18h 4min, feb 8, 1904 y - Start: Russo-Japanese War
-Japan declares war on Russia
- 3 hrs after Port Arthur assault ( <- this attack was not a formal declaration of war)
- Severed diplomatic ties
- Russia's rejected dividing Manchuria & Korea into spheres
- Japan wants both Korea & Nr china.
- Russia encroached on J's interests in & around Korea.
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