Hougen Group

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A scene in Tokyo.

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Japan and China, 1972.

Banff School of Advanced Management

While attending the Banff School of Advanced Management in Banff in 1965, Rolf along with two colleagues developed the idea for overseas “Trade and Goodwill Missions.” The first was to Japan and China in 1966. In 1972, a similar route but this time to Canton, Shanghai, Nanking and Peking were added. The tour was lead by Senator Cameron. In China our hosts were Vice Chairmen of Tourism and of Foreign Affairs. Caucasian visitors were a curiosity in most places visited as the country had been ‘closed’ since the revolution in 1949.

Top Photo: A scene in Tokyo
Bottom: On the Great Wall, Marg and Rolf on the left, Peoples Liberation Army soldiers, right.