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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 07-11-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Nick Komiya
That is not a valid comparison. Keep it simple...

That is not a valid comparison. Keep it simple and check under a black light and show the results
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 07-11-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Nick Komiya
Strange, if yours is good the Kanji should...

Strange, if yours is good the Kanji should actually be identical to the fake I showed, as the new fakes are printed by scanning originals. If you have different kanji that is not good at all
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 07-11-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Nick Komiya
Then you of course know that 100% accurately...

Then you of course know that 100% accurately printed versions are now available for $5 in Japan as souvenirs. I say fake....
Forum: Achtung Panzer! Forum 03-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,099
Posted By Nick Komiya
I don't post here anymore, so I gave full answers...

I don't post here anymore, so I gave full answers for you here (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/field-equipment-accessories-third-reich/panzer-kurskreisel-full-setup-694207/#post1833385)
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-26-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Nick Komiya
When it went on auction in Japan in December of...

When it went on auction in Japan in December of last year, the most important selling feature was Lt. General Shigeichi Shibayama's signature, who also wrote the slogan on top, but it appears to have...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-24-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,468
Posted By Nick Komiya
Updated and expanded version is now uploaded at...

Updated and expanded version is now uploaded at the War Relics Forum.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Nick Komiya
See here....

See here. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826314
I think the other poster found it too embarrassing to show it in its full glory in technicolor.
Writing direction is left to...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Nick Komiya
This has a good chance of being a sports event...

This has a good chance of being a sports event hand band from the period, but the other one sold with this is a laughable post war souvenir. I wouldn't trust such a seller, who couldn't tell a...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-16-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
Guy, 艦戦隊 is short for 艦上戦闘機隊, carrier-based...

Guy,

艦戦隊 is short for 艦上戦闘機隊, carrier-based fighters, which are Zero fighters.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-16-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
Posthumous promotions were standard during WW2,...

Posthumous promotions were standard during WW2, particularly for Tokko and pilots. Even now for instance when a policeman is killed on duty he will get a two rank promotion.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-16-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
In the beginning of the war, when fighters had to...

In the beginning of the war, when fighters had to fly hours to their targets like Pearl Harbour, there was no possibility of rescue if hit, so they were supposed to crash their planes, if possible...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
He made Sub Lieutenant on 1st December 1944.

He made Sub Lieutenant on 1st December 1944.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
It's my last month at this forum, so I might as...

It's my last month at this forum, so I might as well give you the full story for the 6th of March.
At 13:05 18x B25s and a little over 10 P38s approached from 70 degrees. At 13:35 a further 27x...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Nick Komiya
That means Kobe Steel. Read the pinned type 90...

That means Kobe Steel. Read the pinned type 90 story part 2.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
He was flying a Zero, which the 901 originally...

He was flying a Zero, which the 901 originally didn't have, so he must have been from the 254 which got merged into 901 on 1st Jan 45. Now I also see the other accounts that show him KIA on 6th...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
He would have been flying one of the 20 Zero...

He would have been flying one of the 20 Zero fighters the unit had that month.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nick Komiya
You need to back up a bit, because he was KIA on...

You need to back up a bit, because he was KIA on 25th February 45
http://pico32.web.fc2.com/kaigun/kaijyogoei/901.htm
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-15-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By Nick Komiya
This flag was signed in 1943/44, when university...

This flag was signed in 1943/44, when university students lost their immunity from the draft. He would have been a student of Meiji University and the name of the President was Fusawaki Uzawa...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-13-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Nick Komiya
Mine is Army, not with Waffen SS flaps.

Mine is Army, not with Waffen SS flaps.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-13-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Nick Komiya
It is without much doubt a wartime item. His...

It is without much doubt a wartime item. His friends liked puns. There is one that says, "I hear that White Flag is the rice brand to buy", which has the double meaning of " A white flag suits...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-09-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Nick Komiya
No one will click on photos on WAF unless you...

No one will click on photos on WAF unless you ask. What you have is the name of a post war rightist organization linked with the Japanese Yakuza, Yamaguchigumi
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Nick Komiya
It says 断じて撃て英米, meaning beat the British and...

It says 断じて撃て英米, meaning beat the British and Americans to pulp. This area of the flag is original, but the bold writing in the upper left, etc are not Japanese, but the work of a GI.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Nick Komiya
It was an original flag, but a GI added a lot of...

It was an original flag, but a GI added a lot of gibberish to make them look like Japanese and totally messed it up.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-08-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Nick Komiya
It is missing at least a word in front, but it is...

It is missing at least a word in front, but it is a parliament to protect something. If the word you cut off is nation, then it becomes national defense parliament.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Nick Komiya
My army winter jacket is mint and my SS pz...

My army winter jacket is mint and my SS pz overall also excellent, but I would not call them nappy. You'll have to decide how much nap you see in the photo I provided, as you want to make a replica.
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