Japanese Emperor Hirohito, and Empress Nagako, arrive at the Tokyo zoo, in a 1949 Cadillac car, with motorcycle escort. They are greeted by Zoo officials and escorted into the zoo proper. The Emperor and Empress see leopards that leap angrily at the cage bars; a lion being fed, elephants (performing tricks), and seals. Empress Nagako feeds fish to the seals. The royal couple wave to a group of spectators who are kept at some distance. They attend a performance by several trained seals, and a trained chimpanzee, who rides a bicycle, dressed in costume.
Doolittle Field in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo street and sign over entrance to park: 'Doolittle Field'. Another sign reads 'Hikiya Tennis Courts'. (Note: This field is currently called "Hibiya Park" and opened for residents located in Minato-ward, Tokyo.) Vehicles and people enter and come out at the entrance gate.
Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.
Women's Army Corps officers cross the Ginza street and shop for articles at a street stand in Tokyo in Japan. Officers carrying baggage walk into the entrance of Tokyo RTO Central. They walk beside a grassy embankment with GHQ Chapel Center written on it. They look at the chapel schedule and walk towards the Diet building. Officers sit in the lawns and look at the Imperial Palace.
Reconstruction work Tokyo city in Japan. View of main street in city center. Tokyo city and reconstruction work going on roof of a building in the foreground. Vehicles pass on street. Traffic policemen control traffic. Traffic policeman directs traffic. View of building and pool in foreground.
Fire fighters work to put out fire in the central section of Tokyo city in Japan. Heavy smoke rises from the burning buildings. Fire fighters spray water from hoses to put out the fire.