Use of facial recognition gates for departing passengers began at Fukuoka Airport on October 8. Passengers who spent 90 days or less in Japan can use their IC-equipped passport at one of the six automated gates for quicker immigration processing. The improved immigration procedure is expected to allow the airport to distribute workers to interview gates and improve security to counter terrorists and illegal travelers. Fukuoka Airport is the fourth airport in Japan to implement such a system. Source: The Sankei News, 10/9/2019
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