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    Speeches of welcome from Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan opened the 61st Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Tokoy's Diet (Parliament) Building on Wednesday (2nd October).

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    DIET BUILDING AND FLAGS

    DELEGATES ARRIVE BY COACH AND CAR

    DELEGATES ENTER BUILDING

    DELEGATES ENTER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER:

    EMPEROR ENTERS AND TAKES SEAT

    DELEGATES STAND: EMPEROR READS SPEECH

    TANAKA READS SPEECH:

    ACTING IPU PRESIDENT DHILLON WELCOMES DELEGATES.




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    Background: Speeches of welcome from Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan opened the 61st Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Tokoy's Diet (Parliament) Building on Wednesday (2nd October).

    An estimated 500 delegates from 66 nations are attending the ten day conference, designed as a forum for discussion of the world's most pressing human problems.

    Before the conference ends on October 11th the parliamentary delegates will vote on resolutions concerning disarmament, the Middle East, the Energy crisis, population, youth education, torture and apartheid.

    In an almost inaudible voice Emperor Hirohito of Japan, now 73 years old, welcomed the delegates, hoped that their meeting would help the cause of peace, and said it was significant that the IPU had returned once again to Tokyo to hold their conference. The IPU had previously met in Tokyo in 1960 for its 49th conference.

    There followed welcome speeches from Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka and IPU Acting President Dr. G.S. Dhillon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACA1OI9S43AJR3KKJ5V2YQC759
    Media URN:
    VLVACA1OI9S43AJR3KKJ5V2YQC759
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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