The refilming of Japan by the Google Street View team has begun and media reports say that the camera is about 40 centimeters lower this time. The new height for the camera is 205 centimeters from ground level.
The camera’s height reduction could be in response to people complaining that the Google Street View Car’s camera was high enough to see over walls they’d put up to prevent passers by from seeing in.
Google is also giving people the chance to have their residences or their address and name plates blurred or deleted from Google Street View, and have iven set up telephone lines so that people who are not used to the internet can call in and request exclusion from Street View.
Here is the page Google provides with information on how to be removed or blurred in Street View Japan.