• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Students chanting outside university in Jakarta (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Students with speaker in foreground
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    3.
    SV Students waving fists
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    4.
    SCU banners
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    5.
    SV PAN effigies of Tanaka and assistants of Suharto
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    CU Effigy of Tanaka
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    SV Students chanting as effigies are burned(2 shots)
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    GV effigies burning with students chanting (2 shots)
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    GV INT. Students seated in conference room
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    GV Suharto arrives and sits at conference table
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    GV Students seated at table
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    12.
    SCU Suharto
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    13.
    GV PAN from students to Suharto
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    14.
    CU Japanese plane taxiing at Malaysia airport
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    15.
    SV President Tun Abdul Razak and wife
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    LV Tanaka and party leave plane and are greeted by Razak
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    GV Students shouting and waving banners
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    SV Tanaka shakes hands with Madams Razak and other VIP's
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    19.
    SV Tanaka and Razak walk to car
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    20.
    LV Students chanting
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    21.
    SV Tanaka and Razak in car depart.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LKNQP554D3RNSH0FMMY9D6UL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LKNQP554D3RNSH0FMMY9D6UL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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