The Tokyo High Court on Monday dismissed a man's demand that Twitter Inc. delete tweets showing his arrest history, overturning a lower court order for the U.S. company to remove the online posts.

In handing down the ruling, presiding Judge Hiroshi Noyama said Twitter plays a significant role on the internet and that strict standards must be applied in this particular case.

In 2017, Japan's top court set strict standards in a similar lawsuit, dismissing another man's request to remove news search results of his arrest for child prostitution from Google Inc.'s search engine.