• Short Summary

    ON MONDAY (JULY 28) THE DAY UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS ARRIVED IN TOKYO FOR TRADE TALKS, JAPAN'S CAPITAL WAS THE SCENE OF ANGRY ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • Description

    ON MONDAY (JULY 28) THE DAY UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS ARRIVED IN TOKYO FOR TRADE TALKS, JAPAN'S CAPITAL WAS THE SCENE OF ANGRY ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATIONS.

    ALMOST 1,000 DEMONSTRATORS, MOST OF THEM STUDENTS, HELD A RALLY IN THE CITY'S MEIJI PARK. THE MAIN TARGET OF THEIR SLOGANS WAS THE AMERICAN BASE ON THE ISLAND OF OKINAWA, SOUTH OF JAPAN, WHICH UNITED STATES TROOPS OCCUPIED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE UNITED STATES HAS AGREED TO RETURN THE ISLAND TO JAPAN, BUT NO DATE HAS BEEN SET.

    ON JULY 8, 24 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH LETHAL GAS KEPT BY THE UNITED STATES IN OKINAWA. THE INCIDENT PROVOKED DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY, (25 JULY) WHEN 70 STUDENTS STORMED THE OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES CIVIL ADMINISTRATION ON OKINAWA, AND INVADED THE U.S. BASE THERE.

    MONDAY'S DEMONSTRATORS LEFT THE PARK AND THEN PASSED AS CLOSE AS RIOT-POLICE WOULD ALLOW THEM TO THE AMERICAN EMBASSY. ARMED WITH BANNERS AND FLAGS, THEY CHANTED 'REVERSION OF OKINAWA IMMEDIATELY', AND ALSO SLOGANS DENOUNCING THE JAPANESE-AMERICAN TRADE TALKS. IN SPITE OF THE NUMBERS INVOLVED, THERE WAS LITTLE VIOLENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7NSYLGWCDDOQHXHJC383F912
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7NSYLGWCDDOQHXHJC383F912
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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