Tractiwit van handel en scheepvaart, den Ssten September 1896 te 's-Gravenhage gesloten; goedgekeurd bjj de Nederlandsche wet van 2 Mei 1897 S. 129; ratiflcatie-akten der 20sten Augustus 1897 te Tokio uitgewisseld. Met bübehoorend protocol en schryven van den Japanschen gezant.
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands and in Her name Her Majesty the Queen-Regent of the Kingdom and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, being equally desirous of maintaining the relations of good understanding which happily exist between Them, by extending and increasing the intercourse between Their respective States, and being convinced that this object cannot better be accomplished than by revising the Treaties hitherto existing between the two countries, have resolved to complete such a revision, based upon principles of equity and mutual benefit, and, for that purpose, have named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands and in Her name Her Majesty the Queen-Regent of the Kingdom:
Jonkheer J. Röell, knight of the Rofal Order of the Netherland Lion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ph. W. van der Sleyden, Minister of Waterstaat, Commerce and Industry, J. P. Sprenger van Eyk, knight of the Royal Order of the Netherland Lion, Minister of Finance, J. H. Bergsma, Commander of the Royal Order of the Netherland Lion, Minister for the Colonies and W van der Kaay, knight of the Royal Order of the Netherland Lion, Minister of Justice;
And His Majesty the Emperor of Japan:
Akabane Shiro, Shogoi, fifth class of the Imperial Order of the Sacred Treasure, His Majesty's Minister Resident at the Court of Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands;
Who, after having communicated to each other their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles: