Elections in Japan result in victory for Premier Hayato Ikeda.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "Japan's Election. Pro-US Party Back In Office". American voiceovered newsreel material.
LS of supporters riding along street carrying Japanese and US flags, and showing a banner which says "Strengthen the unity between Japan and USA". LS Man coming out of polling station. MS Photograph of the assassinated Socialist leader Inejiro Asanuma outside the polling station, with a picture of his widow who is standing for election, underneath. CU Lantern outside polling station with Japanese writing on it. MS Photograph of the window of Inejiro Asanuma. MS Mrs Asanuma making electioneering speech, cut-ins of people listening. Various shots of candidate campaigning, and good CUs of Japanese people listening. Various shots people entering polling station, and voting inside. MSs Premier Hayato Ikeda casting his vote. He eventually won the election.
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 21/11/1960.
N.B. Sound is poor on this item - MD.