7 TREATIES, CONVENTION S, AND AGREEMENTS. Convention between the United States of America and Japan, providing for May 17, 1880. the reimbursement of shipwreck expenses. Ooncluded May 17, 1880; rati— ‘—"‘_‘_‘_‘ jioation adrised lr:] the Senate March 23, 1881; ratified by the President April 7, 1881; ratified by the Emperor of Japan June 5, 1880; ratification exchanged June 16, 1881; proclaimed October 3, 1881. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas a Convention between the United States of America and the Proclamation. Empire of Japan, providing for the reimbursement of certain specified . expenses which may be incurred by either country in consequence of the · shipwreck on its coast of the vessels of the other, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at the city of Tokio, Japan, - on the seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty, the English text of which Convention is, word for word as follows: The United States of America and the Empire of Japan being desir- Scope. ous of concluding an agreement providing for the reimbursement of certain specified expenses which may be incurred by either country in consequence of the shipwreck on its coutsof the vessels of the other, have resolved to conclude a special convention for this purpose, and have named as their Plenipotentiariesz- The President of the United States of America, John A. Bingham, Contmotmgpmtheir Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Imperial im- Majesty, and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, Inouye Kaoru Shoshii, Minister for Foreign Aifairs and decorated with the 1st class of the order of the Rising Sun, who after reciprocal communication of their full powers found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:- _ All expenses incurred by the Government of the United States for the Reimbursement rescue, clothing, maintenance and travelling of needy shipwrecked Jap- of ¤¤1>¤¤d}¤¤¤¤i¤ anese subjects, for the recovery of the bodies of the drowned, for the °“"s°f“h‘¥""“°k· medical treatment of the sick and injured, unable to pay for such treat ment, and for the burial of the dead, shall be repaid to the Government of the United States by that of Japan. And a similar course of procednre to the above shall be observed by the Government of the United States in the case of assistance being given by that of Japan to shipwrecked citizens of the United States. wmckcd ,,,,,,,1 But neither the Government of the United States nor that of Japan and property to be shall be responsible for the repayment of the expenses incurred in the <=h¤¤¤*>d Wim ¢¤- recovery or preservation of a wrecked vessel or the property on board. l’°““° °f '°°°"°'V· All such expenses shall be a charge upon the property saved, and shall · blt; repaid by the parties interested therein upon receiving delivery of t e same. No charge shall be made by the Government of the United States nor by that of Japan for the expenses of the Government officers, police or local functionaries who `shall proceed to the wreck, for the travelling expenses of officers escorting the shipwrecked men, nor for the expenses 47-1---1 con $15
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