• Short Summary

    The President of the Japanese Trade Union Congress, Minoru Takita, recently visited President Kennedy in Washington.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Kennedy and Minoru Takita at desk
    0.04

    2.
    CU Takita pan to Kennedy
    0.10

    3.
    MV The two men
    0.13

    4.
    CU Takita
    0.16

    5.
    MV Kennedy with mask presented by Takita
    0.23

    6.
    CU Mask
    0.27

    7.
    LV Japanese ship in New York harbour
    0.31

    8.
    SV Stern of "Astoria Maru - Tokyo"
    0.33

    9.
    GV Crates unloaded
    0.43

    10.
    CU Boxes
    0.43

    11.
    CU Printing on box 'Made in Japan'
    0.45

    12.
    MV Boxes
    0.47

    13.
    GV/PAN Down buildings in garment centre New York
    0.53

    14.
    CU Dress manufacturers sign on truck
    0.55

    15.
    CU Another sign
    0.58

    16.
    CV's Activity with hand trucks in garment district
    1.05

    17.
    MV Bolts of cloth on table
    1.06

    18.
    MV Cutter cuts cloth
    1.13

    19.
    CU Cloth cutting
    1.16

    20.
    GV Manufacturers workshop
    1.18

    21.
    CV Machinist
    1.22

    22.
    CV Woman machinist
    1.25

    23.
    CU Hand sewing
    1.29

    24.
    MV Pressers
    1.33

    25.
    MV Finished suits on rack
    1.36

    26.
    GV Ext..Men's clothing store
    1.39

    27.
    MV Suits displayed in window
    1.43

    28.
    MV Customer being fitted
    1.49

    29.
    CU Customer with jackets surveying
    1.54

    30.
    GV Rack of suits
    1.57



    Initials BA/V/JF/RP



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The President of the Japanese Trade Union Congress, Minoru Takita, recently visited President Kennedy in Washington. He presented his with a "good-luck" Lion's Head Mask, and discussed labour problems... In particular, a big problem has arisen over cheap Japanese garments and textiles imported into the United States.

    America's big garment-makers union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, has instructed its 385,000 members not to cut any Japanese cloth imported after May 1st.

    The ban follows a refusal by Japanese manufacturers to set a voluntary quota on shipments of men's and boy's suits to the United States.

    The Union claims that the American clothing industry - already one of the most competitive in the country - could not survive in competition with imported garments made by workers earning only 14 cents an hour.

    The average hourly wage in union clothing shops in the United States is 2 dollars - about 14 times higher.

    Meanwhile, shipments from Japan continued to be unloaded.... One such cargo was brought to New York harbour in the Japanese ship "Astoria Maru".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYS50AS7MRLSTKS3SCMU531N3
    Media URN:
    VLVABYS50AS7MRLSTKS3SCMU531N3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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