Japan issues travel alert for Europe, warning of possible terrorist attackBy Shino Yuasa, AP
Monday, October 4, 2010
Japan issues travel alert for Europe
TOKYO — Japan has issued a travel alert for Japanese citizens living or traveling Europe, warning them of possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida or other groups.
Monday’s alert follows similar warnings from American and British authorities.
The Foreign Ministry’s announcement called on Japanese citizens to be cautious when using public transportation and visiting popular tourist sites.
An official said it was highly unusual for Tokyo to issue such a warning for travel in Europe.
He spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with ministry policy.