A law has been announced, revising one section of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and putting into place provisions for the prevention of terrorism.
As part of efforts to combat terrorism, anti-terror measures have been put in place to use the personally identifying information provided to Immigration. Foreign nationals who are required to provide personally identifying information will now have their fingerprints and a photograph taken.
November 20th, 2007
Foreign nationals entering (or re-entering) Japan, excluding the exempt persons listed below.
Persons invited by the head of a national administrative body