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Looks like what you see on the dog tags. ㋑四〇二九八__田元記. I can't make out the kanji before 田 -- if someone else could chime in we can figure out the name. First name is Motoki and his "number" is i-40298.

Edit: Now that I'm rethinking this, could it be his rifle serial? That would make more sense to me given the use of the ㋑ which is typical of series markings.
 

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Thanks Rice. Out of curiosity, why would they put this info on a sling? Thanks again for the help.
Great question. I've edited my response above but now I'm thinking that's a rifle serial number. So the sling belonged on a Type 99 with serial ㋑40298 (this makes more sense to me as the 5-digit serial fits the serializing scheme of rifles at the time).
 
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