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Hello everyone,

About this matter, police and fire fighter brigade..

Badge bought for me by a friend this W.End on a second hand market with unidentified hand-written text and date on the inside lid of box.

This badge seems to be from Showa era (police or fire fighter department ???)

Any answer (in particular in translation of text and name)  would be greatly appreciated 


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This is police badge.

警察功績章, where 

警察 - police

功績 - achievement 

章 - badge 

Inside the case we see date 

和昭 49 年4月 日 22  - April 22nd 1974

受賞 - awarded

name of the badge.



This is how document for these badges looks like 

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You will find additional info about this badge here 


Sincères salutations,


P.S. Strange choice of thread :) 

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And once again... thanks Nick (faithful of the faithful) for this invaluable information for me.

(It is very difficult to find in France somebody who translates Japanese).

PS : The link towards Wikiwand (Kempeitai) is very interesting


PS. Strange choise of thread :

good remark, it's true I do not know witch is the best way or the best place to ask a question. I know I still have no good grasp, understandinf of this site.

Sincères salutations


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Thank Brian for this friendly remark.

This site is a gold mine for collectors, it's a store always open with always a present seller (in particular Nick) to advise and help you....

The answers are always appropriate and detailed

Thanks to all



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