Spain's future king, Prince Juan Carlos of Bourbon, arrived in Tokyo yesterday (Thursday) to begin his first state visit to the Far East.
SV Prince Juan Carlos and Princess leaving plane and are greeted by Crown Prince Akihito and Princess (2 shots)
CU During salute prince juan Carlos, Crown Prince Akihito, Spanish Princess, and Japanese Princess (5 shots)
GV Guard of honour
SV Prince Juan Carlos shaking hands with foreign Minister and wife
SV PAN Japanese Royals to Carlos and Princess meeting officials (2 shots)
SCU Crown Prince and Princess
SV PAN FROM flag to party entering car
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Background: Spain's future king, Prince Juan Carlos of Bourbon, arrived in Tokyo yesterday (Thursday) to begin his first state visit to the Far East. At the start of a week-long stay, the Prince and his Greek-born wife Princess Sofia were greeted at the airport by Japan's future Emperor, Crown Prince Akihito, and Princess Michiko.
SYNOPSIS: Japanese Foreign Minister Fukuda was introduced to the royal visitors. It's introduced to the royal visitors. It's the first time that Prince Juan Carols has made a state visit to the Far East. Officials said the thirty-four-year-old prince would rest for most of the day at a state guesthouse before attending a banquet given by Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace. Future plans included a visit to a sumo wrestling festival.