American Democracy and Asiatic Citizenship

American Democracy and Asiatic Citizenship

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American Democracy and Asiatic Citizenship

American Democracy and Asiatic Citizenship

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The American Japanese problem remains unsolved. Diplomatic correspondence over the questions at issue between the two governments came to a stop in the summer of 1914, neither being satisfied with the position assumed by the other, and neither seeing what the next step should be to reach a position satisfactory to both.

Important writers of both lands have continued vigorously to discuss the international situation. In each land there are those who denounce the alleged weakness of their own government in dealing with the asserted aggressive deeds and policies of the other. Such writers, however, are dangerous guides. Urging our "right" and denouncing their "wrong" does not help to solve actual problems. In spite of the fury of their fine writing and their hysterical exhortations they make no important contribution to the solution of the problems or to the establishment of permanently right and mutually satisfactory relations.

On account of the strained relations that developed between America and Japan in 1913 over the California Anti-Alien Land Law, the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, responding . . .

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