A group of 50 demonstrators - mainly students - tried to stop Japanese Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka on his way from Seoul's Bando Hotel to the President's residence, shortly after his arrival in the South Korean capital, September 6, on a 24-hour goodwill visit.
TV Crowds demonstrate outside hotel.
CU Agitator harangues crowd.
LV Police try to tear banners away from demonstrators.
SV Police force back men carrying banner 'Don't make our brothers Communist slaves'.
LV Police reinforcements arrive.
SV Police struggle with crowd.
CU Flag outside hotel.
ANGLE SHOT..People line pavement.
LV Demonstrators run in to path of Japanese Foreign Minister's car, struggle with police.
LV Police pulling demonstrators out of road.
LV Police hold back crowd.
LV PAN..Foreign Minister's car underway.
SV PAN..Interior..Japanese Foreign Minister is greeted by President Yum Po Sun.
SV Foreign Minister greeted by officials.
SV Foreign Minister receives present.
ANGLE V..Japanese Foreign Minister and President look at cabinet.
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Background: A group of 50 demonstrators - mainly students - tried to stop Japanese Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka on his way from Seoul's Bando Hotel to the President's residence, shortly after his arrival in the South Korean capital, September 6, on a 24-hour goodwill visit.
A heavy police guard protected the Japanese Minister's car as demonstrators shook their fists, stood in the middle of the road before being hustled away, and shouted "Beat him to death" and "Go back to Japan".
Placards carried by the crowd read "Don't make our brothers Communist slaves" and "Apologise to Korea for aggressive acts during 36 years' rule". These referred to Korea's formal annexation by Japan in 1910 and the period until liberation in 1945 after Japan's defeat, and to the current repatriation to Communist North Korea from Japan of some of the many Koreans now living in Japan.
Kosaka later had talks with South Korea's Foreign Minister, II Hyung Chung, which resulted in an agreement to resume negotiations for the resumption of normal relations between the two countries. Talks have stretched over the past eight years and were last interrupted by the downfall of the Rhee regime.