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
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.

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