The biennial Tokyo International Trade Fair celebrated its tenth anniversary when it opened on Friday (20 April) with a record 28 countries taking part.
GV & SV EXT. Trade Fair main entrance (2 shots)
SV Governor Ryokicht Minobe cuts tape
GTV INT. Fair
GV PAN Similar style goods on display
SV Korean traditional dolls & poster (2 shots)
GV & SV Dress rings on display at Thailand stand
GV & SV Knitting machine on German Democratic Republic etand
CU PULL BACK TO GV Australian stand
GTV & SV Cigare on display, Cuba stand (3 shots)
SV Mexico stand & silver display (2 shots)
SV Vistirs looking at cheeses on display
GV & SV Australian ski equipment (2 shots)
GV & SV Girl in Sanjo sonic bath (2 shots)
EXTERIOR TRADE FAIR BUILDING; GOVERNOR RYOKICHI MINOBE CUTTING CEREMONIAL TAPE; VARIOUS GOODS ON DISPLAY; VISITORS LOOKING AT DISPLAYS.
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Background: The biennial Tokyo International Trade Fair celebrated its tenth anniversary when it opened on Friday (20 April) with a record 28 countries taking part.
The first Tokyo Trade Fair was held in 1955. Since then the scale and scope of the event has expanded steadily, reflecting the technological progress made by the participating countries during the past decade of economic growth. The organisers say this year's fair places emphasis on the promotion of imports from aborad.
The range of goods and products on display is vast -- sporting equipment and furniture form Australia; cement and cigars form Cuba; machinery form East Germany; textiles form Mexico; and traditional dolls form Korea.
For its tenth anniversary showing, the Tokhyo International Trade Fair Commission has decided to adopt a new system; that of grouping similar or related goods in the same exhibition area. This, they hope, will give the event new look.
Some 2,000,000 visitors are expected during the 18-day fair. The organisers expect that 38,000 million Yen's worth (???54,000,000) of business will be concluded during the fair.
SYNOPSIS: In Japan, the Tokyo International Trade Fair celebrated its tenth anniversary when it opened on Friday. The Trade Fair is a biennial event - the first was held in 1955.
Since then, the scale and scope of the fir has expanded steadily. They organisers say this year's fair places emphasis on imports.
Traditional Koirean dolls are displayed near dress rings form Thailand. This year the Trade Fair Commission has decided to adopt a system whereby similar or related goods are grouped in the same exhibition hall. This will, they hope, give the tenth Trade Fair a new look.
Australia was among the record 28 countries taking part in the Trade Fair.
Cuba decided to display a fine selection of its famous Havana cigars.
The Mexican stand had a selection of textiles an silver on display. The fair will last for 18 days and some 2,000,000 visitors are expected to attend. The organisers believe that 38,000-million Yen's worth of be sines will be concluded as a result of the fair.
This glamorous display should ensure continued foreign interest in Japanese goods. It's a sonic bath manufactured by a famous Japanese electronics company.