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    INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH DRAW BIG CROWDS AT A CURRENT JAPANESE MILITARY EXHIBITION AT KAWASAKI, NEAR TOKYO.

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    INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH DRAW BIG CROWDS AT A CURRENT JAPANESE MILITARY EXHIBITION AT KAWASAKI, NEAR TOKYO. MOST OF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS TO SEE THEM BY APRIL 3 WERE CHILDREN.

    THEY SWARMED OVER THE EXHIBITS - TANKS, GUNS AND GOGGLED AT A U.S. LOCKHEED F104J SUPER STARFIGHTER, NOW BEING ASSEMBLED IN JAPAN.

    MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN PEERED AT CANNONS AND WATCHED DEMONSTRATIONS OF RADAR-CONTROLLED ARTILLERY AS GUNS CREWS SIMULATED FIRING AT AIRCRAFT OVERHEAD.

    THIS EXHIBITION OF WAR MATERIAL STANDS OUT IN SHARP CONTRAST TO THE PACIFIST DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH HAVE REPEATEDLY OCCURRED IN TOKYO, PROTESTING AGAINST ARMS BUILDING AND UPHOLDING JAPAN'S "NO-WAR-AT-ANY-PRICE" SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT.

    ON THE SAME DAY IN OTHER PARTS OF JAPAN, SOCIALISTS AND LABOUR LEADERS WERE CONDUCTING A SIGNATURE DRIVE TO APPEAL TO MR. KHRUSHCHEV AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY TO SUSPEND THEIR NUCLEAR TESTS. OTHER JAPANESE GROUPS WERE ATTEMPTING TO PREVENT USE OF THE MOUNT FUJI FIRING RANGE BY JAPAN'S GROWING LAND FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GEFZBKIVMGMMO1UMCE7K5NE8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GEFZBKIVMGMMO1UMCE7K5NE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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