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Tuesday, May 5, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Do you feel that Japan is secure against a terrorist attack?


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Juliana Sasaki
Teacher, 23
I feel safer in Tokyo. I lived in New York before, so I feel safer outside America. I don't think terrorist energies are directed toward Tokyo.

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Shinobu Weber
Housewife, 30
From the station to the airport, I see more police, so that concerns me. Nothing has happened, so I don't see the need for an increased police force in public spaces.

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Blain Armstrong
Teacher, 29
Anyone with a foreign face who looks like they might try something is going to be hounded so badly that they won't even try.

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Asami Evans
I.T. support, 28
I don't feel so safe as al-Qaeda has sophisticated methods of killing, which are difficult to stop. It's easy to kill and destroy with gas, like in 1995, so I'm worried.

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John Zoch
ALT, 25
I feel safe, but actually after what happened in Spain, I thought it could happen anywhere. In general, I think to pull off a terrorist attack in Japan would be pretty difficult, but not impossible.

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Emi Kaminaga
Bank teller, 22
I feel as safe as usual. More police doesn't make me feel safer. If terrorists come, the police can't stop them.



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