Jun 2, 2015

Pension system hack sparks worries over My Number initiative

The revelation that the nation’s pension system has been hacked on an unprecedented scale may affect ongoing Diet deliberations on a bill to assign citizens individual numbers to improve social security management. The Japan Pension Service said during a hastily arranged news conference Monday ...

Jan 7, 2015

Ready for your My Number ID? Many Japanese firms aren't

Companies have been slow in preparing for the launch of the My Number social security and tax identity system a year from now, despite its expected wide-ranging impact on employers. Slated for introduction in January 2016, the numbers will help simplify the administration of ...

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.