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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.