HC Deb 01 March 1872 vol 209 cc1213-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether our Treaty relations with Japan are likely to be revised at an early period; and, if the attention of the Foreign Office has been directed to the Report of the Chamber of Commerce of Yokohama, dated the 28th December, 1871, on the revision of our Treaty with Japan?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government have complied with the request of the Japanese Government, put forward in November last, that the revision of the Treaty may be postponed until the return home of a special mission from Japan, which is expected to arrive shortly in this country, and is charged, among other objects, with the discussion of this Treaty. The Report referred to by the hon. Member has been forwarded to the Foreign Office by Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Yeddo, and will be duly considered in any negotiations which may arise.