Fusaye Kagimoto's Passport

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This is Fusae Kagimoto's United States of America passport from June 25, 1948. There is a description of Kagimoto inside, as well as a lot of information and stamps. The passport was created at the Consular Service of The United States of America in Kobe, Japan.
On the page of "Renewal, extensions, amendments, limitations, and restrictions" there is printed information pertaining to Kagimoto. The first says "This passport is not valid for travel to or in any foreign state for the purposes of entering or serving in the armed forces of such a state."
The second reads "This passport is valid only for use in returning to the United States before June 14, 1950 and not for continued residence in Japan."
The third states that "I certify that the bearer has submitted to be evidence which I believe to be sufficient to over-come, as of the presumption of expatriation under Section 402 of the Nationality Act of 1940," although this has been struck through. The Nationality Act of 1940 revised laws relating to American citizenship and naturalization, signed into law a year after World War II began in Europe. The revised law defined that persons who were eligible citizenship through birth or naturalization and clarified the status of individuals and their children born or living in the continental U.S. and its territories. The law also defined who was not eligible for citizenship and how citizenship could be lost or terminated.
The fourth says "Exit clearance granted by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers," and is signed by Douglas Jenkins, Jr., but there is a black stamp across it that says "canceled".
The fifth is a stamp from Honolulu, Hawai'i granting shore leave to Kagimoto on January 29, 1949.
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/32 in; 15.24 cm x 9.525 cm x .0508 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
gift of Fusae Kagimoto
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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