• Short Summary

    On Thursday (17 June) the United States and Japan will sign an agreement returning the island of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty.

  • Description

    On Thursday (17 June) the United States and Japan will sign an agreement returning the island of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty. The island has been administered by an American military governor since its capture from the Japanese at the end of World War Two.

    But the terms of the Okinawa agreement have provoked violent reaction from students in Tokyo, for it has been announced that the United States will be allowed to retain their military bases on the island. In addition, no clear-cut statements have yet been made by the Japanese Government regarding the sensitive question of the storage on Okinawa of nuclear weapons. This is a key issue of contention with the left-wing opposition.

    The student demonstrations have been planned to last for three days, timed to continue until the signing of the agreement on Thursday night.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V7ATNWU0P8M4VEE6E57LNH20
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V7ATNWU0P8M4VEE6E57LNH20
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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