• Short Summary

    The world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held on Wednesday ( 19 May ) between Tokyo and Hawaii.

  • Description

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    GV & SV communication Museum, tikyo
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    2.
    GV interior ditto
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    3.
    SV Mr. Ichikawa and interpreter on stage
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    4.
    CU T.V. screen showing Mr. Burns speaking
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    5.
    rear shot Ichikawa watching Burns on screen (2 shots)
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    6.
    SCU Ichikawa
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    CU pair of T.V. screens showing participants in conversation
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    8.
    CU wall diagram demonstrating communication technique
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    9.
    SV people looking on
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    10.
    SCU Ichikawa and interpreter speaking
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    11.
    rear shot Ichikawa watching burns on screen
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    12.
    CU Ichikawa and translator
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    13.
    SV onlookers
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    14.
    SV Mr. Kojima using link, T.V. monitors in foreground
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held on Wednesday ( 19 May ) between Tokyo and Hawaii. The Japanese end of the 20-minute conversation took place at the Tokyo Communication Museum.

    SYNOPSIS: Tokyo's Communication Museum was the scene on Wednesday of a communications "first". For it was here that the world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held.

    Among those taking part was Mr. Shinobu Ichikawa, Vice-President of the Keidanren Company.

    He was speaking to Hawaii's Governor, Mr. John A. Burns.

    The hook-up was organised by Japan's international radio and cable service KDD, and the Hawaii Telephone Company. It marked the centenary of Japan's first international telecommunications service between Nagasagi & Shanghai 10-Minute conversation via the hook-up costs, About 1,500 Pounds Sterlin
    The conversation was relayed by a radio-telephone and television circuit through the Intelsat 3 communication satellite over the Pacific Ocean.

    In all, the Japanese plan seven such hook-ups to Hawaii between now and next month. Also speaking was Mr. Mitsuo Kojima, KDD's commercial director.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4NHSQCSZSTB5YIJPYQ8CY9D7
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4NHSQCSZSTB5YIJPYQ8CY9D7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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