Honoring a Dead Japanese Soldier Information Requests, Japan, Photo Galleries, Stories of Service | 1 comment Please Help Us Find And Return These Photos to His Family Lady_Picture_Back ◄ Back Next ► Picture 2 of 6 Lady Picture Back Save Save 1 Comment Dave Deatherage on January 27, 2019 at 3:39 pm I can’t read Japanese but the stamped numbers (19. 5. 2) on the back of the photo of the young woman appear to be a date stamp in Japanese “Showa” date format. The number 19 means the 19th year of Emporer Hirohito’s reign which is 1944. The other two numbers are month & day; so 19. 5 2 = May 2, 1944. (I learned about Showa dates while reading the prison records of Allied POWs of the Japanese) Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.