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Authorities Plan Face-Scanning Security for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics

Authorities Plan Face-Scanning Security for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics

Japanese authorities are planning to use facial recognition-based security in the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. As Japan Times reports, the measure won’t apply to spectators, but for participants including athletes and officials, as well as media representatives. These individuals will be issued ID cards by the games’ organizers, and their faces will be…

Gov’t, FinTech Backing Could Help Fingerprint Payments Take Off In Japan

Gov’t, FinTech Backing Could Help Fingerprint Payments Take Off In Japan

The Japanese startup developing the biometric payment technology to be used during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is hoping to reach a much broader market. Called Liquid Inc., the company is working on a system that would link a user’s payment account information directly to her fingerprint, thereby allowing her to confirm a purchase with…

NEC Tests Out Biometric Payments in Tokyo

NEC Tests Out Biometric Payments in Tokyo

NEC Corporation is testing out a biometric payment solution at its main office building in Tokyo. It’s based on facial recognition, linking individuals’ faces to their payment information. In a trial project that started at the end of last month and is expected to run until the end of August, NEC employees are paying via…

NEC Bringing Behavioral Biometrics to Tokyo

NEC Bringing Behavioral Biometrics to Tokyo

Toshima Ward in Tokyo has signed a deal with NEC Corporation to have its Comprehensive Disaster Control System installed in the municipal district. The system will incorporate an advanced behavioral biometrics system to help monitor and manage crowd control. The system is unique in the behavioral biometrics world in the sense that it isn’t actually…