Jan 25, 2016

Japan to add 40 officials for cybersecurity

The government will add 40 officials to the office in charge fending off cyberattacks against government-related agencies. The move, to take place over the course of fiscal 2016, will increase the number of staff at the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for ...

Distribution of My Number cards begins in Tokyo's Itabashi Ward

Jan 9, 2016

Distribution of My Number cards begins in Tokyo's Itabashi Ward

Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward on Friday became one of the first municipalities in the nation to start issuing the My Number identification card for social security and taxation services. To promote the new system, the central government has secured funds for issuing up to 30 ...

My Number ID notices yet to reach 24% of Japan households

Dec 2, 2015

My Number ID notices yet to reach 24% of Japan households

Mail informing residents in Japan of their 12-digit number under the new My Number identification system has yet to be delivered to 23.7 percent of the country’s 56.84 million households as of the end of November, according to Japan Post Co. The new system ...

Nov 13, 2015

Just 10.5% of My Number notification cards sent out

Only 10.5 percent of mails containing cards to notify residents in Japan of their respective 12-digit numbers for the My Number common identification system for social security and taxation have been sent as of Wednesday, three weeks after the delivery started on Oct. 23, ...