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Japan / Tanaka Sentenced #81163

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1983
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(Studio) Former Japanese Prime Min. Kakuei Tanaka reported sentenced in Tokyo today for accepting bribes from Lockheed Corporation while in office; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tokyo, Japan) Significance of case against Tanaka and reaction to sentence examined; films shown. Tanaka's influence in party's selection of past 3 prime mins., include current Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone, noted. President Reagan mentioned scheduled to visit here soon. Japanese media's equation of scandal with Watergate, stemming from Tanaka's rel. with Richard Nixon, discussed.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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