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Fingerprinting at Japan Airports

Japan airports to introduce fingerprint terminals soon

As an answer to Japan's increasing foreign tourist numbers, the Justice Ministry aims to start introducing mobile terminals that will capture the photos and fingerprints of foreign visitors.

This move came in a bid to aid the increasing time taken to process foreign tourists in Japan. All incoming passenger information is currently processed at the immigration desks, and with the introduction of these new mobile terminals called 'biocarts', which sends visitors’ images and fingerprints to the desk along with their passport information - this is expected to reduce the workload of immigration officers.

The Ministry plans to install the 'biocarts' at airports carrying international flights, has requested money for the equipment in the fiscal 2016 budget, which will take effect next April.

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Victoria Vlisides 8 years ago
Looking forward to seeing how this goes!

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