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Japan Screen Topics, 79-7: The State Visit of President Carter, Energy-Saving Sails, The Tokyo Summit (1979)

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This episode of Japan Screen Topics includes segments on a visit by United State President Jimmy Carter to Japan, alternative designs for sails, and the economic summit in Tokyo. “The State Visit of President Carter” records the arrival of President Carter and his family in Japan, a state dinner, and a parade. “Energy-Saving Sails” shows the testing of alternative designs for sailboat sails. “The Tokyo Summit” shows highlights from the 5th G7 Summit, which took place in Tokyo on June 28 and 29, 1979. Attendees included Joe Clark (Canada), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (France), Helmut Schmidt (West Germany), Giulio Andreotti (Italy), Masayoshi Ohia (Japan), Margaret Thatcher (United Kingdom), Jimmy Carter (United States), and Roy Jenkins (European Commission). One of the main topics was the oil embargo. Japan Screen Topics was a monthly publicity series produced by the International Motion Picture Company for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1961 to 1988. Now known as Japan Video Topics, the program continues to this day, distributed via Japanese embassies and consulates to organizations in over 100 countries.