Basic Resident Registry Network

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Basic Resident Registry Network
Type of projectNational registry
Established5 August 2002 (2002-08-05)

The Basic Resident Registers Network (住民基本台帳ネットワーク, Jūmin kihon daichō nettowāku) or Juki Net (住基ネット, Jūki netto) is a national registry of Japanese citizens. It was ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court of Japan on March 6, 2008[1] amidst strong opposition.

The percentage of popularization of the smartcard (called Juki-card) is so low ratio that there is a view that the system end in failure.[2]

Registry content[edit]

The registry contains the following information for each citizen:[3]

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • An 11-digit individual identification number


The initial phase of the network started on August 5, 2002, which implemented, literally, Three statutes for online government and local government executive procedure on June 7, 2003, and full operation on August 25, 2003.[4]

Among more than 1,700 local governments in Japan, only two (Kunitachi, Tokyo and Yamatsuri, Fukushima) have refused to join the network as of May 2009.

The registry is opposed by the Democratic Party of Japan, the Liberal Party, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party.[3]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ (水町 2017), p.260 "住民基本台帳ネットワークシステムというと「住民基本台帳カードの普及率が低くて失敗した制度」という言説も見られる"
  3. ^ a b "Opposition seeks postponing resident registry network". Japan Policy & Politics. 2002.
  4. ^ "Achieving e-Local Government" (PDF). Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.[permanent dead link]
  • 水町, 雅子 (2017-11-15). 逐条解説マイナンバー法 (1st. ed.). Kayaba-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan: Shojihomu Co., Ltd. ISBN 978-4-7857-2567-9.