Electric Power Generation in Japan prior to World War II
Japan Date:1938 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
A look at various sources of energy in Japan prior to World War 2. Japanese coal miners ride railcars down into a mine. View of miner using pneumatic drill to cut away coal at the face. Steam shovel bucket loading bituminous coal into open rail car. Animated map showing locations of Japan's coal mining areas in Kyushu and Hokkaido and small deposits in Honshu. Scene shifts to a river and water power generation site. View of turbines in water-powered electric generating plant. Generator buildings at side of river. Electric power transmission facilities. View from below a dam of a hydroelectric plant in central Honshu. Pipes carrying water down a mountainside. Reservoirs for storing water. Animated map depicting meager oil deposits in Japan and showing some of its oil processing and storage facilities.
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