At 11:55AM Japan time on July 7th 2009 I became stateless.
As part of the process of gaining Japanese citizenship I must renounce UK citizenship. The official Home Office acceptance of my renunciation came through and I went to pick it up at the British Embassy Tokyo.
My British passport was snipped at the corner, invalidating it.
I am now without a passport of any state. Suspended in limbo while I wait for the final switching process to complete.
It is also the last time that I entered the British Embassy compound in Tokyo as a British citizen (thus entering 'my home turf').
As I lose nationality of one state, I am happy to say that I became a Dad yesterday. Hooray! A baby girl, name to be decided.