JAPAN: New smart labels receive support of top Japanese firms
Smart labels have been given the green light by a consortium of 180 Japanese firms who have signed up to support a national standard for the tags. The new chip-based labels enable consumers to check instantly for product history and a mass of other product related information Now that Japan's first uniform standard has now been established for the tiny chips that record product information and help manage distribution, tests will begin on the chips in July, said the consortium, which includes some of Japan's top companies.
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