Becoming a Japanese Citizen: Rights, Responsibilities, and Accessibility

Rights Responsibilities Accessibility
For parents to allow the children to get education, at least until the end of high school (9th grade) There are three basic duties as a Japanese citizen – Study, work hard, and pay tax The most important factor is your  heritage (whether you have Japanese  parents), not where you were born
For everyone over the age of 20 have the right to vote For the responsibility of working hard, it is a duty for all Japanese citizens to work within their abilities. You are born citizen if –1. One or both of your parents is a Japanese citizen at the time of your birth.2. Your father was a Japanese national, but died before your birth.3. You were born on Japanese soil to parents who are stateless or of unknown nationality
Freedom of speech, religion, and movement No need to join the military, Japan as pledged never to be involved in a war again which means that they do not need a military – however, they have a trained professional emergency group to defend, just incase another country attacks. 1. You must be at least 20 years old.2. You must have resided in Japan for at least five years.3. “Upright conduct”, i.e. a history of good behavior. However if they are small crimes (such as getting a speeding ticket once or twice) is overlooked.4. Has never been part of an organization that has plotted to overthrow the government of Japan.5. Financial resources and skills to be able to support yourself.

6. You must be stateless, or willing to renounce your existing nationality.

For people with disabilities to be not discriminated, and for children with disabilities to be allowed to have the free education like other kids. To go to school until the end of 9th grade is compulsory, whether the child wants to or not. 99% of people who apply actually get approved – for example, in 2010, 13,072 were accepted and 234 rejected.
 Generally speaking, the healthcare in Japan is not only provided free for every Japanese citizen, but also for expatriates and foreigners.   The Japanese healthcare system provides free screening examinations for certain diseases, infectious disease control and prenatal care. This healthcare is provided by both the local and the national governments. Payments for personal medical services are offered through an insurance system called universal healthcare.  Obey the law Getting married only gives you a permanent residency, but not a citizenship.
    Even if you are born in Japan, that does not make you a Japanese citizen unless you apply for citizenship.


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