CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Bob Simon) Relig. aspects of Emperor Hirohito's funeral discussed. Japanese religion of Shinto examined. [PRIEST - comments on religion] Japanese radicals noted wanting Hirohito's funeral to have no relig. overtones. Japan's military aggression during World War II recalled fueled by Shinto prayers. [Journalist Mitsuko SHIMOMURA - comments on relig.] General Doug. MacArthur recalled writing Shinto provision into Japan's constitution. Conservative opposition to omitting religion aspects of Hirohito's burial discussed. [Journalist Charmine KODA - comments on relig.] Only private parts of funeral noted to be religion
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