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Title Certificate of Loss of Japanese Citizenship for Shigezo Iwata
Date 29 Jun 1953
Document Type Legal Papers
Reference MSS 53, Box 2, Folder 24
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Shigezo and Sonoko Iwata Papers, 1942-1991
Description Certificate of Loss of Japanese Citizenship for Shigezo Iwata as recognised by the United States and Japan.
Series Description The collection contains letters between the Iwatas and their friends detailing life in the relocation centre and the internment camp. There are also personal documents and biographical materials.
Biographical Note / History Shigezo Iwata was born in Japan and immigrated to the United States in 1924. Sonoko U. Iwata was born in Los Angeles. The couple made their home in Thermal, California where they farmed and Shigezo was secretary of the Thermal Farmers' Cooperative Association. Separated in the initial part of World War II when Shigezo was arrested and detained by the FBI at the Lordsburg Internment Camp (New Mexico), the Iwatas were reunited in 1943 at the Colorado River Relocation Centre near Poston, Arizona.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Seabrook, New Jersey, New York City, United States; Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese
People Iwata, Shigezo
Keywords citizenship, naturalisation
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; Japanese
Document(s) linked to Shigezo Iwata's Certificate of Naturalization
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania