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The Korea-Japan Protocol of August1904 (August 22, 1904)

〔Translation〕

The Korea-Japan Protocol of August 1904

Article 1.The Korean Government shall engage as a financial adviser to the Korean Government a Japanese subject recommended by the Japanese Government, and all matters concerning finance shall be dealt with after his counsel has been taken.
Article 2.The Korean Government shall engage as a diplomatic adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a foreigner recommended by the Japanese Government, and all important matters concerning foreign relations shall be dealt with after his counsel has been taken.
Article 3.The Korean Government shall consult the Japanese Government previous to concluding Treaties of Conventions with foreign Powers, and in dealing with other important diplomatic affairs such as granting of concessions to or contracts with foreigners.

August 22, 37th year of Meiji (1904)

Hayashi Gonsuke, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

August 22, 8th year of Gwangmu (1904)

Yi Ji-yong, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs ad interim

〔Original Text〕

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