Extremists saw it as an open invitation for imperial expansion.
The alliance was renewed and extended in scope twice, in 19.
This was partly prompted by British suspicions about Japanese intentions in South Asia.
Japan appeared to support Indian nationalism, tolerating visits by figures such as Rash Behari Bose.
It was thought that friendship within Asia would be more amenable to the USA, which was uncomfortable with the rise of Japan as a power.
Furthermore, the UK was unwilling to protect Japanese interests in Korea and likewise the Japanese were unwilling to support Britain in India.
Japan attacked the German base at Tsingtao in 1914 and forced the Germans to surrender (see Siege of Tsingtao).
The treaty laid out an acknowledgement of Japanese interests in Korea without obligating the UK to help should a Russo-Japanese conflict arise on this account.The alliance formed the basis for positive trading and cultural exchanges between Britain and Japan.Rapid industrialisation and the development of the Japanese armed forces provided significant new export opportunities for British shipyards and arms manufacturers.on 30 January 1902, by Lord Lansdowne (British foreign secretary) and Hayashi Tadasu (Japanese minister in London).A diplomatic milestone that saw an end to Britain's splendid isolation, the alliance was renewed and expanded in scope twice, in 19, before its demise in 1921. The possibility of an alliance between United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Empire of Japan had been canvassed since 1895, when Britain refused to join the Triple Intervention of France, Germany and Russia against the Japanese occupation of the Liaodong Peninsula.Hayashi and Lord Lansdowne began their discussions in July 1901, and disputes over Korea and India delayed them until November.At this point, Hirobumi Itō requested a delay in negotiations in order to attempt a reconciliation with Russia.The July 1905 renegotiations allowed for Japanese support of British interests in India and British support for Japanese progress into Korea.By November of that year Korea was a Japanese protectorate, and in February 1906 Itō Hirobumi was posted as the Resident General to Seoul.At the renewal in 1911, Japanese diplomat Komura Jutarō played a key role to restore Japan's tariff autonomy.In response, Russia sought to form alliances with France and Germany, which Germany declined.