Treaty Series No. 683
Agreement between the United States of America and Japan, Signed at Washington, August 23, 1923 60
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, desiring to extend for another five years the period during which the Arbitration Convention concluded between them on May 5, 1908, and extended by the Agreement concluded between the two Governments on June 28, 1913,61 and further extended by the Agreement concluded between the two Governments on August 23, 1918,62 shall remain in force, have respectively authorized the undersigned, to wit: Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State of the United States, and His Excellency Masanao Hanihara, His Majesty’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington, to conclude the following Agreement:
The Convention of Arbitration of May 5, 1908, between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, the duration of which by Article III thereof was fixed at a period of five years from the date of the exchange of ratifications, which period, by the Agreement of June 28, 1913, between the two Governments was extended for five years from August 24, 1913, and was extended by the Agreement between them of August 23, 1918, for the further period of five years from August 24, 1918, is hereby extended and continued in force for the further period of five years from August 24, 1923.
The present Agreement shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.[Page 511]
- Ratification advised by the Senate, Dec. 18, 1923; ratified by the President, Feb. 11, 1924; ratified by Japan, Feb. 20, 1924; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Apr. 26, 1924; proclaimed by the President, Apr. 26, 1924.↩
- Foreign Relations, 1914, p. 424.↩
- For text of agreement, see Malloy, Treaties, 1910–1923, vol. iii, p. 2722.↩