• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 900 CANDIDATES FOR 486 SEATS IN THE JAPANESE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STARTED CAMPAIGNING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR VOTES IN THE DECEMBER 27 GENERAL ELECTION.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 900 CANDIDATES FOR 486 SEATS IN THE JAPANESE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STARTED CAMPAIGNING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR VOTES IN THE DECEMBER 27 GENERAL ELECTION. PROMINENT AMONG THE CAMPAIGNERS WERE LEADERS OF ALL THE MAJOR PARTIES.

    SEVERAL OF THE LEADERS CHOSE TO LAUNCH THEIR CAMPAIGNS OUTSIDE TOKYO'S SHIBUYA STATION. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JAPAN SOCIALIST PARTY, TOMOMI NARITA, WAS THE FIRST TO ADDRESS A LARGE CROWD OUTSIDE THE STATION.

    HE WAS FOLLOWED BY PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO, PRESIDENT OF THE RULING LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, MAKING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN A HEAVY CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME. HE AT ONCE BROACHED A MAJOR ELECTION ISSUE, EMPHASISING THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS RECENT VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, WHICH SECURED AGREEMENT FOR THE RETURN OF OKINAWA TO JAPAN.

    AMERICAN-JAPANESE RELATIONS WERE ATTACKED BY COMMUNIST PARTY FIRST SECRETARY KENJI MIYAMOTO - ALSO SPEAKING OUTSIDE SHIBUYA STATION. HE DENOUNCED PRIME MINISTER SATO'S ANNOUNCED INTENTION OF RENEWING THE U.S.-JAPANESE SECURITY TREATY, WHICH IS DUE FOR REVIEW NEXT YEAR.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF KOMEI-TO (CLEAN GOVERNMENT PARTY), YOSHIKATSU TAKEIRI, WAS MEANWHILE ADDRESSING ANOTHER CROWD OF ELECTORS OUTSIDE UENO STATION, TO THE NORTH OF TOKYO.

    ABOUT 70 MILLION PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN JAPAN'S ELEVENTH POST-WAR ELECTION - CALLED BY PRIME MINISTER SATO TO SECURE APPROVAL FOR PROJECTED GOVERNMENT POLICIES FOR THE 1970S. OTHER MAJOR ELECTION ISSUES INCLUDE UNIVERSITY UNREST, RISING PRICES, AND THE GOVERNMENT CUT IN RICE PRODUCTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10QL01V539HDN55W298HURS8H
    Media URN:
    VLVA10QL01V539HDN55W298HURS8H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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