• Short Summary

    Japan's Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako paid a visit to the United nations on Monday (6 october) as part of a two week visit the royal couple is making to the United States.

  • Description

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    SV PAN INTERIOR Hirohito and Waldheim, also Empress Nagako enter building and pose for photographers
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    GV Empty seats inside U.N.
    0.24

    3.
    GV PAN & SV Haldheim escorting Hirohito around UN building (2 shots)
    0.45

    4.
    CU PAN & SV Waldheim showing Hirohito how to work voting board ( 4 shots)
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    SV PAN Hirohito escorted around building (3 shots)
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    Initials BB/2320 AB/DW/BB/2335


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Japan's Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako paid a visit to the United nations on Monday (6 october) as part of a two week visit the royal couple is making to the United States.

    The visit was made amid strict security precautions. All guests at functions attended by the Emperor and his wife were carefully screened. On Monday two American born Chinese, unofficially linked with a possible assassination plot against the Emperor, were formally charged with a federal gun offence. They were arrested at the weekend, when federal agents raided their brooklyn flat and seized a large cache of guns.

    It is the first ever visit to the United States by an Emperor and Empress from japan. For some weeks before Emperor Hirohito left Japan there were violent demonstrations against the trip from some sections of the community. Many japanese believe the visit will cement relations between the two countries to the extent that Japan could eventually be put in the position of becoming an American ally in the event of another war.

    When Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako visited the U.N. on Monday they were given a personal tour of the headquarters by Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim, and his wife, Elisabeth. They visited the Security Council, the General Assembly and viewed the united Nations' peace bell, an ornate bronze bell donated to the U.N. by the Japanese people in 1954.

    After attending several other functions in New york on Monday (6 October) they flew to Chicago on Tuesday morning (7 October) on the next leg of their whirlwind tour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5ARSGL5HM4RCKE5OSA1E29A7M
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ARSGL5HM4RCKE5OSA1E29A7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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