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March 08, 2006

Bill to Fingerprint Foreigners Advances

The Japanese government has approved a bill that requires all foreign visitors to be photographed and fingerprinted. The bill, which is part of an antiterrorism campaign, will now be submitted to the current Diet session for acceptance. Opposition to the bill has come from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations who believe that the bill is in violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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