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Not a replica or a fake. An award badge from the Japan Elderly Association. As you may know, Japanese reward those who survive to an old age. Upon reaching 88, they are given the 8th Class Order of the Rising Sun by the government--just for living (or not dying)!! And the badges from this group were for those in the community who didn't die. (Full disclaimer--I am the present owner of these badges.)

So Nick, although the attached China War ribbon was laughable and not original, the badges themselves were not intended to be replicas or fakes. They were actual awards (post-war).

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So Nick, although the attached China War ribbon was laughable and not original, the badges themselves were not intended to be replicas or fakes. They were actual awards (post-war).

Ribbon/badge combination - that's what I was talking about :)

P.S. Unfortunately these badges still can be used by some to deceive beginners. Once I saw how small one was sold as "original WWII mini" ;)

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