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February 15, 2006

Bill for Fingerprinting Foreigners

A bill has been drawn up by the Japanese government that requires any foreigner over 16 years of age to have their fingerprints recorded on a government database. Foreigners will be required to register when they enter Japan and the bill will enable the government to deport those that are considered to be terrorists. It is believed that the bill is centered on one of the antiterrorism laws and that it may be submitted to the current Diet session for approval.
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