The Flow of proceeding for Japanese Naturalization application
Confirmation of the Flow of proceeding for Naturalization
Japanese Naturalization proceeding flow.
The important point of Naturalization is that the thing accepted application forms is almost permitted.
If you are not applicable or it seems it will be denied, the application won't be accepted by counter of Legal affairs bureau .
That's a different point, the visa ( residence status) application case is the thing that apply the application is up to you but inspection is secret.