The announcement of the death of the Chinese leader, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, took up most of the space in Japanese newspapers.
CU NEWSPAPER HEADLINES IN JAPANESE PAPERS ANNOUNCING DEATH OF CHAIRMAN MAC
GV CHINESE EMBASSY IN TOKYO WITH FLAGS AT HALF MAST (2 SHOTS)
CU PORTRAIT OF CHAIRMAN MAC DECKED WITH BLACK RIBBON
SV PAN PRIME MINISTER MIKI ENTERING CHINESE EMBASSY
SV JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BOWING TO PORTRAIT OF CHAIRMAN MAO
CU WOMEN IN EMBASSY STANDING WITH BOWED HEAD
SV PRIME MINISTER MIKI LEAVING EMBASSY
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Background: The announcement of the death of the Chinese leader, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, took up most of the space in Japanese newspapers.
At the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo flags were lowered to half mast and large portraits of Chairman Mao were decked with black ribbon.
Shortly after the announcement, the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Takoo Miki, visited the Chinese Embassy. He told Chinese officials that he was deeply shocked and grieved to learn of the death of "the great leader of the Chinese people."
The Prime Minister added that he would continue to work for improved Sino-Japanese relations.