Didn't bring your cash? No problem. All you need is your fingerprint when you shop in Japan

The Japanese government will test a system that will allow foreign tourists to simply use their fingerprints to make purchases and for identity identification.

Japan is making sure that their tech edge is put to good use. In this case, it’s offering convenience and safety to all foreign tourists.

Once tourists arrive at the airport, they will have to register their fingerprints alongside other important information. This information will then be made available to the 300 establishments taking part in the testing phase which includes hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and other stores that tourists usually frequent.

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