Ousted former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori seems likely to be able to claim Japanese citizenship -- a potential headache for the government.
Records suggest that, legally, Fujimori need only to state his claim for citizenship and it will be recognized.
Should the former authoritarian leader choose to do so, he could create problems for the government if Peruvian authorities demand his extradition.
Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka on Tuesday refused to comment on Fujimori's nationality.
"It is a matter of privacy, so publicizing Fujimori's nationality would be unthinkable," Yasuoka said.
Fujimori told the Mainichi last week …