• Short Summary

    THE FIFTEENTH TOKYO MOTOR SHOW OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH A TOTAL OF 723 VEHICLES, MADE BY 346 DIFFERENT FIRMS, ON DISPLAY.

  • Description

    THE FIFTEENTH TOKYO MOTOR SHOW OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH A TOTAL OF 723 VEHICLES, MADE BY 346 DIFFERENT FIRMS, ON DISPLAY. THE SHOW, WHICH RUNS FOR 17 DAYS, WAS OPENED BY PRINCE TAKAMATSU. IT IS AIMED PARTICULARLY AT INCREASING JAPAN'S EXPORT DRIVE IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

    THE SHOW IS THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN JAPAN, WITH BOTH HEAVY VEHICLES AND LIGHT PASSENGER MODELS RECEIVING Close ATTENTION.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY SAID AT A PREVIEW YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE JAPANESE MOTOR CAR INDUSTRY WAS HOPING TO INCREASE ITS EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES TO 500,000 CARS A YEAR IN ABOUT FOUR YEARS. LAST YEAR, JAPAN EXPORTED 90,000 CARS TO AMERICA.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR ANOTHER LEADING MANUFACTURER, THE TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY, SAID THE "STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENT" OF THE COUNTRY'S CAR INDUSTRY WAS MAKING STEADY PROGRESS THROUGH BUSINESS TIE-UPS AND MERGERS.

    HE SAID TOO MANY MANUFACTURERS WERE PRODUCING TOO MANY DIFFERENT MODELS, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR JAPAN TO OPEN HER MARKET TO FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS.

    EMPHASIS AT THE SHOW HAS BEEN PLACED ON SIMPLIFICATION OF DISPLAYS, REFLECTING THE TREND TOWARDS A MORE INTERNATIONAL APPROACH.

    AT LEAST ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE SHOW BEFORE IT CLOSES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8I20W8H64W29YCBH9NNZGB5VH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I20W8H64W29YCBH9NNZGB5VH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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