• Short Summary

    WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO GO TO THE OPENING DAY, THE EXPO 70 SITE NEAR OSAKA IS ALMOST READY FOR THE FINAL TOUCHES.

  • Description

    WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO GO TO THE OPENING DAY, THE EXPO 70 SITE NEAR OSAKA IS ALMOST READY FOR THE FINAL TOUCHES. CONSTRUCTION WORK ON MOST OF THE PAVILIONS IS COMPLETE, READY FOR INTERIOR FURNISHINGS.

    EXPO 70, THE FIRST WORLD'S FAIR TO BE HELD IN ASIA, IS LOCATED IN THE SENRI HILLS, JUST OUTSIDE OSAKA JAPAN'S SECOND LARGEST CITY 330 MILES (530 KILOMETRES) FROM TOKIO.

    EIGHTY NATIONAL PAVILIONS ARE BEING ERECTED, IN ADDITION TO 32 DOMESTIC EXHIBIT HALLS AND A VARIETY OF ATTRACTIONS FOR VISITORS. THE FIRST PAVILION FINISHED WAS THAT OF THE SOVIET UNION WHICH FEATURES A MAIN COLUMN 330 FEET (100 METRES) HIGH. OTHERS NEARLY READY INCLUDE THE SPRAWLING FLAT-TOP PAVILION OF THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE HUGE WHITE CANOPY-LIKE BRITISH BUILDING.

    ALREADY VISITORS ARE BEING ADMITTED TO THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS WHICH WHEN COMPLETED, WILL HOUSE HUNDREDS OF THE WORLD'S ART TREASURES. THE SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS WILL BE LOANED FROM LEADING GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS, INCLUDING FLORENCE, THE TATE GALLERY OF BRITAIN AND THE ROYAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN BELGIUM.

    THE 815-ACRE SITE CAN BE TOURED IN THE COMFORT OF THE MONO-RAIL-CAR, ANOTHER ATTRACTION THAT IS ALREADY IN OPERATION. EACH TRAIN CAN CARRY 500 PASSENGERS, AND DURING EXPO 70 WILL SET OUT EVERY FIVE MINUTES AROUND THE FAIR.

    VISITORS WILL ALSO SEE A TYPICAL JAPANESE GARDEN BUT THIS TIME ON A GARDEN WHERE 150,000 TREES HAVE BEEN PLANTED AMONG FISHPONDS AND PATHWAYS.

    THE JAPANESE AIM TO MAKE EXPO 70 ONE OF THE BEST AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST OF THE WORLD FAIRS. THE COST SO FAR, MORE THAN GBP100 MILLION STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEUBXTHG8X49J729A4NIAJGBKU
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUBXTHG8X49J729A4NIAJGBKU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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