Now Japan Issues Travel Alert for Europe Latest warning follows those by Britain, America By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 4, 2010 6:37 AM CDT 0 comments Comments French soldiers patrol around the Louvre museum in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. (AP) (Newser) – One day after the US State Department issued a travel alert to Americans in Europe, Japan has followed suit. Japanese citizens living or traveling in Europe have been warned of possible attacks by al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups. The Foreign Ministry asked citizens to use caution when visiting tourist sites or using public transportation. An official tells the AP such a warning is an unusual move for Tokyo.