New Immigration Procedures
The Ministry of Justice has decided that all foreigners (including permanent residents) entering Japan must be fingerprinted and photographed. The Ministry’s excuse for this is a long list of terrorist acts, none of which happened in Japan.
See the peppy video: Landing Examination Procedures for Japan are Changing!
Personally, I don’t like the idea of being treated as a criminal just because I am foreign. If they want to implement draconian measures like this, they should apply to everyone entering Japan, not just foreigners. If they could get the Japanese public to agree to this kind of treatment, then I wouldn’t be as upset about it.
More information on Debito Arudou’s site.
(Thanks to Melissa N. for the information.)