posted on Oct, 2 2003 @ 03:31 PM
It begins.... soon the government will want to know where everyone is at all times....
Japan Plans GPS Tracking System for Kids
By CHISAKI WATANABE
TOKYO (AP) - Stunned by the kidnapping of a teenage girl, a rural Japanese city plans to use a satellite-linked tracking system to help parents find
The northern city of Murakami has asked two security companies to provide the service for the families of 2,700 elementary and junior high school
students, said Kenkichi Kimura, an official on the city's Board of Education.
The abduction of a 15-year-old girl last month prompted the program. A 26-year-old man took the teenager to his home on a nearby island, where she was
rescued 11 days later.
With the new service, students will carry devices that will send out signals allowing their parents to pinpoint where they are through a Web site on
the Internet, Kimura said Thursday.