This may be an important tool in our fight against this system. Under the new strict privacy laws (April 04) if any information is kept about you, the keepers of the data have to provide what information is being kept upon request.
We foreigners may be able to launch a campaign repeatedly asking them to provide what information is being kept and therefore make this system a huge pain in the ass for the Japanese Government that jammed it down our throats.
I think we should look into this option and make it as easy as possible for foreigners to make these requests.
One man's constant is another man's variable. -- A.J. Perlis