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, ...

Prefectures begin mailing 12-digit My Number IDs

Oct 23, 2015

Prefectures begin mailing 12-digit My Number IDs

About a dozen of Japan’s 47 prefectures began Friday to mail 12-digit identification numbers to residents in the country under the new My Number social security and tax number system. The government plans to send the numbers to all of the approximately 55 million ...

Oct 8, 2015

My Number system will have some benefit

I think that people should recognize some benefit from the My Number system even if it does have some problems. First, Japan has had no identification number like the Social Security number in the U.S. I believe that the lack of such a system ...