New ID system for keeping tax tabs, finding cheats

| Jun 11, 2013

New ID system for keeping tax tabs, finding cheats

by Mizuho Aoki

The Diet passed the “common number” bill May 24, paving the way for every resident, including foreigners, to be assigned a personal identification number. Holders of the “my number” IDs will be notified around fall 2015 and they will take effect starting in January ...

Mar 30, 2013

ID system raises thorny issues

There are problems with the Abe administration's bill to launch the "my number" system, which would integrate personal data onto a single ID card.