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Mobile fingerprint terminals to cut airport wait times

Long immigration lines at Narita Airport, near Tokyo

TOKYO -- As Japan's foreign visitor tally rises, the country's Justice Ministry is taking steps to speed up entry procedures. Starting this fall, new mobile terminals will take travelers' photographs and fingerprints while they wait in line at immigration.  

     Initially, the ministry will place a total of about 80 terminals, dubbed biocarts, at three airports: highly congested Kansai Airport, near Osaka; increasingly busy Naha Airport, in Okinawa; and Takamatsu Airport, in Kagawa Prefecture, which does not have enough space for additional immigration inspection desks.

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