• Short Summary

    A group of 50 demonstrators - mainly students - tried to stop Japanese Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka on his way from Seoul's Bando Hotel to the President's residence, shortly after his arrival in the South Korean capital, September 6, on a 24-hour goodwill visit.

  • Description

    A group of 50 demonstrators - mainly students - tried to stop Japanese Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka on his way from Seoul's Bando Hotel to the President's residence, shortly after his arrival in the South Korean capital, September 6, on a 24-hour goodwill visit.

    A heavy police guard protected the Japanese Minister's car as demonstrators shook their fists, stood in the middle of the road before being hustled away, and shouted "Beat him to death" and "Go back to Japan".

    Placards carried by the crowd read "Don't make our brothers Communist slaves" and "Apologise to Korea for aggressive acts during 36 years' rule". These referred to Korea's formal annexation by Japan in 1910 and the period until liberation in 1945 after Japan's defeat, and to the current repatriation to Communist North Korea from Japan of some of the many Koreans now living in Japan.

    Kosaka later had talks with South Korea's Foreign Minister, II Hyung Chung, which resulted in an agreement to resume negotiations for the resumption of normal relations between the two countries. Talks have stretched over the past eight years and were last interrupted by the downfall of the Rhee regime.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA592WPYUI67ZN3YMYVYRTNENUN
    Media URN:
    VLVA592WPYUI67ZN3YMYVYRTNENUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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