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Meiji 13 (明治十三年)

Timeline of 1880

Ryûkyû Dispute

  • 1880/3/9 Tokyo agrees to Peking's proposal to meet to negotiate a peaceful solution to the dispute over sovereignty over Ryûkyû.
  • 1880/3/11 Tokyo issues a missive to foreign governments, requesting that if any were owed debts by the Kingdom of Ryûkyû, incurred after 1843, Japan would pay them. The foreign governments were given until May 30 to file their claims.
  • 1880/4/17 Tokyo agrees to send its representatives to Peking, in light of China's refusal to send its representatives to Tokyo.
  • 1880/8/15 Representatives of China and Japan meet in Peking to begin negotiations.
  • 1880/10/21 Negotiations reach an agreement, including Japanese recognition of Chinese sovereignty over the southernmost islands - Miyako and Yaeyama - in exchange for China granting Japan Most Favored Nation status. The Chinese ratification of the treaty is delayed.
  • 1880/12/20 China declares it will not sign the agreement.

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