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A year after a man went on a murderous vehicle and stabbing rampage in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, business owners and local residents still traumatized by the attack are split over whether to again close off one of the area’s main streets to cars on Sundays and holidays.

Local residents in particular want more safety assurances before they warm to the idea, as the blocked-off area on Chuo Dori made an easy target.

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