The Beatles arrive in Tokyo, Japan as part of their world tour. Also shown are anti-Beatles protestors demonstrating on the streets of Tokyo.
JAPAN: THE BEATLES RECEIVE THEIR QUIETEST WELCOME ON RECORD ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN TOKYO. Date:29 JUNE 1966 BRITAIN'S POP IDOLS -- THE BEATLES -- ARRIVED IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO WHAT MUST HAVE BEEN THE QUIETEST WELCOME ON RECORD FOR THE MOP-HAIRED QUARTET. THE BEATLES' THUNDER WAS STOLEN BY TYPHOON KIT, WHICH LASHED THE JAPANESE CAPITAL WITH TORRENTIAL RAINS AND CAUSED THE AIRLINER CARRYING GEORGE, PAUL, JOHN AND RINGO TO BE DELAYED AT ANCHORAGE, IN ALASKA, FOR ALMOST ELEVEN HOURS. WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY ARRIVED AT TOKYO AIRPORT, ONLY A HANDFUL OF FANS -- MOSTLY GIRLS -- WERE THERE TO GREET THEM, PLUS A STRONG CONTINGENT OF PRESSMEN. CARLOADS OF FANS TRIED TO REACH THE AIRPORT, BUT WERE TURNED BACK BY POLICE. AND AT THEIR HOTEL IN TOKYO, ABOUT 250 POLICE WERE ON DUTY TO PREVENT HYSTERICAL FANS FROM GETTING OUT OF HAND. DURING THE BEATLES' FIVE DAY STAY, SOME TWO-THOUSAND RIOT POLICE WILL BE ON DUTY, WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND MORE IN RESERVE. AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCES IN JAPAN, THE BEATLES WILL LEAVE FOR MANILA ON SUNDAY (JULY 3). (Caption:JAPAN: THE BEATLES RECEIVE THEIR QUIETEST WELCOME ON RECORD ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN TOKYO.)
人物：ジョン・レノン, ジョージ・ハリスン, ポール・マッカートニー
人物：ジョン・レノン, ビートルズ, ジョージ・ハリスン, リンゴ・スター, ポール・マッカートニー
ビートルズ来日 羽田空港到着 JAPAN/ENGLAND: "THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY" HAS FINALLY BEEN PUBLISHED
Date:OCTOBER 4-5, 2000 AND FILE It's the book Beatles' fans have been waiting for for years - three decades to be precise. The story of The Beatles, written by all four of The Beatles has finally been published. Japanese fans became the first in the world to lay their hands on "The Beatles Anthology" when the doors of a Tokyo record shop opened at midnight. The book's release came on the same day as the international press were give a sneak preview - in the presence of Yoko Ono - to the first official museum dedicated to John Lennon in Yono City, Japan. Tokyo, in Japan, became the first major city in the world to release "The Beatles Anthology", the first official autobiography of the Fab Four written by the band members themselves. In Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district HMV record shop, the nation's glam and glitz queen sisters, Mika and Kyoko Kano, counted down to the moment Tokyo and the gathered 500 Beatles fans had been waiting for. Over 1.5 million orders had been placed on the 370-page Beatles Anthology that was released globally in 13 languages at midnight in major cities around the world. And thanks to the difference in time zones Japan proudly became the first worldwide launch of the tome. "The publishers have been very strict in embargoing the release date but we got special permission to do it at midnight today," said Paul Dezelsky, president of HMV Japan. Due to this difference, Japan's launch was nearly half a day away from Europe's and the U.S.'s. But it didn't prevent scores of Beatles followers to queue outside Waterstones book shop in London for hours in the hope of being one of the first to possess the book. The 1,000 copies displayed on sale, despite its 6,800 yen (62 U.S. dollars) price tag, vanished within the hour. For musicians that still play Beatle songs, like Shingo Oshiba & Special Onion Slice, its all in the message their songs continue to provide generation after generation. "Their songs have an air of hope to it, of when in the sixties people were still looking forward to better days ahead. I think people look back with nostalgia to those days. Furthermore, the Beatles also delved in the mysteries of one's inner feelings. Its quite deep actually," said Japanese musician Shingo Oshiba. The release of the Beatles Anthology preceeds the opening, next week, of the Japan's first museum officially dedicated to John Lennon -- the only Beatle not to have survived to see the autobiography's release. Lennon was gunned down in front of his apartment on December 8, 1980. His widow, Yoko Ono, wrote his part of the memoirs in his place. Local and foreign press in Japan were given a sneak preview of the world's first and only John Lennon museum due to open on Monday (October 9). This museum's opening will crown a day that is expected to trigger another bout of Beatlemania in Japan. On the same day, two special millenium editions of John Lennon albums will be released in Tokyo. Both album's Plastic Ono Band (1970) and Double Fantasy (1980) will include digitally remastered bonus tracks not found in the originals. Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon held a press conference at the museum in Yono City, Japan on Thursday (October 5). She contributed heavily to the 130 items and personal effects on display at the museum. The museum press launch followed a New York hearing this week which denied parole to the killer of her late husband - a subject she has remained silent about for days. Asked on Thursday (October 5) if she felt relieved though, Ono said only: "Their decision is something I respect." Mark David Chapman, who gunned down the music legend outside his New York apartment almost 20 years ago, was denied parole on Tuesday (October 3). Chapman, who is serving a life sentence, was ordered to be held for at least two more years until his next hearing in 2002. Ono had written a letter to the authorities appealing for Chapman's continued imprisonment, saying that if Chapman were released, she and John's two sons, Sean and Julian, would "not feel safe for the rest of our lives." The museum is set to open to the public on the day which would have been Lennon's 60th birthday and has had many calls from many museums around the world. However Ono said the choice of Japan was meaningful. "Japan had so much love for this country," she said. "His son Sean is half-Japanese and we somehow felt we were bridging the gap between east and west." Beatles music plays as visitors contemplate some 130 items of Lennon memorabilia, including family photos, an old driver's license and passport, handwritten lyrics for songs, and his trademark glasses. In one case rests his first guitar, scratched and battered, purchased via mail order in 1956. He was using this guitar when he and Paul Macartney had their fateful first meeting in 1957 that led to the formation of the Beatles. The Japanese chapter of the Beatles Fan Club is the oldest thriving Beatles fan club in the world. It was founded in 1966 and still boasts 70,000 members. (Caption:JAPAN/ENGLAND: "THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY" HAS FINALLY BEEN PUBLISHED)