This Japanese Student In Bali Who Loves Indonesia Proposes To Become An Indonesian Citizen
Oyagi Shuka, a Japanese student who applied to become an Indonesian citizen (DOK Kemenkum HAM Bali)

DENPASAR - Female Foreign Citizen (WNA) from Japan Oyagi Shuka (22) volunteered to become an Indonesian Citizen (WNI).

Oyagi, who is still a student, lives on Jalan Mertasari Sanur, South Denpasar, Bali. He proposed himself to be an Indonesian citizen, because he loved the culture of this country.

Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkum HAM) Bali, Jamaruli Manihuruk explained, Oyagi was born and raised in Denpasar, Bali.

This Japanese citizen applies for citizenship in accordance with Law Number 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.

"Article 8 stipulates that citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia can also be obtained through citizenship," said Jamaruli after chairing the petition hearing in the Sahadewa room of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Office in Denpasar, Bali, Monday, September 20.

Jamaruli said, there are also rules in Article 3 of Government Regulation No. 2 of 2007 which regulates the procedures for obtaining loss and cancellation and regaining Indonesian citizenship.

Meanwhile, Oyagi, called Jamaruli, is very fluent in Balinese, dances in Balinese and is active in organizing in Sekaa Truna-truni or youth organizations in the village of one of the banjars in the Sanur Region, South Denpasar.

DOK Kemenkum HAM Bali

In addition, the verification team in the trial asked Oyagi several questions regarding national insight and the reasons why he chose to become an Indonesian citizen.

However, what was interesting was when the verification team asked to sing the national anthem Indonesia Raya and Oyagi sang it very well.

"The person concerned sings it very well. Later, the verifier team will further verify the completeness of the file and then submit it to the center (to become an Indonesian citizen)," said Jamaruli.

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