Politics | Mar 07

Cabinet Approves Smartphone Integration of MyNumber Card

TOKYO, Mar 07 (News On Japan) - An amendment bill necessary for integrating all functions of the MyNumber Card into smartphones has been approved by the Cabinet.

Digital Minister Taro Kono stated, "We will make amendments to enable the integration of MyNumber Card functions into smartphones."

With this legal amendment, smartphones will be able to store information such as name, date of birth, photo, and MyNumber found on the MyNumber Card.

This means that activities requiring the submission of a MyNumber, such as opening a securities account, can now be done with just a smartphone. Additionally, age verification at self-checkout registers in convenience stores will also be possible via smartphone.

Furthermore, the amendment bill includes measures to remove the "gender" field from the next generation of MyNumber Cards, which is targeted for introduction in 2026.

Source: ANN

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