Anti-Japanese movements began shortly after Japanese immigration began, but became particularly widespread around 1905. Due to increasing immigration and the Japanese victory over Russia. The first defeat of a western nation by an Asian nation in modern times. Both Japan and Japanese immigrants began to be perceived as threats. Discrimination was exhibited in the formation of anti-Japanese organizations. Such as the Asiatic Exclusion League. There were attempts at school segregation and a growing number of violent attacks on individuals and businesses. The Japanese government protested this treatment of Japanese citizens and Japanese families. To maintain the friendship between Japan and America, President Theodore Roosevelt initiated several conciliatory gestures. President Theodore Roosevelt ed convince the San Francisco school board to revoke the segregation order. President Theodore Roosevelt discouraged the California Legislature from passing more anti-Japanese legislation. And President Theodore Roosevelt negotiated what was known as the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” with the Japanese government in 1907. By this agreement, the Japanese government agreed to limit emigration to the continental United States. Laborers who had already been in to the United States and to the parents, wives, and children of laborers already in the U. S.
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