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Lockheed / Kickbacks / Netherlands / Japan #42082

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1976
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(Studio) Charges that Prince Bernhard received $1 million from Lockheed to influence sale of aircraft in Netherlands to be investigated. Could be end of Holland monarchy. Senator panel to cooperate with foreign govts. studying Lockheed payment. Investigations underway in Turkey, Colombia and Japan. Report on Japanese reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tokyo, Japan) Lockheed won out in 2 instances noted where Japan wanted to buy aircraft. August 21,1972, film shows President Richard Nixon meeting Premier Kakuei Tanaka in Honolulu. Rptd. that Nixon asked Japan to buy Lockheed Tristar to save Lockheed from bankruptcy. 1 of Lockheed's helpers was ally of Tanaka,Kenji Osano,who owns string of Honolulu hotels. Lockheed also bought help of Yoshio Kodama, identified with militant right wing. Parliament investigates Lockheed revelations. Premier Takeo Miki denies links with Lockheed payoffs. Opposition ptys. seize upon issue.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

Chapman, Irv;
Reasoner, Harry

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