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Naturalization

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 45

Helping parents obtain U.S. citizenship

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
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Paul Bannai Interview I Segment 7

Communicating with and learning values from Issei parents
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May K. Sasaki Segment 33

Father's attitude toward U.S. citizenship after the war
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Kazumu Naganuma Interview Segment 12

Obtaining United States citizenship
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Letter denying naturalization to Issei male

Until 1952 U.S. law forbade people of Japanese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens. This letter was sent to George Mitsutaro Yoshihara, an issei male who applied for U.S. citizenship in 1947.
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Application for naturalization

U.S. law forbade people of Japanese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952. This document is an application for naturalization filed by an issei male in 1947.
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Certificate of Naturalization


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Naturalization of Japanese Held Up (September 30, 1920)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 30, 1920, p. 10
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Nisei Seek Support for Bill Giving Aliens Citizenship (March 29, 1949)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 29, 1949, p. 19
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To Press Japanese Claims to Citizenship (May 16, 1918)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 16, 1918, p. 7
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