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    Neither do I think he would have been enshrined...

    Neither do I think he would have been enshrined had the Japanese authorities been aware of his POW status. The point is that being a POW would have brought endless shame to ones family back home, and...
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    To be enshrined at the shrine, "war" had to be...

    To be enshrined at the shrine, "war" had to be the cause and "death" the result, but if death followed after some time from a war wound or sickness, it had to be within 3 years of the event to be a...
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    And this is how the April 1941 Yasukuni...

    And this is how the April 1941 Yasukuni Enshrinement list shows up in the late March issue of the government gazette. You can look up a soldier by family name and prefecture, but not through any...
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    I did some checking for you on how much of the...

    I did some checking for you on how much of the invitation listing is in the archives. I did find partial lists used to invite families to the Yasukuni Enshrinement of which the list below is an...
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    We've been talking about different things from...

    We've been talking about different things from the beginning. That is the problem with not supplying photos to illustrate one's question. I thought he was asking about the pink ribbon with number in...
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    Japanese medals and orders were launched to join...

    Japanese medals and orders were launched to join European traditions, so ribbon colors and designs sought European recognition as bravery medals, etc rather than expressing any Japanese tradition.
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    Regarding your question on the Golden Kite ribbon...

    Regarding your question on the Golden Kite ribbon color, I too have never read the reason in print, but it was quite obviously the plan at that time to keep military ribbons all using blue-green and...
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    Here are some more photos from the Yasukuni...

    Here are some more photos from the Yasukuni Enshrinement Ceremonies. See here for more info on the legendary Japanese singer-actress (Japan's cultural equivalent of Marlene Dietrich), also known in...
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    It's a waste of time to write the ministry unless...

    It's a waste of time to write the ministry unless you can prove that you were a family member.
    If you have the family name and the year of the ceremony, however, you can find the soldier in the...
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    This was the kind of crowd they had to control in...

    This was the kind of crowd they had to control in the presence of the Emperor.
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    Kokugakuin University has specialized scholars on...

    Kokugakuin University has specialized scholars on the subject. So if you went as far as asking Yasukuni, you should be able to learn more at the university.

    Huge numbers of families were invited...
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    Purple was regarded as a divine color since...

    Purple was regarded as a divine color since ancient times as the dye taken from clams was so expensive. Generally dark colors became to signify higher court ranks and pale colors like yellow...
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    Sorry, cannot understand what you want to know....

    Sorry, cannot understand what you want to know. Are you asking about the ones in the photos below? What's the question?
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