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[Goodwill Tour Toyota automobile and Japanese students with Consul General of Japan, Los Angeles, California, August 22, 1969]

Miyatake, Toyo
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[Goodwill Tour Toyota automobile and Japanese students with Consul General of Japan, Los Angeles, California, August 22, 1969]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 22, 1969

(96.267.1080)

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

Description

1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 29, 1969, Japanese section.

Three Japanese students on a Goodwill Tour of Southern states stand beside Consul General of Japan, Kanji Takasugi, in front Toyota Crown station wagon outside of the Consul General's office at 2nd Street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 22, 1969. Dressed in suit and eyeglasses, white-haired Takasugi stands in center; young woman stands to the right; two young men stand at either end. Station wagon decorated with Japanese flag in rear passenger window is parked facing left toward street. Cars and buildings line street at left. Paper lanterns between street lights directly behind group; "2nd ST" sign on light post. They are identified (left to right): Yoshiaki Nozaki, Takasugi, Fumie Aicha or Socha (?), and Yasahiko Takahashi.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Goodwill Tour -- at Con Gen Office -- 3 Students from Japan Making Tour on Toyota of So. States.

History
The Consulate of Japan in Los Angeles sponsored the Goodwill Tour to promote understanding Japan in the United States. The three study abroad students from Japan were hired to drive the automobile and show 16 mm. movies in Arizona and Southern California, the area covered by the Consulate.

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