Japan government weighs mandatory linkage of My Number with bank account

National Jun 8, 2020

Japan government weighs mandatory linkage of My Number with bank account

The government is considering making it mandatory to link the country's My Number personal identification numbers with a deposit or savings account, sources said on Monday. The move is designed to speed up administrative procedures to distribute cash allowances, the sources said. Internal affairs minister Sanae ...

National Feb 6, 2020

Communications ministry asks NHK to cut viewing fees further

Communications minister Sanae Takaichi asked NHK on Wednesday to make further cuts to its subscription fees. The request was included in a set of proposals compiled by Takaichi. The proposals were approved the same day at a meeting of the Radio Regulatory Council, which advises ...

Japan Post Insurance misconduct may have hit 60,000 more customers

Business Jan 30, 2020

Japan Post Insurance misconduct may have hit 60,000 more customers

Improper sales practices for Japan Post Insurance Co. products may have disadvantaged 60,000 more customers than previously known, sources have said. In August, the Japan Post Holdings Co. group started to investigate 183,000 Kampo-brand insurance contracts involving 156,000 customers who had possibly been affected by ...

National Jan 28, 2020

Japan panel draws up emergency proposals on cybersecurity

An expert panel of the communications ministry Monday compiled a set of emergency proposals on cybersecurity ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The panel called for, among other things, identifying devices using "internet of things" technologies that are vulnerable to cyberattacks ...