Can you become Japanese (naturalized) and represent Japan in the Olympics?


I am a sprinter who is moving to Japan to work for the experience but was wondering that if I decide to live there permanently can I run for Japan in the Olympics? I heard the country is racist to some extent and may not allow this as I am black... any thoughts? BTW i love Japan!



Answers:

How do they place the nation flags on the olympic ice for the speed skating events?

it's not because of the racism,men.this is only a defference of the way the government treats immigrants. so it doesn't depend on your race at all. i mean,it's very difficult to get a japanese citizenship for anyone who is not a japanese,even if you marry a japanese.

yet,there is a lot of sports players who've become a japanese.
see some succer players,sumo players and such who are from europe or south america.
so i can say that there is a possibility,though it might be pretty hard.

are you ready to lose your american citizenship,by the way?
having two nationalities is prohibited by japaese low.

What are the rules and regulations of 100m sprints?

Canadian and other foreign hockey players (who have Japanese ancestry) have already done it.

Don't expect it to happen unless it's a sport that the Japanese have no chance of winning themselves. Anything they've taken to they excel at.


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