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A civic group petitioned the Kumamoto Prefectural Government on Friday to return 220 million yen used to run the resident registry network, which they say violates a local ordinance forbidding leaks of personal data.

The Kumamoto Civic Center, based in the city of Kumamoto, asked the local government to return the amount it has spent on operating the information-sharing system, members of the group said.

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