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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 17, 1967, Tokyo, JapanHeat slows shoppers Tokyo is the current heat wave in the Tokyo area has altered the shopping habits of . Housewives at the Gran Heights housing Annex according to the commissary store manager t. Sgt. Don Ald d. Sawyer. Since the hot spell began about two weeks ago we have found a noticeable decrease in customers Sayer said. He added however that the sales have not been affected. They still buy As much the just Don t come As often he said. Many of them used to makes Many As three trips a Day to the commissary. Either the had forgotten something or just wanted to window shop. But since the hot weather came they re not making the return trips. Now it seem they re just making that one big shopping trip and staying at Home or going to the swimming pools Sawyer said. An air Force weather Cen trial spokesman at Fuchu As re ported a High of 90 degree tuesday in the Tokyo area. It was the 13th consecutive Day i which the temperature has reached the 90 Mark or of the highest temperatures of the Day was recorded Atcas Iwakuni where the Mer Cury soared to 90. No break in the heat wave was foreseen for the next three Days he said. Wednesday an thursday temperatures were predicted to be in the mid 90s. Meanwhile air Force weath Ermen reported tropical storm Iris was located 200 Miles South West of Hong Kong at 3 . Wednesday. The storm was moving Northwest at 22 . With Center winds of 64 . They said Iris was weaken ing rapidly and was expected to decrease to 32 . Cente winds and dissipate Overland within the next 24 hours. Tokyo s quake proof High Rise skyscraper will Bend like reef by spec. 4 Gary ackermans a Skiff writer Tokyo the world s most populous City is growing in a new direction up. A recent and the most significant indication of this is the 36-Story Kasum Igasaki building Tokyo s first skyscraper being built by the Mitsui real estate co. Height restrictions were imposed after the 1.923 earthquake which levelled much of , thanks to new construction techniques the City no longer fears the wholesale destruction of buildings by earthquake defectors to see Japan Tokyo a the Korea cultural Center said tuesday it is planning to sponsor a lecture tour in Japan for four North korean fishermen who defected to South Korea last september. The four were granted Politi Cal Asylum after they killed the Captain and six other crewmen of a North korean fishing boat and sailed the vessel to were later sent to South Korea by Japan despite protest by North Korea. Officials of the foreign ministry declined to comment on whether visas would be granted to the defectors. They explained the ministry had not yet received any visa applications. The korean cultural Cente said the four fishermen would visit 40 japanese cities next month the anniversary of their defection to expose political economic and social conditions in North the Kasum Igasaki building Japan s first skyscraper towers into the sky from among the smaller buildings near the Imperial Palace grounds. Is ., Japan firms plan egg venture 13 drown As boat flips Calcutta India a thirteen persons including Sev eral teen agers drowned in the Ganges River when a Small boat carrying 25 labourers Cap sized near Mong her. Topeka Kan. A a planned joint venture to process up to 10 tons of eggs a Day in Japan was announced tuesday by the Seymour foods co. The Topeka based firm a Divi Sion of Norris Grain co. Of Chi Cago said the participating Japa Nese firm is Showa Sango of Tokyo. Seymour officials said Permis Sion to set up the operation is being sought by Showa from the japanese finance ministry and the agriculture forestry minis try. The firm tentatively would renamed Shousan Seymour. M. J. Chamberlain Seymour president said the first Plant to be built would be capable of processing about 10 tons of eggs Day into powdered form. Seymour would provide Auto Matic egg breaking and separating machines and certain other specialized equipment which it manufactures to Shoshan sey Mour. It would also provide technical assistance. Documents filed with the Japa Nese government Call for a paid up capital of 100 million yen $270,000 with Shousan and sey Mour investing on a 50-50 basis. Chamberlain said Showa san Gyo is a Large producer and processor of flour feeds pre pared mixes and edible oils and is Well established in the Japa Nese Market. The japanese firm also has started commercial egg production in that country. And in 19 53, the building regulations Law literally made the sky the limit. Shig Enosuke Thida an executive in the management division of the Mitsui and a architect had travelled to Europe and the United state studying the techniques used in skyscrapers and he was in Posi Tion to take advantage of the new Law. The plans for the 36-Storystructure were already on the drawing Board in Hope that the Law would change and when the change actually came the plans went ahead at full Speed. The company had acquired four acre site where the build ing is now going up. At the Tim of the Purchase no one thought of the condition of the ground which is normally the most important Point when building Asker Aper. As it turned out Ishida said we were Lucky. The ground was perfect. About 20yards below the surface we hit a Rock formation a perfect base for the construction started in july,1965, and is scheduled to be completed in april 1968. The skyscraper features a earthquake proof Structure developed by Ishida with the co operation of the Tokyo univer sity earthquake research Institute. Ishida said the old Rig Dferro Concrete building rides out an earthquake Shock wave like jeep driving Over a rough Road every bump magnified an Felt by. The passengers. The system we used can be compared to a passenger car that changes the bumps into slower movement of gentle and Downs. By it s movement modern earthquake proof building Over 15-stories High takes up part of the earthquakes Power like a Bamboo that Bend sin the this was proved when i March a fairly Large earthquake was Felt throughout the Tokyo area. At the time almost All the superstructure was up. At the end of the Day when the men working in the Heights of the building heard about the Earth quake they did t believe there had been one. They had t Felt it. Due to the Rock formation the construction company had to go Only 72 feet below the ground level with pilings which is unusual for Tokyo s soggy ground. In the basement of the build ing which goes Down three floors there will be an arca Deand a parking lot which will hold about 500 cars. The res of the building will a i used for office space except for the 35thfloor, which is reserved for a restaurant. Ishida said that about 12,000 offices already have been leased. When asked if anyone has complained about the Structure he said some Are not Happy especially the firemen. They be never climbed that Shig Enosuke Ishida Tachikawa sergeant drowns Tachikawa a Japan 01 s. Sgt. L. Feay Hall 24, of the 609th military Airlift sup port so. Mass Here drowned saturday while on a boating trip on the Kigawa River near Hachiji base officials reported wednesday. Hall and two companions were Riding in a boat while two others in the party remained dived into the River for a swim and never surfaced according to his companions. As the two men with him searched for Hall the boat Cap sized and they were thrown into the water. One of them nearly drowned before he was pulled from the River and revived. Hall was then located an pulled to Shore where attempts were made to revive him. Hews taken to Tachikawa hos Pital where he was pronounce dead on arrival. Accompanying Hall on the Outing were airman 2.c. Joseph Kaiser and s. Sgt. Andrew Mccoy of the 609th mass airman 1. C. Lullen Jones of the 6100thconsolidated aircraft m a i n t. So. And airman 1. C. Roy of the 633rd Security police so. Bon odor night at Kam Seya base Kam Seya Japan Pao the . Naval Security group activity Here will Host its an Nual japanese american Bon Todori dance festival saturday. The three hour program begin sat 6 30 . On the unit s soft Ball Field. Music will be provided by the Shu Bikai band of Seya. The Public is invited. The Yare encouraged to Wear Lukata or Happi program includes Japa Nese Folk dancing fireworks an addresses by japanese and american dignitaries. Wife cleans up traffic Jam Cumberland England up mrs. Laura Bell 60, watched the cars crowd together in a massive traffic Jam outside her House on the a-7, a main North South Road Here. She called three police stations but none could spare a Man for traffic duty. So in Herred White and Blue dress she stepped onto the Road and began directing traffic for two hours. I just waved my arms about and things began to move she said. Pacific stars & stripes 7 thursday aug. 17, 1967

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