Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, elected by the ruling Liberal Democratic Part as leader and Prime Minister?
GV Members voting
SV Prime Minister Tanaka past voting stand
STV Tanaka shaking hands and returning to seat
GV Votes counted
CU Results being announced by Funada
GTV House applauding
CU Opposition Party's sign
CU & SV Tanaka shaking hands with Opposition leader (3 shots)
GV Prime Minister's Residence
SCU Tanaka out of car and into residence (2 shots)
SV PAN Susumu Nikaido entering residence (2 shots)
SV Masayashi Ohira entering
SV Yasuhiro Nakasona entering
SV PAN Takeo Miki entering
SCU Tomi Saburo hashinmoto enters
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Background: Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, elected by the ruling Liberal Democratic Part as leader and Prime Minister of Japan on Wednesday (5 July), was formally approved by Parliament yesterday (6 July). Later, Mr. Tanaka went to his official residence and met party members who were to from his Cabinet. This film was made available by Nippon Television.
SYNOPSIS: The Parliamentary ratification on Thursday of Mr. kakuei Tanaka as Prime Minister of Japan was considered a more formality, because of the strength of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. And so it turned out. Mr. Tanaka received two-hundred-and-ninety-two of the four-hundred-and-seventy-one votes cast in the House.
After the vote was over, Mr. Tanaka crossed to shake hands with leaders of Japan's major opposition party, from which he hopes to get some measure of cooperation in the months ahead.
Later, Mr. Tanaka went to the Prime Minister's officials Residence. There he met and talked with the men who were to make up his first Cabinet. The key posts in the Cabinet went to men who support establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. Mr. Tanmaka, after his election on Wednesday, promised to normalise relations with China, sign a peace treaty with the Soviet Union and to strengthen ties with the United States. Japanese business leaders expect Mr. Tanaka will move quickly to produce financial and trade policies that will avert international pressure for another revaluation of the Yen. He told his first news conference he would maintain the present parity of the Japanese currency.