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HAWAII - JAPAN'S HAff ALLAH PROTEST' Annexation Woufd ....
JAPAN'S HAff ALLAH PROTEST' Annexation Woufd . Deprive-25,000 Deprive-25,000 Deprive-25,000 ? . Japanese' Residents of : Qiti-.' Qiti-.' Qiti-.' . . .zenshlp in the Islands. A DESIRE FOR THE TERRITORY Hawaiiana in Washington Think , th Mikado Would .Like, to' Annex. ' Their Country--ltay Country--ltay Country--ltay Country--ltay Insist on . .- .- Existing; : Terms for' ;. V Japanese.;,'. ' 1' WASHINGTON. June 2. Tbe gist of the protest of Japan to Hawaiian annexation, which was read to the Senata Committee on Foreign Relations yesterday, is as follows: follows: :' ' " : Tbe acquisition of Hawaii by annexation to - the . United States would deprive " the resident Japanese In the Islands of rights to which .they are at present entitled, under the present treaty with Hawaii. At present present there are 25,000 Japanese In the Islands'' with largo property rights, and under the present conditions they are entitled to become become citizens pf Hawaii. In case of annexation annexation these Japanese could not become cltU sens of the United States, as the decisions. Of United States Circuit Courts are to the effect that no Asiatic can become a cltlsen of the United States. By annexation the Japanese now resident In Hawaii would be subject to any , measures . that might be adopted by the United States. They wonld lose the right to become citlsens and to citlsens in the islands' would - be greatly jeopardised: therefore, the Japanese Government Government must firmly protest against the proposed annexation. X Hawaltans In Washington Insist that the reason for the pretest of Japan against annexation annexation is that Japan really desires to acquire the islands herself. The main point of contention between Japan and .Hawaii over the treaty between them, It is learned. Is as to the wording of tho treaty which Hawaii seeks to abrogate. This treaty has a provision that it may be terminated at any time fov mutual eon. Ksent This is construed by the. Japanese uorcmmeni to mean tnat we treaty cannot cannot be terminated without the consent of both Governments, and as long as Japan Insists Insists upon keeping it In force It cannot be abrogated. The Hawaiian contention is that the words have no such meaning, and that any contract or agreement can be dissolved dissolved toy mutual consent as a matter of course; tha,t If the claim of Japan was valid the treaty would be in effect permanently. It is understood that Japan Insists that her present claims must be acknowledged and accepted hy the. United States in case of .annexation, although protesting against annexation. HAWAII IN THE -COMMONS. -COMMONS.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 25 Jun 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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