The United States destroyer "USS Oldendorf" was welcomed at a Japanese ceremony on August 15, the same day that Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone paid tribute to his country's war dead.
1. AVs USS Oldendorf arrives in Japanese Port. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
2. SV Marines ties up ship at dock. 0.18
3. GV PAN Guests seated at welcomed ceremony. 0.22
4. GV PAN Van with loudspeaker carrying protests of ship's arrival. 0.29
5. GV Ship tied up at dock. 0.37
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6. GV Shrine at Yasukuni, Tokyo. 0.39
7 0. GV Arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone. 0.50
8. GV Nakasone greeting "Sacred Sake". 1.15
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The United States destroyer "USS Oldendorf" was welcomed at a Japanese ceremony on August 15, the same day that Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone paid tribute to his country's war dead. The Oldendorf, a destroyer capable of carrying nuclear weapons, was greeted at a ceremony at the Japanese port of Yokosuka. It is not known if the US warship was carrying a nuclear weapons during the visit. The Japanese Communist Party had tried to organise opposition to the arrival of the US ship; the welcoming ceremony, however off without incident. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nakasone drank sacred sake during a visit to the controversial shrine to Japan's 3.1 million war dead. The 114-year-old Yasukuni shrine is sometimes viewed as a symbol of pre-war Japanese militarism. Nakasone's visit was one of the ceremonies marking the 39th anniversary of Japan's defeated in the Second World War.
Source: NHK/TV TOKYO