Japan: Information on whether a person born in Japan of Indian nationals would be given Japanese nationality
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 August 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||JPN11376|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Japan: Information on whether a person born in Japan of Indian nationals would be given Japanese nationality, 1 August 1992, JPN11376, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab711c.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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According to the enclosed copy of the Japanese law on nationality (Law No. 147, 4 May 1950), a person born to nationals of another country is not a Japanese national (Article 2, Sections 1 to 4). This law was revised in 1984 to reflect the equality of Japanese men and women and thus children born to a Japanese father or a Japanese mother is Japanese [unofficial translation: "tout enfant né d'un père japonais ou d'une mère japonaise est japonais"] (Closset et Verwilghen 1990, 13).
Closset, Charles L. et Michel J. Verwilghen. 1990. Juris-Classeur Nationalité: Commentaire des Traités internationaux et des Legislations nationales. Paris: éditions Techniques, S.A.
Nationality Law of Japan, No. 147. 4 May 1950.