My Number – The Social Security and Tax Number System in Japan

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SeanPosted on4:53 pm - Mar 6, 2023

Hi, you note here: “16digit number called a 個人番号 kojin bangō which is also colloquially called My Number”… but the ‘My number card’ I have only has 12 numbers on it and the photo which you show here only has 12 numbers also. So is it 16 numbers or 12 numbers or are these different things? Thanks

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