Nakajima decided to repay Taiwan after the massive earthquake struck Japan in 2011
By: Rana Yeh, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese man posted his Taiwan ID card on his 30-
year-old birthday on Thursday, announcing that he has given up his Japanese nationality to become a Taiwanese citizen.
Kennichi Nakajima (中島健一), who has lived in Taiwan for 16 years, introduced himself with some photos he took in Taiwan on the Facebook group Breaking News Commune (爆料公社). Nakajima’s parents are both Japanese. He moved to Taiwan 16 years ago after his mother remarried to a Taiwanese. He decided to become a Taiwanese when he truly felt how kind-hearted Taiwanese are after the Tōhoku earthquake struck Japan in 2011. The Taiwanese donated more money to Japan for the disaster relief than any other country or region in the world. “Taiwan really helped Japan a lot by delivering a lot of rescues teams, supplies and donations,” added Nakajima. [FULL STORY]