The world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held on Wednesday ( 19 May ) between Tokyo and Hawaii.
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GV interior ditto
SV Mr. Ichikawa and interpreter on stage
CU T.V. screen showing Mr. Burns speaking
rear shot Ichikawa watching Burns on screen (2 shots)
CU pair of T.V. screens showing participants in conversation
CU wall diagram demonstrating communication technique
SV people looking on
SCU Ichikawa and interpreter speaking
rear shot Ichikawa watching burns on screen
CU Ichikawa and translator
SV Mr. Kojima using link, T.V. monitors in foreground
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Background: The world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held on Wednesday ( 19 May ) between Tokyo and Hawaii. The Japanese end of the 20-minute conversation took place at the Tokyo Communication Museum.
SYNOPSIS: Tokyo's Communication Museum was the scene on Wednesday of a communications "first". For it was here that the world's first-ever international picturephone conversation was held.
Among those taking part was Mr. Shinobu Ichikawa, Vice-President of the Keidanren Company.
He was speaking to Hawaii's Governor, Mr. John A. Burns.
The hook-up was organised by Japan's international radio and cable service KDD, and the Hawaii Telephone Company. It marked the centenary of Japan's first international telecommunications service between Nagasagi & Shanghai 10-Minute conversation via the hook-up costs, About 1,500 Pounds Sterlin
The conversation was relayed by a radio-telephone and television circuit through the Intelsat 3 communication satellite over the Pacific Ocean.
In all, the Japanese plan seven such hook-ups to Hawaii between now and next month. Also speaking was Mr. Mitsuo Kojima, KDD's commercial director.