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A Closer Look (Okinawa) #193434

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton's trip to the Japanese island of Okinawa for the G-8 summit reported; scenes shown of anti-US protests; details given of casualties during the World War II battle on Okinawa.

(Okinawa: John Cochran) The battle for Okinawa recalled; "Victory at Sea" war footage shown. [Vet Ben FRANK, former Japanese soldier Robert KISHABA, vet Eugene SLEDGE - remember the "insane" fighting, the anti-American propaganda.] The image of the United States occupation in Okinawa as evidenced from the satirical film The Tea House of the August Moon and the current anti- American sentiment reviewed; film clips shown. [Former Okinawa governor Masahide OTA - complains about United States control.] [US Marines commander Lieutenant General Earl HAILSTON - apologizes for the acts of a few.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fact that Okinawa serves as a platform for US interests in the western Pacific noted.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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