INTRODUCTION: The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr.
GV Manila airport. Crowd assembled
SV Mr. Suzuki and wife out of aircraft and greeted by Philippines President Marcos and wife, who introduce them to other officials. Suzuki given garland
GV Suzuki meeting officials on tarmac
TV PAN Suzuki and Marcos walking
SV Children dancing
LV ZOOM TO CU St. Paul's College with posters "Protest against Japanese Sex Tours in Asia" and "Forum" 2 shots)
GV INTERIOR Crowd at protest meeting in college hall
LV Suzuki and wife out of aircraft at Jakarta airport
SV Suzuki and wife greeted by President Suharto and introduced to other officials
GV & CU Colour party with Suharto and Suzuki on saluting base during anthem (2 shots)
SV & CU Children wave Japanese flags as Suzuki enters car waving (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Zenko Suzuki, has been making a 12-day tour of the five countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN links the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, and Mr. Suzuki's tour, his first trip abroad since becoming Prime Minister last July, aims at convincing his hosts of Japan's desire for mutually-beneficial economic and political relations.
SYNOPSIS: On Thursday (8 January), Mr. Suzuki arrived in the Philippines on the first leg of his tour. At Manila airport, he was greeted by President Ferdinand Marcos and other government members, and later held a three-hour meeting with Mr. Marcos. Talks between the two leaders covered economic co-operation, trade and investment, plans for greater defence spending by Japan, and events in Indochina, notably Kampuchea. A settlement of the Kampuchean issue is one of the main political aims of all five ASEAN members. During his visit Mr. Suzuki announced a new 210 billion U.S. dollar credit to the Philippines for use in geothermal energy developments. He also promised Japan would set up a fund for development centres in the five ASEAN capitals, to specialise in energy technology, agriculture and small industries.
To coincide with Mr. Suzuki's arrival, a women's college in Manila hosted a forum on so-called Japanese 'sex tours' to Asian countries. Delegates at the meeting claimed Japanese male tourists surging through Southeast Asian countries memories of Japanese troops who invaded the same countries in World War Two.
From Manila, Mr. Suzuki flew to Indonesia on Saturday (10 January) and was welcomed to Jakarta by President Suharto. In a banquet speech welcoming Mr. Suzuki, President Suharto praised Japan's determination to suspend economic co-operation with Vietnam until Hanoi agreed to take part in a Kampuchea conference.
Mr. Suharto also said immense co-operation will be needed to improve an uncertain world gripped by economic recession. He said Japan had the chance and capability to play a bigger role in renewing economic and political world order.