This Article examines the conflict between Japanese and United States nationality laws. Due to the conflict in these laws, nearly 4000 Amerasian children could become stateless. The article reviews the two major conflicting principles of nationality laws, jus sanguines and jus soli, and then reviews both the Japanese & Unites States nationality laws. The article goes on to discuss the effects of statelessness including legal, social, and economic hardships. Finally the article discusses solutions to the dilemma through unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral actions.
Chin Kim & Stephen R. Fox,
The Legal Status of Amerasian Children in Japan: A Study in the Conflict of Nationality Laws,
San Diego L. Rev.
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