Japanese Emperor Hirohito reviews his battle fleet in Yokohama, Japan. Emperor Hirohito of Japan, dressed in Naval white uniform, and carrying a sword, walks past an honor guard of Japanese sailors who present arms in salute. The Emperor renders a hand salute. He is accompanied by high ranking military officers. Scene shifts to Crowds of Japanese civilians watching the proceedings from a stone bulwark at waters edge. Next, the Emperor and entourage descend a gangplank and board a Navy launch, displaying a large Naval Rising Sun ensign. Some large freighters and small boats are seen in the harbor. View from the dock as the launch pulls away. A sailor and a Marine are standing at attention in foreground. Closeup of the Japanese battleship Kirishima. View of the navy launch as sailors raise the Imperial flag of the Emperor on its bow. View from deck of the battleship Kirishima, where sailors in dress whites stand at attention while she fires a salute with one of her guns. View from her port side, as the Kirishima continues firing gun salutes. Gun smoke obscures the ship. back on shore, the embankment is filled with crowds of spectators. Many carry umbrellas. View of the battleship Kirishima from another ship, where sailors line the deck railing at attention. Japanese military aircraft fly overhead in formations above the Kirishima. Glimpse of a column of Japanese Navy capital ships.
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.
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.
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.
The film 'The Big Picture' depicts the role of women in the U.S. Army in Korea. An Army nurse removes a dressing from sterilizer, with tongs, and gives it to surgeon, during operation. A team of doctors perform surgery. Physician works on soldiers.
The leg of the soldiers dipped in a water tub. Nurse wipes the legs of soldier using a towel. A nurse teaches physical therapy exercises to recovering soldiers. Nurses treat soldiers in a medical van. Women work in the communication department. Woman works on typewriter. Yokohama, Japan: A quonset hut reads 'WAC Detachment Yokohama command 8064th army unit'. U.S. army women come out of the building. The local women stand. Woman arranges paper on a table. The Eiffel tower. Women work in office. Women eat on snow. A woman with a soldier as she examines a gun. A nurse helps an injured soldier. U.S. Army General Matthew Bunker Ridgway states that he is proud to have women in the army and needs many more to contribute. Captain Carl Zimmerman concludes the program.