• Short Summary

    The British have never been very successful at selling their industrial products in Japan, most of the trade flows the other way, but one aspect of English leisure life is making an impact: the English way of drinking.

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    The British have never been very successful at selling their industrial products in Japan, most of the trade flows the other way, but one aspect of English leisure life is making an impact: the English way of drinking.
    The public house or "pub" ... looking a little out of place in downtown Tokyo ... is being used by more and more Japanese as a place in which to relax.
    The first pub to be built in Tokyo is in the Roppongi entertainment district. It is still one of the most popular and the company who exported it to Japan-complete with English beer, plates, cutlery and dartboard-hopes to have a chain of 150 established within a few years.
    At first only foreigners sought the brass and ale atmosphere as a refuge from the stoic Japanese life-style. But the Japanese soon acquired at taste for beer, fish and chips and darts.
    The popularity of darts-an old English pub game-has increased to the stage where the first "All Nippon Darts Tournament" took place at the Shiba Part Hotel on Saturday (5 April).
    The Japanese entrants-although numbering only 30 per cent of the contestants-performed well.
    Most of the contestants were foreigners-mainly Embassy staff and newsmen from eight countries.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7G6GXC28O9C0B3MRZWH66CVVQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G6GXC28O9C0B3MRZWH66CVVQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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