A neuturalized citizen
is a citizen who was born in a foreign
country but has fulfilled residency
requirements and has become a citizen of Japan.
In Japan the neutralized citizen enjoys all of the social obligations but none of the rights of a natural born citizen.
To become a neutralized citizen:
- You must have lived in Japan for at least 15 years.
- Speak better Japanese better than the immigration officer serving you, while being humble about it.
- Have at least two influencial rich (Japanese) friends
- You must have conformed to the ever-changing conditions set forth by the immigration ministry and somehow anticipated the minister's next whim. These conditions are always on a case by case basis.
- You must not have any tatoos.
- You must have proof of at least the equivilent of USD75,000 in the bank.
- You must curry the favour of the immigration officer assigned your file for at least six years.
- You must renounce not only your country but also your name. You must take a Japanese name.
As a neutralized citizen you are entitled to pay tax, social insurance, senior citizen welfare tax and a myriad of other taxes.
As a neutralized citizen you are not entitled to the following: