Japan To Use Biometric System for Olympic Games Tourists

Tourists To Pay With Fingerprint At Japan Olympics

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In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics, Japan is implementing a fingerprint registration, identification and payment system for visitors

At large scale events with thousands of attendees, the speed with which venues process simple actions like identification or payment can make or break a visitor’s experience. Japan is working to ensure attendees at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have a smooth visit, by introducing a fingerprint registration, identification and payment system.

To begin, visitors will have their fingerprints, credit card information and other information registered upon arrival at the country’s various airports. Then, they will be able to prove their identity by placing two fingers onto special devices installed at hotels, stores and restaurants. The fingerprints will substitute as their passport confirming identification and credit card information.


The data will be made anonymous and used by the Japanese government to analyze visitor behavior, as part of a plan to increase tourism. However, there are concerns that tourists may feel uneasy about handing over their personal information, so the Japanese government will begin system trials this summer.

Website: the-japan-news.com/news

Source | http://www.springwise.com/


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