NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States dollar reported continuing to fall abroad; details given. Japanese yen reported rising. Report introduced.
(Takashima Island, Japan: Steve Mallory) People shown praying at shrine on Takashima Island, Japan. Island's coal mine industry mentioned unable to sustain rising yen and cheaper imports. Takashima Island's history detailed; scenes shown. Island people's poverty noted due to mine closing; details given, scenes shown. Families shown leaving Island with remains of loved ones. 1974 closing of Hashima Island reviewed; scenes shown. Probability noted of Takashima Island closing.
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