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    I picked this up at a estate sale in a mixed boxed of Japanese medals and ribbons. Was just wondering what writing on the tag is.
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    Hi,

    A very interesting factory worker tag.

    南洋興発株式會社 (Nan'yō Kōhatsu Kabushiki Kaisha) - South Pacific Development Ltd. (Nanyō Kōhatsu K.K or Nanko)

    テニアン製糖所 (Tenian Sei-tou Jyo) - Tinian Sugar Manufacturing Company

    (Te) - First character of Tinian

    Here are the information from Wiki: Nanyo Kohatsu Kabushiki Kaisha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Logo of N.K.K. on post offic of Chalan Kanoa, Saipan

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    Cheers!
    Taka
    Last edited by SHINDENKAI; 02-23-2014 at 04:53 AM.

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    well that was a bit of history that i hadn't heard of, thanks to both the OP and SHINDENKAI

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    Thanks for the information. Your the best Taka!

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    You are welcome, John-san, and Charlie-san.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Very Unique. I love it!

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ID:	653524These are interesting! They do show up from time to time on everyone's favorite auction site. Here are two examples that I have, one from Tinian, and the other from Saipan.

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