On Japanese Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and How They May Change

Hyong-Jin KWON Paris   An estimated 700,000 dual citizens aged more than 22 live in Japan and an even more numerous – but innumerable – group of Japanese dual citizens abroad. Why do we count people older than 22? Because dual citizenship is technically only legal in Japan until the age of 22, at which

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The First Passport to Offer Worldwide Visa-Free Travel

With visa-free access to 84% of the world, the Japanese passport is now the world’s most powerful. Could we soon see a time where some passports reach 100%? Christian NesheimEditor   The Japanese can visit no less than 190 out of 226 countries and territories, according to the Henley & Partners Passport Index, making their

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Thirst for Tourists Driving Global Trend of Increasing Travel Freedom

Henley & Partners last week issued a second-quarter update on its Henley Passport Index, showing Japan is now alone at the top of the table for number of visa-free destinations, narrowly beating Singapore and Germany. While Japan’s ascent to pole position is perhaps not remarkable, it’s interesting to note how a global trend in mobility

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Singapore and Japan Knock Germany off Top-Spot in the Henley Passport Index

Press release via Henley & Partners: Japan and Singapore have knocked Germany off the top spot of the Henley Passport Index, with citizens of both Asian nations now enjoying visa-free access to a record 180 destinations. The German passport has topped the travel freedom index — updated in real-time as visa-policy changes come into effect —

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