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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1981
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(Studio) United States diplomatic problems with Japan said multiplying rapidly since Ronald Reagan became president and Alexander Haig Secretary of State. Haigs' cancellation of visit to Japan and resignation of Masayoshi Ito as Japan's foreign minister noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Haig said disinvited. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - is not certain just when Haig planned to be in Japan.] [REPORTER - wonders about claim of scheduling conflict.] [FISCHER - maintains validity of reason given for Haig not going to Japan.] Reporter gives translation from diplomatic jargon. Haig and new foreign minister of Japan said to meet in Manila.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Tokyo, Japan) United States warships said causing problems for Japanese government Fishing dispute, with United States ships blamed for cutting nets reported Japan said terming this United States military insensitivity; stinking of Japanese freighter by United States submarine recalled. Chg. that United States ships carry nuclear weapons into Japan also noted. [Former United States ambassador Edwin REISCHAUER - talks of United States ships, nuclear weapons, and Japan.] Anti-mil., anti-nuclear element in Japan cited. Protest scenes shown. Prime Min. Zenko Suzuki said embarrassed. Chg. by newsmen that Suzuki lies reported Possible necessity that Suzuki resign, since trip to DC, said rumored. May 7 White House scenes shown. Interpretation of word "alliance" used in report with regard to United States relationship to Japan cited. Resignation of Ito noted. Effect on military spending in Japan, urged by Reagan administration, noted. Mil. scenes shown. Blow said dealt by United States to Japans' military posture.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Reporter(s):
Dunning, Bruce;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:10

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