Title: "Yellow Peril on Wane Throughout Country," Seattle Times, 8/4/1910, (ddr-densho-56-176)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-176


Immigration of Orientals Decreases and United States Actually Losing Japanese.

WASHINGTON, Thursday, Aug. 4. -- The "yellow peril" is on the wane. The exclusion laws have effectively put the brakes on Chinese immigration and the Japanese government has observed the agreement relative to restricting the exodus of Japanese from home. The Chinese entering during the last year numbered but 1,770, slightly less than the figure of the previous year, and not a third of the number which entered in 1904. But the story can best be told in figures of population. The number of Chinese admitted, both immigrant and nonimmigrant, during the ten month ending with April last, was 5,489, and the number departing was 6,620. For the ten months the country had suffered a loss of 1,131, a loss which Americans on the Pacific Coast claim they can endure without suffering.

The loss of Japanese has been even more pronounced. For the entire year ending June 30, 1910, Japanese immigrants entered to the number of only 2,798. This is the smallest record made by Japanese in a decade. In 1907 the number of Japanese immigrants was 30,824. The fact is that the United States is losing Japanese. In the ten months ending with last April, the loss of Japanese was 2,926. The loss was both in that class which comes here for more or less permanent residence and belongs chiefly to the labor elements, and in that other class which is here temporarily for study, travel of business. In the ten months ending with April, 2,212 Japanese immigrants entered and 2,692 departed. These were Japanese aliens who entered for work and for a more or less permanent residence. Of the other class, 1,127 entered and 2,629 departed.