CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: DR; Charles Kuralt) Imperial funeral of Emperor Hirohito discussed; Emperor Taisho's funeral in 1927 recalled. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Susan Spencer) Burial route & weather conds. discussed. Imperial gardeners shown arriving at palace; gardeners Ki Umoto and Shagai Kasunohara mentioned. Gardeners noted from village of Yamanuchi; scenes shown. [KASUNOHARA - (thru translator) comments on death of emperor; recalls Hirohito's order that Japan must surrender during World War II.] [UMOTO - (thru translator) remembers being taught that Hirohito was a god.] [MAN - (thru translator) comments on Hirohito.]
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