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Honolulu star-bulletin. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1912-current, October 25, 1917, 3:30 Edition, Image 7

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America and Japan Must Work
Together to End War, As
serts Baron T. Megata
"By concerted efforts the United
To fall to
; States anfslapan must strive to put
I cn end tlkahe world calamity, an J
after the war we must work together
: to keep the Pacific pacific."
w Thus declared Baron Tan eta ro Me
Vgata, member of the house of peers
Aand head of the special Japanese finan
cial commissicn visiting Honolulu, in
an address delivered at a banquet
! glvcn by Consul General Rokuro Mo
rol last night in honor of the com
' mission.
; ' A fpeclal finance commission was
t elaUihed in Japan to carry on the
i work of investigating the financial
and economic measures adopted by
the foreign powers to meet the exig
encies arising out of the great world
; war, the purpose of its investigations
being to furnish Japan with instruc-
live information as to ways and means
f'fer furthering the development of the
empire, both during and after the war.
In purfunce of this purpose persons,
officials and private individuals, hav-I-
Ing ability and experience in tbe treat
ment of the subjects concerned, are
to be selected from time to time oa.l
; charged with this important mission.
As the first step. Baron Megata,
"chief of the commission and his asso
i elate commissioners were ordered to
proceed to the United States. There
fore, th. sending of these commisson
rs to the United States in order to
enable them to observe personally the
I conditlonstually exisitlng in that
country atcLo to create between the
two nations ' a better understanding
whlciL shall 6erve to promote the mu
; tual interest of both countries, will
; cot only be Instrumental in furthering
relations of intimacy between Japan
and the United States but also will
f. hav the effect of bringing into
t clearer light the industrial and finan
cial fields of this empire, both dur-
tag and after the war. That the United
BttM will tinlrl a tnminant rvrat inn
the money market o the world
."Airter the war seems Quite certain, and
consequently to strengthen the basis
1 1 of cooperation with her i' tantamount
1 to advancing the economic position of
I this empire.
i In the selection of the commission
ers, comparatively many appointments
have been made from business circles,
in as much as the necessity of making
the investigation a combined effort
of both government and people has
- been keenly felt by the authorities.
- Following arc ;the members of the
.commission: ' .
Baron Tacetaro Megata, member of
the house of peers. .
J Osamu Matsomoto, secretary in the
department of finance. ' ,
Takenosuke Sakaguchl. technical in
epector in the erlraordinary Investiga
tion bureau, department of finance.
Baron BunkichMto, secretary In the
extraordinary industrial investigation
bureau, department of agriculture and
i; mmerce. ZV v ' -VV' ,..
' Doctor Seijl Hiahida, secretary ' in
terpreter to the,1 government general
of Cho-sen (Korea).
Umeklchi Yoneyama, managing
director Ct the.MItsu Bank, Ltd., To
klo ;xV;?V!y;vi-:,:-;;;;.
, Yosbitaro Yamashlta, general-manager
of tha Sumitomo firm, Osaka.
Chozo Koike, director of the Kuhara
head office, Osaka.,
Kenljiro Matsumoto, representative
of the Yasukawa Mining Co.Fukuoka.
At theanquet last night, which
was heldCa the gold room of the Alex
ander Young hotel, about 40 local bus
iness men were present in addition to
the members of the commission ni
local consular attaches. Toasts were
drunk to the president and the mikado
innd brief addresses mad. Governor
i i v'inkham welcomed the commission on
Iehalf of Hawaii. The first address
was made by Consul General MoroL
who said, in part:
"It Is a great thing In these sUrrinj
times of world turmoil to be- able to
point to this country or that countty,
and to be able to say 'Friend. I am
glad to say that as far as my observa
tions have extended, the warm rela
tions existing between the empire of
Japan ana the United States have
never at any time been other than c x
tremely cordial and while there have
been occasions when those who were
enemies have attempted to stir up
strife between the two countries, I
am glad to say . that the wisdom and
the minds of the great men of the two
countries have been able to avert any
unpleasantness and we are today en
joying an exchange of commercial and
diplomatic relations which we' have
every hope to believe, will continue
for all time.
j mere can oe no oeuer medium to
I J cement that intercourse than an ex-
I I change of personal views between the
Pig men oi ine iwo countries, anu it is
my pleasure, -your excellency, an J
business men of Honolulu, to ; preaant
to you the prominent men of my coun
try who, I am sure, carry with them i
very , hearty greeting and a profound
hope that the amity we enjoy today
may continue as it has in the past"
In part, Baron Megata spoke as fol
. lows: - -''
"We have been commissioned to
come to your country on this import
tint occasion to study the financial and
economic measures adopted bere, so
that .America and Japan may Joiu
hand in hand to prosecute the war un
til our fioak victory is won. Our visit,
we bopeAlf i prove to be a happy
" omen forMhe future prosperity of tie
commerce and friendship of the t wo
nations. ..
, "I am delighted to find so many
thousands of. our nationals pursuing
their peaceful vocations In these beau
tiful islands. I am also delighted to
learn that many of them soon after
America joined in the great -world
war offered themselves .for military
service under the flag of the country
in which - they live, thus exhibiting
their characteristic patriotism for
America as much as for their native
cotfitry." - ', :.. ' v
' Following are excerpts from Gover
nor Pinkham's address: ,
"IX would be Inappropriate for me
to discuss general international eco
nomics, but vastly appropriate to :-review
the local economic and commer-
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Head of Japanese Financial Mission to
the United States.
cial relation of Japan and the Terri
tory of Hawaii.
"For commercial reasons, Hawaii in
vited the Japanese to come to these
islands, and, in various and devious
wafcs, assisted them to come." Briefly,
they came in notable numbers and
following Christian scriptural injunc
tion increased and multiplied until to
day Japanese subjects compose prac
tically one-half our population.
"While the original motive was to
secure labor there was secured nearly
every factor that goes to make up a
normal community.
"Those who labor cannot all at one j
command capital and control busi
ness, for years of saving must Inter
vene. "Some years have intervened until
we find three notable Japanese banks
In Honolulu. We find a number of
strong Japanese wholesale firms. In
ether important vocations and busi
ness, the Japanese are exceedingly
"We find as of JuKe 30th, 1917, out
of 32,282 public 6chool pupils, 13,804
are Japanese. Out of 6,746 private
school pupils 1,058 are Japanese. In ad
dition the Japanese have 137 schools
and about 14,000 pupils solely their
own, maintained and directed by them
selves. "Of our population of relatively
235,000 civilians, 107,213 are Japanese
subjects, not to mention children be
ing educated in Japan."
On the last lap of a century of ex
haustive religious work throughout
the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian
Evangelical Association has Issoed its
95th annual report under the heading
Magnifying His Work'
The report shows a healthy growth
in the association during the last 12
years, and a gain in all departments
of the organization and phases of the
work. There are now 106 churches
tinder the direction of the association,
having a total of 8916 members.
Churches and memberships are dis
tributed follows:
: Oahu, 23 churches and 4340 mem
bers; Maui, Molokai. and Lanai, Zi
churches and 1215 members;' Hawaii,
33 churches and 2292 members; Kauai,
16 churches and 1069 members.
' The missionary forces of the asso
ciation consist of the Hawaiian, Portu
guese, Chinese, Japanese and Sunday
school departments, all of which have
done excellent work during the last
year. There is also a publication de
partment.' .;:
The following institutions come un
der the direction of the educational
department of the association:
Kawalahao seminary. Mills school,
Bible school, Japanese Christian Boys'
Home, Hilo Boarding school, Japanese
Boarding school, Kohala Girls' school.
Beretania settlement, Waiakea settle
ment, Central Kona settlement and
Maunaolu seminary.
The members or the Outdoor Circle
are planning another Christmas trea,
to be given in the palace grounds, and
to which . tourists, men and officers
from all the forts and stations, home
people, in, fact, everybody, shall be in
vited. As the plans are being formed
much earlier this year than last, it is
believed that the tree wiil be an even
greater success. This year, with all
the singers in all the schools, clubs,
circles, churches and other organiza
tions specially asked to make a part
of the great Christmas chorus, the
music, which will , consist - wholly of
Christmas carrols, and of course the
national anthem, should be excellent
: The various groups of singers are
asked to practice until they have the
carrols note and letter perfect, when
they will all be brought together in
one big final rehearsal, which will be
directed by Miss Jane Winne.
The executive committee now plan
ning for this tree consists of Mis
Mary Winne, chairman; Mrs. Isaac
Cox, Mrs. A. A. Young, ' Miss Xora
Sturgeon, and Miss Aileen DowsetL
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Try Murine y& Remedy
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coupon below B
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Liberty Loan Committee,
P. O. Box 1361, Honolulu.
I hereby pledge myself to subscribe to the United States Govern
ment Second Liberty Loan in the amount of $
Below fill in the name of a bank, trust company, plantation office or
member of Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange through whom you
wish your subscription to be handled.
NOTICE: Do not fail to call at the place you have indicated and
arrange payments before October 27. Do it now!
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raise war, funds
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materials to defeat the onslaught
of the barbarians, to restore peace
qnd honor to the world disrupted
by war and dishonor, that the
Liberty Bonds are issued.
Buy your Bond before
Saturday noon!
and help boost the Hawaii subscription
to 5 million!
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a big
of the transport
States unable to
through Liberty
lives and property
the Hun war god
m begun for our beloved
furnish the men and

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