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Saga Prefecture Putting Chips in Driver’s LicensesSaga Prefecture Putting Chips in Driver’s Licenses

Saga Prefecture began issuing driver’s licenses on the 4th with embedded memory chips, turning them into smart cards. The objective is to prevent counterfeiting and protect personal information. This adds 450 yen to the cost of renewing a license. Saga was one of 27 prefectures nationwide that began issuing the new licenses on that date, bringing to 37 to total number that offer them.

Published: Jan 9, 2009 / Last Updated: Jan 9, 2009

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