CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1983
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(Studio) Sentence given former Prime Min. Kakuei Tanaka on bribery charges stemming from payments received by Lockheed Corporation during his administration reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tokyo, Japan) Background to Tanaka's trial recalled; films shown. His role in Japanese pols. and implications of sentence examined. [Pol. analyst Tasuku ASANO - notes extent of Tanaka's political control.] Tanaka's 1974 resignation but continuing hold on party pols. compared to that of Richard Nixon; public works projects run through by Tanaka for his district outlined. [Journalist Takashi TACHIBANA - feels most important bureaucrats have been seduced by Tanaka's power and wealth.] Tanaka's role in getting Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone elected recalled. Apparent basis of Tanaka's power considered.
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff
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