• Short Summary

    Twenty years of diplomatic ties were finally cut on Tuesday (28 November) when Taiwan's Ambassador to Japan, Mr.

  • Description

    SV TILT DOWN Taiwan Embassy in Tokyo

    CU Wall where plaque has been removed

    SV Ambassador's car leaving

    SV People on airport building waving Taiwan flags

    CU Peng Meng-chi waves (2 shots)

    MV Peng up steps to aircraft and waves to crowd (2 shots)

    SV People wave and aircraft door closes (2 shots)

    SV People waving

    GV Aircraft takes off
    Initials ESP/1252 ESP/1306 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Twenty years of diplomatic ties were finally cut on Tuesday (28 November) when Taiwan's Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Peng Meng-chi, flew home to Taipei.

    Mr. Peng left from an embassy stripped of its name plaque, after a courtesy call to the japanese Foreign Ministry.

    Diplomatic links between the two countries were broken off when Japan restored relations with The People's Republic of China in September.

    A big crowd, waving Taiwanese flags, was at Tokyo Airport to farewell Mr. Peng. Among them was Mr. Okinori Kaya, a pro-Taiwan Liberal Democratic Party member of the Japanese Parliament. He shook hands with Mr. Peng before the Taiwan envoy boarded his aircraft.

    An official of the Taiwan Embassy in Tokyo said it would remain open to issue visas pending establishment of a liaison office.

    The Japanese Ambassador to Taiwan, Mr. Atsushi Uyami, is returning to Japan this week. Private-level relations between the two countries will then be maintained in Taiwan through the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8S82V9NLGGAAP9ZJVEHC15X0
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8S82V9NLGGAAP9ZJVEHC15X0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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