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Hi all,

This Japanese medal group arrived in the post today. I have a standard knowledge of Japanese military history from 1868-1945, however I plan to do some more reading (particularly the Russo-Japanese, 1914-1918,  the Second Sini-Japanese & 1939-1945 Wars. Thus, I bought a medal group that spans the whole period!

I traditionally collect German medals from 1848-1945, & British medals from 1899-1945, and so, I’m a tad out of my depths here. 

I understand the group consists of:

1. Order of the Sacred Treasure (8 class)

2. Order of the Rising Sun (8 class)

3. 1894-1895 Sino-Japanese War Medal 

4. 1915 Taisho Enthronement Medal 

5. 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War Medal 

6. 1914-1918 War Medal 

7. 1920 Japanese Census Medal

8. 1937-1945 China Incident Medal 

9. ???   ???   ???

10. 1937-1945 Red Cross Society Member Medal 


If anyone can confirm this I’d be very thankful. 

Also, if anyone can tell me what the penultimate medal is I’d be fascinated! I’ve searched high & low, & I can only assume it’s some kind of baseball medal?

Take care :)17BBC69B-E553-4FE9-87CC-AC18ACD8481E.thumb.jpeg.5cf1cd73e70de7f8818fba9f66897ab2.jpeg


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55 minutes ago, JapanX said:

This medal bar doesn`t look very promising ...


Regarding the 9th medal - unofficial.

Obverse bears two kanji

- water

- cooperation

Any inscriptions at reverse?


How so, do you think that they’re all fakes?


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All medals and orders are originals (only ribbon for the russo-japanese war medal is a replacement) but the combination is unrealistic. Unfortunately it looks like put together bar.



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10 minutes ago, JapanX said:

All medals and orders are original (only ribbon for the russo-japanese war medal is a replacement) but the combination is unrelistic. Unfortuntely it looks like put together bar.



Thanks for the feedback & info (it’s much appreciated!). 

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