Japan Increases Travel Alerts on Tunisia

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tokyo- ( PanOrient News) Japan has increased its travel warning for Tunisia to level 2 from level 1, advising its citizens to "reconsider any travel plans" to the country, after a terrorist attack on the Bardo museum in the capital city left 21 tourists including 3 Japanese dead, as well as 3 more Japanese among the many injured.

An official at the travel warning bureau of the Japanese foreign ministry (MOFA) in Tokyo told local media that, "We have solid safety measures for Japanese nationals, however, when such terrorism occurs we can do very little to protect them)." In addition, the Middle East 1st Division at MOFA called for increased warnings for Japanese travelers, stating "Japanese people should stay cautious in all Middle East and North African countries."

According to MOFA, 12 Japanese companies and organizations have branches in Tunisia. Itochu, the global trading corporation, has Japanese employees stationed there as well. After the terrorist incident, the Corporation said that it had been making every effort to collect information and secure safety by staying in tight communication with its

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