TOKYO >> Prompted by the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, that left at least 31 people dead, last week the Japanese foreign ministry warned Japanese citizens in the United States to stay vigilant against such dangers.
“Heeding to the possibility that shooting incidents could happen anywhere in the U.S., which is a gun society, please continue to stay alert as a precautionary measure,” said the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.
Other countries similarly advised their citizens. Uruguay warned its citizens to “avoid areas with large concentrations of people like theme parks, shopping centers, art festivals, religious events, food festivals and any kind of cultural or sporting gathering.”
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro issued a tweet urging his country’s citizens to consider postponing travel to the U.S.