"Oribie Navi Land" is a RFID school bag used for tracking kids that has become popular in several Japanese school systems. Many people have probably read about this already, but most haven’t actually seen what the school bags look like. Finally, after much digging and translating, a picture of the bag was uncovered. It turns out that the bag isn’t half bad-looking. The bag, with the included RFID chip, costs 33,000 Japanese Yen (about $300 USD). A monthly service
fee of 800 JPY (about $7.50 USD) is required. If your
desire is to track your child in and out of school, they certainly would be none the wiser if you gave them this bag. Whether this is ethical or not is another story. Expect this device, or a device similar like it, to come to the U.S. in the near future.