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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.
REPORTER: John Hart

(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.
REPORTER: John Hart

(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.
REPORTER: John Hart

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

(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

Reporter(s):
Hart, John;
Oliver, Don;
Reynolds, Jack
Duration:
00:05:00

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