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Translation of Japanese flag 2015/8/6 14:23
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5BOGAbXhNKIRGY4R01wekQ3THc

Hi I would appreciate if someone may help me with a translation to the flag please . I think there are 2 names and a lot of signatures. But hoping that there is some indication on where the flags own r may have been originally from. Thankyou
by alang5  

Re: Translation of Japanese flag 2015/8/6 16:25
The two lines (as they appear on the left side of the flag in the photo - by the way it's upside-down) say:

F^v@Best wishes for long-lasting luck at war
cYN (to) dear Mr. Ken'ichiro Sonoda

Just the name, no location.

There are some groups who are dedicated to returning such flags to their owners' families... I believe there are a few other threads here as well, which you should be able to find if you search the forum.
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Re: Translation of Japanese flag 2015/8/7 12:12
Thank you for your kind reply and explanation. Is there any site in Japan where one would be able to search for this soldiers war record? Or place of enlistment ? I do have a drone now yo also look at returning this flag to his family. Thanks on advance. Alan
by alang5 rate this post as useful

Re: Translation of Japanese flag 2015/8/9 01:42
These people can assist you in returning the flag and finding out more about the soldier at the same time: http://obon2015.com/english/
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