Vip Room Of Govt. Plane Shown To Media

VIP room of govt. plane shown to media

The VIP room of a Japanese government plane that was taken out of service in March has been shown to the media for the first time.

The Boeing 747 was used by prime ministers, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko for 26 years from 1993.

The room had never been disclosed for security reasons.

At the Air Self-Defense Force's Chitose base, members of the media were shown the 33-square-meter room in the nose of the plane, where there is less shaking and noise.

A desk, four-seat table and sofa bed furnish the room, which also has a satellite phone.

The furniture is expected to be displayed at the Air Self-Defense Force's Hamamatsu base in Shizuoka Prefecture from around next February.