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Japan / World Role #120745

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Tokyo, Japan: Jim Laurie) Issue of Japan and its new international responsibilities in a changing world featured; details given of extent of Japan's rearming; historical paintings shown of opening of Japan to West. [Commander of United States forces in Japan, Lieutenant General James DAVIS - comments on Japanese mil. self-defense] [Japan foreign ministry spokesperson Koichi HARAGUCHI - says Japan must make contribution to international peace.] Extent of Japan's donation of foreign aid reviewed. [Pol. scientist Kimiko INOGUCHI - says Japan is trying to help ntns. build their economy infrastructure; comments on Japan and leadership]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) USSR 's "nose" for Japanese development money noted.

Laurie, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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