• Short Summary

    PRINCESS MARGARET ARRIVED IN TOKYO ON FRIDAY (19 SEPTEMBER) TO LAUNCH A BRITISH TRADE AND CULTURAL PROMOTION WEEK.

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    PRINCESS MARGARET ARRIVED IN TOKYO ON FRIDAY (19 SEPTEMBER) TO LAUNCH A BRITISH TRADE AND CULTURAL PROMOTION WEEK. SHE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND, LORD SNOWDON.

    SHORTLY AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL, THE ROYAL COUPLE TOURED TOKYO'S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE, CURRENTLY FEATURING SPECIAL DISPLAYS OF BRITISH-MADE GOODS.

    BRITAIN ALREADY HAS ACTIVE TRADE LINKS WITH JAPAN; IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR GBP60,000,000 STERLING WORTH OF GOODS, WERE IMPORTED FROM BRITAIN. BUT THE GERMANS DO TWICE AS MUCH TRADE WITH JAPAN, SO THE IDEA OF A BRITISH WEEK AS CONCEIVED TO BOOST FIGURES.

    IN JAPAN, THE PLACE TO REALLY HIT THE PUBLIC EYE WITH GOODS IS THE DEPARTMENT STORE, WHICH IN CITIES LIKE TOKYO IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A BIG SHOP. DEPARTMENT STORES ARE MORE LIKE SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS WHERE PEOPLE PASS THE TIME, BE AMUSED AND GET EDUCATED.

    TOKYO'S GIANT SEIBU STORE IS CARRYING THE BIGGEST SELECTION OF BRITISH PRODUCTS, AND THE JAPANESE CUSTOMERS SEEM PARTICULARLY TO BE FAVOURING BRITISH COSTUME JEWELLERY. ALTHOUGH JAPANESE FOOD TASTES ARE QUITE DISTINCTIVE AND UN-EUROPEAN, THEY SEEMED TO GO FOR BRITISH SWEETS IN A BIG WAY.

    BRITISH-MADE TOYS WERE A PARTICULAR HIT WITH THE YOUNGER VISITORS TO SEIBU STORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXGXSK88LKOE7ZGF1CCHFYGLC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXGXSK88LKOE7ZGF1CCHFYGLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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