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In Yokohama, the British gaol, empty of all its inmates, was acquired by the Japanese government which had made separate arrangements to accommodate foreign prisoners under a special regime in the Sugamo gaol. HMCJ's courtroom and facilities, which were part of the consulate-general, simply reverted to consular use and all that remains of that Court is the Royal Coat of Arms which now hangs in the Yokohama Archives of History itself housed in the post-1923 British consulate general. Remnants of Treaty and the abolition of extra-territoriality continued to cause problems in the first decade of the Twentieth century. All British extra-territoriality in Japanese territories had now expired and, with the 1911 Anglo-Japanese Treaty, Japan regained its tariff autonomy thus ending the final 'unfair' vestige of the Ansei treaties.

Keywords: Ansei treaties; British gaol; Japanese government; Sugamo gaol; twentieth century; Yokohama



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