Illustrated discussion of Japanese self-sufficiency in forest products prior to World War II.
Japan Date:1938 Duration:3 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese women in kimonos walking amongst cherry blossoms in a park. Japanese loggers felling a tree. Logs readied for transport to sawmills. Japanese men pushing backwards to move a load of finished wood on a dolly. Men cutting wood for sandals in a factory. Animated map illustrating three forest regions of Japan. View of column of men walking in forest of the subtropical zone, containing oak, camphor, bamboo and palm trees. Views of temperate zone forests containing pine,cypress, arborvitae, cedar, fir, beech,ash, chestnut and poplar trees. The arborial area contains coniferous forests of fir and spruce. Japanese officials in dress clothing initiate a reforestation project, as other officials and Japanese military officers watch. Women and children participate in the project. Cross-section of a cut tree illiustrating products derived therefrom. Conclusion: Japan is self-sufficient in forest products needed to support it in World War 2.produces wood products like sandals, houses, barracks and military uniform from wood by products.
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