• Short Summary

    A FOUR SHIP SQUADRON OF THE JAPANESE "MARITIME SELF DEFENCE" FORCE ARRIVED IN ADEN EARLIER THIS WEEK ON A GOODWILL VISIT.

  • Description

    A FOUR SHIP SQUADRON OF THE JAPANESE "MARITIME SELF DEFENCE" FORCE ARRIVED IN ADEN EARLIER THIS WEEK ON A GOODWILL VISIT. THE 24-HOUR CALL WAS PART OF AN EXTENSIVE CRUISE BY THE SQUADRON WHICH WILL VISIT THE UAR, TURKEY, ITALY, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, BRITAIN AND THAILAND BEFORE RETURNING TO JAPAN.

    IN ADEN CADETS AND CREW MADE SIGHTSEEING TRIPS AND THE SQUADRON COMMANDER, REAR ADMIRAL KOHJI TAKIGAWA CALLED ON THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER. WHEN THE SHIPS REACH BRITAIN LATE NEXT MONTH THEY WILL BE THE FIRST FROM JAPAN TO VISIT THE UNITED KINGDOM SINCE 1935.

    THE FOUR FRIGATES OF THE SQUADRON ARE CARRYING CADETS ON A TRAINING CRUISE. THE SHIPS ARE NAMED "AKIZUKI", "TERIZUKI", "ONAMI" AND "TAKANAMI". ALSO ON BOARD ARE 15 JAPANESE NEWSMEN.

    TODAY THE JAPANESE "NAVY" HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM A GREAT PRE WAR FORCE TO A "MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE" WHICH INCLUDES NO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OR CAPITAL SHIPS. BUT THE JAPANESE SEAMAN ARE VISITING BRITAIN AT A TIME WHEN THEIR COUNTRY'S MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMME IS THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD AND AS THEY PREPARE TO BUILD A NUCLEAR POWERED VESSEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZU3O02FKH63CVQ0QE9ADDGHO
    Media URN:
    VLVAZU3O02FKH63CVQ0QE9ADDGHO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1963
    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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