As the Japanese Election Campaign - scheduled for Nov 20 - entered the final stretch Nov 16, attention was focused on the candidates and leaders of the contesting political parties.
TILT SHOT..from banner to party slogan
PAN..Crowd listen to Suehiro Nishio
7 1/2 ft
MLV Suehiro Nishio, Democratic Socialist
CU Suehiro Nishio
PAN of crowd
MLV Mrs. Kikukawa, Democratic Socialist
16 1/2 ft
CU Mrs Kikukawa
18 1/2 ft
20 1/2 ft
PAN..crowd listening.. Mrs Asanuma
23 1/2 ft
MLV Mrs Asanuma of Socialist Party
25 1/2 ft
MV Women and men listening
CU Mrs Asanuma
LV Mrs Asanuma on truck
ML Crowd listen to Mr Okazaki, Liberal Democrats
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35 1/2 ft
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MLV People listen
PAN..Okazaki truck moving
PAN..Crowd at Yamanashi Prefecture
LV Ikeda on platform
49 1/2 ft
CU Women lists
51 1/2 ft
53 1/2 ft
56 1/2 ft
CU Ikeda "Banzai"
60 1/2 ft
LV Crowd clap
63 1/2 ft
MV Ikeda moves off
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Background: As the Japanese Election Campaign - scheduled for Nov 20 - entered the final stretch Nov 16, attention was focused on the candidates and leaders of the contesting political parties.
Heading the democratic socialists is Suehiro Nishio; whose party held 48 seats in the dissolved House of Representatives. Mr. Nishio's party will field 104 candidates in the election.
One of a total of twenty women candidates is mrs. Kikuwa, who, which five other women, is a candidates for the Democratic Socialists.
Another woman candidates, contesting a Tokyo Constituency, is Mrs. Kyoko Asanuma, widow of the former Socialists Party chairman Incjiro Asanuma, who was recently assassinated. The Socialists will field 186 candidates for the House of Representatives in which they had 122 seats before the House was dissolved.
Prominent among the candidates for the ruling Liberal Democrats is mr. Okazaki, who speaks to his audience from a truck.
Leader and resident of the Liberal Democrats is Mr. Hayato Ikeda, the Japanese Prime Minister. The Liberal Democrats, with Mr. Ikeda at their head, are widely tipped in Japan to win the election. Mr. Ikeda gets down to solid campaigning himself in Yamanahi Prefecture, one of hundreds miles west of Tokyo. After his speech, he cries "Banzai" for his party, and moves off for more speeches in more towns.