Comparing the UK and Japan’s Fingerprinting Plans

There’s an awful lot of talk, and rightly so, about Japan’s implementation of biometric fingerprinting at international airports this month. As I understand it, any foreigner over the age of 16 who doesn’t have diplomatic status or a “special” permanent residency visa will be photographed and fingerprinted on entry to the country. Here’s a poster and more official information on the new entry procedures. Foreigners outraged by new security measures […]