President Rene Schick of Nicaragua and his wife jointly cut a ribbon to open a Japanese Trade Fair in Managua on Tuesday (25 February).
Sign "Feria Industria Japonesa"
Japanese and Nicaraguan flags in foreground
MS Ribbon cutting ceremony
Nicaragua President shakes hands with worker; pan to vehicle
Japanese guide - pan to vehicles
Doll making machine
Man giver doll to girl
Night shot - people
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Background: President Rene Schick of Nicaragua and his wife jointly cut a ribbon to open a Japanese Trade Fair in Managua on Tuesday (25 February). The fair will be open to the public until 9 March 1964.
At the opening ceremony President Schick was accompanied by Japanese Ambassador Hayashi and Heiji Kato, Director of the Fair. On opening day admission was by invitation only; the public was not admitted. The invitations went to government officials, civic and business leaders.
The exhibits included Japanese automobiles, textile machinery, and toys. One attractions was a machine for making plastic dolls. Several of the dolls were presented to women and girls in the crowd.
Climax of the official inaugural was a fireworks display.