This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on Americans' perception of threat of Japan's economy power to United States given. Preview to President Bush's arrival in Japan for Emperor Hirohito's funeral given.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Dipl. action by West European ntns. in response to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's threats against Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses", noted. Report introduced.
(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) European actions against Iran reported; details given; scenes shown of Great Britain closing its recently reopened embassy in Tehran, Iran. [British foreign secretary Geoffrey HOWE - says incitement to murder is breach of intl law.] Public appearance by Khomeini noted. [Iranian parliament deputy SPEAKER - (thru translator) says Rushdie must die and enter hell.] Shift in recent trend of warmer relations between Iran and West due to this event noted. [London School of Econs. professor Fred HALLIDAY - says Khomeini has stated it is better that Iran be indep.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Latest FBI report on Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower reported delivered to White House and Congress Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Status of investigation of Tower for suitability for Defense Department post featured; details given of reactions of President Bush and White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater to FBI report [Senator Sam NUNN - reviews information on Tower's drinking problem.] White House cnsl. C. Boyden Gray shown bringing report to Congress Likely vote this week in Senate Armed Services Committee on Tower noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Tower's need for approval by full Senator after committee recommendation noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Jackie Judd) Growing heat on government of Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita due to business-government bribery scandal in Japan reported; details given of political resignations due to offering of cut rate stock in company, possibly in return for political favors; scenes shown. [Sophia Univ. Masao KUNIHIRO - says ruling party is in hot water.] [Columnist Mitsuko SHIMOMURA - says pols. are cheating us.] [KUNIHIRO - says Takeshita may survive because his likely successors are also tainted by money pols.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Econ. miracle of Japan's recovery after World War II featured; historical scenes shown of Tokyo after the war. [Keio Univ. prof. Haruo SHIMADA - says United States provided technology know-how to Japan.] Dvt. of Japanese camera cited as example of economy development; scenes shown. [SHIMADA - discusses "human wear" technology] Japan's group vitality with regard to worker-co. rel. explained. [Two Minolta WORKERS - praise company] Competitive nature of Japanese industry detailed. [Bus. consultant James ABEGGLEN - says competition breeds great companies; talks about government's relationship to industry] Then-Secretary, of State John Foster Dulles' comment about Japanese industry recalled. Effect of Japanese talent for business on American trade and American-Japanese relations noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Japanese investments in American featured; details given of Japanese ownership of large parts of major cities, scenes shown. [Author Dan. BURNSTEIN - explains United States debt owed to Japan.] [Econ. David HALE - says US-Japan relationship has gone to position where Japan is US' banker.] Dvt. of trade imbalance between United States and Japan reviewed; details given of Japanese purchase of treasurer bills. [Investment banker Peter PETERSON - says Japan could influence American economy] Need for American to change economy habits noted. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says Japan could soon own us.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on Americans' perception of Japan given.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Cairo, Egypt: Dean Reynolds) Arrival of USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze in Cairo, Egypt, for meeting with Egypt, Israel and Palestinians reported; details given of his plan to promote international peace conference sponsored by UN to include all parties involved, include PLO; scenes shown of Shevardnadze, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak &Israeli foreign minister Moshe Arens. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Searchers reported finding wreckage of plane that disappeared yesterday; scenes shown from Riverside Cnty., California.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Opening of Dallas, Texas, museum at Texas School Book Depository, the place from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Absence of space in Japan featured; details given of resulting cost of land, scenes shown of crowded conds. in Tokyo. [Outside Tokyo, Nuhoko SATO - (thru translator) says family can't afford a bigger place.] Exs. of efficient use of space detailed; scenes shown of "capsule hotel," multitiered golf driving range, high-rise cemetery and crowded streets.