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Japan joins US, Britain in raising terror alert

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Japan has issued its own travel advisory for Japanese citizens living or traveling in Europe. Like one issued yesterday by the United States it warns of possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida or other groups. It urges citizens to be extra alert but does not say they shouldn’t travel. It’s also similar to one issued by British authorities.

The State Department alert advises hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens living or traveling in Europe to take more precautions about their personal security. Officials say terrorists may be plotting attacks in Europe with assault weapons on public places, along the lines of the deadly 2008 shooting rampage in Mumbai, India.

Click here to see the State Department’s Tips for Traveling.

WBZ’s Ed Walsh speaks with terrorism expert M.J. Gohel  of the Asia Pacific Foundation in London:

ABC Terrorism consultant Brad Garrett:

Some experts the warnings could still hurt a fragile European economy already hit hard by the debt crisis.

ABC’s Tom Rivers reports on what it’s like in London.  He speaks with WBZ’s Ed Walsh:

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