9. 陸軍步兵少尉 - infantry second lieutenant 浦井長支 - Urai Nagao /// 當家六代目 - 6th generation of the home (family?) /// "Could each recipient of the enthronement medal claim to receive this type of document" No, I don`t think so. Best, Nick
  10. This medal was issued by 日枝神社 - Hie Shrine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hie_Shrine Reverse reads 大禮記念章 - Enthronement Commemorative Medal.' 日枝神社 - Hie Shrine 平成二年十一月 - November 1990 + mark 純銀 - pure silver Best, Nick
  11. Original. First quarter of the 20th century.
  12. Crown is a usual story for such badges. 賞 - award Most likely some kind sport or society badge.
  13. JapanX


    Could be anybody. It was made by Nippon medal making company somewhere around january 1929.
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