My son who is half Japanese and born in Japan, went to the Japanese embassy in London. We had all relevant documents from his father in Japan. He wanted to renew his Japanese passport which had expired when he was younger. They refused and told him he is not entitled to get a Japanese passport. He was 19 years old. This was last year 2018. So they do and can enforce it. I suspect this happens but it doesn’t get publicised. I don’t know whether to follow this up with a lawyer. It will be very interesting to see how they deal with Naomi Osaka’s case. It is extremely upsetting to be refused a part of your identity. It would seem that japan is happy to claim certain people because of their achievements!
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