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A report on people without a nationality who live in the Philippines has been issued by the local office of the U.N. refugee agency, drawing attention to Filipinos of Japanese descent seeking Japanese citizenship.

The report from U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in the Philippines calls in part for the Philippines and Japan to act urgently to help the Japanese Filipino residents acquire citizenship, saying some 3,800 of the Japanese Filipinos have been identified, including an estimated 910 still living in the Philippines.

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