No Japan connection, really:
This is a membership badge for the Reichsverband Deutscher Turn-, Sport- und Gymnastiklehrer e.V. [National Association of German PE-, Sports- and Gymnastics Teachers, registered association].
The metal badge came in a stickpin- and a pinback version, and there were also (woven and embroidered) cloth versions for wear on sports clothing.
I believe this to be a pre-war piece. The motif of the "swastika rising as the sun" is often encountered, by the way...No connection to Japan...
Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 11-09-2013 at 06:23 PM.
Thank You very much for identification.!
Here are two pics of the badge in better shape, great find!