In Tokoy, United States Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance, has been briefing Japanese leaders on his China tour.
SV Cyrus Vance steps down from plane, greeted by US Ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield and other officials.
SV Vance and party across tarmac.
GV Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda's residence.
SV INTERIOR Prime Minister Fukuda enters room and shakes hands with Vance; sit for talks. (5 shots)
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Background: In Tokoy, United States Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance, has been briefing Japanese leaders on his China tour. He told them the talks would benefit America's allies in Asia.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Vance was greeted on Friday (26 August) by the American Ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield. Mr. Vance's assistant for East Asian affairs, Richard Holbrooks, had flown to Taiwan and South Korea to give leaders in those countries details of the China visit, which was mainly concerned with establishing full diplomatic relations between China and the United States.
Japanese sources said Mr. Vance told them he could not say when Sino-American relations would be normalised but talks would be continuing.
Mr. Vance also brought two personal messages to the Japanese Prime Minister, Takeo Fukuda, from President Carter, although American officials would not say what they were. But Mr. Fukuda did repeat a request for Mr. Carter to visit Japan. He was told that it was unlikely that the President could come this year.
Mr. Vance left to return home on Saturday (27 August) after talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Ichiro Hayoyama.