Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Anglo-Japanese alliance

There is no indication that Japanese recognition of Norway was anything but a routine matter. Norway was a peripheral nation in international politics, and the dissolution of the Norwegian-Swedish union received limited attention among the major powers. One might speculate that England’s 1902 alliance with Japan, negotiated and renewed in 1905, was relevant in England’s [Continue]

The Russo-Japanese war and its coverage in Norway

A glance at the major Norwegian newspapers in the early months of 1905| reveals that the Russo-Japanese war was widely covered, mainly in the form of news telegrams from international news agencies such as Reuters and Petersburg Telegram Bureau, sent to German and British newspa¬pers, and translated into Norwegian. One Reuter telegram, printed in Aftenposten [Continue]