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Meiji 40 (明治四十年)
Timeline of 1907
- 1907/2/27 Gentlemen's Agreement limits Japanese emigration to the United States.
- 1907/5 Vice-Admiral Ijuin Gorô and General Baron Kuroki Tamemoto, veterans of the Russo-Japanese War, visit New York City.
- 1907/5/19 New York's Japan Society is established at a reception dinner for General Kuroki Tamemoto, held at the Hotel Astor, and organized by a mayoral committee chaired by Lindsay Russell.
- 1907/6/5 The Ministry of Education declares full control over nomination and selection of judges for the Bunten ("Ministry of Education Exhibition").
- 1907/10/25 The first Bunten opens, at Ueno Park, at the site of the third Domestic Industrial Exposition.
Other Events of 1907
- Charles Lang Freer travels to Japan.
- Prince Fushimi Sadanaru visits the Japanese community in Hawaii.
- Efforts are begun to deepen and expand the port of Naha, and to otherwise modernize the port facilities (completed 1915).
- One hundred fifty Okinawans arrive in Vancouver. They are the first Okinawan emigrants to settle in Canada.
- Saeki Yoshirô claims to have discovered the tomb of Hata no Kôkatsu.
- The hondô and pagoda of Sensô-ji are named National Treasures.
- Tokyo Exposition of 1907 marks the beginning of large municipal expositions, in the wake of the end of national expos.
Births and Deaths
- Abe Jûrô of the Shinsengumi dies (b. 1837).
- Yôga painter Asai Chû dies (b. 1856).
- Historian John K. Fairbank is born (d. 1991).
- Art collector and novelist James Michener is born (d. 1997).
- Robert Karl Reischauer is born (d. 1937).
- Art collector and painter C.C. Wang is born (d. 2003).
- James T. Watkins, co-founder of the first post-war museum in Okinawa, is born (d. 1982).