OSAKA (Kyodo) The Osaka District Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by 153 residents in Osaka and five nearby prefectures who claimed the Juki Net national resident registry network violates their privacy.

This was the fourth ruling on similar suits targeting the security of Juki Net that have been filed with 13 district courts. The controversial database went online in August 2003.

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