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Basic Documents of Prewar International Politics
(until August 14, 1945)

"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

TitlesLanguagesDate
Letter From President of the United States of America to the Emperor of JapanJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanNov 13 1852
Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan (Convention of Kanagawa)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanMar 30 1854
Convention between Great Britain and Japan (Anglo-English Friendship Treaty)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Oct 14 1854
Preliminary Convention of Commerce between the Netherlands and Japan (Dutch-English Preliminary Convention of Commerce)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Nov 9 1855
Treaty Between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan (Japan-US Additional Treaty, Shimoda Treaty)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Jun 17 1857
Regulation, Under which American Trade, is to be conducted in Japan.JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJul 29 1858
Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan (Treaty of Amity and Commerce, Harris Treaty)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Jul 29 1858
Memorandum (London Protocol)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Jun 6 1862
Shimonoseki Convention.JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanOct 22 1864
Tariff Convention between Japan, France, Great Britain, Netherlands and the United States of America.JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Jun 25 1866.
Charter OrthJapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Mar 14 1868
Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Empire of Japan and the Austro-Hungarian MonarchyJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanOct 18 1869
TREATY OF TIENTSIN, 1871.JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanSep 13 1871
Treaty Concerning the Formation of a General Postal Union.JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanOct 9 1874
Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the Empire of Japan and the Kingdom of Corea (Korea) (Treaty of Kanghwa, Kokato Treaty) JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 26 1876
Appendix to the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the Empire of Japan and the Kingdom of Corea (Korea)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 24 1876
Convention of Tientsin, 1885 (Tianjin Convention)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanApr 18 1885
The Constitution of the Empire of Japan (Meiji Constitution)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Feb 11 1889
Imperial Oath at the Sanctuary of the Imperial Palace on the Promulgation of the Constitution of the Empire of Japan (Meiji Constitution)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Feb 11 1889
Imperial Speech on the Promulgation of the Empire of Japan (Meiji Constitution)JapaneseEnglishChineseKorean Feb 11 1889
Treaty of Peace between the Empire of Japan and the Empire of China (Treaty of Shimonoseki) JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanApr 17 1895
Agreement of Alliance between Japan and Great Britain, 1902 (First Anglo-Japanese Alliance)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJan 30 1902
Protocol between Japan and Korea, 1904JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 23 1904
Agreement between Japan and Korea, 1904JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 22 1904
Agreement of Alliance between Japan and Great Britain, 1905 (Second Anglo-Japanese Alliance)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 12 1905
Convention between Japan and Korea, 1905 JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanNov 17 1905
Agreement between Japan and Korea, 1907JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJul 24 1907
Treaty Regarding the Annexation of Korea to the Empire of JapanJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 22 1910
Declarations as to the Annexation of Korea to the Empire of JapanJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 29 1910
Agreement of Alliance between Japan and Great Britain, 1911 (Third Anglo-Japanese Alliance)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJul 13 1911
Memorandum of U.S. Secretary of State on Japan's 21 DemandsJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanMar 13 1915
Memorandum of U.K. Foreign Secretary on the Negotiaion between China and U.K.JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanNov 27 1915
Covenant of the League of NationsJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJun 28 1919
Treaty between the Four Powers Concerning Their Insular Possessions and Insular Dominions in the Region of the Pacific Ocean JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanDec 13 1921
TREATY BETWEEN JAPAN AND CHINA FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS RELATIVE TO SHANTUNGJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 4 1922
Treaty between the Five Powers Concerning the Limitation of Naval ArmamentJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 6 1922
Treaty Between The Nine Powers Concerning ChinaJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 6 1922
TREATY BETWEEN THE NINE POWERS CONSERNING THE CHINESE CUSTOMS TARIFFJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 6 1922
Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 (General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy) JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 27 1928
Atlantic Charter (Joint Declaration of the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain) JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 14 1941
Imperial Rescript, Declaration of WarJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanDec 8 1941
Cairo Declaration (American, British, and Chinese declaration regarding Japan)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanNov 27 1943
Yalta AgreementsJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanFeb 11 1945
Charter of the United NationsJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJun 26 1945
Potsdam Declaration (American, British, and Chinese declaration)JapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanJul 26 1945
Communications Exchanged in Connection with Surrender, Note of the Japanese Government of August 10 regarding Their Acceptance of the Provisions of the Potsdam DeclarationJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 10 1945
Communications Exchanged in Connection with Surrender, Answer of the United States Government of August 11 to the Japanese Government on Behalf of the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and ChinaJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 11 1945
Imperial Rescript, Cessation of HostilitiesJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 14 1945
Communications Exchanged in Connection with Surrender, Communication of the Japanese Government of August 14 Addressed to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and ChinaJapaneseEnglishChineseKoreanAug 14 1945

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