Military Tins

From the early 1900's until the end of WW2, Japan was engaged in numerous armed conflicts around the world.   There would be the Russo-Japanese war, WW1, the 1931 invasion of Manchuria and WW2.  The development of the Japanese Armed Forces during this period was an important part of the economic development of the Japanese Empire.  It also coincided with the gramophone era.  Japanese patriotism was reflected in the designs on needle tins, some showing military equipment and others military leaders.  The annexure of the 'puppet state' of Manchuria was a separate chapter of military history and there were many tins to commemorate this or acknowledge it in some way.  You can see these on the tins here showing the flag of Manchuria.

Pacific 1000
Pacific 1000
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Army Tank
Army Tank
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Seiku
Seiku
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GUN gramophone needle tin
GUN gramophone needle tin
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KATIDOKI Gramophone Needle Tin
KATIDOKI Gramophone Needle Tin
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KOKOBU Gramophone Needle Tin
KOKOBU Gramophone Needle Tin
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Soldier
Soldier
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1-DSCN1392
1-DSCN1392
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Banzai2
Banzai2
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War Horse 2
War Horse 2
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1-P1090390
1-P1090390
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War Horse Gramophone Needle Tin
War Horse Gramophone Needle Tin
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Steel Helmet
Steel Helmet
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Japanese Warship Needle Tin
Japanese Warship Needle Tin
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Steel Helmet 2
Steel Helmet 2
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YAKUSIN Gramophone Needle Tin
YAKUSIN Gramophone Needle Tin
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KAMIKAZE gramophone needle case
KAMIKAZE gramophone needle case
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Nova
Nova
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Moulin Needle Tin
Moulin Needle Tin
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1-P1100871
1-P1100871
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SAIGOO gramophone needle tin
SAIGOO gramophone needle tin
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Nichi Man Ki
Nichi Man Ki
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DSCN9912
DSCN9912
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Nissho
Nissho
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Gold Eagle Manchuria
Gold Eagle Manchuria
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ELEPHANT gramophone needle tin
ELEPHANT gramophone needle tin
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Mikasa
Mikasa
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Bismark 3
Bismark 3
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Bismark
Bismark
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Togo 3
Togo 3
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TOGO Gramophone Needle Tin
TOGO Gramophone Needle Tin
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Togophone
Togophone
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1-P1100874
1-P1100874
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Togo 5
Togo 5
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3-P1060188
3-P1060188
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1-P1060108
1-P1060108
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1-P1060185
1-P1060185
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1-3-3 Heroes Lid
1-3-3 Heroes Lid
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Flags
Flags
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CENTURY 1000 gramophone needle tin
CENTURY 1000 gramophone needle tin
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Manchuria Needle Tin
Manchuria Needle Tin
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Nichi Man1
Nichi Man1
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Nichi Man
Nichi Man
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Nichi Man 2
Nichi Man 2
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