The government has drawn up a bill requiring foreigners aged 16 and older to register their fingerprints in a government database when entering Japan as part of its campaign against terrorism, government sources said Tuesday.

The bill, which will revise the Immigration Control and Refugee-Recognition Law, will also allow the government to deport those determined by the justice minister to be terrorists, based on an antiterrorism law, the sources said.

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