A private high-wing parasol monoplane takes off and passes directly over the camera. A glimpse of factories and smoke stacks in the background, during takeoff. From that airplane, the Japanese ocean liner, Chichibu Maru, is seen underway in water below. Scene shifts completely to interior of a Japanese steel mill, where fiery molten steel rushes out of an open hearth furnace; fire shoots upward from a bessemer converter furnace; A conveyer transports a large crucible of molten steel inside a plant; closeup of its contents being poured into another container. An open hearth furnace about to disgorge its molten steel, with some already running out. Japanese steel workers standing on platform as a crucible of flaming steel passes on a conveyer. Molten steel flaming brightly in various areas within the steel mill as conveyer moves a large crucible in foreground. Closeup of a flaming steel-filled crucible. Scene shifts to workers in a Japanese shipyard. A number of commercial ships are in the waters behind them. Camera changes focus to scaffolding surrounding a large ocean-going ship under construction. Next it shows another nearly-completed ship with "Chichibu Maru" painted on her hull. Next, the Chichibu Maru is seen going down the ways as she is launched on 8 May, 1929. (She would complete fitting out on 10 March, 1930.) Closeup of the hull as she plunges into the water on launch. Some crew and yard workers look down from her deck. Banners are displayed from the launching ceremony. View from a small boat moving around the Chichibu Maru, as she departs on an ocean voyage. Her passengers line the decks, waving goodbyes.
Empress of Japan sends the Court Ladies in Annual Hairdressers convention for expert instruction in Yokohama. The women sit on chairs. A man explains them about hair with the help of charts and diagrams. The women sit on chairs as hairdressers set their hair. A woman wearing kimono with traditional hair style.
Map shows Tokyo and arrow moving toward Yokohama. View of harbor of Yokohama. Boats and steamers at harbor. Buildings and roads in downtown Yokohama with cars going by. Cargo is loaded in steamers at harbor. Steamers underway at sea.
Technical experts inspect crab. Exterior of factory of Three Diamond Brand. Labeling and Repacking: Japanese workers lacquer and label the tin cans of crab in a factory. Experts inspect the tins. Sign board of 'Fancy Crab Meat, New York'. Four different grades of Japanese Canned Crab Association, Yokohama for export: Fancy (Red), Choice (Indigo), Fair (Blue), and Passed A (purple). Logo of Three Diamond on cargo. Workers bring the cargo for shipping. Cargo boats are loaded and taken to Yokohama. Supervisors inspect the cargo. Steamer Olympia Maru loaded. Flag of Three Diamond Brand at steamer.
Arrival of army wives in Yokohama, Japan. A banner on a ship at Yokohama Harbor reads "Welcome to Japan". Army officers and men of the American Occupation Forces await the arrival of their wives. Women disembark from the ship. They meet their husbands. United States Army General Robert Lawrence Eichelberger greets his wife.
Celebrating anniversary of Yokohama port , which opened in 1859. Japanese women seated in traditional dress. Celebration Parade down Isezaki Street, in Yokohama. Dragon floats dance. Cultural dance of Japan. U.S. Army participates in celebration. Japanese children enjoy the parade. Japanese police men control the throng. Japanese children watch the various floats. Sergeant Stuart speaks about friendship of United States with Japan.