Citizenship Corner

There are many articles around the web about Japanese citizenship.  Unfortunately, most of them are full of misinformation.  We've studied the documentation from the ministry of justice, the relevant law, and several books on the topic, as well as taken the personal experiences of those who have gone through the process into account - and we're providing that wealth of information to you here, in English, free of charge.

Please note that we are not immigration attorneys, and none of the information here should be construed as legal advice.  What's more, some of it may be out of date, incorrect, mis-translated, etc.  While this information is provided in the hope that it will be useful for those curious about the Japanese naturalization process, and we hope you will find it useful, it is not an intended to be a 100% complete, accurate, and official guide.