September 7, 2017

How to Become a Citizen of Japan

Have you ever thought about being citizen of Japan?  Well, now you can (easier than before anyway).  But it's also not for everyone.  Here's a quick summary of the points made in a recent video by the Anime Man.

-Acquiring citizenship relies on a point-based system.  (Maintain 70 points for 3 years or achieve 80 points and wait only a year.)

-Points are gained by meeting criteria in certain categories, mainly involving education and annual wage, but also age and other details as well.

-As mentioned before, this system is not for everyone.  While the specifics seem doable enough on the surface, it's actually incredibly difficult if not next to impossible for anyone to gain citizenship if their aim is the anime and manga industry, due to infamous issues of animators and manga artists being underpaid and various other problems.

As someone who wants to at least find work as a translator in Japan, this topic was of great interest to me.  How about you?

Important: All credit for the information here goes the original video made by the Anime Man.  For more details, please click here.


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