My Dad the U.S. China Marine

My Dad the U.S. China Marine

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Japanese Language Documents: What Are They?

One of the biggest mysteries from my late-father's albums is below. The scanned images are of an envelope containing what appear to be official documents, all printed and written in Japanese. (I originally thought these were Chinese).

I'd be interested in learning what they are, what the writing says and the significance of these documents. Please contact me! Any help is appreciated!

Military Currency

This is a scan of military currency -see the top bar of each sample taped to the page. Does 'Ten Sen' translate to ten cents? I'm curious about that. Since I'm not adept at reading Chinese I am curious to know what the rest says in English. Were these issued to the U.S. Marines to be traded for currency, or was this used in lieu of cash? If you know please contact me. Thanks!