CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Anniversary of US' dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II reported Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Gordon Joseloff) Japan's national debate over its increase pol. and economy power reported; scenes shown from Japan's daily life. [History prof. Kazuyuki MATSUO - discusses Japan's economy power.] [Newspaper editor Masahiko ISHIZUKA - says Japan is still struggling to find answers.] American's courting of Japan's wealth examined; scenes shown. [Ex-US trade negotiator Clyde PRESTOWITZ, Junior - says Japan has insular, parochial mentality.] Recent protest by black Americans against Japanese toys that portray blacks in stereotypical manner recalled; scenes shown. Nature of US-Japanese relations noted. Japan's need for new political philosophy noted.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Congress Black Caucus reported calling for increase sensitivity by Japan; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Charles HAYES - comments.] [Japanese embassy spokesperson Taizo WATANABE - says it is wrong to take incident of stereotyping toys as position by Japan toward American minorities.] Japanese investment in United States analyzed; details given of extent of Japanese financial investments, factory ownership and real estate holdings. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Growing influence of Japan on US' W. coast reported; scenes shown from Nissin Foods (USA) plant in Los Angeles, California. [Company spokesperson Howard WANG - explains why company built in south California.] Extent of California-Japan trade outlined. [USC business school Jack LEWIS - says New York City banks have had to open branches here.] Shifting of American trade from Atlantic to Pacific coasts noted. [Econ. Jerry JORDAN - explains nature of trade.] Popularity of Asian language classes in California noted. [Language STUDENT - says language will make him more marketable.] [Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of California spokesperson Hisao KOBAYASHI - says nationality may not mean so much in business world.] Great Britain noted still largest foreign investor in US.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Findings of CBS News poll on American-Japanese views of state of relations between two ntns. given.