The points to be added on the new proposal, not included in the Root-Takahiia agreement, and which could not be embraced by the latter, even in its vague wording, are these:
1. Consolidation in Asia, especially along the Pacific shores.
2. To include Great Britain if she desires to become a party, through her alliance with the empire, by a triangulation of interests, or dissociate England entirely without in any way jeopardizing British interests.
3. Further definition of fisheries rights.
4. That the jeopardy of the rights of either nation requiring safeguarding of common and mutual interests and rights is not to be construed as open belligerents but a bid. for either arbitration or other outlet.
5. That the powers signatory to the Hay note do not figure in any way in the motives behind this new pact other than to share all the [DOT]benefits to be derived by a direct understanding between two nations politically, diplomatically and commercially identified wTith the Pacific basin, namely, Japan and the United States.
6. Japan will agree to maintain peace so long as her own sovereignty is not menaced.
7. Japan, in the event that the United States will concede the moral right to guide and control Chinese Manchuria and the Pacific basin in general, does not oppose Russia, nor does she seek any right other than that of mutual friend to all those interested; m the event of difficulties, the matter will then be referred to the participating governments for settlement.
In courtesy to the powers they will be acquainted with the fact that Japan wishes to come to a more settled and definite amicable understanding with the United States.
Might I ask the government, in view of the fact that in this despatch the Pacific ocean is regarded as practically a sea concerning which the United States, Japan and Great Britain (Great Britain, I presume, being more especially interested through Canada, Australia and New Zealand) shall have control, if the government have the intention of taking any steps towards safeguarding the rights of Canada, through the empire, in this proposed treaty.