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[Title] Agreement on the Art Objects and Cultural Co-operation between Japan and the Republic of Korea

[Place] Tokyo
[Date] June 22, 1965
[Source] United Nations Treaty Collection
[Notes] Quote from the United Nations Treaty Collection: "Translation by the Government of Japan. The Secretariat also received an English translation of this agreement from the Government of Republic of Korea which on certain points differs from that provided by the Government of Japan. At the request of the Government of Republic of Korea, these differences have been shown by printing in italics the pertinent word of phrase in the translation of the Government of Japan and providing in square brackets the corresponding expression in the translation by the Government of the Republic of Korea."
[Full text]

Japan and the Republic of Korea,

In view of the historical relations of the cultures of the two countries; and

Desiring to contribute to the development and studies of their sciences and cultures;

Have agreed as follows:

Article I

The Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea shall co-operate to the extent possible for the promotion of cultural relations between the two peoples.

Article II

The Government of Japan shall, in accordance with the procedure to be agreed upon between the two Governments, turn over to the Government of the Republic of Korea the art objects enumerated in the Annex within six months after the entry into force of the present Agreement.

Article III

The Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea shall provide every possible facility in order that [convenience to the extent possible so that] opportunities for studying art objects owned by art museums, museums, libraries, and other institutions of sciences and cultures in their respective countries may be accorded to the nationals of the other country.

Article IV

The present Agreement shall be ratified. The instruments of ratification shall be exchanged at Seoul as soon as possible. The present Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the exchange of the instruments of ratification.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto by their respective Governments, have signed the present Agreement.

DONE in duplicate at Tokyo, in the Japanese and Korean languages, both being equally authentic, this twenty-second day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five.

For Japan:

Etsusaburo SHIINA


For the Republic of Korea: