• Kyodo


The Justice Ministry is considering introducing a facial identification system at airports to automate and speed up immigration procedures, officials said Saturday.

The ministry will begin test demonstrations as early as this summer. According to the plan, the system first would be used for Japanese travelers, while authorities continue to fingerprint foreign nationals as part of counterterrorism efforts, they said.

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