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Japan to popularize online birth registration by FY2026

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Is it going to require something in the Father field to submit?

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Is this going to increase the number of births? I don't think so.

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Remember the My Number fiasco?

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Is it going to require something in the Father field to submit?

It will need baby field to submit, aspect that Japanese society really struggle to have recently.

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Japan to popularize online birth registration by FY2026

I’m not “popularize” is the right word.

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The Japanese government plans to popularize the use of online birth registration from fiscal 2026 at the earliest

why so soon?

shouldn’t they wait another 20 years, and make sure it’s outdated before they start using it?

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Never too late but using "as early as" instead of "as late as" is again showing who is leading the media. It should be presented as shameful it is taking so long to get the process digital.

In my country, I can't remember having me or my wife done a single effort to declare my children some 20 years ago.

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Good idea - parents of newborns are frazzled enough as is, and I'm sure hospitals will include completing the form in their service package.

For us Americans, though, I believe we still need to schlep in person to the nearest consulate (in my case, Fukuoka from Kumamoto) to register the birth with US authorities - or can that be done by mail now? Anyone know?

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Most of the other civilized countries have implemented this more than 20 years ago.

Japan always late to the party as ever...

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Will it play pleasant BGM and show an animation of a cow happily grazing while its computer processes the input data? If not, I'm not doing it,

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Anyway, all those panic measures won't help much. First they need to implement conditions such that younger people can make ends meet for later considering marriage or having children, who as far as I know still are made only OFFLINE.

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Good idea - parents of newborns are frazzled enough as is, and I'm sure hospitals will include completing the form in their service package.

Really now? How many, literally 10’s of billions of people have had babies over the history of mankind and you think parents today are so “frazzled” that they can’t figure out how to legitimatize or register their own child’s birth?

Oh wait, let me guess, entitled generation, or just unprepared as a parent!

(FYI, I know, I have 3 kid’s here in Japan, and yeah, got them registered no problems!)

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In my country, I can't remember having me or my wife done a single effort to declare my children some 20 years ago.

In "my" country the hospital took care of all the paperwork and registration, and that was over 60 years ago!

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Oh, if it's the same (absurdly illogical) procedure as getting a マイナンバー a few years ago, or the legendary "Fast" track for residents, then best of luck to you... If anything here is digital, electronic, and sounds easy, it undoubtedly skips at least one step.

Being the realist I am, I'm sure the first thing will be to fill out some form manually and trudge somewhere in person. Then you'll receive something like (in two weeks) an electronic certificate for the actual registration. Don't expect anything streamlined.

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