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    JAPAN IS CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF ITS SELF DEFENCE FORCE. AT?

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    JAPAN IS CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF ITS SELF DEFENCE FORCE. AT THE MOMENT JAPANESE WARSHIPS ARE HEADING FOR OSAKA BAY TO TAKE PART IN THE BIGGEST REVIEW OF THE FLEET SINCE 1940. ALL TOLD, 61 SHIPS WILL BE TAKING PART.

    JAPAN'S SELF DEFENCE FORCE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1950 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PEACE CONSTITUTION'S PROVISION THAT THE NATION'S ARMED FORCES WERE TO BE USED ONLY FOR SELF DEFENCE.

    THE ARMY'S PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS REACHED A CLIMAX YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH A GRAND MARCH-PAST IN THE PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN TOKYO. PREMIER SATO, ACCOMPANIED BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MR MATSUNO, TOOK THE SALUTE AND CARRIED OUT AN INSPECTION.

    ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE PARADE, INCLUDING MILITARY ATTACHES FROM MOST OF THE EMBASSIES REPRESENTED IN THE JAPANESE CAPITAL.

    JAPAN HAS ABOUT 195,000 MEN IN HER SELF DEFENCE FORCE, AND SPENDS 1.3 PER CENT OF HER NATIONAL INCOME ON DEFENCE EXPENDITURE. AT THE MOMENT SOME OF JAPAN'S LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR A MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME FOR ARMS AND EQUIPMENT TO PREPARE FOR 1970 WHEN THE MUTUAL SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES EXPIRES.

    (THE JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTRY ANNOUNCED A FEW DAYS AGO THAT JAPAN WAS QUITE WILLING TO TAKE PART IN A 25-NATION. WORLD DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE PREPARATORY COMMITTEE, IF INVITED. THE SUBJECT IS EXPECTED TO COME UP FOR DISCUSSION IN THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY LATER THIS MONTH.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA444FYLHURFZF1MAAWD8LAMCTV
    Media URN:
    VLVA444FYLHURFZF1MAAWD8LAMCTV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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