Japan

Japanese decorations:
In the early 1930’s Japan came more and more under the influence of ultra-nationalistic, expansionist military. This led to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, where the Japanese installed the puppet regime of Mantsjoekwo, and to the Second Sino-Japanese War, that finally resulted in the Second World War. The fighting’s between Japan and China started in 1931 with the invasion of Machuria (September 19th 1931) and went on until 1945. Beceause both lands were at war with one another, a period that encloses the Second World War, on this website we describe Japanese decorations awarded or instituted between the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the surrender of the Japanese Empire in August 1945 and those awarded later with a certain connection to the Second World War.

Highest Decorations

HoshoMedal of Honor of Japan
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Orders

Daikun'i kikkashōSupreme Order of the Chrysanthemum
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 1st ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 1st Class
In the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 2nd ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 2nd Class
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 3rd ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 3rd Class
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 4th ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 4th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 5th ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 5th Class
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 6th ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 6th Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Kinshi Kunsho 7th ClassOrder of the Golden Kite, 7th Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho Grand CordonOrder of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon
In the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 1st Class
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 2nd ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 2nd Class
In the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 3rd ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 4th ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 4th Class
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 5th ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 5th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 6th ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 6th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 7th ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 7th Class
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Kyuokujitsu sho, 8th ClassOrder of the Rising Sun, 8th Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 1st ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 1st Class
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 2nd ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 2nd Class
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 3rd ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 3rd Class
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 4th ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 4th Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 5th ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 5th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 6th ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 6th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 7th ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 7th Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Zuiho sho, 8th ClassOrder of the Sacred Treasure, 8th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Expedition to the Philippines MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
1931 China Incident MedalIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
1937 China Incident MedalIn the database: 101
Issued:unknown
Border War MedalIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
1942 China Incident MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Great East Asia War MedalIn the database: 97
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Gunjin Izoku-kaiNext of Kin Badge
In the database: 52
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Army

Army Air Force Pilot BadgeIn the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Marshal's badgeIn the database: 9
Issued:6
Badge for Graduates of Army Staff CollegeIn the database: 46
Issued:unknown
Commander's badgeIn the database: 96
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Navy

Submarine School BadgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
IJN Pilot BadgeIn the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Imperial Japanese Navy Radio Operator BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
IJN Paratrooper BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Navy Aviation Proficiency Badge 1st ClassIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Navy Aviation Proficiency Badge 2nd ClassIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Badge for Graduates of Naval Staff CollegeIn the database: 63
Issued:unknown
Diver's badgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Submariner's badgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Japanese Forces

Hachimaki "Kamikaze"In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

2600th National Anniversary MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Great Manchukuo | National Foundation Merit MedalIn the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Emperor's Visit to Japan Commemorative MedalIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Retired Service BadgeIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown

Red Cross

Red Cross Membership MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown