On the west coast, an intense anti-Japanese atmosphere developed. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt did not want to anger Japan by passing laws banning Japanese immigration to the United States, as had happened with Chinese immigration. Instead, there was an informal “gentlemen`s agreement” (1907-1908) between the United States and Japan, in which Japan ensured that there was little or no movement in the United States. The agreements were concluded by U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root and Japanese Secretary of State Tadasu Hayashi. The agreement banned the emigration of Japanese workers to the United States and repealed the order of segregation of the San Francisco School Board in California, which had humiliated and angered the Japanese. The agreement did not apply to the territory of Hawaii, which was then treated as separate and separate from the United States. The agreements remained in effect until 1924, when Congress banned all immigration from Japan.  Similar anti-Japanese sentiments in Canada led simultaneously to Hayashi Lemieux`s agreement, also known as the Gentlemen`s Agreement of 1908, with substantially similar clauses and effects.  This raises a very important issue.
There are many classic American muscle cars, but would these three be the legends they are today if the manufacturers had not lied about the power they did? Dissent increased further as foreign manufacturers built increasingly strong cars and restricted the Japanese car market abroad until the decisive (and surprisingly last) year of 2004. In July 2004, former JAMA President Itaru Koeda went to the press to tell them the truth – JAMA had not found a link between speed and road mortality. Koeda called for the end of the gentleman`s agreement. That`s why I feel pretty good to say that Japanese performances in the 1990s and American muscles in the 1960s have much more in common than some might admit. Both periods are already considered golden times for their respective talents, both eras forcing engineers to make cars attractive for more than promoted power. Yes, I like the vintage American muscle of the 60s, but you know what? I would be a smiling guy who would roll my days in the classic Japanese tech of the 90s. For me, both segments are brothers of another mother.