• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 50,000 STRIKING JAPANESE WORKERS MARCHED THROUGH STREETS OF OKINAWA ON THURSDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST PRIME MINISTER SATO'S VISIT TO WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 50,000 STRIKING JAPANESE WORKERS MARCHED THROUGH STREETS OF OKINAWA ON THURSDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST PRIME MINISTER SATO'S VISIT TO WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK.

    THE GENERAL STRIKE WAS IN RESPONSE TO A CALL BY LEFTIST GROUPS FOR A NATION-WIDE STOPPAGE. BEHIND THE UNREST IS LEFT-WING OPPOSITION TO U.S.-JAPAN SECURITY TIES AND THE CONTINUED PRESENCE OF AMERICAN BASES IN JAPAN. THE LEFTWINGERS ALSO WANT THE RETURN TO JAPAN OF OKINAWA, SEEN AS A MAJOR ISSUE TO BE NEGOTIATED BETWEEN MR. SATO AND PRESIDENT NIXON NEXT WEEK.

    THE OKINAWA WORKERS WALKED OFF THEIR JOBS FOR PERIODS RANGING FROM ONE TO 24 HOURS AND THEIR ACTIONS AFFECTED SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZG6XLHDQ2W08ITEZB69XCSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZG6XLHDQ2W08ITEZB69XCSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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