• Short Summary

    While the Western world may have been the innovators of the Christmas festival, Japanese serving overseas - like many of their countrymen at home - have adopted it wholeheartedly.

  • Description

    While the Western world may have been the innovators of the Christmas festival, Japanese serving overseas - like many of their countrymen at home - have adopted it wholeheartedly. In London the Tamura family are celebrating it in the age-old way with a Christmas tree, cards, presents for children, and the traditional meals of turkey and plum pudding, interspersed with Japanese dishes.

    Mr. Rishichi Tamura is Communications Manage in London for Japan Air Lines. He lives with his wife, Keiko and their seven-year-old daughter Reiko and their son Satishi, aged five, in a pleasant London suburb near Richmond Park.

    They have been in London for two years and like most of their 8,000 countrymen in Britain they are enjoying Christmas as ad additional holiday.

    Although Saint Francis Xavier took Christianity to Japan more than 400 years ago, less than one per cent of the population today embrace the Christian faith. Mr. Tamura favours Buddhism but is happy to take part in Christmas, which he says is a great time for the children.

    Later the interviewer presented a small Christmas gift to Mrs. Tamura.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD251OJ0E5FP14WRKSWUK870DE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD251OJ0E5FP14WRKSWUK870DE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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