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Kazumu Naganuma Interview Segment 12

Obtaining United States citizenship
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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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Mike Murase Interview I Segment 6

Becoming a naturalized citizen and choosing a name
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Law and legislation

Final order, judgement, and decree as to certain named plaintiffs who have submitted affidavits in lieu of oral testimony

According to these court proceedings the plaintiff by Charles Elmer Collett, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorneys for Defendants, Tsugitada Kanamori is to be hereinafter identified as a citizen of the United States of America. This document makes it clear that the purported renunciation of his citizenship is "null, void, and …
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Letter from Wayne M. Collins to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 13, 1958

This letter refers to the court proceedings in item: csudh_tsu_0010. The letter reiterates the court decision that Tsugitada Kanamori's renunciation of his citizenship as a result of "fear, coercion, and duress," will be canceled and therefore confirming that Kanamori remains a citizen of the United States. Collins adds that the …
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This affidavit belongs to Tsugitada Kanamori. It states that in 1945 he was repatriated to Japan in 1945 and that he did not swear allegience to the United States of America. According to the affidavit, Kanamori did so in order to keep his family together and to remain in camp. …
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Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 19, 1958

This letter by Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, discusses the "Final Order, Judgement and Decree," which was brought to litigation on behalf of Tsugitada Kanamori, who had renounced his United States citizenship. According to the judgement, which can be seen in item: csudh_tsu_0010, this renunciation is null and void …
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General Emmons has settled Japanese Issue, Editorial in San Francisco Chronicle, September 20, 1943

Editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle describing "the excellent statement of General Delos Emmons regarding military policy towards the return to the Pacific Coast of Japanese-American evacuees." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-02_01
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