A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall on Shodoshima Island in Japan. A view of hills and a valley. An orange tree. Flower beds on mountains. Children ride bicycles on a mountain road. A view of step farms. Aerial view of houses in a village. Children arrive at the citizens' public hall . Interiors of the hall . A tea set on a table. A charcoal brazier in the hall. A painting and a clock on a wall. People play billiards. Men hang a pamphlet on a wall. Men rehearse for a play. A young girl points towards an orchestra. The orchestra plays. Young girls play instruments.
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall on Shodoshima Island in Japan. Women and men play instruments. Women and young girls dance in a circle. A film team leader with a cameraman shoots the dance from a hill. Other people sit in a circle and dance. A sailboat in a water body. A man at the rail of the boat. A light house on a hill top. Boats in an inland sea.
Highlights covering General Douglas MacArthur, from 1945 through 1950. The Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Several Japanese bowing towards the Palace. General Douglas MacArthur enters his headquarters in Japan. Emperor Hirohito walks between two U.S. sentries, as he leaves a building and enters his limousine. Japanese citizens form lines on streets to cast ballots in election.Several Japanese women voting. Exterior of the Japanese National Diet building. Interior with representatives seated. A farmer behind a cultivator, pulled by an ox, in a rice paddy. Japanese school children waving American flags, as MacArthur leaves his headquarters.MacArthur saluting at a military ceremony, where his wife, Jean MacArthur, and son Arthur are spectators. Explosions in hills, from American Patton tank shelling North Korean positions in Korean war. American soldiers firing a mortar;infantry advancing along sides of road; and American tank commander rendering first aid to wounded comrade. USAF C-47 transport aircraft ferrying American troops into korea, from Japan. American infantry marching across a bridge; firing mortars and rifles; and advancing on foot across fields. American troops on trucks followed by a Patton medium tank. MacArthur meeting troops on river boat; riding in a jeep; being briefed by U.S. officer in the field; examining a knocked out tank; and decorating U.S. troops in winter. Closeup of MacArthur in winter gear with his circle of five stars pined into a fur cap. Views of U.S. amphibious landing at Inchon. MacArthur watching from a ship offshore. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, reading message of appreciation to General MacArthur and shaking hands with him at the podium. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pinning a medal on General MacArthur,on Wake Island, October, 1950.
Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.
Symbolically Japanese Shogun secured the island empire from the outside world, as illustrated by a model with a fence around Japan. A model of early steamship and figures represent the visit to Japan of Commodore Matthew Perry, of the United States, in 1853, which resulted in a treaty opening Japan to broader commerce with the outside world. Japanese women read newspapers. Japanese Prime minister Hideki Tojo. Japanese Women as recruits. Japanese troops march. Japanese men and women queue up to vote.1950.
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall in Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan. A train moves past a field in Fukuoka Prefecture. People come out of the building of the citizens' public hall. Experts instruct farmers to raise cows. A man milks a cow. An instructor teaches farmers to milk cows. The farmers work on farm machines.