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Japan / Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Service (US Navy Women's Reserve) of Change #120748

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Japan's traditional emphasis on the individual's loyalty to the collective featured; details given of changing attitudes held by Japanese young people; scenes shown from Japanese society and from ofcs. of Matsushita Electronics Corporation [Two young adult JAPANESE - (thru translator) talk about working for oneself and about individuality.] [Sociologist Hiyowaki MURATA - talks about contest between "waves of change and inertia of tradition."] [Social gadfly Kinichi TAKEMURA - says young people want to live lives fully.] Spending habits of Japanese young detailed; scenes shown from streets of Tokyo. [Social psychologist Sumiko IWAO - discusses Japan's growing economy confidence.] Pillar of tradition in Japan reiterated.

Jennings, Peter

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