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 ...

Demonstrators protest My Number at rally in Shibuya

Oct 3, 2015

Demonstrators protest My Number at rally in Shibuya


With the distribution of the controversial My Number identification code only a few weeks away, hundreds of protesters marched through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Saturday in a last-ditch effort to stop a program they say invades people’s privacy. Chanting “Stop My Number now!” and “No ...

| Sep 21, 2015

Let's discuss the new My Number system

This week’s featured article MASAAKI KAMEDA and TOMOHIRO OSAKI, THE JAPAN TIMES Experts have voiced concerns about the Finance Ministry’s plan to use the upcoming My Number identity system to provide consumers with refunds on certain items and thereby soften the blow when the ...