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Ford / Japanese Visit #29432

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 04, 1974
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(Studio) Mrs. Betty Ford won't fly to Japan with President Ford next week Security for trip to Japan extremely tight. Japanese opposition exists mainly because of American military commitment in Japan.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Osaka, Japan) 52,000 Americans stationed in Japan. [Lieutenant General Walter GALLIGAN - believes American presence indicative of United States willingness to abide by treaties.] Opposition not quite as intense toward Am, now; reasons given. [Prof. Yoshikazu SAKAMOTO - believes United States presence in Japan becomes incringly. unnecessary; details given.] Japanese army supports United States military presence.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

Chapman, Irv;
Smith, Howard K.

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