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US-Japan Relations / History #325661

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Difficulty of superpowers co-existing harmoniously noted; US-USSR relations mentioned. Students at Tokyo Univ. discussed. Univ. noted not teaching history of Japanese aggression that led to World War II; details recalled, historic scenes shown. President Franklin Roosevelt quoted with regard to Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor. [Yutaka SHIMIZU - (thru translator) recalls his experiences during war.] [STUDENT - (thru translator) says his textbook teaches him that Japan attacked United States to get natural resources.] [Textbook editor Masanao MORI, social critic Masao KONIHIRO - comment on education and Japanese attitudes.] Historian Sabaro Iyanaga reported facing legal opposition to his refusal to change history in textbooks. [STUDENTS - say they are different from their fathers.] [MORI - (thru translator) says Japanese young adults are interested in money.] [Son Naokata SHIMIZU - (thru translator) says he is too busy to tell his daughters about history.] [Teen Chiaki SHIMIZU - (thru translator) says she can't imagine how things were during World War II.] Chiaki Shimizu quoted with regard to United States bombing of Hiroshima.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Japanese reaction to number of world leaders attending Emperor Hirohito's funeral noted.

Rather, Dan

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