Via The Asahi Shimbun:
Footage of The Beatles filmed in 1966 during their only Japanese tour
will remain in the Tokyo metropolitan government vaults after a high
court upheld a ruling dismissing a Nagoya-based citizens’ group’s demand
for its release.
At the Tokyo High Court on May 23, presiding Judge Hiroshi Noyama
supported the lower court’s verdict that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Department’s decision to not disclose some of the footage was
About 35 minutes of footage was taken by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Department from June 29, 1966, through July 3, 1966, as part of a
security operation for the British band that implemented strict measures
to protect its four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison and Ringo Starr. The film is currently in police storage.