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Malaysia / Red Army / Japan / Miki / Army #484664

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1975
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(Studio) Japanese Red Army radicals who invaded American embassy in Malaysia let 9 hostages go. 41 others kept. Japanese demand large amts. money from US, Japan, Malaysia and Sweden. 5 of radicals' comrades were flown from Japan jail to Malaysia.

(Tokyo, Japan) 2 radicals who didn't want to leave Japan inspected jet for 5 others. Attack on American embassy designed to embarrass Premier Takeo Miki on his trip to US.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Troops and police in or around building where hostages kept. 2 police hurt before negotiations started. Premier Abdul Razak there; says safety of hostages most important. United States consul and Swedish embassy members are hostages.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Japan Premier Miki apologizes to Ford for incident.

(DC) Miki asks for pomp and ceremony to be dispensed with; it was. Ford and Miki talk of US-USSR detente and United States role with regard to Asia. Ford promises major role with keeping peace there.

(Studio) American guarantees of security are only protection Japan has. Their const., written by US, outlaws fighting army. Report on their self-defense force.

(Japan) Pay low, equipment and training old for soldiers. Civilians despise military Army is group of misfits.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Tokyo, Japan) [Ex-amb. to United States Nobuhiko USHIBA - says Vietnam gave us chance to think about situation.] Debate begins over quality and quantity of Japanese forces. United States spends 8% gross national product on defense; Japan spends less than 1%.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Hart, John;
Oliver, Don;
Reynolds, Jack

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