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    American Secretary of Defence Mr. Melvin Laird has had talks in Tokyo with his Japanese?

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    American Secretary of Defence Mr. Melvin Laird has had talks in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart on the Japan-United States Security Treaty. During the discussions with Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone, who was to lose his portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle soon after the talks, Mr. Laird said it was important for the two countries to smoothly assume their respective roles. the visiting American linked the prosperity and peace of Asia with the continued co-operation between the nations. Mr. Nakasone took a different line. He told the American Defence Secretary that Japan hoped the United States would step up efforts to reduce the number of its bases in his country.

    SYNOPSIS: United States Secretary of Defence, Mr. Melvin Laird, has arrived in Japan for talks with his Japanese counterpart, Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone. The talks centre around the Japan-United States Security Treaty. Mr. Laird reviewed a guard of honour in Tokyo before starting his discussions with Mr. Nakasone.

    During the discussions, Mr. Laird linked the prosperity and security of Asia to the smooth running of the joint treaty. Mr. Nakasone took a different line...telling the American Defence Secretary that Japan hoped the United States would step up efforts to reduce the number of its bases in his country. Soon after the talks, Mr. Nakasone lost his portfolio in a reshuffle of the Japanese cabinet.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJ08VRVHYPWF30030J1FEKM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJ08VRVHYPWF30030J1FEKM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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