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Okinawa #464057

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) Okinawa returned by United States to Japan after 27 years of occupation. Okinawans demonstrate against American military installations and civilian workers remaining there. Japanese demonstrate in Tokyo.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tokyo, Japan) Japanese like getting island back, but they don't like Americans keeping military bases there. P. Min. Sato, Emperor Hirohito and his wife attend ceremony. VP Agnew present as President Nixon's representative Many Japanese believe Sato is too close to Americans and was exploited because of it. Regaining Okinawa is Sato's vindication. Silent prayer remembers the dead. [April, 1945, film of Okinawa battle shown.] [VP AGNEW - says ceremony marks turning point in relations between United States and Japan.] Banzai salute given.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John

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