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Japan Elections #82178

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Poor showing by political party of Japan Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone in recent election noted. Nakasone's backing by President Reagan mentioned. Reports on potential effect of election on Japan government and United States relations
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Tokyo, Japan) Details given with regard to Japan election, called in wake of bribery scandal involving former Prime Min. Kakuei Tanaka. Film shown. Upcoming decisions within Japan government noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(DC) United States reaction reported; effects of Japan election on Japan-US relations and for President Reagan detailed. Reagan's recent trip to Japan mentioned; film shown. [REAGAN - comments about Nakasone.] United States interest in defense and economy issues in Japan outlined.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

Donaldson, Sam;
Garrels, Anne;
Laurie, Jim

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