A Justice Ministry council has recommended that Japan ease immigration procedures at airports for foreign professionals.
The council handed in its report to Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki this week, according to the Nikkei Shimbun.
Under an automated system called "Trusted Traveler," foreign business travelers who have been confirmed not to have any links to crime, would go through immigration much faster at unmanned automated gates, the Nikkei said. This system would be especially used by regular visitors to Japan, who have already had their fingerprints and passport data recorded.
The ministry said it hopes to eventually expand the system to all foreign travelers, but gave no schedule.© Japan Today