For 45 years, my Japanese wife has lived and worked with me (German) in more than 10 countries including Japan. For that I'm extremely grateful to her!
During these years, she was even given a German official passport since I was working for the German Foreign Office.
After retirement, we are presently living in Germany, my wife was immediately given permanent residency here, and a working permit, after we returned from my last post.
We pay taxes in Japan, half of our family lives there, yet we cannot return to Japan together without going through some processes that bear no logic, whatsoever.
Yes, countries have the right to determine who is entitled to enter their territory, but that does not make it right ...
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