|Above, the arrival lobby of Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A new biometric scanning system will be deployed in Japanese airports beginning in 2016. This system will, hopefully, speed up the immigration process so that visitors can get to the arrival lobby much faster.
According to Airport-Technology.com:
Japan plans to deploy mobile biometric terminals at airports to take photos and fingerprints of foreign visitors, cutting down the processing time at the immigration desk.
The terminals, called Biocart, will be installed at all airports with international operations, from April 2016.
After capturing the visitors' images and fingerprints, the terminals will send the information to the immigration desk.
The Justice Ministry expects Biocarts to reduce waiting time for travellers as well as ease the burden on the immigration staff.To read more, go here.