- 9 Aug 2005
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People have been talking about paying Income Tax out of Japan, but is it possible to denounce US citizenry and become a Japanese citizen?
Dutch Baka said:I have heard that Americans can NEVER give away their citizenship, and if it is possible to have 2 ... that I don't know. and to get a Japanese citizenship you should be living in Japan for at least 5 years I believe.
best thing would be to inform at the Japan consult in the states, and your cityhall.
Tatsuhiro_Zensu said:People have been talking about paying Income Tax out of Japan, but is it possible to denounce US citizenry and become a Japanese citizen?
Not all countries in the world designate nationality by the "place of birth." Japanese nationality is based on fraternal parentage, that is, if you are born to a father who is Japanese, regardless of where you are born in this world. Note also that "fraternal parentage" restriction is slowly being relaxed, granting Japanese citizenship to babies born to Japanese mothers (if the father is unknown or missing). So, a Japanese born in the US or any other country that grants citizenship based on territory has dual citizenship.zeroyon said:Here is a hypothetical question...
How does it work if lets say, a Japanese couple moves to the USA, and has a child there (which equals automatic US citizenship for the child), but then moves back to Japan? Is the child allowed to get a Japanese citizenship, or no?
Also, another question, but it doesn't really relate to Japan...
what would happen if you were born in Antarctica for some reason? technically it would mean you would have no nationality I guess, so would it fulfill this (5) that s/he has no nationality, or the acquisition of Japanese nationality will result in the loss of foreign nationality;
technically it would mean you would have no nationality I guess
eric said:sorry, guys I know this is off topic, but I'm an American born Chinese so I have American citizenship but my family migrated to Australia when I was 2 so I also have Australian citizenship, does America allow me to have dual citizenship? meaning I can still keep my Australian one?
thanks, I know this is kinda off topic