The Russo-Japanese War and the Root-Takahira Agreement

The Russo-Japanese War and the Root-Takahira Agreement


  • Journal title: International Journal of Korean History
  • ISSN: 1598-2041 (print) 2508-5921 (online)
  • Publisher: Korea University, Center for Korean History
  • Country of publisher: korea, republic of
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2018/May/12

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: History
  • Publisher's keywords: Russo-Japanese War, Root-Takahira Agreement
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF


    Jeong-soo Choi



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On November 30, 1908 American Secretary of State Eliuh Root and the Japanese Ambassador in Washington Takahira Kogoro initialed an agreement which has now come to be known as the Root-Takahira Agreement. In this agreement, both governments agreed to: 1) maintain the status quo in the Pacific; 2) assure equal opportunity to develop trade and industry in China; 3) recognize the territories possessed by each country in the Pacific region; 4) respect China’s territorial integrity and independence.1 In other words, this agreement contained two overarching themes, namely, the open door policy and respect for each other’s territorial possessions.

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