Red Cross Membership Medal, Special Membership, in Gold
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The Gold Medal of Special Membership was established on April 1, 1956 following the award's initial institution in 1888. It is awarded to individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a monetary contribution of over ¥ 10,000 to the Japanese Red Cross.
A women's medal is awarded on a bow ribbon, and a men's medal is awarded on a ribbon.
The reverse Japanese characters translate to "Meiji 21st Year / Japan Red Cross Society".
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