Japan introducing facial recognition at 156 ports and airports

October 17, 2016 - 

According to a report by SBS, Japan will introduce an automatic facial recognition system for foreigners entering the country as part of anti-terrorism measures in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Authorities will carry out face checks at 156 ports and airports throughout the country for all foreigners except children under 16, diplomats and specially permitted permanent residents, according to an immigration bureau official.

The new system will compare the facial images of foreign nationals with those of suspected terrorists.

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