Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato arrived at Naha, capital of Okinawa Islands at 10:00 a.m.?
L.S. Japan Air Line special plane arrived at Naha Air port at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of August 19th.
Hundred of pressmen, photographers and newsreel cameramen shoot picture
M.L.S. PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO GETS DOWN FROM THE PLANE.
M.L.S. U.S. HONOUR GUARD SALUTE TO PRIME MINISTER SATO.
M.S. LT. GENERAL ALBERT WATSON, U.S. HIGH COMMISSION WELCOME AND GREETS PRIME MINISTER SATO AT THE RAMP.
M.S. PRIME MINISTER SATO WAS GREETED BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF OKINAWA GOVERNMENT MR. MATSUOKA.
M.S. PRIME MINISTER SATO GETS ON THE PLATFORM AND DELIVERS A MESSAGE.
HE GETS ON THE CAR AND THE PROCESSION STARTS FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CITY OF NAHA.
M.S. HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN GUARD THE ROAD AS THEY FACE FOR THE THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING "SATO IS U.S. PUPPET"
M.L.S. THE CAR IS PROCEEDING ON THE STREET OF
THE CAR IS GOING ON THE STREET. BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET ARE FILLED BY OKINAWANS AND THEY WELCOME SATO.
M.S. A BIG ARCH WRITTEN "WELCOME PRIME MINISTER SATO"
M.S. The citizen of Naha BANNER THE RISING SUN FLAG.
Prime Minister Sato accompanied by Mr. Tanaka, Secretary General of Japan Liberal Democratic Party and former finance minister get in the Okinawa Government building.
M.S. A lot of press and photographers take picture of Prime Minister Sato.
M.S. Mr. Tanaka, extreme left and Prime Minister Sato sits down on the sofa
M.S. Mr. Matsuoka, Chief executive of OKINAWA Government (with glass) comes in the room and greets Prime Minister Sato.
C.S. Sato (left) and Mr. Matsuoka (right)
M.L.S. THE PRIME MINISTER PROCEED TO THE PUBLIC HALL OF NAHA WHERE THE WELCOME CONVENTION WAS HELD.
M.S PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES AT THE PUBLIC HALL.
M.S. Prime Minister shows up on the stage and delivers a speech.
L.S. The INTERIOR OF THE PUBLIC HALL WHERE THE WELCOME RALLY WAS HELD.
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Background: Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato arrived at Naha, capital of Okinawa Islands at 10:00 a.m. to a tumultuous welcome from thousands of Okinawans lining at the airport ramp and declared the " postwar period will not over for Japan until Okinawa is returned to its home country "Japan". The Prime Minister and six Japanese Government, political and educational leaders were greeted at planeside by U.S. High Commissioner Lt. General Albert Watson II, U.S. Civil Administrator Gerald Warner and Chief Executive of the Ryukyus Seiho Matsuoka. Mr. Sato, first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Okinawa since the end of World War II, will tour Ryukyus for three days. A 19-gun salute was fired in honour of the visiting Premier by a U.S. Armed Forces unit. Mr. Sato mounted a specially constructed podium to hear welcoming address by Mr. Matsuoka and General Watson. The Ryukyu Chief Executive spelled out the complex problems faced by Okinawans from their unique situation in international politics and made a plea for more aid from both the U.S. and Japan. He expressed the hope that Mr. Sato's visit would strengthen the cooperation between the U.S. and Japan in helping to solve Okinawa's problems. In his remarks, General Watson stressed that Mr. Sato's visit is an ideal opportunity for all Okinawans to assert their Japanese citizenship. He called the Prime Minister's visit " firm proof of cooperation between our two countries. While Prime Minister's car parade to the government office in the streets of Naha, there were hundreds of demonstrators against his visit to Okinawa, however, heavy guard of Okinawa police prevented the demonstrators to reach his car.