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10 Sep 2020

Mystery Medal for Japan?

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This one is a repost that I got permission to do from another collector he was left this when one of his relatives died. We dont know what to make of it the only verifiable item is inscription "National Convention for the 30th Anniversary of the implementation of the Rehabilitation Protection System" when translated to english. I'm listing it as a medal rather than a token since the item is large. If anyone encounters this post and has a faint idea what it is I would appreciate to send me message.



Level 6

That is a fantastic medal. Mokie will get the answers if anyone can. You got some great answers already. Good luck and let us now what you find out. Thanks.


Level 5

Beautiful medal. Sounds like you got some pretty good answers. I hope you are planning on leaving it in that holder.

Doug S.

Level 4

That is a beautiful medal!! Regards Doug


Level 7

Well I see you have some answers . It's a beauty of a medal. Take care of it. Thanks for sharing it.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Sent pictures to my Auntie for translation, it does look Japanese and the bird looks like a Phoenix but Chinese and Japanese use the same characters. Will let you all know.

It's Mokie

Level 6

My Aunt says it is a 30th anniversary medal issued sometime during the reign of Hirohito (who was the wartime Emperor of Japan and ruled until 1989). However she told me to take it to my Mom who has retained her Japanese reading ability more than my Aunt who came here at a young age. So I will take the pictures to my Mom tomorrow and see if we can get her thoughts.


Level 5

In 1949 Japan established the Offenders Rehabilitation System, whose goal was and is to make Japan the "safest country in the world". October 7, 2019, was the 70th anniversary of the establishment of this program. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended as well as the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The ultimate goal, according to a meeting held at the 70th anniversary of this program, (2019), in Tokyo is to reduce the number of repeat criminal offenses while also reducing the number of former prisoners returning to prison. I believe this program loosely falls under the preview of the United Nations Human Rights Convention Program which monitors and "advises" such programs world wide. Naturally the United Nations only became involved around the early 2000s. I may be wrong, but I think the above is correct. Hope this helps.

It's Mokie

Level 6

According to my Mom, Stumpy is absolutely right except she says the medal is a 30th anniversary medal of the organization. Great Job Stumpy!!!!!!!!!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Mokie would be best to shine a light on this especially if it is Japanese.


Level 5

Yes. Beautiful medal. Can't help you myself, but interested in what you find out. Keep us posted. I did a search on ebay, but did not find another one yet. Very interesting piece.

The medal is beautiful. I would check the Newman Numismatic Portal to see if anything is on there regarding this medal.

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