Japan: Two years since Akihabara knife rampage

Last week marked the second anniversary of the Akihabara knife rampage. Akibasuki [ja] went to pay his respects and photoblogged his visit. The scars of the rampage are still raw in the area: the ban on the vehicle-free zone (hokoten or walker's paradise), which Akihabara was famous for, still hasn't been lifted and the area has increased patrol, random baggage checks by the police, and several dozen security cameras.

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