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As the world has become globalized, the concept of citizenship is no longer fixed in stone. In some instances, children with parents of different nationalities are faced with the dilemma of having to choose only one for themselves. Refugees forced to flee from domestic or international conflicts may pledge allegiance to the country that grants them asylum. Some people will even spend small fortunes to acquire a new nationality. This series looks into what citizenship means for these people.

Gamarjobat performs the pantomime 'NATIONALITY'

July 25, 2014

The zany pantomime duo Gamarjobat offers its own unique take on the work of a passport control officer to illustrate this week's GLOBE package, "NATIONALITY."

Jasmine Lee (Photo by Masanori Sako)

NATIONALITY/ South Korea: Declining birthrate drives attempts to...

July 25, 2014

The South Korean Taegukgi flag appears on a screen, and a solemn melody reverberates from speakers.

Alessandro Santos (Photo by Shinya Wake)

NATIONALITY/ Alessandro Santos: ‘That's why I chose Japanese...

July 25, 2014

The Japanese national soccer squad, dubbed "Samurai Blue," is used to having Brazilian players who became naturalized Japanese citizens. Alessandro Santos, 36, who played 82...

Tuan Siankhai (Photo by Masanori Sako)

NATIONALITY/ No place to call home: The world’s estimated 10...

July 25, 2014

Imagine having no place to call home. This depressing thought is a grim reality for people with no nationality. Based on statistics garnered from governments and other sources, ...

Eiriku Kanayama (Photo by Masanori Sako)

NATIONALITY/ Japan: Those with dual nationality face a tough...

July 25, 2014

Eiriku Kanayama has dual nationality, Japanese and German. His first name is a Japanese phonetic rendering of Eric. His German name is Eric Thorn.

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NATIONALITY

As the world has become globalized, the concept of citizenship is no longer fixed in stone. In some instances, children with parents of different nationalities are faced with the dilemma of having to choose only one for themselves. Refugees forced to flee from domestic or international conflicts may pledge allegiance to the country that grants them asylum. Some people will even spend small fortunes to acquire a new nationality. This series looks into what citizenship means for these people.

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AKIRA ISOGAWA: Using Asian aesthetics, designer becomes Australian ...

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January 10, 2014

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GAMARJOBAT: Japanese pantomime duo spreads laughter around the...

December 06, 2013

Editor’s Note: Gamarjobat, a wordless comedy double-act who perform around the world, will now appear in The Asahi Shimbun as our “silent supporters.” Their comedy videos, inspired by GLOBE feature stories, will be...