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Japan Juki Net

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NPR's Eric Weiner reports that the launch of a new computer network in Japan has led to an unusual outbreak of public protest. The network is called Juki Net. It assigns each citizen a number and enters personal information in one central database. Many Japanese worry that the information might be used for sinister purposes.