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ARBITRATION AGREEMENT—JAPAN. AUGUST 23, 1923. 1757 Agreement between The United States and Ja n further extending the duration of the arbitration cmwention of Ely 5, 1908. Signed at Washington, August 23, 1923; ratification advised by the Senate, December 18, 1923; ratified by the President, February 11, 1.924; ratyied by Japan February 20, 1924; rati/ications exchanged at Washington, Aprzj 26, 1924; proclaimed, April 26, 1924. Br TBZE PRESIDENT or THE Ummn STATES or AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, an Agreement between the United States of America :$§1if"°u°° wl"' and Japan, extending for another period of five years the arbitra- {’,§§“‘§5"l,§·20w tion convention concluded between the two Governments on May 5, i ` ` 1908, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the twenty-third day of August, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three, the original of which Agreement is word for word as follows: .,, _ The Government of the United States of America and the Gov- °°“*“’°"“‘ P°‘"’”· ernment of His the Emperor of J an, desiring to extend v(,,_35,,,_¤,,,,,_ for another five years the period du whigh the Arbitration Convention concluded between them onmy 5, 1908, and extended by V I 38 my the Agreement concluded between the two Governments on J nme 28, VE, ,,0’ g` ,6,, 1913, and further extended by the Agreement concluded between ' ` the two Govermnents on August 23, 1918, shall remain in force, Pleuipmmmes have respectively authorized the undersigned, to wit: Charles Evans i Hughes, Secretary of State of the United States, and His Excellency Masanao Hanihara, His Majesty’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington, to conclude the following Agreement: ARTICLE I. The Convention of Arbitration of May 5, 1908, between the Gov- :uSiig:°lZ2$i.a:i1 ligi ernment of the United States of America and the Government of °“’ "°°"‘ His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, the duration of which by VO, 35 2051 Article III thereof was fixed at a period of live years from the date V0, 3B` Z 1m` of the exchange of ratifications, which period, by the Agreement of ' ` June 28, 1913, between the two Governments was extended for five V0, 38 D ml years from August 24, 1913, and was extended by the Aigreement ’ ` between them of August 23, 1918, for the further period of ve years from August 24, 1918, is hereby extended and continued in force for the further period of five years from August 24, 1923. ARTICLE II. The present Agreement shall be ratified by the President of the zidéihange °H`mm United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty the Emperor of J apan, and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible. Ei t Done in duplicate in the English lan xage at Washington this m um twenty-third day of August, one thousandginine hundred and twenty- three, corresponding to the twenty-third day of the eighth month of the twelfth year of Taisho. [sun.] CHARLES EVANS HUGHES [smb.] M. HANmA1zA AND WVHEREAS the said Agreement has been duly ratified on ,,hi,ln"}L{{l°°"°°s "` both parts, and the ratifications of the two Governments were exchanged in the City of Washington on the twenty-sixth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four; 4582Z2°——x OI. —l3—1>*r 2———· 27