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Japan / Reagan Visit #81579

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1983
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(Studio) General focus of President Reagan's planned speech before Japan's Diet outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tokyo, Japan) President's last day here summarized.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Tokyo, Japan) Reagan's agenda today, including formal dinner hosted by Emperor Hirohito, examined; films shown. [REAGAN - acknowledges United States-Japan trade competition.] His efforts to boost Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone's pol. standing noted. [REAGAN - notes trade differences are continued source of concern.] [NAKASONE - (thru translator) cites United States interest rates.] [REAGAN - announces upcoming statement by Japanese financial minister (named) and Treasury Secretary Don. Regan; mispronounces Regan's name.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) United States pressure on Japan to increase its defense commitment discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tokyo, Japan) Ongoing Japanese defense debate here examined; films shown. Object of United States pressure explained, illustrated on map. [Diet member Motoo SHIINA - notes psychological impact of USSR downing of Korean airliner on Japanese public's stance on defense issue; doesn't anticipate rapid build-up.]
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) Reagan's speech to Diet today, 1st by any United States President, outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Salinger, Pierre

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