Japan’s Digital Agency has confirmed additional cases of incorrect linkage between My Numbers and bank accounts. Errors in the registration process caused the issue. The internal affairs ministry has urged users to log out properly to safeguard their personal information.
The Japanese government’s push for digitalization, spearheaded by Digital Minister Taro Kono, now includes scrapping health insurance cards and incorporating their data into My Number national identification cards by autumn 2024. Currently only half of all citizens have My Number cards, but under this new policy, they will become mandatory for all.