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MIOJ - Made in Occupied Japan Lighters

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Occupied Japan

Many lighters were made in and marked Occupied Japan subsequent to World War 2 while the U.S. occupied the country. The ones in this category were made during that time period and not otherwise identified by a company name. Japan was considered 'occupied' from their surrender August 14, 1945 through the official end of occupation on April 28, 1952.

Bullet Keychain Lighter

Occupied Japan c. 1949 Weston made an identical lighter in New York, possibly before shifting production to post-war Japan for this one, which is unidentified as to manufacturer.
KIK-0AC  

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Bullet Keychain Lighter made in Occupied Japan

MIOJ Pistol Lighters

Occupied Japan c. 1947-1952

 
Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
KYK-0BA "Magic" T.A.I.S.
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
KTK-0AI
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
KKK-0B0
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
ADL-0A0
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
LKK-0A0
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
LBK-0AH
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BAL-00H Trigger guard missing
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
LeK-00E
Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
  Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
HaL-0AB Browning
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Pistol Lighter Occupied Japan
HOL-0A0
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'Atom' Case & Lighter

Occupied Japan c. 1949 - An appropriate name?
BIL-0AD  

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'Atom' Case & Lighter made in Occupied Japan

Piano Table Lighter

Made in both metal and plastic

 
  Piano Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Also made and marked by 'Prince' after the MIOJ period.
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Piano Table Lighter Occupied Japan
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Squeeze Lighter

Occupied Japan c. 1949
KIK-0AC  

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Squeeze Lighter made in Occupied Japan

Federal (as in US Armed Forces, not a brand name) Belt Buckle Lighter

c. late 1940s - mid 1950s. Often the lighter portion (picture to right) of this belt buckle set is sold on eBay as just an "interesting" or unbranded lighter. The buckle / lighter is for a narrow belt (1"). The same buckle lighters were produced during the period of occupation and subsequent to that. The later buckle lighters just say 'Japan' as opposed to 'Occupied Japan' on the earlier models. This lighter may be slipped over a belt and may be positioned anywhere on the belt with a narrow 1" belt - though that wasn't what it was designed for. It is designed for use as a buckle when used with a belt having a snap loop at the end to hold the buckle.

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Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan
ADL-0AB

Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan

Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan

Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan
BCL-0EH
Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan
BCL-0EH
Federal Belt Buckle Lighter Occupied Japan
BCL-0EH
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Slide Lighter

Occupied Japan c. 1949
LPK-0AD 

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Slide Lighter made in Occupied Japan

Table Lighters

The HUGE Lift Arm table lighter pictured below is virtually identical to the Grant lift arm lighter (See: Grant). This is also identical to a lighter marked with the manufacturer name Reliance - but this one has no identifying name.

Lighthouse Table Lighter Occupied Japan
AGL-0AC Lighthouse
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Reliance Lift Arm Table Lighter made in Occupied Japan
HaK-0AC 4" tall   Another View     Another View
Bright Lamp Table Lighter Occupied Japan
lRK-0AH "Bright" Lamp Table Lighter
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Cobalt Blue Glass Insert
Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Table Lighter Occupied Japan Table Lighter Occupied Japan
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Table Lighter Occupied Japan
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Lighter, Holder, 4 Ashtrays
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
GGL-0B0 Swan
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Rocket
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Table Lighter Occupied Japan Art Deco Ashtray
GBL-0AH Ashtray / Lighter Set
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Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Owl
  Table Lighter Occupied Japan
Table Lighter & Cigarette Box
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