Care worker, 34
In Japan, the threat of terrorism is not as great as it is in other countries such as the United States. It is a very peaceful, safe place. However, I do think we need these kinds of measures to protect this safety.
This is one of those things that when it's said in a conference room it makes perfect sense. However, in reality it's an infringement. In the U.S., people were upset after 9/11, but the laws that were past in the aftermath were absurd.
It's a difficult choice to make because it infringes the rights of those who are fingerprinted, but it protects the rights of those living in the country. However, I am still against it as it makes people very uncomfortable.
Market research, 25
I don't think it's an infringement at all. It is a country's choice. The Japanese are proud of their country and they want to protect it. It's not as if they are strip searching people. I agree with the measures because they are for safety.
IT manager, 35
In theory there wouldn't be anything to worry about, but people don't trust governments to use the information properly. I am not sure how effective it is anyway. When was the last time they took a finger print from an exploded bomb?
Fitness center manager, 26
When I was traveling from the U.S. to Canada, I was fingerprinted and had an eye scan because I didn't have a U.S. or Canadian passport. I wasn't happy. If they are going to take the information, they should take it from everyone.