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The Korea-Japan Treaty of 1907
(Kyujanggak Collection)

The Korea-Japan Treaty of 1907 (July 24, 1907)

〔Translation〕

The Korea-Japan Treaty of 1907

The Governments of Japan and Korea, with a view to the early attainment of prosperity and strength in Korea and the speedy promotion of the welfare of the Korean people, have agreed upon and concluded the following stipulations.

Article 1. The Government of Korea shall follow the directions of the Resident General in connection with the reform of administration.
Article 2. The Government of Korea shall not enact any law or ordinance or carry out any administrative measure unless it has previous approval of the Resident General.
Article 3. The judicial affairs of Korea shall be kept distinct from ordinary administrative affairs.
Article 4. No appointment or dismissal of high ranking Korean officials shall be made without the consent of the Resident General.
Article 5. The Government of Korea shall appoint to official positions such Japanese as recommended by the Resident General.
Article 6. The Government of Korea shall not engage any foreigner without the consent of the Resident General.
Article 7. The first clause of the agreement signed between Japan and Korea on August 22, 1904 is hereby abrogated.

In faith whereof, the Undersigned duly authorized by their Government have signed this Treaty and affixed their seals.

July 24, 11th year of Gwangmu (1907)

Yi Wan-yong, Prime Minister (seal)

July 24, 40th year of Meiji (1907)

Marquis Ito Hirobumi, Resident-General (seal)

〔Original Text〕

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