Help with Japanese handwriting?

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Help with Japanese handwriting?

Post by siege1863 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:31 am

I have two interesting WWII items signed by many Japanese generals imprisoned in Bilibid Prison following the surrender of Japanese forces in the Philippines. Most signed in English. However, six generals signed in Kanji. Are there any forum members who can read Japanese handwriting? If I can get even partial names I might be able to identify them. Will post scans of the signatures if it looks like help may be available.


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Re: Help with Japanese handwriting?

Post by lwd » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:05 pm

If you don't get any help here you might ask over on j-aircraft there are several people there that are familiar with Kanji. My understanding is that WWII era Kanji is a bit different than modern though so it may be problematic.

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