Naomi Osaka has to chose: Japanese Nationality or American Nationality?

Haitian-Japanese world number one Tennis player Naomi Osaka has to deal with very important decision come October when she turns 22 years old. Will she keep her Japanese nationality or will she keep her American nationality?

PHOTO: Naomi Osaka and Ellen - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
PHOTO: Naomi Osaka and Ellen - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Japanese Nationality Law in 1985 requires any Japanese citizen who holds multiple citizenship to make a "declaration of choice" between the ages of 20 and 22.

So, Naomi Osaka, who will be 22 years old on October 16th, must make an important choice. She has to renounce either her Japanese nationality or her American citizenship.

There is no mention of her Haitian Nationality since daddy is Haitian, but I guess that's another topic all by itself.


PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, her Haitian Father, and Haiti Senate President Joseph Lambert


Naomi Osaka, her Haitian Father and her Australian Open championship Trophy

Keep in mind Naomi Osaka represents Japan on the world stage and she is presently the world number one Tennis player. Which nationality will she chose?

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Phil Goldstein says...

hi woodring,
in spite of trump's sympathy for haiti,
i am sure she will chose the u s passport.She will be right doing so, she ll never be a true japanese, but americans are used to so many mixed people.

As for her haitian father, he probably always told her not to brag about his fatherhood.

Nobody knows her
true last name and who cares anyway.

sorry to speak so rude, but life is

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Rza says...

Well according to the Bible, its goes by the genealogy of the father..

Numbers 1:18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their

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