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A Gentlemen's agreement is an informal agreement between two parties. Specific instances of gentlemen's agreements are listed below.

The Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907 was an informal agreement between the United States and Japan. Japan agreed not to issue passports for citizens to the United States, thus eliminating immigration. In exchange, schools in San Francisco, California agreed not to discriminate against students of Japanese descent.

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