Govt Plans Online Birth Registration

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A sample My Number identification card

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government is set to make it possible for parents to submit their children’s birth registrations and certificates to local municipalities online through the Mynaportal website for holders of My Number personal identification cards.

The move is aimed at eliminating the need for parents to bring paper documents to municipal government counters, while reducing the administrative burden on municipalities.