Translation: Badge for Military Merit
The Bukochosho, or populary known as Bukosho, was instituted on December 7th, 1944, during the three years anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. During the cuase of the Second World War it became obvious the road it took to award a Japanese Order took to much time. To keep the morale high, a decoration was needed that could be awarded faster at the level of a Divisional Commander when courage was shown. This became the Bukochosho.

The decoration was awarded by the Imperial Japanese Army to living military who had shown exceptional valor in battle. During the period the decoration was awarded a total of 89 military were decorated. Only from a few is known which class was awarded.
Bukochosho Kou
Badge for Military Merit First Class
Bukochosho Otsu
Badge for Military Merit 2nd Class

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