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[Japan Maritime Self-Defense training ships in Los Angeles Harbor, Los Angeles, California, September 9, 1968]
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Los Angeles, Calif., September 9, 1968

(96.267.1027)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

4 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

3 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, September 9-10, 1968, Japanese section.

Japanese training ship in Los Angeles Harbor, Los Angeles, California, September 9, 1968.
1P and 6N: James Nakagawa, Los Angeles Sister City representative, and George Saiki, representative of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, present books to Head Commander Okawa who receives it on behalf of the children of Nagoya, Sister City of Los Angeles on the ship's deck. Okawa wears dress white uniform in center holding two books next to Nakagawa and Saiki in suits. They are flanked by eight boys, five in Boy Scout uniforms of Los Angeles Troop 361. Two scouts hold a "ALL" box labeled, "13 America's History", in front of stacked boxes at left. (Published 09.10.1968)
2P: Commander Okawa presents artwork by Nagoya grammar school student, Sayoko Yaki, to James Nakagawa, Los Angeles Sister City representative, as Mas Dobashi, Scout Master, looks on in Captain's quarters. Captain wears dress white uniform, Nakagawa in suit and eyeglasses and Dobashi in Scout uniform.
3P: Nisei Week princess Janis Kimura with bouffant hairstyle presents a bouquet of flowers to Commander Okawa in dress white uniform inside ship. Caucasian man in dress white uniform of United States Navy with medal pins and name tag, "Gallagher", stands in center. An older Japanese gentleman in suit with white hair and eyeglasses stands at right. (Published 09.09.1968)
4P: Japanese sailors in white uniforms walk along dock in front of training ship. (Published 09.09.1968)
5N: Japanese sailors in white uniforms stand at attention holding rifles as band plays facing a Japanese man in suit standing on small platform with hat over heart. Sailors on ship look on in background.

Inscription
Written on original negative envelope: Japanese Training Ship -- Books for Nagoya Sister City.

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