With regard to the PIN required when applying for a My Number Card, Minister Matsumoto announced a policy to allow users to apply for and issue a PIN without setting a PIN as early as November, in response to comments from the elderly and dementia patients that it is difficult to set up.
Currently, when applying for a My Number Card, you need to set a four-digit PIN to log in to the dedicated website "Myna Portal", but some people with dementia and the elderly say that it is difficult to set up and manage it afterwards.
In response to this, at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on November 4, Minister Matsumoto announced a policy to make it possible to apply for and issue My Number Cards without setting a PIN as early as November.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, if a card is issued without setting a PIN, you will not be able to use "MynaPortal", but if it is integrated with your health insurance card, you can use it as an insurance card by performing face recognition and visual verification.
Minister Matsumoto stated, "I would like to steadily improve the environment through these initiatives so that as many people as possible can obtain cards."