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Japanese Cased Medal - Is this war related?

Article about: Greetings all, I have found this interesting medal/medallion. Appears to be from the 1960's??? I have not seen anything like it. I thought there may be a military/veteran link as the star ap

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    Default Japanese Cased Medal - Is this war related?

    Greetings all,
    I have found this interesting medal/medallion. Appears to be from the 1960's??? I have not seen anything like it.
    I thought there may be a military/veteran link as the star appears to be very similar to the one seen on these old parade hats.
    Would love to know anything about it.
    The very best regards

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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    No, it is dated 1986. The badge is the police badge.

    Front:
    表彰
    Commendation

    優良自動車運転者表彰記念
    昭和 61 年9月

    Excellent Automobile Driver Commendation Memorial
    September 1986

    Presented by:
    Aichi Prefecture Police Chief
    Aichi Prefecture Traffic Safety Association
    Aichi Prefecture Safe Driving Management Conference Chairman

    I see one at buyee.com auction that started at 1000 [$10.00] -- closed with no bids.


    --Guy

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    Guy, many thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    It works really well as a paperweight! I wonder if that is what the string is for.

    All the best
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Nice piece. I too believe it is a paperweight.
    I also don't seem to find many Japanese
    Police items about.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Another Police Commemorative Paperweight Example?

    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Nice piece. I too believe it is a paperweight.
    I also don't seem to find many Japanese
    Police items about.........
    I agree mate.

    Here is another that appears related. It is not marked to the underside. I can read 'Nagoya'.

    Nagoya Police?

    Best regards!

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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Quote by christek View Post
    Guy, many thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    It works really well as a paperweight! I wonder if that is what the string is for.

    All the best
    This is a "bunchin" 文珍 .... a calligrapher's paper weight. The string is to pick it up.

    Here's a WW2-era IJN bunchin and some modern ones:



    --Guy
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    Quote by christek View Post
    I agree mate.

    Here is another that appears related. It is not marked to the underside. I can read 'Nagoya'.

    Nagoya Police?
    No, Nagoya Central Post Office; dated April, Showa 29 (1954)


    --Guy

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    Thanks for your translations, Guy.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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