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Japan will use face scans on arrival and exit airports

Tinuku ~ Japan's Justice Ministry announces a face-scanning plan to speed up the entrance and exit of airports in major cities. On Tuesday the government launched a plan to introduce a new type of unmanned device at airports to track and screen foreign nationals as a measure to counter terrorism and illegal immigrants more quickly.

Tinuku Japan will use face scans on arrival and exit airports

It is estimated that 40 million overseas travelers will come to Japan by 2020 and 60 million by 2030. Airports will be short of immigration staff that will lead to long queues.

The face scanning device has a camera for photographing passengers and facial recognition technology will match the photo with the data. The whole process is less than 15 seconds. Japan will use face scans on arrival and exit airports

"By facilitating the entry and exit of immigration, we can investigate more foreigners," the ministry said in a press statement.

Three units are scheduled to be installed at Tokyo Haneda Airport in early October and three other international airports are Narita, Chubu and Kansai by the end of 2018.

The immigration officer no longer does it manually and applies the stamp, but the machine keeps a record of embarkation on the passport. The Japanese government has amended the law as a policy of application.


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