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Japan revamps laws to put self-driving cars on roads
Japan looks to clear a path for allowing self-driving cars on public roads, by updating traffic law to set new standards for driver conduct and vehicle safety like those already enacted in other advanced economies.
Japan's national IDs to double as health insurance cards
The Japanese government plans to have all hospitals accept national ID cards in place of those for standard insurance starting in March 2021, aiming to boost their poor adoption rate and accelerate the country's digital transition.