First radiophone link between London and Tokyo is inaugurated, shots of ceremony.
SLATE INFORMATION: HALLO, TOKYO! London - First radio-'phone between Britain and Japan! Foreign Secretary and PMG attend inauguration of service.
Intr. shots. Long view of Simon & Wood in room with others seated and wearing headphones. Cu. Sir Charles wearing hearphones. Cu. pan. along people listening in room. Cu. of Simon talking to Jap foreign Sect. Cu. Simon with earphones on talks, Full cu. of Simon wearing earphones talking.
Sound Effects: Off-stage voice describes inauguration. Wood says that hes' pleased to inaugurate this service. Jap Foreign Sec'y talks about good relations between the 2 countries (From Japan.) Simon speaks in to phone & says may this service ever be used in the promotion of peaceful co-operation for the benefit of Mankind. ... (Jap. Sec'y speaks from Japan.)
Science and Technology; telephone; Personalities - Politicians; Communications; Sir Kingsley Wood (1881-1943) Postmaster General; Sir John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1873-1954) (Foreign Secretary), Great Britain
Background: First radiophone link between London and Tokyo is inaugurated, shots of ceremony.