On Thursday a high court rejected a claim by a man that he had been wrongly certified as a perpetrator of domestic violence, overturning a lower court order for his former wife and local authorities to pay damages for inappropriate certification.

The man in his 40s living in Aichi Prefecture had sought ¥3.3 million ($30,320), saying he was prevented from seeing his daughter, who was living with the mother, after police accepted his former spouse's request in 2016 to hide her address.

At that time, the former wife claimed she was the victim of abuse and the Aichi prefectural police accepted the request without trying to verify her account, according to the plaintiff.