1910s

1910 – February – A large party of about 250 performers and artisans—jugglers, acrobats, “lightning artists,” embroiderers, wood-carvers potters and cloisonné workers—sailed on Feb. 23. The Japanese community in London at an ordinary time numbers about 200 persons, chiefly clerks and students.

1910 – May – Japan-British Exhibition opens at White City.

1911 – Anglo-Japanese Alliance renewed, with approval of Dominions

1914-5 – Japan enters WWI as ally of Britain. Captures German occupied Tsingtao.

1915 – Japan’s 21 Demands. Would have prohibited European powers from extending influence in China any further.

1919 – Japan proposes racial equality clause in negotiations to form League of Nations. Britain cannot assent because of support for White Australia. Proposal rejected.