7 Normal Naturalization/Road to Japanese nationality (8)

Let’s check the fundamental seven conditions.

Normal Naturalization is the popular case that will be applicable to the one whose parents are foreigners. The conditions are as follows.


1 Requirement of Residence

To have an address in Japan for more than five years continuously


2 Requirement of Capacity

A person must be over 20 years old and have legal capacity based on their national law.


3 Requirement of Behavior

Being a person of good conduct


4 Requirement of Livelihood

Being able to make a living through his /her own assets or abilities or through those of a spouse or of another relative his/her making a living


5 Matter of loss of nationality

Not having a nationality or having to give up his/her nationality due to the acquisition of Japanese nationality


6 As to Thought

On or after the date of promulgation of the Constitution of Japan, not having planned or advocated the destruction of the Constitution of Japan or the government established thereunder with force, and not having formed or joined a political party or other organization planning or advocating the same.


7 Being able to read and write Japanese



Thank you.
Solicitor & Immigration Lawyer
Hitoshi Oishi


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