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The End of Extra-Territoriality

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The Chishima cases overlapped with the final negotiations surrounding the 1894 Treaty which brought British extra-territoriality to an end; but the road to this treaty had been long and tortuous, pitted with potholes and lined with many a diversionary cul-de-sac. Japan concluded treaties with Spain, the North German Confederation and Sweden and Norway along the lines of the Ansei treaties immediately after the Meiji Restoration and the Japanese government and Parkes negotiated the Austro-Hungarian treaty but the Japanese government was soon looking to re-negotiate the Treaty's extra-territorial aspects. Japan pursued three courses in its campaign to achieve the abolition of extra-territoriality: first, a campaign to apply the Treaty strictly; second, a concerted attempt to have the Courts give effect to Japanese domestic and municipal laws and regulations; and, third, diplomatic negotiations.

Keywords: 1894 Treaty; Ansei treaties; Austro-Hungarian treaty; Chishima; Courts; extra-territoriality; Japan; Meiji Restoration



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