Talk:Order of the Golden Kite

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Status: notability?[edit]

Does it make sense to limit new additions to this short list?

Is it appropriate at this stage of the article's development to initiate a standard limiting names on this select list to

(a) those who already have Wikipedia articles
and
(b) those who are notable for something other than being honored with this Imperial decoration -- see, e.g., US Navy Cross edit history?

This diff is a first step in seeking consensus opinion.

In a context informed by practices which seem to have worked out well at Navy Cross, all new additions who aren't already featured in an article are re-redirected to this talk page section with the following edit history explanation:

people listed here must have articles on Wikipedia and be notable for something other than receiving this Japanese honor -- see "Status: Notability" on talk page

The names of those recipients whose award is confirmed by a reliable source, but who do not have an article yet are listed below:

Unknown class

In due course, perhaps all or most of these can be restored to the article. --Tenmei (talk) 23:54, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Unconfirmed[edit]

Format[edit]

I wonder if the two-colum format is best for this article? Is there a perceived advantage in dividing the lists of recipients into IJA and IJN categories? If so, why? --Tenmei (talk) 02:10, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Description of Medal symbology[edit]

Upon viewing File:Kinshi4.jpg, I idenitified the weapons on the medal as being different from the current description, as of 14 October 2010. The medal actually depicts, under the kite, two bendwise-crossed straight spears ( Yari?), and one Tsurugi (?) point-down. - B. C. Schmerker (talk) 17:20, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. ^ Private, IJA, Awarded on April 1st, 1906; Registered as number 78,450; Personal possession of original award document -
  2. ^ Private, 1st Class (Posthumous), IJA, Awarded on June 18th, 1940; Registered as number 304,311; Personal possession of original award document and award -
  3. ^ Honor awarded 1895 -- Keene, Donald. (1998). "The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 and its Cultural Effects in Japan," in Meiji Japan, pp. 265-269.
  4. ^ a b c d Honor awarded 1942 -- "Tokyo Awards List Big Officer Loss; Vice Admiral, 2 Rear Admirals and 2 Major Generals Win Posthumous Honors; 55 Naval Fliers Named; Group Included Covers the Japanese Pacific Dead Up to Mid-February," New York Times, October 16, 1942.