Sixty Japanese citizens in Yugoslavia were urged to leave the NATO-targeted country Tuesday when the government issued an advisory to evacuate, according to the Foreign Ministry.

In light of threatened air strikes by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over Yugoslavia’s refusal to ink a peace accord with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, the ministry issued an advisory to 60 nationals the Japanese Embassy has confirmed to be in the country. All but one are in Serbia, including 51 in Belgrade and one in Montenegro, the ministry said, noting that there are no Japanese nationals in Kosovo.

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