Newspaper companies in Japan gave out badges for an untold number of
occasions. Oftentimes no occasions were inscribed on the badges; just the
name of the newspaper company.
Despite seeing so many of these, I only have a few pictures posted at the
moment. I will try and add more as I get them to show the huge variety.
Probably Meiji era based on its style, but that is just
a guess. The obverse kanji in the center read
'medal.' The reverse is inscribed 'Jiji Newspaper
Youth Division.' This newspaper existed from 1882
to 1951, so obviously the medal falls within that time