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The Japanese government is struggling to popularize an online health insurance eligibility certification system as part of its efforts to promote the use of My Number social security and taxation identification cards.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare put into full-scale operation an online system to use the cards as public health insurance cards in October last year. As of mid-February, however, only about 17% of medical institutions across the country accepted My Number cards for health insurance.

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