Historicizing Personal Identification and its Implication for Pandemic Response. A Case Study of ID Photographs in Twentieth-Century Japan

  • Secure and precise personal identification is essential for the continuation of socioeconomic activities during a pandemic. In Japan, the main region of focus for this research, this became even clearer between 2020 and 2021 when multiple cases of online fraud involving identity theft took place, including a series of document forgery to receive a financial relief package and taking online job tests for someone else. When the next pandemic and the next lockdown come in the future, our society needs to be better prepared to face this challenge of continuing life under severely restricted in-person communication.

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Author:Takahiro YamamotoGND
Publisher:ZZF - Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung: Visual History
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Online Publication
Date of first Publication:2023/07/25
Release Date:2023/08/10
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 77 Fotografie, Computerkunst / 770 Fotografie, Fotografien, Computerkunst
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte / 907 Ausbildung, Forschung, verwandte Themen
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 95 Geschichte Asiens / 952 Geschichte Japans
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Topic-Classification:Gesellschaftsgeschichte
ZZF Regional-Classification:Asien / Ostasien / Japan
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)