Business Apr 11, 2018

Japan's departure tax gets final Diet approval

A day after a bill specifying how the government will use funds from a ¥1,000 departure tax passed through the Diet, the tax itself received final approval Wednesday in Tokyo. Starting next year, travelers will be required to pay the levy when they leave Japan ...

Privacy Visor thwarts facial-recognition tech

National May 13, 2016

Privacy Visor thwarts facial-recognition tech

by Daisuke Kikuchi

With improvements in facial-recognition technology and the increasing popularity of smartphones, the threat to one's privacy unexpectedly posed by random Internet photos posted by strangers is growing day by day. To protect against unwanted scrutiny, trading company Nissey Corp., based in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, has ...