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Campaign '88 / Japan's Reaction / Gephardt #113955

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo, Japan: Jim Hickey) Response of Japanese to issues and cands. in US president election race featured. [Asahi newspaper editor Toyo TANAKA - says only issue to Japanese is trade; calls Representative Richard Gephardt a bad choice.] Portrayal of Gephardt on Japanese television as anti-Japanese due to his protectionist policy reported; scenes shown from Japanese TV. [TV COMMENTATOR - (thru translator) calls Gephardt a hard-liner.] [TANAKA - says Japan-bashing and trade wars would be more severe if Gephardt elected. Japanese TV's approach to covering campaign '88 shown. [NHK anchorman Taro KIMURA - says uses baseball analogy to explain election system.]

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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