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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…

 

Nok Nok Labs announces new major deployment of FIDO biometrics and distribution partnership

Nok Nok Labs has announced a new deployment of its biometric technology by Japan’s largest bank and a new distribution…

 

Japanese government to use facial recognition for Emperor’s anniversary event access

The government of Japan plans to use facial biometrics to verify the identity of officials and journalists at the Emperor’s…

 

NEC technology deployed for Japanese digital security project in Ivory Coast

Last week a delegation from the Japanese Ministry of the Interior and Communications assessed an Ivory Coast tech project underway…

 

Fingerprint data sharing agreement between Japan and U.S. takes effect

Law enforcement agencies in Japan and the U.S. have begun sharing fingerprint data under a bilateral agreement, intending to strengthen…

 

Japan to fund airport biometrics with new travel tax

Japan’s government is planning to apply a tax of 1,000 yen (roughly US$9.25) to air travel and boat tickets to…

 

Japanese bank introducing biometric ATMs to open accounts

Japan’s Seven Bank will begin to incorporate facial recognition technology in its ATMs as soon as this fall to enable…

 

NEC providing facial recognition for automated check-out in Japan convenience store pilot

Seven-Eleven Japan is planning to open a “cashierless” convenience store leveraging facial recognition technology from NEC for customer self check-out,…

 

Net One Partners to build RealNetworks facial biometrics into applications for Japanese market

RealNetworks has reached a strategic partnership agreement to enable Net One Partners Co to develop, market, and distribute solutions built…

 

Japanese retailers walk fine privacy line to gather customer data with facial recognition

The Parco_ya shopping center in Tokyo’s Ueno district is using 90 cameras and facial recognition technology from AI startup Abeja…

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