People from all over Japan gathered in Osaka's Castle Park to take part in the fifth United nations Disarmament Week which opened on October 24.
1. AERIAL VIEW Anti-nuclear demonstrators in Osaka Castle Park. 0.06
2. GV & CU Demonstrators with banners and headbands. (2 SHOTS) 0.10
3. SV Banner TILT DOWN TO demonstrators sitting in front of stage. (2 SHOTS) 0.17
4. GV PAN Demonstrators staging a "die-in". (3 SHOTS) 0.27
5. SV & CU Chairman of General Council of Trade Unions, Motofumi Makieda speaking from stage. Crowd applauding. (Japanese SOT). (3 SHOTS) 0.48
6. CU Ichiro Moritaki, representative of Japanese Congress against A and H bombs (Gensuikin) speaking. (Japanese SOT). 0.55
7. SCU Actress Haruko Mabuchi speaking (Japanese SOT). 1.01
8. SV Crowd listening (Japanese SOT). 1.04
9. GV & SV Crowd watching stage show and women performing anti-nuclear skits. (6 SHOTS) 1.25
10. SV Children carrying portable shrine (Mikoshi) at children's plaza. (3 SHOTS) 1.41
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Background: OSAKA, JAPAN
People from all over Japan gathered in Osaka's Castle Park to take part in the fifth United nations Disarmament Week which opened on October 24. Ten rallies sponsored by the General Council of Trade Unions appealed for arms reduction, world peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. At the main site, called Plaza of Disarmament and International Solidarity, demonstrators staged a "die-in", complete with the sound of wailing sirens and B-29 aircraft bomber engines. After speeches from prominent figures, including General Council of Trade Unions Chairman Motofumi Makieda and Japanese Congress Representative Ichiro Moritaki, participants adopted a resolution calling on world governments to prevent a repetition of the atomic attacks which decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The actress Haruko Mabuchi also addressed the rally. Women took part in a play calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and discrimination against women, while children amused themselves at the Children's Plaza.
Source: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI