Aug 20, 2013

U.S. expatriates flee taxman's reach

by Jeremy Tordjman

The decision was not easy for the Gulf War veteran. After 20 years of living in Switzerland, Scott Schmith renounced his U.S. citizenship, to escape the obligation to report his income and assets to the U.S. government despite living overseas. “I have nothing to ...

Texas Sen. Cruz vows to renounce Canadian citizenship

Aug 20, 2013

Texas Sen. Cruz vows to renounce Canadian citizenship

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship. “Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual ...

The year for non-Japanese in '12: a top 10

| Jan 1, 2013

The year for non-Japanese in '12: a top 10

by Debito Arudou

Back by popular demand, here is JBC’s roundup of the top 10 human rights events that most affected non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan in 2012, in ascending order. Bubbling under • China’s anti-Japan riots (September) and Senkaku-area maneuvers (October to now). • North Korea’s ...