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Japan on Thursday raised its travel advisory for Belarus to the second-highest level to warn against visiting there, citing possible dangers after Japan imposed sanctions on the former Soviet republic for its role in Russia’s military invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministry also issued a Level 2 advisory, the third-highest rating on its four-point scale, for most of Russia, including Moscow, asking Japanese citizens to refrain from nonessential travel to the areas.

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