rabiddeity writes "If you're planning to visit Japan sometime in the near future, you should be aware of the welcome you'll get. Last year, Japan's parliament passed a measure requiring foreigners to submit their fingerprints when entering the country. The measures, which apply to all foreigners over 16 regardless of visa status, take effect tomorrow. The worst part: the fingerprints are stored in a national database for an "unspecified time", and will be made available to both domestic police and foreign governments."
A protestor outside the Justice Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday speaks out against the government’s new policy of forced fingerprinting of foreigners arriving in Japan, a system that started on the same day at ports of entry across the country. (MDN)
Protestors outside the Justice Ministry office in Tokyo on Tuesday demonstrating against the forced fingerprinting of foreigners arriving in Japan, a system that started on the same day at ports of entry across the country. (MDN)
First episode of the new show QuarterLife is available on their website now! Watch the show for free on the QuarterLife website. The show is about the blogging/web generation and is created by the makers of My So Called Life. Just finished watching Part 1 of Episode 1 that is embedded below. Great show so far! =)