Shooting award document. Note the sharpshooting flag in the top center design.
'Award, Army Infantry Auxiliary Soldier Private 1st Class Higuchi Ryozou. In recognition of high marks in the
company shooting award competition. Taisho 7 [1918] July 21. Infantry 48th Regiment 2nd Company
Commander, Army Infantry Captain Toyoda Yoshihito, Holder of the Junior 6th Class, 4th Class Decoration,
and 5th Class Golden Kite Decoration.'
Shooting award document. Note the sharpshooting badge in the top center design.
'Number 37, Award, Infantry 48th Regiment 1st Company. Army Infantry Private 1st Class Higuchi
Ryozou. In recognition of high marks in shooting. Taisho 4 [1915] August 27. Infantry 48th
Regiment Commander, Army Infantry Colonel Matsumae [??], Holder of the Junior 5th Class, 3rd
Class Decoration, and 3rd Class Golden Kite Decoration.'
This is a Japanese award document for a Manchukuo medal. In Japan, one
must receive permission from the Japanese government in order to wear a
foreign medal. So the recipient of a foreign decoration would get two
documents, one of these and one from the country of origin.

This document is for the
Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal. It was
awarded to Land Surveyor Nakamura Tokutarou. It is dated Showa 9 [1934]
March 1.
An award document awarded to a Navy pilot.
"Navy 1st Class Aerial
Heisou [Master-Sergeant?]
Takeuchi Nobu.
Awarded the 5th Class Order of the Golden Kite in
addition to a cash award of 350 yen, as well as the 7th
Class Order of the Rising Sun, or bravery in the China
October 27, 1937."
Signed by the Decoration Bureau General Chairman.
Imperial watermark.
8th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure medal notification
document from the Decorations Bureau. Dated June 7, 1941.
This is an award document for a cherry blossom war wound badge issued by the
Imperial Soldier Relief Association. Awarded to ex-Imperial Japanese Army 1st
Class Private Hayashizaki Narimatsu for his war service in the 1904-5 Russia War,
and for sustaining a war wound there. Dated October 10, 1907.
Official document from the Imperial Household Ministry indicating
promoted to the Senior 7th Rank. Dated Showa 20 [1945]
September 6.
Official document from the Imperial Household Ministry indicating
a promotion in rank. This one shows a man named Ito was
promoted to the Senior 5th Rank. Dated Showa 20 [1945]
November 29.
Two award documents belonging to a single soldier, Army Captain Kurata Mamoru.
However, one is a posthumous award given to his father.

On the left: Decorations Bureau document dated Showa 17 [1942] January 2. This
shows he was awarded the Order of the Golden Kite 5th Class and the Order of the
Rising Sun 5th Class. Awarded for bravery in the Great East Asia War. Imperial crest
watermark. On the reverse is a stamp showing the volume (3) and the page (111) of
the official rolls on which these awards were recorded.

On the right: Army Ministry document dated Showa 17 [1942] October 2. This shows
that Kurata's father was given a cash award of 4,000 yen upon the death of his son.
Since Captain Kurata was alive in January, he died sometime between January  and
October 1942. Imperial crest watermark.
Three military documents given to the same sailor. The documents are as follows
1. 1914-1915 War Dispatch Medal
2. 1914-1920 War Dispatch Medal
3. 1920 World War One Victory Medal

The 1914-1915 medal document is dated December 7, 1915 and the other two are dated December 1, 1920.
All three were awarded to Navy Private 2nd Class Imai Ichiji.
2600th National Foundation Celebration Association Awarded
to Hachiuma Kensuke on Showa 15 [1940] October 1.

Hachiuma Kensuke was the head of the Hachiuma
zaibatsu in
Kobe, which established a number of banks, financial
institutions, a railroad, and Hachiuma Steamships Co., Ltd.