• Short Summary

    JAPAN GOES ON SHOW TO THE WORLD TOMORROW AS HOST TO EXPO '70 EMPEROR HIROHITO WILL OPEN THE WORLD FAIR AT OSAKA IN THE PRESENCE OF 7,000 SPECIALLY INVITED VISITORS.

  • Description

    JAPAN GOES ON SHOW TO THE WORLD TOMORROW AS HOST TO EXPO '70 EMPEROR HIROHITO WILL OPEN THE WORLD FAIR AT OSAKA IN THE PRESENCE OF 7,000 SPECIALLY INVITED VISITORS.

    AFTER YEARS OF PLANNING AND WORLDWIDE PROMOTION, THE PAVILIONS AND STANDS OF 77 NATIONS ARE READY TO SHOW THEIR SPONSORS' ACHIEVEMENTS AND TREASURES TO THE MULTI-MILLION CROWDS EXPECTED AT THE FAIR BETWEEN NOW AND SEPT;EMBER.

    THIS IS ASIA'S FIRST WORLD EXPOSITION, AND THE BIGGEST IN THE 119-YEAR HISTORY OF WORLD FAIRS. THE PAVILIONS - BIG AND SMALL, CLASSICAL AND PSYCHEDELIC, FUNCTIONAL AND BIZARRE - STAND ON A SPRAWLING 815-ACRE (330 HECTARE) SITE, FORMERLY COVERED BY BAMBOO GROVES, ON THE WESTERN OUTSKIRTS OF JAPAN'S SECOND LARGEST CITY. NATIONS WHO HAVE FOUND PAVILIONS OF THEIR OWN BEYOND THEIR MEANS HAVE JOINED TOGETHER IN REGIONAL GROUPINGS OR STAGED EXHIBITIONS IN INTERNATIONAL PLAZAS.

    HUNDREDS OF EXPO HOSTESSES, DRESSED IN THE NATIONAL COSTUMES OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES, LEND COLOUR TO THE SCENE.

    THE WORLD FAIR WILL PROVIDE A CONVENIENT MEETING PLACE BETWEEN THE JAPANESE AND MANY DISTINGUISHED POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LEADERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. DURING THE OPENING WEEKS, THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER WILL BE RECEIVING THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOVIET UNION, THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, THE CANADIAN A PRIME MINISTER, THE BRITISH AND BELGIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

    TO JAPAN, REJOICING IN AN UNPRECEDENTED POST-WAR ECONOMIC REVIVAL, EXPO '70 IS A MATTER OF INTENSE NATIONAL PRIDE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPRESS THE WORLD.

    SYNOPSIS: OSAKA - JAPAN'S SECOND LARGEST CITY - IS READY TO PLAY HOST TO THE WORLD WHEN EXPO '70 OPENS ITS GATES ON SATURDAY. ASIA'S FIRST WORLD EXPOSITION - THE BIGGEST WORLD FAIR EVER - STANDS READY TO RECEIVE THE MULTI-MILLION CROWDS ON A SPRAWLING SITE FORMERLY COVERED BY BAMBOO GROVES. EMPEROR HIROHITO WILL PERFORM THE OPENING CEREMONY IN THE PRESENCE OF 7,000 SPECIALLY INVITED VISITORS.

    TO JAPAN, REJOICING IN AN UNPRECEDENTED POST-WAR ECONOMIC REVIVAL, EXPO '70 IS A MATTER OF INTENSE NATIONAL PRIDE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPRESS THE WORLD. YEARS OF PLANNING AND WORLDWIDE PROMOTION HAVE GONE INTO THE MAKING OF THIS GREAT EVENT.

    THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA IS ONE OF THE 77 NATIONS WHOSE PAVILIONS AND STANDS ARE READY TO OPEN.

    LIKE KOREA, CHINA ADDS TO THE APPEAL OF ITS PAVILION BY EMPLOYING EXHIBITION HOSTESSES IN NATIONAL COSTUME .....

    .....AND NEW ZEALAND HAS THE SAME IDEA. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF EXHIBITION HOSTESSES REPRESENTING THEIR VARIOUS COUNTRIES AND ADDING COLOUR TO THE SCENE.

    GABON IS AMONG THE MANY SMALLER COUNTRIES BOASTING BUILDINGS OF THEIR OWN .....

    .....SO IS INDONESIA .....

    .....AND THAILAND.

    THE JAPANESE HAVE THEIR OWN PRETTY GIRLS AT THE FAIR.

    THE FAIR WILL PROVIDE A MEETING PLACE BETWEEN JAPANESE GOVERNMENT FIGURES AND DISTINGUISHED STATESMEN AND BUSINESSMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    THE SWISS BUILDING IS READY TO OPEN .....

    MODERN NOTIONS, LIKE THIS ALUMINIUM TREE, VIE WITH TRADITIONAL DESIGNS.

    THE SOVIET BUILDING, WHERE SOVIET PRESIDENT MR. ???, WILL BE AMONG EARLY VISITORS TO OSAKA.

    BULGARIA IS ANOTHER EAST EUROPEAN EXHIBITOR.

    THE BRITISH EXHIBITION BUILDING. THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY IS ONE OF THE WORLD STATESMEN DUE TO CALL ON THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER DURING THE OPENING WEEKS OF THE FAIR.

    WEATHER MEN HAVE FORECAST A CHILLY DAY FOR OSAKA, WITH MORE SNOW, FOR THE OPENING FESTIVITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQK1HKV9DQV9OPE9E04421TGZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACQK1HKV9DQV9OPE9E04421TGZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:23:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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