Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, elected by the ruling Liberal Democratic Part as leader and Prime Minister?
Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, elected by the ruling Liberal Democratic Part as leader and Prime Minister of Japan on Wednesday (5 July), was formally approved by Parliament yesterday (6 July). Later, Mr. Tanaka went to his official residence and met party members who were to from his Cabinet. This film was made available by Nippon Television.
SYNOPSIS: The Parliamentary ratification on Thursday of Mr. kakuei Tanaka as Prime Minister of Japan was considered a more formality, because of the strength of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. And so it turned out. Mr. Tanaka received two-hundred-and-ninety-two of the four-hundred-and-seventy-one votes cast in the House.
After the vote was over, Mr. Tanaka crossed to shake hands with leaders of Japan's major opposition party, from which he hopes to get some measure of cooperation in the months ahead.
Later, Mr. Tanaka went to the Prime Minister's officials Residence. There he met and talked with the men who were to make up his first Cabinet. The key posts in the Cabinet went to men who support establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. Mr. Tanmaka, after his election on Wednesday, promised to normalise relations with China, sign a peace treaty with the Soviet Union and to strengthen ties with the United States. Japanese business leaders expect Mr. Tanaka will move quickly to produce financial and trade policies that will avert international pressure for another revaluation of the Yen. He told his first news conference he would maintain the present parity of the Japanese currency.