if someone ask where you from is it from the place you were born or parent?

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for example if you were born in UK and hold dual nationality in Japan but parent are born in Japan. Can you say to people that you are from Japan since your name is Japanese, looks Asian and English was their second language. I saying this because my English isn't good and i am Asian and i was born in UK but i did half of my education in Japan due to family work so i don't feel i am 100% British despite having a British passport. And if i say i am from UK it would sound stupid in front of people that I can't communicate very well in English as it has always been a struggle as a second language. I am also working in the UK at Nissan but when i try to apply to other companies people always tend to ask where i am from (for visa purpose) but i just i am from Japan but have a British passport to avoid being stupid because i don't look like someone who is from the UK despite being born in UK- hope it make sense. Thanks.
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I get you because I feel the exact same way you do. I don't think there is a right or wrong way to answer this. Its down to the individual and how they feel.
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You could probably just say that you were raised partially in Japan and partially in the UK, and leave it at that.

I never really know what to say when people ask where I'm from either. I don't know whether to say where I was born, where I was raised, or where I'm living now.
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Annoyingly enough, someone asked me this the other day and it's a question i never really know how to answer.
"What part of asia are you from?"
Technically I wasn't born in asia so i told him my ethnicity and nationality. But then he was like "No, I meant your parents" like ??? does it really matter?
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