NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: George Lewis) Japan's post-war constitution quoted re: role of emperor in government; historical scenes shown. [Author Hideaki KASE - says Hirohito was symbol of post-war passivism.] [Columbia Univ. professor Carol GLUCK - says Hirohito was not as important to younger Japanese.] New Emperor Akihito quoted with regard to preserving the constitution. [Former United States ambassador Edwin REISCHAUER - says Akihito and Princess Michiko will be more accessible to Japanese.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) For. guests noted given hand warmers in case temperature drops during funeral.
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