• Short Summary

    THE SITE FOR EXPO 70 IN OSAKA, JAPAN SECOND LARGEST CITY, HAS BEGUN TO TAKE ON ITS FINAL SHAPE AS GANGS OF WORKERS LABOUR FEVERISHLY TO RISE PAVILIONS.

  • Description

    THE SITE FOR EXPO 70 IN OSAKA, JAPAN SECOND LARGEST CITY, HAS BEGUN TO TAKE ON ITS FINAL SHAPE AS GANGS OF WORKERS LABOUR FEVERISHLY TO RISE PAVILIONS.

    THE NEW TOWN -- FOR THAT IS WHAT IT IS -- RISES IN A PANORAMIC SWEEP FROM THE HILLS OF SENRI ON THE NORTH WESTERN SUBURB OF OSAKA. IT IS THE FIRST WORLD'S FAIR TO BE HELD IN ASIA AND THEY ENSURE EVERYTHING IS READY ON TIME, THOUSANDS OF WHITE HELMETED WORKERS, WITH BULLDOZERS, MOVING CRANES AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION, LABOUR AROUND THE CLOCK SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

    ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS AT THE INCOMPLETE SITE OF THE BLUE AND WHITE FOUR COACH MONORAIL TRAIN WHICH WILL CARRY THE VISITORS AROUND THE 815 ACRE EXHIBITION SITE WHEN EXPO OPENS IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

    THE JAPANESE, WHO HAVE TAKEN AS THE EXHIBITION THEM PROGRESS AND HARMONY FOR MANKIND" AIM TO MAKE THE SHOW BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THE ONE MOUNTED IN MONTREAL IN 1967. THAT ONE COST MORE THAN GBP200 MILLION STERLING AND ATTRACTED SOME 50 MILLION PEOPLE.

    THE JAPANESE AIM TO MAKE IT BIGGER AND BETTER WHILE SPENDING LESS MONEY SO FAR THE BUDGET. IS RUNNING AT A LITTLE MORE THAN GBP100 MILLION STERLING PRIOR BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN HEAVY AND HOTELS, INNS AND LODGING HOUSES ARE ALREADY FILLED FOR THE YEAR.

    MORE THAN 80 NATIONAL PAVILIONS, 32 DOMESTIC EXHIBIT HALLS AND A VARIOUS OF SCATTERED ABOUT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS, 330 MILES FROM TOKYO.

    AMONG OTHER THINGS EXPO 70 BOASTS THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRANSPARENT -ROOF IT WEIGHS ABOUT 4,000 TONS. BENEATH IN COMPUTER -CONTROLLED ROBOTS, INCLUDED ONE 70 FEET TALL, WILL MOVE SCENERY AND PROJECT TRI-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES.

    THE JAPANESE HAVE RECRUITED 55 ESCORT GUIDES, 150 POSTERS INTERPRETERS AND 250 MISS EXPO HOSTESSES WHO WILL SERVE AT THE VARIOUS PAVILION TO TAKE CARE OF THE INNER MAN 210 RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN SET UP, THE STATISTICAL PROJECTION IS THAT THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF SEATING 25,000 PEOPLE AND SERVING 233,000 MEALS EACH DAY.

    PLANNING HAS REACHED RIGHT DOWN TO THE PROBLEM OF WHAT TO DO WITH LOST CHILDREN. THE JAPANESE HAVE INSTALLED A COMPUTER TO TRACK THEIR PARENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9HCAAZBQH97A23BXB23L17G1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9HCAAZBQH97A23BXB23L17G1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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