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NEC to provide facial biometrics for customs at 6 more airports in Japan

NEC Corporation has received an order from Japan Customs for a facial recognition system to perform biometric customs checks at…

 

Japan considers facial recognition to reduce health insurance fraud

Japan’s government is considering implementing biometric facial recognition checks to identify patients using the ‘My Number’ identification card for health…

 

Vision-Box opens Tokyo Center of Excellence to drive innovation in travel and identity management

In an effort to increase market presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Vision-Box has opened a new office and Center of…

 

Japan rolling out biometric-based electronic customs declaration system

Japan’s Finance Ministry demonstrated a new electronic customs declaration system using biometric facial recognition technology in a media presentation yesterday…

 

Aflac Japan to secure mobile biometric insurance payments with Nok Nok Labs’ biometrics

Customer of insurance provider Aflac Japan are now able to request “immediate payment service” for cancer treatment on mobile devices…

 

Panasonic piloting facial recognition payments at a FamilyMart store in Japan

Panasonic, in partnership with Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart, has started a pilot project of a facial recognition-based unmanned payment…

 

Startup Vaak offers AI surveillance software to predict shoplifting before it happens

Japanese startup Vaak has developed artificial intelligence software it says can analyze behavior in footage from retail surveillance cameras to…

 

NEC biometric tech selected for Narita Airport’s curb-to-gate identification automation system

NEC will provide its NeoFace facial recognition AI engine for the new biometric check-in to boarding system being introduced by…

 

Japan looking at facial recognition to restrict gambling addicts from gambling venues

The government of Japan plans to ask gambling venue operators to consider using facial recognition systems to restrict admission of…

 

Airport deployments of facial recognition in Asia-Pacific continue rapid growth

Biometrics deployments for air traveler identification in the Asia-Pacific region are taking off, with several airports updating their roll-out plans…

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