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Tokyo Olympics considering biometric facial recognition for contact tracing, NEC likely supplier

Biometrics may be used for contact tracing at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, The Japan Times reports, to prevent…

 

Police in Japan reveal use of facial biometrics in criminal probes

A biometric facial recognition system that matches photos of offenders with images from social media and surveillance cameras has been…

 

PeasyPay launches biometric payment system, NTT facial recognition payments trialed on self-driving buses

A biometric payment system using facial and palm recognition has been launched by startup PeasyPay in Hungary to provide GDPR-compliant in-store…

 

Airport biometrics update: NEC collaborates with Japan Airlines, Vision-Box in Dubai, biometric entry at LAX

A series of new deployments of airport biometrics have been announced, including technologies from NEC and Vision-Box. Collins Aerospace, meanwhile,…

 

Vision-Box face biometrics launched to Osaka Airport and extended to AirAsia India at Bengaluru

Pre-security gates with biometric facial recognition, supplied by Vision-Box, have been deployed at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan to…

 

Idemia opens new Japan HQ with biometric tech display center in Tokyo

Idemia is scaling its business across Japan by opening a new head office in Tokyo’s Shibuya District where it will…

 

Normee raises $2.5M to fund expansion of palm print and vein biometrics to overseas markets

Japanese startup Normee, which develops software for palm print and vein biometrics on mobile devices, has raised 270 million yen…

 

Facial biometrics and smart city technology rise in Asia gets new incentive from pandemic

Facial recognition and other smart city technologies could be rolled out more quickly in Japan over the coming months, after…

 

Contactless fingerprint biometrics from Idemia implemented at Tokyo company headquarters

Idemia has deployed MorphoWave contactless fingerprint biometrics for secure and seamless access control to the new Tokyo headquarters of internet…

 

The first mistake: Confusing cool automation with useful automation

Much has been written about the Japanese hotel company that, five years ago, began assembling a staff roster that was…

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