Japan raises risk level for Moscow

The Japanese Foreign Ministry is advising its citizens to avoid all travel to Russia amid restrictions imposed on the country over the events in Ukraine. The foreign ministry has raised the risk level for Russia (to Level 3), urging Japanese nationals to refrain from visiting the country regardless of the purpose. 

The top Level 4 warning has been in place for Russian areas bordering Ukraine, with the Japanese government urging its citizens to leave these regions. The Japanese foreign ministry said that the restrictions imposed on Russia could be further strengthened. According to the ministry's data, there are currently about 2,400 Japanese nationals in Russia.