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‘Beginning this summer, the Japanese government will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to use their fingerprints to make purchases.

The Japan News reports:

The government hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards. It aims to realize the system by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The experiment will have inbound tourists register their fingerprints and other data, such as credit card information, at airports and elsewhere.’

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