Japan was prepared to limit immigration to the United States, but was seriously injured by San Francisco`s discriminatory law, which specifically targeted its people. President Roosevelt, who wanted to maintain good relations with Japan as a pole opposed to Russian expansion in the Far East, intervened. While the U.S. ambassador reassured the Japanese government, Roosevelt summoned the mayor and the San Francisco school board to the White House in February 1907 and convinced him to end segregation and promised that the federal government itself would address the issue of immigration. On February 24, the gentlemen`s agreement was reached with Japan in the form of a Japanese memo, in which it was agreed to deny passports to workers wishing to enter the United States and to recognize the right of the United States to exclude Japanese immigrants with passports initially issued to other countries. March 13, 1907 followed the formal withdrawal of the San Francisco School Board`s decision. A final Japanese note, dated February 18, 1908, made the gentlemen`s agreement fully effective. The agreement was replaced by the Immigration Exclusion Act of 1924. The Russo-Japanese War was a military conflict between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan from 1904 to 1905. Much of the fighting took place in northeastern China. The Russo-Japanese War was also a maritime war, with ships that… In August 1900, Japan agreed to deny passports to workers who wanted to enter the United States; But that didn`t stop the many workers from obtaining passports in Canada, Mexico or Hawaii and then going to the United States.
Racist antagonism has been exacerbated, fuelled by incendiary articles in the press. On May 7, 1905, a Japanese and Korean exclusion league was established, and on October 11, 1906, the San Francisco School Authority organized the education of all Asian children in a separate school. The Reader`s Companion to American History. Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, Editor-in-Chief. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.