• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 10,000 EXTREME LEFT-WING STUDENTS OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLED AT THE CHICHIBUNOMIYA FOOTBALL FIELD IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS WHETHER THEY CAN AGREE TO THE RE-OPENING OF SOME UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AND WHETHER THEY SHOULD ADVISE THE UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES TO PREPARE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS FOR THE NEW TERM STARTING IN APRIL.

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    MORE THAN 10,000 EXTREME LEFT-WING STUDENTS OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLED AT THE CHICHIBUNOMIYA FOOTBALL FIELD IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS WHETHER THEY CAN AGREE TO THE RE-OPENING OF SOME UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AND WHETHER THEY SHOULD ADVISE THE UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES TO PREPARE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS FOR THE NEW TERM STARTING IN APRIL. THE MEETING FOLLOWED RIOTS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

    THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HAS TOLD THE STUDENTS THAT UNLESS THEY END THEIR DISPUTE WITH THE UNIVERSITY BY NEXT WEDNESDAY, THE UNIVERSITY MAY REMAIN CLOSED AND NO ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS HELD. THREE UNIVERSITY COLLEGES ARE STILL OPEN BECAUSE THEIR STUDENTS AGREED TO ATTEND CLASS, BUT SEVEN ARE CLOSED. ALTHOUGH, MANY OF THE STUDENTS OF THE SEVEN CLOSED COLLEGES WANT THEM RE-OPENED, NO DECISION WAS REACHED BY THE MASS OF STUDENTS AT YESTERDAY'S HUGE GATHERING.

    THE MAIN SPEAKER WAS THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY, MR ICHIRO KATO, WHO SAID HE WOULD BE TRYING HIS UPMOST TO GET THE SEVEN COLLEGES RE-OPENED BEFORE WEDNESDAY. HE SAID THERE WERE MORE THAN 50,000 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO WERE PREPARING TO SIT FOR EXAMINATIONS TO THE TEN COLLEGES OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY, AND THEY WOULD HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO IF THE UNIVERSITY REMAINED CLOSED AS NO OTHER JAPANESE UNIVERSITY COULD TAKE THEM. MR KATO ALSO ANSWERED STUDENTS' QUESTIONS.

    THE PREVIOUS NIGHT, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS RIOTED IN TOKYO AND CLASHED WITH ABOUT 3,000 RIOT POLICE. IN THE ISSUE OF WHETHER OR NOT THE STUDENTS SHOULD ALLOW THE SEVEN COLLEGES TO RE-OPEN, IT IS MAINLY THE RIGHT-WING STUDENTS WHO ARE AGAINST RE-OPENING. THE ISSUE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN JAPAN AT THE MOMENT, AND IS LARGELY TIED UP WITH THE RISE OF "STUDENT POWER". THE GOVERNMENT FEARS THIS MAY AFFECT THE FUTURE OF THE JAPAN-UNITED STATES PACT, WHICH MANY STUDENTS OPPOSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RXZOIEXV3R0VD2EPV3MZBXTJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RXZOIEXV3R0VD2EPV3MZBXTJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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