• Short Summary

    A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN TOKYO WAS AMONG SEVERAL HELD IN JAPAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) MARKING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND HONOURING THE 3,000,000 JAPANESE WHO DIED IN IT.

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    CROWD AT SHRINE; EMPEROR AND EMPRESS ARRIVE AND SAND NI SILENCE; MR. SATO ARRIVES AND MAKES SPEECH; WAR VETERANS; EMPEROR AND EMPRESS PAY HOMAGE BEFORE SHRINE; WEEPING WOMEN AND OTHER MOURNERS IN CROWD; PEOPLE PRAYING.




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    Background: A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN TOKYO WAS AMONG SEVERAL HELD IN JAPAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) MARKING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND HONOURING THE 3,000,000 JAPANESE WHO DIED IN IT.THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS OF JAPAN AND MR.EISAKU SATO, THE PRIME MINISTER, WERE AMONG THE MOURNERS.

    THE MEMORIAL SERVICE, SPONSORED BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT, WAS HELD AT THE NIPPON BUDOKAN HALL, IN TOKYO.IT WAS ATTENDED BY NEARLY 4,000 PEOPLE, REPRESENTING THE FAMILIES OF THE WAR DEAD.A MINUTE'S SILENCE WAS OBSERVED AT NOON AT THE CEREMONY, AS ELSEWHERE IN JAPAN.

    AFTER THE MINUTE'S SILENCE, THE EMPEROR MADE A BRIEF SPEECH.MR.SATO ALSO SPOKE.AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, SOME 500 FAMILIES OF THE WAR DEAD ASSEMBLED FOR PRAYER.QUIET MUSIC PLAYED OVER LOUD SPEAKERS AS THE MOURNERS PRAYED FOR THEIR DEAD.

    THE THEME OF THE SERVICE WAS THAT WORLD PEACE MUST BE MAINTAINED, AND THAT HUMANITY BE PRESERVED FROM THE DISASTERS AND MISERY THAT RESULTED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS213NMMYHE00CV6U5VQIVFJK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS213NMMYHE00CV6U5VQIVFJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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