Re: 2011/12 Robert Cullen @ VVV-Venlo (NED) Thread [R] Excuse me? I actually thought the US DID recognize dual nationality. At least thats what the US Depatment of Immigration and Naturalization says. http://www.us-immigration.com/information/dual_citizenship.html Why would you ask ME to explain why the US has had players switch, when you havent even taken the time to find out whether your own assumptions are accurate or inaccurate? At the end of the day it doesnt matter what any other country does or does not do. The bilateral agreements that Japan has with other countries preclude dual-nationality that includes Japan as one of the nationalities. Apart from a small number of countries that have troubled relations with Japan (such as North Korea) this is now a formal fact of international law. This is an issue that I know quite a bit about, and though this may a rare situation on BigSoccer, I actually take the time to check my facts, before posting comments about an important issue such as dual nationality. I outlined the situation in detail, in previous posts, which you seem to be uninterested in reading. Tell me... Why are you continuing to argue the point, if you cant be bothered to either read the previous posts, or even check the accuracy of your own statements? Japan has always been more cautious about allowing immigration than the US, and it also has a long history of problems with people taking Japanese nationality and then abandoning it (in one case, in order to run away from a murder rap), so they have tightened up their process in recent years. Japan now has bilateral agreements with most other countries which legally and permanently revoke any other citizenship at the time an adult (whether immigrant or child with uncertain nationality) formalizes their Japanese citizenship. - I identified the legislation that pertains to the issue - I confirmed with the UK embassy that it is, indeed, legally clear-cut. - I provided a phone number so that anyone else can do so as well. What else can I possibly do to prove that this is a black-and-white issue? The fact that not only G&WA, but now you, as well, are trying to engage me in an argument which has only one possible resolution, despite all the steps I have taken to try to offer both logical explanations and confirmable proof, suggests to me that "something is rotten in the state of Denmark". Why (I have to ask myself) are people at BigSoccer so incapable of just admitting that a fact is a fact, and that confirmed proof is confirmed proof? The only possibility that makes sense to me is that "someone" is deliberately trying to provoke me into an angry retort that will get me banned from BigSoccer. That way, they can then feel free to babble nonsense and make up untrue stories on BigSoccer message boards without having big bad Matsu come along and make them look bad, by providing the proof that they are wrong. I thought that the only person who was guilty of this (At least on this particular thread) was G&WA. But now it seems that you are taking up where he left off. Is there some other logical reason why you have now taken up the task of posting argumentative first-person comments that invite me - by name - to make some response, thus prolonging a discussion which should have been resolved conclusively back on page 2 of the thread? If so, I would like to hear it. If not, then a simple admission that you were mistaken, and you are sorry for wasting my time, would allow me to at least retain some semblance of respect for you as a "fair and unbiased moderator"