Immigration officials have begun testing a new identification system at two airports near Tokyo designed to speed up immigration procedures, according to The Japan Times.
The testing at Tokyo International Airport, commonly known as Haneda Airport, and the Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture will determine whether facial recognition and other biometric data stored in electronic passports can be accurately machine-read to identify their holders.
Officials will capture photos and fingerprints of travelers who give their approval and compare them with the information stored on the e-passport
Authorities say testing will involve only Japanese nationals and well last through September.
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