SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

October 09, 2008 23:24 ET

Media Advisory: Media Pool and Media Staging Sites Announced for Arrival of Kazuyoshi Miura at Los Angeles International Airport

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) -


WHAT:           Due to significant interest on the part of media regarding
                the extradition of Japanese businessman Kazuyoshi Miura
                to Los Angeles to stand trial, LAX Public Relations has
                arranged for a media pool and has designated media staging
                and parking sites for media to cover his arrival at
                Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

                Small media pool of English and Japanese-language TV crews,
                still photographers and Japanese-language print reporter
                will be escorted through TSA passenger security screening
                by LAX PR staff to aircraft gate ramp area (tarmac) to
                film Miura exit aircraft and enter vehicle to depart LAX.
                Miura will NOT enter the terminal.

WHEN:           Friday, October 10, 2008
                5:05 a.m. - estimated arrival time of Continental Airlines
                No. 12 from Honolulu
                (16.5 hour flight from Saipan to Guam to Honolulu to LAX)

MEDIA STAGING:  All media except for media pool will be located in
                Terminal 6 - Lower/Arrivals Level meet-and-greet area
                starting at 3 a.m.

MEDIA PARKING:  Broadcast-equipped media vehicles displaying valid LAX
                Media Parking Permits only will be allowed to park
                terminal curbside on Upper/Departures Level between
                Terminals 5 and 6. Vehicles parked curbside must be
                attended at all times. All other media may park in parking
                structures.

MEDIA POOL:     1. English-language TV: KTTV-Channel 11, contact Drake
                   Johnson/assignment desk at (310) 584-2025; media can go
                   to KTTV microwave van on Upper/Departures Level terminal
                   curbside and plug into their multbox for video feed
                2. Japanese-language TV: Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS),
                   contact Ted Kim at (406) 698-0992 or
                   tk89@mindspring.com; media can go to TBS satellite
                   truck in Vendor Delivery Lot 6 to receive video feed
                3. Still photographers: (1) Associated Press, contact
                   Reed Saxon at (213) 276-4753 and (2) Yomiuri Shinbun,
                   contact Kenji Shimizu at (917) 363-5048 or
                   kenn8086@yomiuri.com
                4. Japanese-language print reporter: Kyodo News Service,
                   contact Hirotaka Sunada at (213) 248-3673 or
                   sunada.hirotaka@kyodonews.jp

CONTACT:        LAX Public Relations at (310) 646-5260 or 24-hour PR duty
                officer Albert Rodriguez at pager (310) 523-8994.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    LAX Public Relations
    (310) 646-5260

    or

    24-hour PR duty officer
    Albert Rodriguez
    pager (310) 523-8994