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Japan-US Relations / Japan's Image of America #120764

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Japan's fascination with American culture featured; details given, scenes shown from "Dallas" and "Columbo". ["Japan Times" television critic Van BUREN - explains why Japanese like Colombo character.] [Author Kinichi TAKEMURA - says everything American was wonderful.] Extent of Japan's admiration for United States noted. [Japanese WOMAN, MAN - praise US.] Media portrayal of American as socially weak noted. [MAN - says Japanese are aware of Am's crime and drug problem.] [WOMAN - says some Americans are lazy.] Japan's econ. power emphasized. [Two JAPANESE - comment on Japan's penchant for imitating US.]

Jennings, Peter

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