japanese citizenship?

if a baby was born in japan to a foreign couple, say two americans, will he get a japanese citizenship?

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  • 10 years ago
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    No. Japanese citizenship goes entirely on parentage, not place of birth. Being born in Japan only makes a baby Japanese if they would have no other citizenship. Japan is very proud of its relative ethnic purity and national pride and that makes its citizenship law very restrictive - the other key fact about it is that Japan does not permit dual citizenship. Anyone applying to be naturalised as a Japanese citizen has to give up the citizenship they already have.

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  • Cheese
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    10 years ago

    No, as far as I know the mother of the child has to be a Japanese citizen. They do not believe in other ethnicity being part of their society.

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