Anti-Japanese feelings were running very high among Indonesia's students over the week-end of the 12th and 13th January as they awaited the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister, Mr.
GV Students chanting outside university in Jakarta (2 shots)
GV Students with speaker in foreground
SV Students waving fists
SV PAN effigies of Tanaka and assistants of Suharto
CU Effigy of Tanaka
SV Students chanting as effigies are burned(2 shots)
GV effigies burning with students chanting (2 shots)
GV INT. Students seated in conference room
GV Suharto arrives and sits at conference table
GV Students seated at table
GV PAN from students to Suharto
CU Japanese plane taxiing at Malaysia airport
SV President Tun Abdul Razak and wife
LV Tanaka and party leave plane and are greeted by Razak
GV Students shouting and waving banners
SV Tanaka shakes hands with Madams Razak and other VIP's
SV Tanaka and Razak walk to car
LV Students chanting
SV Tanaka and Razak in car depart.
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Background: Anti-Japanese feelings were running very high among Indonesia's students over the week-end of the 12th and 13th January as they awaited the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Kakuei Tanaka. An earlier meeting with President Suharto failed to lower the tension.
A??? 400 students of the Indonesian Christian University burned an effigy of Mr. Tanaka in Jakarta on Saturday (January 12th). The students also burned effigies of highly placed assistants of President Suharto, alleged to have collaborated with Japanese businessmen. They carried anti-Japanese placards denouncing 'Economic Imperialism'.
The Japanese have gradually increased their level of investment in Indonesian business, which has led to some tension. Japan also takes eighty per cent of Indonesia's oil export and is seeking a big share of the new natural gas finds.
President Suharto met a group of students for two and a half hours on Friday (January 11th), and answered questions on alleged government corruption and foreign capital investment policy. But he failed to defuse anti-Japanese feeling. When Mr. Tanaka arrived, students swarmed round the airport and one of them was killed.
There were similar incidents when Mr. Tanaka arrived in Malaysia for talks with Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr. Tun Abdul Razak. A group of student chanted, 'Burn Tanaka, burn Tanaka' and unfurled placards with slogans such as 'Down with Japanese Imperialism'.
Mr. Razak and Mr. Tanaka discussed investment in Malaysia at a low rate of interest and how to improve trading relations.