• Short Summary

    FOR SOME TIME NOW JAPAN HAS BEEN SENDING TECHNICAL ADVISERS TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO OFFER TRAINING IN THE HANDICRAFT, FISHING, AND AGRICULTURAL FIELDS.

  • Description

    FOR SOME TIME NOW JAPAN HAS BEEN SENDING TECHNICAL ADVISERS TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO OFFER TRAINING IN THE HANDICRAFT, FISHING, AND AGRICULTURAL FIELDS. THIS YEAR, MR. JIRO HARADA, A JAPANESE CRAFTSMAN IN BAMBOO, CARRIED THE PROCESS FURTHER BY TAKING THREE YOUNG GHANAIANS BACK TO JAPAN TO TRAIN AT HIS KAKEGAWA FACTORY.

    MR. HARADA, WHOSE FACTORY IS SITUATED IN THE MOUNTAINOUS SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE SOME 150 MILES (250 KILOMETRES) FROM TOKYO, WAS ORIGINALLY SENT TO GHANA FOR TWO YEARS TO PROVIDE GHANIAN YOUTH WITH VOCATIONAL TRAINING. ON HIS RETURN, HE TOOK WITH HIM TREE YOUNG AND PROMISING STUDENTS - MR. J. ANDOH, MR. J. ADOM, AND MR. J. ARTHER INVITING THEM TO SPENT A YEAR IN JAPAN IN ORDER TO LEARN NOW TO PRODUCE FIRST-CLASS BAMBOO PRODUCTS.

    IT TOOK THEM THREE MONTHS TO MASTER ENOUGH JAPANESE TO BE UNDERSTOOD, AND NOW, WITH THE HELP OF MR. HARADA'S KNOWLEDGE OF GHANAIAN, THEY ARE TAKING A FULL COURSE IN BAMBOO HANDICRAFTS. THIS INVOLVES TRAINING IN EVERY ASPECT OF MANUFACTURER, EVERYTHING FROM THE CUTTING OF THE BAMBOO, TO THE DECORATION OF THE FINISHED ITEM. TYPICAL IS THE PRODUCTION OF A BAMBOO GLASS, WHICH HAS TO BE SAWN FROM THE BAMBOO FOREST, HOLLOWED, LACQUERED INSIDE AND OUT, AND FINALLY DECORATED WITH PAINTED FLOWERS AND TREES. TRAYS, BASKETS, CAGES, KNIVES, SPOONS, AND PORKS, ARE AMONG THE OTHER BAMBOO PRODUCTS THEY ARE LEARNING TO MANUFACTURE.

    AFTER A YEAR IN JAPAN - LEARNING ALSO TO LIVE WITH THE COLD OF THE JAPANESE WINTER - THEY ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO GHANA TO TEACH THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN THE NEWLY-ACQUIRED CRAFTS. THEY WILL LEAVE BEHIND THEM SOME 50 OTHER GHANAIANS, ENGAGED IN LEARNING MODERN FISHING, AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING, ELECTRONIC AND MINING PRACTICES. JAPAN INTENDS TO DONATE 1% OF HER NATIONAL INCOME TO INTRODUCING HER TRADES INTO SEVERAL DEVELOPING, ASIAN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2OTO21TO3FM89N8ZZNRHX32B2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OTO21TO3FM89N8ZZNRHX32B2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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