To: Second Spanish Empire From: Dai Nippon Teikoku CC: Guangxi Clique Though we oppose further western colonialism in East Asia, we are unwilling to initiate a state of war between the Empire of Japan and the Second Spanish Empire over an affair in which Spain is justified in taking action. However, we will expend the necessary resources to expel you should you attempt to take any territorial concessions on the mainland. We will accept Spanish rule over Hainan, provided your rule over Hainan is just. We will monitor your actions to ensure you do not abuse this privilege. Furthermore, due to Hainan's geographic closeness to Indochina and the Philippines, we hope Spain will not place an excessive naval garrison in Hainan. Japan is capable and willing to maintain security in the waters of East Asia.