Electronic Identity Verification in Japan

Third Largest Economy

  • GDC covers 47% of the Japanese adult population 47%

After the 2008 financial crisis, Japan bounced back with resilience to become the third largest economy. Japan’s regulatory landscape prioritizes compliance and anticipates changes in a digital world. 

Although criminal organizations hold a large presence, Japan’s efforts to counter them include regulations such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-organized Crime Law, and the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds. As companies attempt to increase their global competitiveness, they must be vigilant in how they verify customers and regulate financial institution. 

GDC’s Intelligent Name Translation Engine (INTE) uses machine learning mechanisms to translate between Latin and Kanji alphabets to ensure the best name matches possible, regardless of customer input.

Verifiable Data Elements in Japan






Date of Birth




National ID

Data Sources Available for Japan Identity Verification

With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Japan in compliance with APPI. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.

How Global Data Consortium Works

The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.

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