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Kamikaze Attack / Lockheed Scandal / Japan #487603

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) Mitsuyasu Maeno, 29, crashes plane into home of Yoshio Kodama in Tokyo.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tokyo, Japan) Attack was in pattern of World War II kamikaze pilots. Police say Maemo shouted "Long live emperor" before crashing and dying in wreck. Kodama escaped injury. Kodama, implicated in Lockheed payoff scandal, had recently been target of curious and leftist protesters. Maeno described as actor who played in pornographic films. His motives not understood. Kodama indicted for not paying taxes on money Lockheed gave him.
REPORTER: Jack Russell

Chancellor, John;
Russell, Jack

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