He got citizenship back after losing it for failing to take oath

Mr Ryuju Ogawa, born to a Japanese father and a Singaporean mother, had his Singapore citizenship revoked for failing to take the required Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty before he turned 22.
Mr Ryuju Ogawa, born to a Japanese father and a Singaporean mother, had his Singapore citizenship revoked for failing to take the required Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty before he turned 22.PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

Born in Japan, he had his Singapore citizenship revoked eight years ago, but managed to reapply and become a Singaporean again.

Today, Mr Ryuju Ogawa, who works in the finance sector and will turn 30 at the end of the month, is happily married, with a four-year-old daughter, and a Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flat to come.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'He got citizenship back after losing it for failing to take oath'. Print Edition | Subscribe