FATCA and Japan
Posts on The Isaac Brock Society website concerning FATCA and Japan
For articles on other websites, see Media and Blog Articles
Note: Victoria Ferauge, who writes The Franco-American Flophouse blog, lives n Japan and often writes on FATCA, CBT, citizenship, and life in Japan.
For general discussion of FATCA, see FATCA Discussion Thread
From Japan T, new Brock “commenter” who is both pleased and horrified that he has something to add to this discussion…
Switzerland and Japan sell out to FATCA
Japan Times has a great article
One of the Brockers, Victoria, who is doing her Masters in International Migration, posted on another thread that she is doing a Survey on Native English Speakers Residing in Japan.
Then I’d better repeat the reply I posted in one of the other threads.
“I have a survey up called Native English Speakers Residing in Japan and I do have one question in there about renunciants (people who have become Japanese).”
I think people who take Japanese citizenship, for which Japanese law requires them to have the intent (and subsequently perform) to lose their previous citizenships, these people would be relinquishers not renunciants.
I am a renunciant. I used to be a dual Canadian and US citizen residing[*] in Japan, and now am a Canadian citizen residing[*] in Japan. I did not become Japanese.
[* I originally hoped to reside here 2 years, which would require one renewal of permission to remain for 1 year at a time. I did not expect that to grow to 28 years, with renewals of permission to remain now lasting 5 years at a time. I do not wish to take permanent residence in Japan. Nonetheless temporary residence is residence and I don’t have any other residence.]
Thank you so much pacifica for posting that again. The survey is doing well. I should mention that anyone who participates can get on the mailing list to get the results once the survey is closed.
Norman: Interesting question. Are these relinquishers or renouncers? Not sure. But these folks would know becuase they did it (great site by the way and they psoted a link to the survey or me for which I am deeply grateful)
Masahiro Kozuka of the Okayama University Faculty of Law translated Ruth Mason’s “Citizenship Taxation” paper into Japanese