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124 Japanese Acquire Citizenship in Washington in 1964

Original Issue Date: July 30, 1965

Translated by

The North American Post Staff

According to the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Office, 2,102 immigrants became new U.S. citizens last year. There were 526 from Canada, 358 from Germany, 133 from the United Kingdom, 124 from Japan, 48 from Italy, 45 from Ireland, 23 from Mexico, 27 from Hungary and 74 from China. Their occupations include professor, engineer, farmer, farm business owner and artist.

The total number of the new U.S. citizens in the country last year was 112,214, of which 68,126 were women.

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