Suginami Ward Employee Leaks Personal Information — Gangster for Shiveringly Abusive Purposes
A Suginami Ward employee has been leaking personal information obtained through an unauthorized search of the “Juki Net,” the city’s public information network.
A letter to this effect was sent to Suginami Ward, Tokyo, in February of this year. The sender was the person whose information was allegedly leaked. The ward launched an internal investigation and consulted the police. On November 5, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Investigation Division 2 arrested two suspects on suspicion of violating the Basic Resident Registration Act (duty to maintain confidentiality): Naoo Ichikawa, 32, a ward employee, and Hiroki Sasaki, 34, an acquaintance with an unknown occupation.
The two have been friends for 10 years. The suspect Ichikawa had been working at the ward office since April 2006 and had the authority to log in to the Basic Resident Registration Network System (Juki Net) from a terminal at the ward office via vein authentication.
“According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect Sasaki asked the suspect Ichikawa to search for information in April of last year and February of this year. Ichikawa allegedly viewed the names, addresses, and dates of birth of two men and a woman living outside Tokyo and provided them to Sasaki. The suspect Ichikawa has numerous records of viewing information on residents outside the ward. He is suspected of having illegally obtained the personal information of more than 20 other people,” said a reporter from the society department of a national newspaper.
The Terrifying Meaning of Manhunt.
When interviewed by the ward, Ichikawa told the suspect that he had no recollection of searching the system and that he had not committed any fraudulent acts. The shadow of a gangster flickers in the background.
It seems that they were involved in the ‘manhunt’ for gangsters. It is possible that both suspects conspired to pass on personal information to anti-social forces.
In the background, there seems to be an aim of the gang to misuse personal information. Former Kanagawa Prefectural Police detective and crime journalist Taihei Ogawa said, “There are several ways to find out personal information.”
There are several ways to find out personal information, but the hurdles are high. If you ask a detective, it costs a considerable amount of money for the investigation. Lawyers can also look into it, but they cannot easily do so due to their duties. You have to have a good reason, such as ‘I need it for a court case,’ to request it. In this case, it is likely that gangsters took advantage of public officials who can search residents’ information.
“There are numerous reasons why gangsters seek to know personal information. A person who lent them money has disappeared, or a woman who worked at a breathtaking restaurant has fled the country. Many people are plagued by gangs. There are more people trying to escape from them than you can imagine.”
Suginami Ward Mayor Satoko Kishimoto made the following comment.
“As the head of a municipality that is responsible for the safe and proper management of personal information, I must take this matter very seriously. I will do my utmost to ensure that this incident does not recur.”
The police are investigating the detailed background of the incident, including whether any money was exchanged between the gang and the two suspects.
Photographed by： Shinji Hasuo