Oct 03, 2019 Government & Politics Comments Off on 3 Taiwanese to take legal action to restore Japanese nationality
Tokyo-Three Taiwanese nationals who were born during the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan (1895-1945) are reportedly poised to ask the Japanese government to restore their Japanese nationality through legal action.
Citing Shinichi Tokunaga, a lawyer representing the three, the Sankei Shimbun reported Thursday that Yang Fu-cheng (???), 97; Lin Yu-li (???), 92; and 85-year-old Hsu Hua-chi (???) will soon take the case to the Osaka local court and ask the Japanese government to restore their Japanese nationality, which they lost following the end of World War II.
It will be the first such case to be filed in a Japanese court by Taiwan nationals born in Taiwan when it was ruled by Japan, the lawyer was quoted as saying.
According to their complaint and comments by people involved in the case, the three people named were born as Japanese nationals in Taiwan when Japan governed the island, the report said.
They are reportedly asking the Japanese government to restore their Japanese nationality based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that states: "Everyone has the right to a nationality" and that "no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality," the report said.
After the Treaty of San Francisco that Japan inked with 48 other countries, which came into force April 28, 1952 to end the American-led allied occupation of Japan, Tokyo renounced its jurisdiction over Taiwan.
However, this treaty also introduced the problem of the legal status of Taiwan due to its lack of specificity as to which country Taiwan was to be surrendered, and some supporters of Taiwan independence have long argued that as a result the sovereignty of Taiwan remains undetermined.
Neither the Republic of China, which now resides in Taiwan, nor the the People's Republic of China were invited to sign the Treaty of San Francisco due to disagreements by other countries as to which government was the legitimate government of China during and after the Chinese civil war.
Under pressure from the United States, Japan signed the Sino- Japanese Peace Treaty with the Republic of China (or Treaty of Taipei) in April 1952 to bring the war between the two sides to an end with victory for the ROC.
A verdict by the Supreme Court of Japan in December 1962 ruled that after the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty took effect in August 1952, individuals born in Taiwan as Japanese nationals automatically lost their Japanese nationality.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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