JAPAN: Reply

Simultaneously there was made public in Tokyo and Washington the reply of the U. S. Government to the recent Japanese protest against the U. S. Immigration Act of 1924 (TIME, Apr. 28).

The note was couched in the most conciliatory tones, but firmly defended the right of the U. S. to control immigration into its own domains, which Secretary of State Charles E. Hughes claimed "is an essential element of sovereignty." It pointed out that the substitution of the Immigration Act for the so-called Gentlemen's...

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