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Pay with your prints! Japan ready to roll out fingerprint tech from next month

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (?????) yesterday (Sept 28, 2016) announced the trial of a system they are calling ????????????? / Omotenashi Platform, whereby biometric technology will be used to confirm a person’s identity through their fingerprints. Omotenashi Platform will be rolled out for use by overseas visitors to Japan, with reports saying that the system will also do away with the need for cash to make payments while shopping, and visiting attractions/facilities like onsen.
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